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


Amazon India Introduces Machine Learning Summer School
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Amazon India Introduces Machine Learning Summer School

Amazon India's three-day ML Summer School will cover fundamental concepts in Machine Learning, while linking them to practical industry applications.

Honoring the Ties Between Computer Science and Mathematics
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Honoring the Ties Between Computer Science and Mathematics

László Lovász and Avi Wigderson were awarded the 2021 Abel Prize.

How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?
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How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?

Researchers investigated virtual learning's shortcomings and proposed approaches for improving the experience.

IBM Partners with U.K. on $300 Million Quantum Computing Research Initiative
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IBM Partners with U.K. on $300 Million Quantum Computing Research Initiative

A five-year, $297.5-million partnership between IBM and the U.K. government will research quantum computing and artificial intelligence in the quest for sustainable...

A Blueprint for Designing, Synthesizing Multifunctional Materials
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A Blueprint for Designing, Synthesizing Multifunctional Materials

Nanocrystal combinations can yield new multifunctional materials through an inverse design blueprint.

How to Get More Women into Technology
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How to Get More Women into Technology

Recent initiatives aimed at swelling the ranks of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) include enrichment programs, mentorships, and engagement...

Jack Minker (1927–2021)
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Jack Minker (1927–2021)

ACM Fellow Jack Minker was a leader in the development of automating logistic reasoning, but he is perhaps best known for his efforts to promote the social responsibility...

Let the Algorithm Decide?
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Let the Algorithm Decide?

Algorithms fail their first test to replace student exams.

Coding Bootcamps in the Time of COVID
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Coding Bootcamps in the Time of COVID

Immersive coding schools have headed online, where their job orientation is more intense than ever.

Ayanna Howard Named ACM Athena Lecturer
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Ayanna Howard Named ACM Athena Lecturer

ACM has named Ayanna Howard, dean of the Ohio State University College of Engineering, its 2021-2022 ACM Athena Lecturer.

New Initiatives Aim to Improve Diversity in Computer Science Department
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New Initiatives Aim to Improve Diversity in Computer Science Department

Two Duke Univesity professors and a graduate student formed a group of researchers dedicated to identifying "strategies for making computing more equitable and...

Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates
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Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating "blue baby...

Researchers Develop First-of-Its-Kind Extended Reality Testbed to Speed Virtual, Augmented Reality Innovation
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Researchers Develop First-of-Its-Kind Extended Reality Testbed to Speed Virtual, Augmented Reality Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have launched an open source extended reality testbed to democratize XR systems research.

Catching the Fakes
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Catching the Fakes

Applying neural networks to images helps identify counterfeit goods.

A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit
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A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit

Who will be the space traffic controller for orbiting objects?

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected STEM Pay and Job Prospects?
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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected STEM Pay and Job Prospects?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride for many sectors, but a New Scientist Jobs/SRG survey shows science and tech have weathered the storm better than most...

15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
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15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021

The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more.

Amazon Expanding 'Upskill' Training for Software Developer Roles to Workers Outside Company
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Amazon Expanding 'Upskill' Training for Software Developer Roles to Workers Outside Company

Amazon is expanding its Amazon Technical Academy to train people outside the company for jobs in software engineering.

Lowe's Puts $1.5 Million Into AI Research at UNC Charlotte
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Lowe's Puts $1.5 Million Into AI Research at UNC Charlotte

Retailer Lowe's is providing the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with $1.5 million to install an endowed faculty position to lead artificial intelligence...

Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI
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Where are the Women? Mapping the Gender Job Gap in AI

This policy briefing from the Turing Institute's Women in Data Science and AI project presents new research into gender gaps in artificial intelligence and data...
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