University of California, Irvine researchers analyzed the properties of more than 500,000 songs released over three decades to extract the most popular ones.
Los Angeles Times From ACM TechNews | May 21, 2018
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy have found it is possible to have a deep learning algorithm create compelling new game levels in Doom...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | May 18, 2018
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 New York Times From ACM News | May 7, 2018
Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an...The New York Times From ACM News | April 27, 2018
Researchers taught a machine to "hallucinate" its idea of the video game "Doom," then got a virtual agent to play its own dream version of the game so it could...Motherboard From ACM TechNews | March 30, 2018
Google's Project Magenta researchers have developed a machine to serve as an instrument that acts as a physical interface for the NSynth algorithm, which uses a...Tech Xplore From ACM TechNews | March 20, 2018
A new algorithm plays Atari games and advances within them either by baiting an enemy to kill itself, or by exploiting bugs that allow the algorithm to cheat.
New Scientist From ACM TechNews | March 12, 2018
In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to...The Guardian From ACM News | March 5, 2018
Scientists are simulating biological organisms and replicating evolution in the lab. How far can they expand the boundaries of virtual life?
Samuel Greengard From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2018
Ten years ago, a chunk of animated cheese in Pixar's "Ratatouille" captured the imagination of cell biologist Janet Iwasa. So much so that it changed the way she...CNET From ACM Careers | January 29, 2018
Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...Neil Savage From Communications of the ACM | February 1, 2018
The results of experiments involving more than 3,000 participants demonstrates that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily boost aggression...University of York From ACM TechNews | January 17, 2018