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ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have named Google's Luiz Andre Barroso to receive the 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award.
SK Telecom operates an artificial intelligence-powered network of voice-enabled "smart" speakers to monitor thousands of seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany and France have launched a project to establish a European cloud computing platform.
The Arizona State University (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration Interplanetary Initiative is running a pilot program to assess simulated Mars habitats.
A new technology combines artificial intelligence with robotics for conducting chemical reactions, to expedite R&D and synthesis of materials.
Purdue University researchers have built an application-specific integrated circuit chip for early detection of pathogens and viruses.
Google researchers have found that the vast majority of security bugs found in the Chrome browser are related to memory management.
Researchers in China have found that fake news may go viral more quickly when it uses words associated with anger.
Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Center and quantum computing startup Quantum Brilliance have announced a quantum-supercomputing innovation hub.
Can we teach smart machines what is obvious to every 10-year-old?
A new tool allows anyone to render mathematical abstractions as illustrations.
Researchers in the Netherlands are studying how virtual reality and augmented reality could help explain the behavior of pedestrians.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office last month published the first half of a review of privately developed algorithms used in policing.
The Sign in with Apple tool has fixed a bug that could enable attackers to gain access to email accounts.
Researchers say drones and advanced machine learning can be used to detect improvised explosive devices and butterfly landmines.
Harvard University professor Cynthia Dwork has been named to receive the 2020 Donald E. Knuth Prize for contributions to theoretical computer science.
Microsoft's Azure cloud-hosted quantum-computing services are drawing new customers.
Researchers at IBM have developed a reconfigurable parallel processing system called the IBM Neural Computer.
New software can determine whether your smile is real or faked.
Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.
Some improvements to artificial intelligence may come from tweaks rather than core innovations, and some of those gains may not exist at all.
Researchers have developed prototype multifunctional e-glasses equipped with flexible electrodes near the ears and eyes.
Researchers have created an algorithm to produce random numbers with the best mix of speed, accuracy, and low memory currently available.
The U.S. National Security Agency last week accused Russian hackers of exploiting a software vulnerability in Linux computers.
New Zealand software firm Rocos announced a partnership with Boston Dynamics to repurpose the latter's four-legged robotic dog for sheep herding.
Police departments in several U.S. cities are using updated software from Ford Motor that the automaker claims can kill the coronavirus.
Some employers are building virtual reproductions of their offices as online simulations for workers in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
Algorithms that scan everything from terror watch lists to eviction records spit out flawed tenant screening reports. And almost nobody is watching.
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients, Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan, overcame industry indifference to found Pixar and put their computer graphics expertise to work.
Deep learning looks for better pretexts.