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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.


Organic Optical Transistor Outperforms Silicon
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Organic Optical Transistor Outperforms Silicon

All-optical logic gates were made possible through the use of organic materials sandwiched between layers of silicon/tantalum dielectrics.

The Drive to Quantum Computing
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The Drive to Quantum Computing

The U.S. National Quantum Initiative will support the push towards a quantum computing infrastructure, ecosystem, and workforce.

Chipping Away at Big Data
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Chipping Away at Big Data

Neural network chips whittle big data down to size.

Striking First to Beat Hackers at Their Own Game
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Striking First to Beat Hackers at Their Own Game

Researchers can use the same covert channels hackers have taken advantage of to protect a vehicle's control systems.

Addressing Quantum Error Correction
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Addressing Quantum Error Correction

Seeking to prevent premature decoherence of qubits.

World’s Largest Quantum Computer Doubles Down
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World’s Largest Quantum Computer Doubles Down

D-Wave unveils an upgraded quantum computer featuring more than twice the qubits.

Embedding NEMS Devices Within CMOS
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Embedding NEMS Devices Within CMOS

A new process combines combined metal oxide semiconductors and micro-electro-mechanical systems in a single package.

 Painting On Perovskites at Room Temperature
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Painting On Perovskites at Room Temperature

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors are suited to many electro-optical applications.

ETH Zurich ­nveils the Future
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ETH Zurich ­nveils the Future

Looking ahead to 2050 in electronics, robotics, and new materials.

Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs
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Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs

Hyper-scale datacenters need more efficient control of their electrical use.

Neural Learning on the Edge
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Neural Learning on the Edge

The next generation of neural networks will learn from real-time data streamed from smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and machine-to-machine connections....

 Beyond CMOS Lies Hope
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Beyond CMOS Lies Hope

Seeking a successor to complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology.

Taking the Reins of AI
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Taking the Reins of AI

A new report calls for the U.S. government to watch, encourage, and regulate (where necessary) artificial intelligence.  

Overcoming AI Bias with AI Fairness
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Overcoming AI Bias with AI Fairness

New tools aim to remove unconscious and other types of bias from algorithms.

The Outlook for Superconducting Computers
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The Outlook for Superconducting Computers

Will superconductors outrace silicon?     

Learning to ­se Data Better
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Learning to ­se Data Better

Using artificial intelligence to process medical sensor data can have great impact on health-related costs and outcomes.  

How Software Enabled the Thai Cave Rescue
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How Software Enabled the Thai Cave Rescue

Software-defined radios allowed the rescuers to communicate, when simple radio technology could not.

AI Helps Doctors ­se Data Better
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AI Helps Doctors ­se Data Better

Using artificial intelligence to process medical sensor data can have a significant impact on health-related costs and outcomes.  

Bespoke Additive Manufacturing
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Bespoke Additive Manufacturing

Three-dimensional printing tailors item to order, even body parts.

 Not Quite Quantum Computing
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Not Quite Quantum Computing

Fujitsu says its "Quantum-Inspired" Digital Annealing is capable of tackling combinatorial optimization problems.
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