Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
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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.
Researchers have used laser beams to manipulate a sodium atom and a caesium atom into a single, asymmetrical molecule, making it potentially useful for quantum...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | April 17, 2018
Researchers say they have created the world's most complex biological computer, a group of engineered cells that could be implanted into the human body.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | March 28, 2018
A new algorithm plays Atari games and advances within them either by baiting an enemy to kill itself, or by exploiting bugs that allow the algorithm to cheat.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | March 12, 2018
Maths fans can't get enough of numbers that are millions of digits long and can only be divided by themselves and one. Now, through a collaborative effort, utilising...New Scientist From ACM News | January 5, 2018
Researchers have been developing a tool that can take a single image of a face and create an animated version that puts on either a happy, sad, or angry expression...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2017
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's LabSix artificial intelligence team has demonstrated the first example of a three-dimensional object becoming "adversarial"...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2017
Researchers have developed a dial that will switch a smart car's setting from "full altruist" to "full egoist," with the middle setting being impartial.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | October 16, 2017
Researchers at McGill University have taught machine-learning software to identify hate speech by acquiring knowledge on how members of hateful communities speak...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | October 11, 2017
The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe—protons, neutrons...New Scientist From ACM News | October 11, 2017
You won't read about a smaller robot than this one any time soon. It consists of just a single strand of DNA, and moves by taking tiny 6-nanometre steps—around...New Scientist From ACM News | September 15, 2017
Researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab have developed an expressive animated bot controlled by an artificially intelligent algorithm trained on hundreds...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | September 5, 2017
Internet service providers can access the data on Internet-connected devices people use in their homes, even when those devices are set up to protect users' privacy...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | August 31, 2017
How much of your privacy would you trade for a smarter home? Internet service providers (ISPs) can peek at the internet-connected devices people use in their own...New Scientist From ACM News | August 28, 2017
I'm in the cockpit of a Typhoon fighter jet. It's an overwhelming sea of buttons, twiddly knobs and square screens displaying various diagrams and measurements....New Scientist From ACM News | August 21, 2017