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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.


Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech
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Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech

The Grace Hopper Celebration is meant to unite women in tech. This year droves of men came looking for jobs.

Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot
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Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot

University of Texas at Austin's Siddarth Thakur developed a robot to assist firefighters.

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words
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ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A newly released version of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can interact with users vocally, as well as respond to images.

Building Up the U.S. Semiconductor Industry
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Building Up the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

U.S. chipmakers await monetary support from the government a year after supporting legislation was signed into law.

AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections
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AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections

Disinformation spread over social media in the run-up to the Slovak elections that took place over the weekend, with videos featuring artificial intelligence (AI)...

Multi-Purpose Robot Changes Shape for Different Uses
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Multi-Purpose Robot Changes Shape for Different Uses

A tetrahedron-shaped robot developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Bristol features flexible piping that allows it to alter its shape, size, and movements...

Procyon Photonics — The High School-Run Startup That Could Revolutionize Computing
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Procyon Photonics — The High School-Run Startup That Could Revolutionize Computing

Procyon believes it might be possible to run ChatGPT's large language model neural networks on their hardware.

Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone
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Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone

Researchers said Apple has corrected a series iOS zero-day flaws used to infect Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Eltantawy's iPhone with Predator spyware. ...

AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS
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AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS

UPS and other large logistics companies are rolling out technology to curtail porch piracy.

Fighting Impersonation by AI
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Fighting Impersonation by AI

Finding ways to determine whether a voice message is real or generated by an artificial intelligence.

Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries
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Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries

The IEEE-USA 2023 Salary and Benefits Survey indicates U.S. engineering salary growth lagged inflation for the second consecutive year, marking the first multiyear...

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade
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Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade

The European Patent Office found that over the last decade, patent applications for three-dimensional printing technology rose eight times faster than all technology...

Blinding the Watchman
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Blinding the Watchman

Internet constellations could thwart killer asteroid discovery algorithms.

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
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ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity
From Communications of the ACM

Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity

Getting into the minds of attackers to protect the enterprise.

Machine Learning Models Can Produce Reliable Results with Limited Training Data
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Machine Learning Models Can Produce Reliable Results with Limited Training Data

Researchers demonstrated that machine learning models can generate reliable results even with limited training data.

Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data
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Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data

Scientists at cloud security company Wiz discovered Microsoft artificial intelligence researchers accidentally compromised a large collection of private data.

Capturing Carbon
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Capturing Carbon

Can carbon-capture technologies take the heat off climate change?

Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage
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Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage

A new machine learning framework can manage power usage to reduce energy consumption in multi-core computer processors.
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