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September 2017


From ACM TechNews

Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild

Humans, Cover Your Mouths: Lip Reading Bots in the Wild

A new algorithm has outperformed professional human lip readers.


From ACM TechNews

What James Damore Got Wrong About Gender Bias in Computer Science

What James Damore Got Wrong About Gender Bias in Computer Science

Several experts rebut a former Google employee's conceit that innate biological differences underlie female software engineers' underrepresentation in the tech industry.


From ACM Careers

These Robots Are ­sing Static Electricity to Make Nikes

These Robots Are ­sing Static Electricity to Make Nikes

The most labor intensive part of putting together a pair of Nikes is assembling the "upper"—the flexible part of the shoe that sits on top of your foot.


From Communications of the ACM

It's All About Image

It's All About Image

Image recognition technology is advancing rapidly. Researchers are discovering new ways to tackle the task without enormous datasets.


From Communications of the ACM

Charles W. Bachman: 1924-2017

Charles W. Bachman

An engineer best known for his work in database management systems, and in techniques of layered architecture that include Bachman diagrams.


From Communications of the ACM

Broadband to Mars

Broadband to Mars

Scientists are demonstrating that lasers could be the future of space communication.


From Communications of the ACM

Turing Laureates Celebrate Award's 50th Anniversary

Turing Laureates Celebrate Award's 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary

ACM recently held a conference in celebration of the first 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.


From Communications of the ACM

Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

Technology that falsifies navigation data presents significant dangers to public and private organizations.

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