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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.


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?

Meet the Uninfectables
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Meet the Uninfectables

Hospital wards, grocery stores, and food delivery services are turning to robotic devices to better navigate the pandemic.

Will RISC-V Revolutionize Computing?
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Will RISC-V Revolutionize Computing?

The open instruction set for microprocessors promises to reshape computing and introduce new, more powerful capabilities.

Algorithms in the Courtroom
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Algorithms in the Courtroom

The use of software to determine bail and sentencing terms has gone mainstream. How fair are these systems?

Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19
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Medical Professionals Tap AI to Combat COVID-19

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are aiding hospitals and healthcare experts in the battle against the coronavirus.

 The Battle Over Autonomous Killing Machines
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The Battle Over Autonomous Killing Machines

Should lethal autonomous weapon systems be programmed to strike and kill without direct human oversight?

Can Nanosheet Transistors Keep Moore's Law Alive?
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Can Nanosheet Transistors Keep Moore's Law Alive?

The technology promises to advance semiconductors and computing, but also introduces new questions and challenges.

The End of Internet Freedom?
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The End of Internet Freedom?

Russia and other countries are turning to more stringent Internet controls that threaten the free flow of information.

Making the Internet Civil Again
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Making the Internet Civil Again

Researchers are exploring ways to improve discourse in online discussion groups and social media sites.

Will Deepfakes Do Deep Damage?
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Will Deepfakes Do Deep Damage?

The ability to produce fake videos that appear amazingly real is here. Researchers are now developing ways to detect and prevent them.

When Drones Fly
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When Drones Fly

Drone technology is poised to enter the mainstream of business and society, but engineering robust controls remains a challenge.

Lost in Translation?
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Lost in Translation?

Machine language translation is advancing rapidly, but can it reach the level of human understanding?

Underwater Drones Make Waves
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Underwater Drones Make Waves

Underwater drones offer scientists a glimpse into the world's least-known frontier.

An Inability to Reproduce
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An Inability to Reproduce

Big data and modern analytics offer enormous possibilities for research, provided scientists can produce consistent results.

Digital Twins Grow Up
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Digital Twins Grow Up

The idea of creating digital twins to simulate real-world systems isn't new, but the concept is advancing rapidly.

In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch
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In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch

The benefits of genetic engineering tool CRISPR have been widely discussed. But what if something goes wrong?

The Algorithm That Changed Quantum Machine Learning
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The Algorithm That Changed Quantum Machine Learning

A college student discovered a classical computing algorithm that experts overlooked. It promises to change both classical and quantum machine learning.

Who Owns Your Face?
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Who Owns Your Face?

Today's facial recognition tools raise new questions about how, where, and when data can be used.

The Chatbots are Coming!
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The Chatbots are Coming!

Advances in chatbots are changing the way we interact with computing devices.

Deep Insecurities
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Deep Insecurities: The Internet of Things Shifts Technology Risk

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