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February 2017


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Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's newest contest challenges participants to build an automated fingerprint collection system that matches the performance of human operators.


From ACM News

Inside the 20-Year Quest to Build Computers That Play Poker

Inside the 20-Year Quest to Build Computers That Play Poker

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research raise questions about the threat that bots pose to the online gambling industry.


From Communications of the ACM

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

In risk assessment and predictive policing, biased data can yield biased results.


From Communications of the ACM

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Security researchers have identified a technique for installing a backdoor on computer chips, a security flaw that could profoundly change the computing industry.


From Communications of the ACM

Secure Quantum Communications

Secure Quantum Communications

Data locking experiments provide stepping stones to a possible future in quantum cryptography.

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