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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.


Tiny Four-Bit Computers Are Now All You Need to Train AI
From ACM TechNews

Tiny Four-Bit Computers Are Now All You Need to Train AI

IBM researchers have proposed reducing the number of computer bits from the current industry standard of 16 to just four.

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem
From ACM News

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem

The math puzzle was resolved by translating it into satisfiability problem.

Bouncing Balls and Quantum Computing
From Communications of the ACM

Bouncing Balls and Quantum Computing

A lighthearted method for calculating π is analogous to a fundamental algorithm for quantum computing.

Fran Allen
From Communications of the ACM

Fran Allen: 1932-2020

Frances E. Allen was the first woman recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.

New Approach Takes Quantum Key Distribution Further
From ACM TechNews

New Approach Takes Quantum Key Distribution Further

Researchers from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications have demonstrated secure measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (MDI-QKD) transmission...

Deep Learning on Cell Signaling Networks Establishes Interpretable AI for Single-Cell Biology
From ACM TechNews

Deep Learning on Cell Signaling Networks Establishes Interpretable AI for Single-Cell Biology

Researchers at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have created knowledge-primed neural networks which utilize signaling...

Your Wish Is My CMD
From Communications of the ACM

Your Wish Is My CMD

Artificial intelligence could automate software coding.

A Proof from 'The Book'
From Communications of the ACM

A Proof from 'The Book'

A decades-old conjecture about computational complexity is confirmed in just a few pages.

Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020
From ACM TechNews

Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020

A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance...

Facebook, Google and Twitter Scramble to Stop Misinformation About Coronavirus
From ACM TechNews

Facebook, Google and Twitter Scramble to Stop Misinformation About Coronavirus

Facebook, Google, and Twitter are struggling to prevent misinformation on their platforms about the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Tracking Shoppers
From Communications of the ACM

Tracking Shoppers

Retailers of all stripes are using technology to follow consumers through their brick-and-mortar stores in order to develop detailed profiles of their shopping...
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