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May 2019


From ACM TechNews

Facial Recognition Software Meets Its Match: Barnyard Animals

Facial Recognition Software Meets Its Match: Barnyard Animals

Attempts to identify barnyard animals via facial recognition are complicated by the software's difficulty in distinguishing between animals.


From ACM TechNews

Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

The Partnership on AI has released a report declaring the algorithms now in use to automate the pre-trial bail process unfit to do so.


From ACM News

4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

The National Academy of Sciences said 40% of its newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year.


From Communications of the ACM

Questioning Quantum

Questioning Quantum

Researchers hunt for ways to keep quantum computing honest.


From Communications of the ACM

Code Talkers

Code Talkers

Using voice input to write programs.


From Communications of the ACM

Deep Insecurities: The Internet of Things Shifts Technology Risk

Deep Insecurities

A more connected world sounds alluring, but without better protections, the Internet of Things could lead to disaster.

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