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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.


Engineers Fabricate a Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic 'Skin'
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Engineers Fabricate a Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic 'Skin'

MIT engineers have devised a wearable sensor that communicates wirelessly without requiring onboard chips or batteries.

Researchers Discover Major Roadblock in Alleviating Network Congestion
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Researchers Discover Major Roadblock in Alleviating Network Congestion

Researchers found congestion control algorithms fail to prevent certain users from taking up all the bandwidth.

Using AI to Control Digital Manufacturing
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Using AI to Control Digital Manufacturing

An international team of researchers taught a machine learning system with computer vision to monitor and control three-dimensional printing in real time.

Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users Are Moving
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Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users Are Moving

Researchers have fabricated smart textiles that can sense their wearer's posture and motions.

MIT Engineers Devise Recipe for Improving Any Autonomous Robotic System
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MIT Engineers Devise Recipe for Improving Any Autonomous Robotic System

A general-purpose optimizer aims to speed development of autonomous robotic systems by using an optimization code that automatically determines how to boost performance...

Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight
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Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight

Fireflies inspired researchers to build flying, light-emitting robots that facilitate motion tracking and communication.

Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer
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Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer

Researchers created a probabilistic computer model that rapidly scans the genome of cancer cells to identify cancer-driving mutations.

Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip
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Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip

An international team of  researchers has developed an artificial intelligence chip that is stackable and reconfigurable, similar to LEGO bricks.

Stronger Security for Smart Devices
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Stronger Security for Smart Devices

Two new security techniques block power and electromagnetic side-channel attacks targeting analog-to-digital converters in smart devices.

CRISPR-Based Map Ties Every Human Gene to Its Function
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CRISPR-Based Map Ties Every Human Gene to Its Function

A group of researchers have published the first comprehensive functional map of genes expressed in human cells.

Hallucinating to Better Text Translation
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Hallucinating to Better Text Translation

Scientists developed the VALHALLA machine learning method to hallucinate images of written words, and using those to help translate that text into target languages...

Unpacking Black-Box Models
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Unpacking Black-Box Models

A mathematical framework aims to quantify and evaluate the understandability of a machine learning model's explanations for its predictions.

Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence
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Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence

A new machine learning system may someday help driverless cars predict the next moves of nearby drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in real-time.

Engineers Use AI to Capture Complexity of Breaking Waves
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Engineers Use AI to Capture Complexity of Breaking Waves

An international research team lleveraged machine learning to model how waves break, which could help improve the design of offshore structures and climate prediction...

An Easier Way to Teach Robots New Skills
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An Easier Way to Teach Robots New Skills

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a machine learning method that enables robots to acquire new skills using a handful of human examples...

Estimating the Informativeness of Data
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Estimating the Informativeness of Data

MIT researchers can now estimate how much information data are likely to contain, in a more accurate and scalable way than previous methods.

Does This AI Think Like a Human?
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Does This AI Think Like a Human?

Scientists have developed the Shared Interest method for rapidly analyzing a machine learning model's behavior by evaluating its individual explanations.

Solving the Challenges of Robotic Pizza-Making
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Solving the Challenges of Robotic Pizza-Making

Researchers have created an architecture for a robotic manipulation system that could teach robots to handle pizza dough.

Fighting Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
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Fighting Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

To help combat discrimination in mortgage lending, a new process can remove bias from the data used to train machine learning models.

A Tool for Predicting the Future
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A Tool for Predicting the Future

A group of researchers has developed a system that allows nonexperts to generate predictions in just a few seconds.
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