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Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
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Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models
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Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models

New models developed by the search giant upgrade the resolution of photos.

Weather Control via Drone
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Weather Control via Drone

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to make it rain in the desert, a first step toward controlling the weather.

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art
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Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art

A new blockchain-based technology is changing how the art world works, and changing how we think about asset ownership in the process.

The Unionization of Technology Companies
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The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

The New Form of Currency
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The New Form of Currency

Central bank digital currencies hold the promise—and peril—of changing money as we know it.

The State of Quantum Computing
From ACM News

The State of Quantum Computing

Recent developments in the field may signal quantum technology will soon be ready for prime time.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
From Communications of the ACM

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education
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The Role of LARPing in Computer Science Education

´╗┐Live-action roleplaying (LARPing) could make computer science education more engaging and effective.

Technologies for the Visually Impaired
From Communications of the ACM

Technologies for the Visually Impaired

The last decade has seen major advancements in technology for the blind and visually impaired, but problems remain.

Are We Addicted to Technology?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Addicted to Technology?

Experts agree technology causes some negative behaviors, but they are divided on how bad the problem is.

How the Internet Spans the Globe
From Communications of the ACM

How the Internet Spans the Globe

The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.

Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare
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Quantum Radar and the Future of Warfare

Quantum radar could have implications for how we diagnose disease and fight wars.

Real-World Applications for Drones
From Communications of the ACM

Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture
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Biggest Brands Embrace an Obscure Online Subculture

For years, the "Extremely Online" have shared the latest Internet memes and inside jokes. Now companies are doing the same.

How Computing Goes Green
From ACM News

How Computing Goes Green

Tech companies have bigger carbon footprints than ever. Here's what some of them are doing about it.

Protecting the 2020 Census
From Communications of the ACM

Protecting the 2020 Census

A new framework is being used to secure the 2020 U.S. Census from database reconstruction attacks.

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities
From ACM News

How Tech Needs to Change for Coders with Disabilities

Programmers with disabilities continue to face serious accessibility issues.
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