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.


How the Brain Recognizes What the Eye Sees
From ACM TechNews

How the Brain Recognizes What the Eye Sees

Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in the V2 section of the brain respond to natural scenes.

3 Principles for Creating Safer AI
From ACM News

3 Principles for Creating Safer AI

How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover?

Researchers Image Quasiparticles That Could Lead to Faster Circuits, Higher Bandwidths
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Image Quasiparticles That Could Lead to Faster Circuits, Higher Bandwidths

Researchers used spectroscopic studies to record exciton-polaritons as resonance peaks or dips in optical spectra at room temperature.

DeepMind Shows AI Has Trouble Seeing Homer Simpson's Actions
From ACM TechNews

DeepMind Shows AI Has Trouble Seeing Homer Simpson's Actions

DeepMind has created a YouTube dataset of 300,000 video clips and 400 human action classes to train its deep-learning algorithms to better identify human activities...

Self-Learning Robot Hands
From ACM TechNews

Self-Learning Robot Hands

Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have developed robot hands that can learn to grasp objects without knowing their characteristics.

Inspecting Algorithms for Bias
From ACM News

Inspecting Algorithms for Bias

Courts, banks, and other institutions are using automated data analysis systems to make decisions about your life. Let's not leave it up to the algorithm makers...

The Billion Dollar War Over Maps
From ACM News

The Billion Dollar War Over Maps

During a test drive near Ford's Michigan headquarters, the team noticed something strange with its self-driving cars.

Everything We Know About Russia's Election-Hacking Playbook
From ACM News

Everything We Know About Russia's Election-Hacking Playbook

Just when the cybersecurity world thinks it's found the limits of how far Russian hackers will go to meddle in foreign elections, a new clue emerges that suggests...

NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
From ACM News

NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples

NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp...

UQ and Partners Taking Computing Out of this World
From ACM TechNews

UQ and Partners Taking Computing Out of this World

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia are developing next-generation computers for aerospace applications in partnership with Lockheed Martin...

Robot Dog Has an Artificial Woof That Sounds Like the Real Thing
From ACM TechNews

Robot Dog Has an Artificial Woof That Sounds Like the Real Thing

Researchers say they have developed a vocalization synthesizer that generates biologically fitting sounds for land mammals of any size.

AI 'Good for the World'...Says Ultra-Lifelike Robot
From ACM TechNews

AI 'Good for the World'...Says Ultra-Lifelike Robot

A lifelike robot named Sophia argued at a United Nations-hosted conference in Switzerland this week that artificial intelligence is ultimately beneficial to mankind...

Robot Cars Can't Count on Us in an Emergency
From ACM TechNews

Robot Cars Can't Count on Us in an Emergency

Many automotive technologists are skeptical that autonomous cars will be able to trust humans in emergency situations.

AI Gets So-So Grade in Chinese University Entrance Exam
From ACM TechNews

AI Gets So-So Grade in Chinese University Entrance Exam

An artificial intelligence machine completed the math section of China's annual university entrance exam faster than human students, but with a below-average grade...

The Mathematicians Who Want to Save Democracy
From ACM News

The Mathematicians Who Want to Save Democracy

Leaning back in his chair, Jonathan Mattingly swings his legs up onto his desk, presses a key on his laptop and changes the results of the 2012 elections in North...

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?
From ACM News

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?

Imagine someone told you to draw a pig and a truck.

How Google Copes When Even It Can't Afford Enough Gear
From ACM Opinion

How Google Copes When Even It Can't Afford Enough Gear

Urs Hölzle has a big job.

NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore 'Ambitious' Ideas
From ACM TechNews

NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore 'Ambitious' Ideas

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected three teams of researchers to pursue ideas for creating components of Unmanned Aircraft Systems...

App Uses Smartphone Compass to Prevent Voice Hacking
From ACM TechNews

App Uses Smartphone Compass to Prevent Voice Hacking

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a smartphone application designed to stop voice hacking.

Robots Will Be More Useful if They are Made to Lack Confidence
From ACM TechNews

Robots Will Be More Useful if They are Made to Lack Confidence

University of California, Berkeley researchers are developing an artificial intelligence system that seeks and accepts human oversight.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account
Read CACM in a free mobile app!
Access the latest issue, plus archived issues and more
ACM Logo
  • ACM CACM apps available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and Android platforms
  • ACM Digital Library apps available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices
  • Download an app and sign in to it with your ACM Web Account
Find the app for your mobile device
ACM DL Logo