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.


Are Human Brains Quantum Computers?
From ACM News

Are Human Brains Quantum Computers?

Research project could explain how memory, and the brain's biology, works.

Driverless Car Startup Drive.ai Launching Ride-hailing Service in Texas
From ACM News

Driverless Car Startup Drive.ai Launching Ride-hailing Service in Texas

From day one, Drive.ai has positioned itself as the driverless car company that thinks most about human-technology interactions.

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities
From ACM News

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would "keep building" despite a swirl of questions...

The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other
From ACM News

The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other

Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff...

Data Science Team Receives ACM Software Prize
From ACM TechNews

Data Science Team Receives ACM Software Prize

ACM is recognizing an international team of researchers with the 2018 Software System Award for Project Jupyter.

Could Robots Be Counselors? Early Research Shows Positive User Experience
From ACM TechNews

Could Robots Be Counselors? Early Research Shows Positive User Experience

Researchers have demonstrated that a humanoid social robot can deliver a positive motivational interview.

Gait Assessed With Body-Worn Sensors May Help Detect Alzheimer's
From ACM TechNews

Gait Assessed With Body-Worn Sensors May Help Detect Alzheimer's

A recent pilot study at the University of Newcastle recently demonstrated that low-cost wearable devices could improve clinical trial efficiency.

Computer Scientists Find the Longest Straight Line You Could Sail Without Hitting Land
From ACM TechNews

Computer Scientists Find the Longest Straight Line You Could Sail Without Hitting Land

A new algorithm can calculate the longest straight-line path around the world on land or sea.

JPMorgan Taps Carnegie Mellon Professor for New AI Role
From ACM News

JPMorgan Taps Carnegie Mellon Professor for New AI Role

Manuela Veloso will build on the U.S. bank's existing work applying machine learning technology.

Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors
From ACM News

Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors

A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors following a proposal that would give law enforcement access...

NASA's Swarmathon Improves Student Skills in Robotics, Computer Science
From ACM TechNews

NASA's Swarmathon Improves Student Skills in Robotics, Computer Science

College and university students recently participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's third annual Swarmathon, a robotic programming competition...

Smart Skin for Flexible Monitoring
From ACM TechNews

Smart Skin for Flexible Monitoring

Marine Skin is a new smart patch that could be used to electronically tag marine animals.

The Unhackable Envelope
From ACM TechNews

The Unhackable Envelope

Researchers have developed an envelope for hardware security modules that requires no battery and cannot be broken into without deleting its stored data.

AI To Help Soldiers Learn Faster in Combat
From ACM TechNews

AI To Help Soldiers Learn Faster in Combat

A low-cost, lightweight hardware system can help soldiers learn more than 13 times faster than conventional methods.

'Smart' Dresser Prototype Guides People With Dementia in Getting Dressed
From ACM TechNews

'Smart' Dresser Prototype Guides People With Dementia in Getting Dressed

Researchers have created an intelligent dressing system that integrates automated tracking and recognition with guided assistance.

Editing Memories and Sensations in the Brain With Tech
From ACM News

Editing Memories and Sensations in the Brain With Tech

What if we had the ability to fool our brain into thinking that we'd experienced something that never happened?

Apps for Children Should Emphasize Parent and Child Choice, Researchers Say
From ACM TechNews

Apps for Children Should Emphasize Parent and Child Choice, Researchers Say

Preschoolers can benefit from using electronic devices with thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions, according to researchers...

Rice U. Turns Deep-Learning AI Loose on Software Development
From ACM TechNews

Rice U. Turns Deep-Learning AI Loose on Software Development

Rice University researchers have invented a deep learning software coding application to help programmers navigate growing numbers of application programming interfaces...

What's Behind Russia's New Internet Crackdown
From ACM News

What's Behind Russia's New Internet Crackdown

China has its own great firewall. Turkey has been blocking swaths of the internet, including YouTube, for at least a decade.

Scholar Uses Algorithm to Make Christmas Tree Farming More Efficient
From ACM TechNews

Scholar Uses Algorithm to Make Christmas Tree Farming More Efficient

A Penn State University researcher has developed an algorithm to analyze and store images of Christmas tree farms taken by unmanned aircraft.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account