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Employers Seeking Those Skilled in Python, Java, Linux, SQL
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Employers Seeking Those Skilled in Python, Java, Linux, SQL

Dice's Tech Jobs Report suggests employers are eager to hire people "who understand the core concepts of software development and project management."

Robotic Hand Can Crush Beer Cans, Hold Eggs Without Breaking Them
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Robotic Hand Can Crush Beer Cans, Hold Eggs Without Breaking Them

Researchers at South Korea's Ajou University have built a highly dexterous robotic hand that can handle eggs gently, pour drinks, and crush aluminum cans.

Shrinking Artificial Intelligence
From Communications of the ACM

Shrinking Artificial Intelligence

Energy concerns push AI optimizations to the edge.

Converting Laws to Programs
From Communications of the ACM

Converting Laws to Programs

In highly regulated industries, it is critical that laws are translated precisely into code that reflects their intent.

Monetizing Your Personal Data
From Communications of the ACM

Monetizing Your Personal Data

What is your private data worth, to you and to the companies willing to pay you for it?

We Invited an AI to Debate its Own Ethics
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We Invited an AI to Debate its Own Ethics

What it said was startling.

Waymo Says Driver Had Control of SUV That Hit a Pedestrian
From ACM News

Waymo Says Driver Had Control of SUV That Hit a Pedestrian

California's Department of Motor Vehicles said Thursday that it has been contacted by Waymo and that the company will file a crash report within 10 days, as required...

See Little Robots Get Swole in This Virtual 'Gym'
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See Little Robots Get Swole in This Virtual 'Gym'

The bizarre robots look like cobbled-together Tetris pieces. A new system "evolves" them to run, climb, and throw stuff better.

University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality
From ACM News

University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality


Engineers Teach AI to Navigate Ocean with Minimal Energy
From ACM TechNews

Engineers Teach AI to Navigate Ocean with Minimal Energy

Artificial intelligence technology is being used to enable autonomous drones exploring the deep ocean to navigate using currents instead of fighting them.

Human-Like Brain Helps Robot Out of Maze
From ACM TechNews

Human-Like Brain Helps Robot Out of Maze

A neuromorphic robot can navigate mazes using a human brain-like model.

Tiny ML Design Alleviates Bottleneck in Memory Usage on IoT Devices
From ACM TechNews

Tiny ML Design Alleviates Bottleneck in Memory Usage on IoT Devices

Researchers come up with a machine learning method to reduce the amount of memory required for Internet of Things devices.

Computing Scenarios for Defusing Polarized Politics
From ACM TechNews

Computing Scenarios for Defusing Polarized Politics

Researchers used agent-based modeling to explore political polarization in the U.S. and possible preventive approaches.

Protecting Users' Private Data While They Browse
From ACM TechNews

Protecting Users' Private Data While They Browse

The SugarCoat tool can protect users' private data while they browse the Web.

Xerox to Announce Multiyear Cloud Deal With Oracle
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Xerox to Announce Multiyear Cloud Deal With Oracle

Xerox will use Oracle's cloud-computing infrastructure and software as a digital backbone for a swathe of ventures being developed in its business incubator.

What Is Web3 and Why Should You Care?
From ACM News

What Is Web3 and Why Should You Care?

The next Internet revolution is upon us—here's why it matters.

Robot Plays Table Tennis After 90 Minutes of Training
From ACM TechNews

Robot Plays Table Tennis After 90 Minutes of Training

Researchers developed a computer simulation that taught a virtual robot arm outfitted with a table tennis racket how to return virtual ping pong balls.

'Black Box' to Chronicle Ravages of Climate Change
From ACM TechNews

'Black Box' to Chronicle Ravages of Climate Change

Australia is building "Earth's Black Box," a reportedly indestructible steel structure containing a real-time archive of climate change news and research.

Group Backed by Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring
From ACM TechNews

Group Backed by Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring

Major employers in a variety of industries have signed up with the Data & Trust Alliance in an effort to prevent bias in artificial intelligence software used for...

Cornell University Reports More Than 900 Covid-19 Cases This Week
From ACM News

Cornell University Reports More Than 900 Covid-19 Cases This Week

Many are Omicron variant cases in fully vaccinated students.
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