Researchers at Hokkaido University and Amoeba Energy in Japan developed an analog computer to find a reliable, speedy solution to the traveling salesman problem...Hokkaido University (Japan) From ACM News | December 15, 2020
Encouraged by the pandemic, augmented and mixed realities bring new views to end-users in medicine, industry, and the military.
Esther Shein Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | December 15, 2020
The Pentagon, intelligence agencies, nuclear labs, and Fortune 500 companies use software found to have been compromised by Russian hackers. The sweep of stolen...The New York Times From ACM News | December 15, 2020
A Georgia Institute of Technology music technologist modified an improvisational musical robot called Shimon to create lyrics and perform rap in real time.
Scientific American From ACM TechNews | December 11, 2020
Visually impaired people can enjoy Christmas lights in Madrid through a mobile application from researchers at Spain's Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) From ACM TechNews | December 11, 2020
Machine-learning models are trained by low-paid online gig workers. They're not going away—but we can change the way they work, says Saiph Savage.
MIT Technology Review From ACM News | December 11, 2020
A rethink of home design may be needed to accommodate remote drone delivery, which could reconfigure entire neighborhoods to establish designated drone airspace...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | December 10, 2020
The ability to pay touch-free during the Coronavirus pandemic is persuading more consumers and retailers to go contactless.
Keith Kirkpatrick Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | December 10, 2020
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
Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and others in Phase III clinical trials may not be as effective in people of Black or Asian genetic ancestry...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | December 8, 2020
Officials in Jackson, MS, are expanding police surveillance by permitting live feeds from private security cameras to be sent to the city's real-time command center...NBC News From ACM TechNews | December 8, 2020
An artificially intelligent pilot can keep huge stratospheric balloons aloft in a fixed position for hundreds of days to operate as floating cell towers for remote...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | December 7, 2020