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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Changing How Data is Used
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Changing How Data is Used

Federated AI Learning promises to reshape data security, privacy.

A New Way of Seeing
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A New Way of Seeing

Vision AI provides a deeper view.

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape
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Quantum Sensing Takes Shape

Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.

The Worsening State of Ransomware
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The Worsening State of Ransomware

Sophisticated, dangerous ransomware is the new normal … and there is no simple fix.

Could Mobile Voting Ring True?
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Could Mobile Voting Ring True?

Voting on smartphones could result in higher voter turnouts.

ENIAC Turns 75
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ENIAC Turns 75

The first programmable electronic general-purpose digital computer was introduced to the world on Valentine’s Day in 1946.

The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography
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The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Quantum computers are expected to undermine today's computer security.

Digital IDs Make Their Mark
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Digital IDs Make Their Mark

Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...

A Touch of Reality
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A Touch of Reality

The field of haptics—the use of technology to simulate touch, feeling, and motion—is finally hitting its stride.

Geometric Deep Learning Advances Data Science
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Geometric Deep Learning Advances Data Science

Researchers are pushing beyond the limitations of convolutional neural networks using geometric deep learning techniques.

Seeing Past Copper
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Seeing Past Copper

Optical interconnects take aim at Moore’s law.

Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality
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Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.

Virtual Reality Meets the Office
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Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...

AI Shakes Up the Seismology World
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AI Shakes Up the Seismology World

Artificial intelligence is reshaping our understanding of earthquakes and other seismological events

It's a New Digital Ballgame
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It's a New Digital Ballgame

Digital technology brings new elements to sports.

Minding the Gaps
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Minding the Gaps

Boosting diversity in the computer science field remains a challenge even after years of effort. A growing focus on universities may deliver results.

AI on Edge
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AI on Edge

Shifting artificial intelligence to the "edge" of the network could transform computing . . . and everyday life.

Neuromorphic Chips Take Shape
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Neuromorphic Chips Take Shape

Chips designed specifically to model the neurons and synapses in the human brain are poised to change computing in profound ways.

3D Printing Takes Shape During the Pandemic
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3D Printing Takes Shape During the Pandemic

Three-dimensional printing is transforming medicine during the coronavirus pandemic.

A New Class of AI Ethics
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A New Class of AI Ethics

The ethics of artificial intelligence is increasingly part of school curricula. Will it lead to a better world?
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