Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
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Researchers taught a machine to "hallucinate" its idea of the video game "Doom," then got a virtual agent to play its own dream version of the game so it could...Motherboard From ACM TechNews | March 30, 2018
Google's Project Magenta researchers have developed a machine to serve as an instrument that acts as a physical interface for the NSynth algorithm, which uses a...Tech Xplore From ACM TechNews | March 20, 2018
A new algorithm plays Atari games and advances within them either by baiting an enemy to kill itself, or by exploiting bugs that allow the algorithm to cheat.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | March 12, 2018
In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to...The Guardian From ACM News | March 5, 2018
Scientists are simulating biological organisms and replicating evolution in the lab. How far can they expand the boundaries of virtual life?
Samuel Greengard From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2018
Ten years ago, a chunk of animated cheese in Pixar's "Ratatouille" captured the imagination of cell biologist Janet Iwasa. So much so that it changed the way she...CNET From ACM Careers | January 29, 2018
Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...Neil Savage From Communications of the ACM | February 1, 2018
The results of experiments involving more than 3,000 participants demonstrates that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily boost aggression...niversity of York From ACM TechNews | January 17, 2018
Teams of students demonstrated a broad range of original video games at the University of Southern California GamePipe Laboratory Fall 2017 Showcase.
SC Viterbi News From ACM TechNews | January 9, 2018
As deep-learning artificial intelligence technologies advance, the "Uncanny Valley"--the unease people feel toward realistic computer-generated humans--is beginning...Wired From ACM TechNews | December 15, 2017
The repeal of net neutrality ushers in a new chapter of the internet that could eventually transform the way Americans communicate, shop and consume information...Politico From ACM News | December 14, 2017
Researchers at Pennsylania State University have found virtual reality can help journalists pull readers into their stories, but flashier design elements of VR...Pennsylania State niversity From ACM TechNews | December 12, 2017