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U.K. Brownies to Learn Coding in Bid to Involve More Girls in Technology
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U.K. Brownies to Learn Coding in Bid to Involve More Girls in Technology

Brownies, the second-youngest section of Girlguiding (scouting) in the U.K. for girls aged 7–10, are learning to code, while Guides (ages 10-14) are working with...

1 Million AI Experts Needed, KAIST President Says
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1 Million AI Experts Needed, KAIST President Says

Lawmakers, experts propose policy options for incoming Yoon government.

Intel Develops AI to Detect Emotional States of Students
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Intel Develops AI to Detect Emotional States of Students

An artificial intelligence software solution developed by Intel and Classroom Technologies to identify students' emotional states is generating controversy in the...

Raising Robovoices
From Communications of the ACM

Raising Robovoices

New systems can model and synthesize voices, and even translate them into other languages.

Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health

How AI can be used to improve diagnosis of mental health conditions.

The Tech Bubble That Never Burst
From ACM News

The Tech Bubble That Never Burst

Today's warnings are different from those of the last decade. Investors tiptoe around the word "bubble," referring instead to a "recalibration," a "pullback" or...

Carla E. Brodley of Northeastern University to Receive Inaugural ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring
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Carla E. Brodley of Northeastern University to Receive Inaugural ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring

Brodley developed, disseminated data-driven mentoring practices to make computer science more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

Scientists Finish Decoding Last 8% of Human Genome
From ACM TechNews

Scientists Finish Decoding Last 8% of Human Genome

An international team of researchers completed the decoding of the final 8% of the human genome.

Restricted Internet Access Could Be Key to Academic Gains
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Restricted Internet Access Could Be Key to Academic Gains

Researchers found that providing Internet access, with the right controls, can help students achieve academic gains, and can even substitute for textbooks in schools...

ACM, CSTA Announce 2021–22 Cutler-Bell Student Winners
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ACM, CSTA Announce 2021–22 Cutler-Bell Student Winners

Four students were recognized for their engagement in computer science.

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.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias
From ACM TechNews

Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias

A new technique for generating more realistic facial expressions of pain on robotic patients could also help correct signs of bias among medical students.

The Data Science Boom is Here
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The Data Science Boom is Here

Data science brings a new spin to computer science education.  

In Memoriam Andrea Danyluk 1963–2022
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In Memoriam Andrea Danyluk 1963–2022

Danyluk was Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science at Williams College, and co-chair of the Committee on Widening Participation in Computing...

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face
From Communications of the ACM

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face

Artificial intelligence may be an unstoppable force, but in the recruitment market it has met an immovable object: humans. Something has to give.

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting
From ACM News

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting

New tools help firefighters identify the dynamics and characteristics of a fire—and respond more effectively.

African Software Developers Use AI to Fight Inequality
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African Software Developers Use AI to Fight Inequality

Developers like South African computer scientist Raesetje Sefala hope to combat inequality across Africa by harnessing artificial intelligence AI.

U.S. Government Releases National Strategic Plan for Quantum Workforce Development
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U.S. Government Releases National Strategic Plan for Quantum Workforce Development

The agencies also announced U.S. plans to participate in World Quantum Day, an international event to be held on April 14.

Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet
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Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet

Andorra Telecom experienced repeated distributed denial-of-service attacks during the SquidCraft Games tournament in Minecraft, a multi-day Twitch gaming tournament...
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