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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.


Here's What Developers Are Doing with Google’s AI Brain
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Here's What Developers Are Doing with Google’s AI Brain

An artificial intelligence engine that Google uses in many of its products, and that it made freely available last month, is now being used by others to perform...

China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots
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China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots

China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.

A Smarter Kind of Crash Test Dummy
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A Smarter Kind of Crash Test Dummy

Car crash simulations are being run on a supercomputer using a combination of actual vehicle, scene, and medical data by Wake Forest University researchers. 

When Your Boss Is an ­ber Algorithm
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When Your Boss Is an ­ber Algorithm

Researchers say Uber and Lyft's automated management systems establish new dynamics between workers and their bosses that should garner regulatory attention.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with Crispr
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Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with Crispr

Jeff Carroll inherited the DNA mutation that causes Huntington's disease.

Telepresence Robot For the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals
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Telepresence Robot For the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals

Italian and Swiss researchers have created an experimental telepresence robot that can be operated by disabled people via brain signals. 

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing's Monster Year
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Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing's Monster Year

Muscle-bound beagles. Hornless cows. Better potatoes. Genetically modified human embryos.

AI Advances Make It Possible to Search, Shop With Images
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AI Advances Make It Possible to Search, Shop With Images

The improvement of image-recognition software via deep learning could help usher in an era of image-based Web shopping/browsing.

Machine Vision Algorithm Learns to Recognize Hidden Facial Expressions
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Machine Vision Algorithm Learns to Recognize Hidden Facial Expressions

A new machine-vision algorithm can detect and identify microexpressions better than humans can.

35 Innovators ­nder 35 2015
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35 Innovators ­nder 35 2015

The selection process for this package begins with hundreds of nominations from the public, MIT Technology Review editors, and our international partners.

Track Your Heart With Your Phone, Even If Your Phone's in Your Bag
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Track Your Heart With Your Phone, Even If Your Phone's in Your Bag

The BioPhone project will derive a person's heart and breathing rates from a smartphone's accelerometer. 

Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns
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Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns

Artificial intelligence is a field in the midst of rapid, exciting change. That's largely because of an improved understanding of how neural networks work and the...

Robot Toddler Learns to Stand By "imagining" How to Do It
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Robot Toddler Learns to Stand By "imagining" How to Do It

The ability of robots to carry out tasks and move about their environment is increasingly impressive, but they still face major challenges. 

To Study the Brain, a Doctor Puts Himself Under the Knife
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To Study the Brain, a Doctor Puts Himself Under the Knife

Phil Kennedy no longer saw any other way to get the data.

Google Tries to Make Machine Learning a Little More Human
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Google Tries to Make Machine Learning a Little More Human

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says advances in machine learning would soon affect every product and service the company provides.

Data Mining Reveals the Extent of China's Ghost Cities
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Data Mining Reveals the Extent of China's Ghost Cities

China has experienced a tremendous amount of urban growth in the last 30 years, yet many of the newly built residential areas remain vacant. 

You Can Now 3D Print a Toupee
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You Can Now 3D Print a Toupee

Owners of three-dimensional printers will be able to fabricate plastic hair using a method developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Robots Can Now Teach Each Other New Tricks
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Robots Can Now Teach Each Other New Tricks

Two robots operating in different academic research labs have demonstrated a rudimentary ability to exchange knowledge. 

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
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Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

The fact that automated cars can never be perfectly safe raises ethical issues, such as how they should be programmed to act in the event of an unavoidable collision...

Drivers Push Tesla's Autopilot Beyond Its Abilities
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Drivers Push Tesla's Autopilot Beyond Its Abilities

Enthusiastic Tesla owners cheered last Wednesday when the company enabled the use of an automated driving system, called Autopilot, in its Model S all-electric...
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