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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.


How Computers Parse the Ambiguity of Everyday Language
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How Computers Parse the Ambiguity of Everyday Language

Ohio State University researchers investigating the challenge of ambiguous language for computers used an online game to clarify work in the field of natural language...

AI Cracking Open the Vatican's Secret Archives
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AI Cracking Open the Vatican's Secret Archives

The In Codice Ratio project uses artificial intelligence and optical character recognition software to mine the Vatican Secret Archives and make its documents available...

Inside Waymo's Secret World For Training Self-Driving Cars
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Inside Waymo's Secret World For Training Self-Driving Cars

In a corner of Alphabet's campus, there is a team working on a piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars.

How Checkers Was Solved
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How Checkers Was Solved

The story of a duel between two men, one who dies, and the nature of the quest to build artificial intelligence.

What an Ai's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like
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What an Ai's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like

Researchers at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab have found that bots they were training to negotiate with each other began conversing in a non-human...

An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language
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An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language

A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots' conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language.

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?
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If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?

Imagine someone told you to draw a pig and a truck.

Machine Learning Is Bringing the Cosmos Into Focus
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Machine Learning Is Bringing the Cosmos Into Focus

The telescope offers one of the most seductive suggestions a technological object can carry: the idea that humans might pick up a thing, peer into it, and finally...

The Human Remembering Machine
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The Human Remembering Machine

They called it the Hubble Telescope of the mind.

How to Build an ­nbeatable Poker-Playing Robot
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How to Build an ­nbeatable Poker-Playing Robot

The allure of building superior poker-playing computer programs is the chance to tackle the challenge of dealing with missing information. 

The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers
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The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers

The race to bring driverless cars to the masses is only just beginning, but already it is a fight for the ages.

Beware the Listening Machines
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Beware the Listening Machines

One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I'm intrigued by, but know nothing about.

Hacking the Brain
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Hacking the Brain

The perfectibility of the human mind is a theme that has captured our imagination for centuries—the notion that, with the right tools, the right approach, the right...

Teaching a Computer Not to Forget
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Teaching a Computer Not to Forget

Imagine if every time you learned something new, you completely forgot how to do a thing you'd already learned.

Robot vs. Robot
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Robot vs. Robot

Beautiful mathematical patterns are hidden in the chaos of Jackson Pollock’s famous drip paintings.

The Voice-Activated Video Game
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The Voice-Activated Video Game

When he was in grad school, the roboticist Daniel Wilson installed 150 binary sensors in his house.

A Visit to the Corporate-Industrial Robotics Competition For Teenagers
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A Visit to the Corporate-Industrial Robotics Competition For Teenagers

Sometimes I think of school as an overlapping set of calendars.

How to Fool a Computer With Optical Illusions
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How to Fool a Computer With Optical Illusions

Computers, like people, understand what they see in the world based on what they've seen before.

A Rare Look Inside the Air Force's Drone Training Classroom
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A Rare Look Inside the Air Force's Drone Training Classroom

Learning how to drop bombs and fire Hellfire missiles is more like sitting in a regular college classroom than you might expect.

How Darpa's Augmented Reality Software Works
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How Darpa's Augmented Reality Software Works

Six years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) decided that they had a new dream. The agency wanted a system that would overlay digital tactical...
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