Researchers at Harvard University and Germany's Technische Universität Berlin analyzing how "fair" ranking algorithms affect gender uncovered inconsistent ranking...VentureBeat From ACM TechNews | December 9, 2020
A machine learning system can be used with voice assistants to detect typing on touchscreens nearby, using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to determine what...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | December 4, 2020
Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for a uniform set of policies and standards to ensure the "smooth functioning" of the global economy during the pandemic...CNN From ACM TechNews | December 1, 2020
Computer scientists have engineered a solution to partial network partitioning, which can cause catastrophic system failures.
University of Waterloo Cheriton School of Computer Science From ACM TechNews | November 30, 2020
The U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the bipartisan Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act to strengthen the cybersecurity of Internet-connected...The Hill From ACM News | November 20, 2020
An unequal distribution of compute power in academia is exacerbating inequality in deep learning, say researchers at Virginia Tech and Western University.
Venture Beat From ACM TechNews | November 19, 2020
Popular disaster applications are violating their privacy policies by continuing to track users' whereabouts, or providing personal information to third parties...University of Illinois News Bureau From ACM TechNews | November 19, 2020
Schools struggling to stay open during the Covid-19 pandemic are being targeted by ransomware, as hackers threaten to post sensitive student information online....The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 19, 2020
University of Michigan researchers used an automated censorship tracking system to demonstrate that online censorship is proliferating in even the freest countries...University of Michigan News From ACM TechNews | November 18, 2020
Unless action is taken now, by 2025 next generation technology, on which the world will increasingly rely, has the potential to overwhelm the defences of the global...World Economic Forum From ACM News | November 16, 2020