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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.


Can AI Learn to Forget?
From Communications of the ACM

Can AI Learn to Forget?

Specialized techniques may make it possible to induce selective 'amnesia' in machine learning models.

What Is the Cost of Living Online?
From Communications of the ACM

What Is the Cost of Living Online?

The cost of powering streaming and other rapidly growing online services will not "take down the Internet."

Making Sense With Biology
From ACM News

Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality
From Communications of the ACM

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality

Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.

Technology to the Rescue
From ACM News

Technology to the Rescue

Updating emergency rescue equipment and tactics with digital technologies.

A New Way of Seeing
From ACM News

A New Way of Seeing

Vision AI provides a deeper view.

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape
From ACM News

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape

Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.

The Worsening State of Ransomware
From Communications of the ACM

The Worsening State of Ransomware

Sophisticated, dangerous ransomware is the new normal … and there is no simple fix.

3D Printing Takes Shape During the Pandemic
From ACM News

3D Printing Takes Shape During the Pandemic

Three-dimensional printing is transforming medicine during the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19
From ACM News

Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are aiding hospitals and healthcare experts in the battle against the coronavirus.

When Drones Fly
From Communications of the ACM

When Drones Fly

Drone technology is poised to enter the mainstream of business and society, but engineering robust controls remains a challenge.

Lost in Translation?
From ACM News

Lost in Translation?

Machine language translation is advancing rapidly, but can it reach the level of human understanding?

In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch
From ACM News

In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch

The benefits of genetic engineering tool CRISPR have been widely discussed. But what if something goes wrong?

Who Owns Your Face?
From ACM News

Who Owns Your Face?

Today's facial recognition tools raise new questions about how, where, and when data can be used.

The Future of Data Storage
From Communications of the ACM

The Future of Data Storage

Research into next-generation storage techniques marches forward, yet tape remains the most viable, dependable medium.

A Brave New World of Genetic Engineering
From Communications of the ACM

A Brave New World of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering technologies are advancing at a furious rate, changing the world one cell at a time.

How High Can High-Rises Go?
From ACM News

How High Can High-Rises Go?

Digital technologies and new and better materials have stretched the boundaries of building design.

Robot the Musical
From ACM News

Robot the Musical

Artificial intelligence promises to change aspects of music ranging from rock concerts to advertising jingles.

Cracking the Code on DNA Storage
From Communications of the ACM

Cracking the Code on DNA Storage

Researchers are tapping DNA to create a new and different type of storage media. The technology could prove revolutionary.

Making Machines Make Sense
From ACM News

Making Machines Make Sense

Researchers are working to imbue computing devices with sophisticated object recognition and tactile capabilities that could take computer sensing to an entirely...
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