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dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectArtificial Intelligence
authorSamuel Greengard

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


Drones Lack Autonomy
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Drones Lack Autonomy

Researchers and engineers are exploring ways to help Unmanned Aerial Vehicles choose to fly themselves, and to fly more safely.

Between the Lines
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Between the Lines

Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.

Welcome to Robot Hotel
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Welcome to Robot Hotel

A new generation of autonomous robots will usher in changes in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains
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Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes...

How Computers Are Changing Biology
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How Computers Are Changing Biology

Sophisticated computer models and simulations are replacing test tubes and beakers. This revolution in biology research is redefining medicine, agriculture, and...

Computational Photography Comes Into Focus
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Computational Photography Comes Into Focus

Advances in computational photography are making image capture the starting point. The technology is transforming the field.

Seeing the Big Picture
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Seeing the Big Picture

Lensless cameras and other advances in digital imaging, computational optics, signal processing, and big data are transforming how we think about photography.

Autonomous Vehicles Roll Forward
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Autonomous Vehicles Roll Forward

Self-driving vehicles will likely provide substantial benefits, and introduce new challenges.

A New Approach to Information Storage
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A New Approach to Information Storage

Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the...

All the Items Fit to Print
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All the Items Fit to Print

3-D printing has come of age. It promises to revolutionize a wide range of industries and profoundly change the way people buy and consume.

Commercial Drones Take Flight
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Commercial Drones Take Flight

Commercial drones are poised to revolutionize a wide range of industries, though regulatory and privacy concerns have created some resistance.

A New Model For Healthcare
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A New Model For Healthcare

Computer modeling is radically redefining healthcare and epidemiology by providing new tools for understanding the impact of different intervention strategies.

On the Digital Trail
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On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

Policing the Future
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Policing the Future

Computer programs and new mathematical algorithms are helping law enforcement agencies better predict when and where crimes will occur.

Life, Translated
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Life, Translated

The Holy Grail of language translation is to develop a machine-based system that can handle the task transparently and accurately.

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
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Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...

Tracking Garbage
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Tracking Garbage

Researchers are focusing on the so-called "removal chain" in an attempt to save landfill space, improve recycling rates, and trim the flow of toxic materials into...

Facing an Age-Old Problem
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Facing an Age-Old Problem

Researchers are addressing the computing challenges of older individuals, whose needs are different — and too often disregarded.
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