Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
From ACM NewsAllyn Jackson Commissioned by CACM Staff| January 31, 2023
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A new method of lie detection developed by researchers at Israel's Tel Aviv University uses electrodes affixed to the face to determine if someone is lying.
BBC News From ACM TechNews | February 2, 2022
The antigenic cartography algorithm, which can two-dimensionally map laboratory data on viral strains, has helped scientists keep up with genetic variants.
IEEE Spectrum From ACM TechNews | February 2, 2022
An extensive digital privacy law aimed to give internet users more control over their data. Instead, experts say, it's created "almost a useless exercise."
The New York Times From ACM News | January 31, 2022
By this summer, Americans wanting to access their Internal Revenue Service records online will be required to submit a facial video to confirm their identity.
The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | January 28, 2022
At the Australian Open tennis tournament, new technology is translating the movement of the ball into sounds to help blind and low-vision fans follow the action...The New York Times From ACM News | January 28, 2022
Bitcoin is theoretically vulnerable to hacking by quantum computers, but calculations show they would need to be a million times larger than those that exist today...New Scientist From ACM News | January 27, 2022
Yale School of Public Health researchers used location information from mobile devices to accurately forecast COVID-19 outbreaks in Connecticut municipalities.
...Yale School of Public Health From ACM TechNews | January 26, 2022
A focus on causality is promising to help researchers overcome shortcomings that have bedeviled more traditional approaches to artificial intelligence.
Marina Krakovsky From Communications of the ACM | February 1, 2022