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Trouble at the Source
From Communications of the ACM

Trouble at the Source

Errors and biases in artificial intelligence systems often reflect the data used to train them.

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality
From Communications of the ACM

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

Chinese Computer Scientist Awarded Kyoto Prize for Work Playing 'Vital Role in Modern Society'
From ACM TechNews

Chinese Computer Scientist Awarded Kyoto Prize for Work Playing 'Vital Role in Modern Society'

Japan's Inamori Foundation has named Chinese computer scientist Andrew Yao Chi-chih recipient of the international Kyoto Prize in advanced technology.

Algorithmic Poverty
From Communications of the ACM

Algorithmic Poverty

Algorithms can have a devastating impact on people's lives, especially if they already are struggling economically.

Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores
From ACM TechNews

Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores

Just Walk Out tech lets shoppers skip the checkout line

Professor Helps Achieve Quantum Computing Breakthrough
From ACM TechNews

Professor Helps Achieve Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Develops theory behind record-setting experiment for most accurate entangling gate ever demonstrated without lasers

Researchers Develop Tool for Analyzing Large Superconducting Circuits
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Develop Tool for Analyzing Large Superconducting Circuits

Method could help push forward the field of quantum computing

Smart Helmet Rapidly Assesses Stroke Patients
From ACM TechNews

Smart Helmet Rapidly Assesses Stroke Patients

Uses EM waves to distinguish the size, position, and type of stroke

Using Adversarial Attacks to Refine Molecular Energy Predictions
From ACM TechNews

Using Adversarial Attacks to Refine Molecular Energy Predictions

MIT researchers find new way to quantify the uncertainty in molecular energies predicted by neural networks

Computer Scientists Create Search Systems to Limit COVID-19 Misinformation
From ACM TechNews

Computer Scientists Create Search Systems to Limit COVID-19 Misinformation

New system increases the correctness and reliability of health-related searches by 80%

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art
From Communications of the ACM

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art

A new blockchain-based technology is changing how the art world works, and changing how we think about asset ownership in the process.

Study Shows Potential of DNA-Based Data-Structures Systems
From ACM TechNews

Study Shows Potential of DNA-Based Data-Structures Systems

A team led by researchers from Newcastle University created new dynamic DNA data structures that can store and retrieve information in an ordered manner from DNA...

Stanford Researchers Use AI to Unlock Extreme Weather Mysteries
From ACM TechNews

Stanford Researchers Use AI to Unlock Extreme Weather Mysteries

New machine-learning approach helps scientists understand increased frequency of extreme precipitation days in the Midwest

Wildfire Simulation Heats Up
From ACM TechNews

Wildfire Simulation Heats Up

Computer simulations can predict the spread of wildfires through sections of a real forest

AI Learns by Doing More with Less
From ACM TechNews

AI Learns by Doing More with Less

Sparsity and energy constraints guide learning and communications in silicon neuronal networks

Humans and Algorithms Struggle to Read Emotions When Faces Are Obscured
From ACM News

Humans and Algorithms Struggle to Read Emotions When Faces Are Obscured

Study compares accuracy of humans versus artificial systems in deciphering emotions of people in face masks and sunglasses

Brain Connectivity Can Build Better AI
From ACM News

Brain Connectivity Can Build Better AI

Artificial neural networks modeled on real brains can perform cognitive tasks

AI Knows Where Your Proteins Go
From ACM News

AI Knows Where Your Proteins Go

Machine learning able to predict subcellular locations of functionally related proteins

Novel ASIC Implements Post-Quantum Cryptography
From ACM TechNews

Novel ASIC Implements Post-Quantum Cryptography

Chip efficiently implements post-quantum cryptography to better protect against future hacker attacks using quantum computers

How Chemical Reactions Compute
From ACM News

How Chemical Reactions Compute

Harvard Professor Juan-Pérez Mercader sees chemical reactions as a kind of computation, and says molecules have enormous potential as tools of computation.
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