Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Improving AI's Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help
From ACM TechNews

Improving AI's Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

A new artificial intelligence model can predict the extent of students' absorption of knowledge via educational gameplay.

Researcher Creates Drone System to Give Early Warning on Natural Disasters
From ACM TechNews

Researcher Creates Drone System to Give Early Warning on Natural Disasters

A Queen's University Belfast researcher developed a drone system that can warn of natural disasters, and function as a Wi-Fi hotspot should telecommunications be...

World's First Classical Chinese Programming Language
From ACM TechNews

World's First Classical Chinese Programming Language

Carnegie Mellon University graduate Lingdong Huang has created the first programming language based on classical Chinese.

What if Half of Switzerland's Rooftops Produced Electricity?
From ACM TechNews

What if Half of Switzerland's Rooftops Produced Electricity?

Researchers in Switzerland are using machine learning algorithms, geographical information systems, and physical models to estimate the overall photovoltaic potential...

Wearable Tech Tells Drowsy Truckers It's Time to Pull Over
From ACM TechNews

Wearable Tech Tells Drowsy Truckers It's Time to Pull Over

Trucking companies are equipping drivers with wearable monitors that check for signs of fatigue, and notify them when it’s time to pull over and rest.

Engineers Design Bionic 'Heart' for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Other Cardiac Devices
From ACM TechNews

Engineers Design Bionic 'Heart' for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Other Cardiac Devices

Researchers have built a "biorobotic hybrid heart" from heart tissue and a robotic pumping system for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

Automation Finds Home in Building Design
From ACM TechNews

Automation Finds Home in Building Design

Startup Higharc iteratively creates customized three-dimensional home designs via algorithmic modeling.

Algorithm Can Infer Velocity, Pressure from Video of Fluid Flows
From ACM TechNews

Algorithm Can Infer Velocity, Pressure from Video of Fluid Flows

Researchers at Brown University have developed an algorithm that can determine the velocities and pressures of a fluid flow by analyzing video of the flow.

Facebook to Pay $550M to Settle Facial Recognition Suit
From ACM TechNews

Facebook to Pay $550M to Settle Facial Recognition Suit

Facebook has agreed to play $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois.

Making the Internet Civil Again
From ACM News

Making the Internet Civil Again

Researchers are exploring ways to improve discourse in online discussion groups and social media sites.

Researchers Report Progress on Molecular Data Storage System
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Report Progress on Molecular Data Storage System

Researchers have stored and retrieved over 200 kilobytes of digital image files by encoding the data in mixtures of custom-synthesized libraries of small molecules...

U.S. Dairy Farmers Look for Any Tech Edge in Fight to Survive
From ACM TechNews

U.S. Dairy Farmers Look for Any Tech Edge in Fight to Survive

U.S. dairy farmers are using technology to boost efficiency and control costs amid low milk prices and Americans buying less milk. 

Jigsaw Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images
From ACM TechNews

Jigsaw Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images

Jigsaw has released a free tool, designed to help journalists identify doctored photos, including those generated through the use of artificial intelligence. 

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Demonstrates Accelerated Healing of Large, Severe Burns
From ACM TechNews

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Demonstrates Accelerated Healing of Large, Severe Burns

A new handheld three-dimensional skin printer can accelerate healing from burns.

Iowa Caucus Chaos Likely to Set Back Mobile Voting
From ACM TechNews

Iowa Caucus Chaos Likely to Set Back Mobile Voting

The failure of a vote-recording app used in the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus may set back online voting.

Teaching Tomorrow's Automobiles to Hear
From ACM TechNews

Teaching Tomorrow's Automobiles to Hear

A new system allows self-driving cars to recognize external noises such as sirens.

How to Design AI that Eliminates Disability Bias
From ACM TechNews

How to Design AI that Eliminates Disability Bias

AI has proven to magnify the prejudices that skew human decision making against women and ethnic minorities.

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.

New Insights Into How the Human Brain Solves Complex Decision-Making Problems
From ACM TechNews

New Insights Into How the Human Brain Solves Complex Decision-Making Problems

A new study helps explain how the human brain adapts to complexity in learning and decision-making.

Chatbot Pushback
From ACM News

Chatbot Pushback

Consumers are underwhelmed by e-commerce chatbots.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account