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April 2017


From ACM TechNews

Finding Faces in a Crowd

Finding Faces in a Crowd

Researchers have developed an improved method for coding important context from an image that enables a significant advance in detecting tiny faces.


From ACM TechNews

Making America's Power Grid Much, Much Smarter

Making America's Power Grid Much, Much Smarter

Researchers are working to reinvent and protect the U.S. power grid.


From ACM TechNews

Star Trek's Holodeck: From Science Fiction to a New Reality

Star Trek's Holodeck: From Science Fiction to a New Reality

Advances in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and computer graphics are converging to make the Holodeck featured on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" a practical reality.


From ACM News

Synthetic Humans Help Computers Understand How Real People Act

Synthetic Humans Help Computers Understand How Real People Act

We are difficult for computers to understand.


From Communications of the ACM

Sensors on the Brain

Sensors on the Brain

Implantable wireless monitors give researchers a new look inside the human body.


From Communications of the ACM

Digitizing the World

Digitizing the World

Digital maps trawl for real-time updates.


From Communications of the ACM

Computing the Arts

Computing the Arts

Artists can use software to create art, and some software creates art all on its own.


From Communications of the ACM

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

2002 ACM Turing laureate Len Adleman, 2014 ACM Prize in Computing recipient Dan Boneh, 2015 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Brent Waters, and ACM Fellows Patrick McDaniel and Paul Van Oorschot discuss current issues in…

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