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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.


AI Helps Craft New Beers
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AI Helps Craft New Beers

Machine learning and neural networks can help manage the recipes for new beers, and predict how they will taste.

Interacting With Computers Through Smell
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Interacting With Computers Through Smell

Odors could help direct attention in virtual environments, among other things.

Here Comes the Rain Again
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Here Comes the Rain Again

Using machine learning to better forecast floods.

Predicting Preterm Birth
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Predicting Preterm Birth

Can machine learning provide advance notice of an extreme preterm birth, in sufficient time to implement a therapeutic intervention?

Reducing Digital Overload
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Reducing Digital Overload

Considering ways to curb screen time and build healthier habits.

Detecting Deception
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Detecting Deception

Advanced machine learning algorithms can spot lying even better than a polygraph.

Predicting When Volcanoes Will Blow
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Predicting When Volcanoes Will Blow

Experts hope machine learning can help warn local residents of impending eruptions.

The View from On High
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The View from On High

Satellite imagery could address the limitations in traditional sources of data.

Spotting High-Risk Behavior Online
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Spotting High-Risk Behavior Online

Using machine learning to identify signs of dangerous behavior on social media.

Adding AI to Education
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Adding AI to Education

Some fear artificial intelligence could replace teachers, but it has a long way to go.

Modelling Clouds and Climate
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Modelling Clouds and Climate

Machine learning algorithms are showing promise at helping better simulate the effect of clouds, making climate models more accurate.

How Old is Your Brain?
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How Old is Your Brain?

Machine learning can help assess the physical age of one’s brain.

Can AI Detect Dyslexia?
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Can AI Detect Dyslexia?

Researchers try to fill the void of simple, inexpensive dyslexia detection tools with a game, and with handwriting analysis, both supported by artificial intelligence...

AI In the ICU
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AI In the ICU

Artificial intelligence can help doctors better understand what is happening to (and in) their patients when it matters most.

Predicting Cyberattacks
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Predicting Cyberattacks

A growing number of researchers are focusing on being more proactive in predicting and preventing cyberattacks, rather than reactively fixing problems later.
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