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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Cinematography on the Fly
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Cinematography on the Fly

Researchers are working to improve the performance of autonomous drones in capturing video for movies.

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots
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Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

C-LEARN is a system designed to let users teach robots skills that they can pass along to other robots.

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots
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Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning...

Mapping the Edge of Reality
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Mapping the Edge of Reality

Researchers have developed a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical ideas of causality.

Faster Page Loads
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Faster Page Loads

Flowtune is a new system for allocating bandwidth in datacenter networks.

Protecting Web ­sers' Privacy
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Protecting Web ­sers' Privacy

Splinter is a new encryption system that disguises users' database queries so they reveal no private information.

Sharing the Fares
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Sharing the Fares

The potential for urban ride-sharing is similar for a variety of cities all over the world.

Artificial Data Give the Same Results as Real Data--Without Compromising Privacy
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Artificial Data Give the Same Results as Real Data--Without Compromising Privacy

The Synthetic Data Vault is a new machine-learning system that automatically creates synthetic data, which can be used in data science efforts that otherwise would...

Wearable AI System Can Detect a Conversation's Tone
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Wearable AI System Can Detect a Conversation's Tone

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that utilizes a wearable device and artificial intelligence to detect whether the...

Smart Automation
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Smart Automation

Researchers at the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology have spent the last several years developing autonomous...

Taming Data
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Taming Data

A new big data management system aims to simplify the process of aggregating large datasets for analysis.

Printable Electronics
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Printable Electronics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed an ultra-thin, high-resolution printing process that makes use of nanoporous stamps.

Artificial-Intelligence System Surfs Web to Improve Its Performance
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Artificial-Intelligence System Surfs Web to Improve Its Performance

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed a new approach to information extraction that inverts conventional machine learning.  

Driverless-Vehicle Options Now Include Scooters
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Driverless-Vehicle Options Now Include Scooters

Researchers have developed an autonomous mobility scooter using the same sensor configuration and software used in previous trials of autonomous cars and golf carts...

Finding Patterns in Corrupted Data
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Finding Patterns in Corrupted Data

A new set of algorithms developed is capable of efficiently model-fitting probability distributions to high-dimensional data.

Electric Motors Find New Roles in Robots, Ships, Cars, and Microgrids
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Electric Motors Find New Roles in Robots, Ships, Cars, and Microgrids

About 40% of electric power generated is used to drive motors, and that figure is expected to grow.

Algorithm Connects Students to the Most Interesting Person They've Never Met
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Algorithm Connects Students to the Most Interesting Person They've Never Met

MIT graduate students Mohammad Ghassemi and Tuka Al-Hanai began MIT Connect, a platform that matches participants for face-to-face lunch meetings based on background...

Students' Web App Seeks to Simplify, Modernize Voter Registration
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Students' Web App Seeks to Simplify, Modernize Voter Registration

Votemate is a new Web application that could make it easier for people to confirm they are registered to vote.  

Automated Screening For Childhood Communication Disorders
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Automated Screening For Childhood Communication Disorders

Researchers have used machine learning to develop a computer system that can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders.  

How Machine Learning Can Help With Voice Disorders
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How Machine Learning Can Help With Voice Disorders

A new diagnostic approach using machine learning could help detect speech disorders exacerbated by vocal misuse.
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