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Going Serverless
From Communications of the ACM

Going Serverless

Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...

Trash Talk From an AI Could Help Humans Cooperate Better
From ACM TechNews

Trash Talk From an AI Could Help Humans Cooperate Better

Researchers have developed an algorithm to help artificial intelligence and humans learn to cooperate.

New Blueprint for Converging HPC, Big Data
From ACM TechNews

New Blueprint for Converging HPC, Big Data

A group of high-performance computing experts has released a report as a blueprint for aligning computational infrastructures.

New Research Adds Physiology to Computer Models
From ACM TechNews

New Research Adds Physiology to Computer Models

Researchers contend that without a physiological complement, a computer program modeling the mind would just be a brain in a vat.

Are Programs Better Than People at Predicting Reoffending?
From ACM TechNews

Are Programs Better Than People at Predicting Reoffending?

A Dartmouth College research study found the COMPAS computer program performed about as well as humans at predicting recidivism.

Kettering University Students Converting Chevy Bolt Into Autonomous Vehicle
From ACM TechNews

Kettering University Students Converting Chevy Bolt Into Autonomous Vehicle

Kettering University researchers are participating in the AutoDrive Challenge, in which teams convert a Chevrolet Bolt into a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.

Artificial Intelligence Will Be a Human Jobs Creator
From ACM Careers

Artificial Intelligence Will Be a Human Jobs Creator

In 2013, James "Jimi" Crawford founded a company called Orbital Insight, barely noticed at the time amid the Silicon Valley froth.

'Earworm Melodies With Strange Aspects'--What Happens When AI Makes Music
From ACM TechNews

'Earworm Melodies With Strange Aspects'--What Happens When AI Makes Music

The FlowMachines project has produced the first entire studio album co-created by artists and artificial intelligence.

Alibaba and Microsoft AI Beat Humans in Stanford Reading Test
From ACM TechNews

Alibaba and Microsoft AI Beat Humans in Stanford Reading Test

Artificial intelligence programs from China and the U.S. last week outperformed humans in a global reading comprehension test

Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too
From ACM Careers

Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too

For years, tech industry financiers showed little interest in start-up companies that made computer chips.

ORNL Researchers Use Titan to Accelerate Design, Training of Deep-Learning Networks
From ACM TechNews

ORNL Researchers Use Titan to Accelerate Design, Training of Deep-Learning Networks

Combining artificial intelligence with high-performance computing yielded a peak speed of 20 petaflops in the creation and training of deep-learning networks on...

This AI Hunts Poachers
From ACM TechNews

This AI Hunts Poachers

Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security is an artificial intelligence program that uses machine learning algorithms to predict where poaching is likely to occur...

A New AI That Detects 'Deception' May Bring an End to Lying as We Know It
From ACM TechNews

A New AI That Detects 'Deception' May Bring an End to Lying as We Know It

The Deception Analysis and Reasoning Engine uses artificial intelligence to autonomously detect deception in courtroom trial videos.

Driverless Cars Might Follow the Rules of the Road, but What About the Language of Driving?
From ACM TechNews

Driverless Cars Might Follow the Rules of the Road, but What About the Language of Driving?

Navigating the complexity of unspoken rules and social and linguistic cues to communicate with drivers, pedestrians, and others sharing the road is a challenge...

Japanese Scientists Just Used AI to Read Minds and It's Amazing
From ACM TechNews

Japanese Scientists Just Used AI to Read Minds and It's Amazing

Researchers say they have used deep neural networks to decode thoughts.

Deep Learning Sharpens Views of Cells and Genes
From ACM TechNews

Deep Learning Sharpens Views of Cells and Genes

Researchers are using deep-learning convolutional neural networks to analyze retinal photos to predict a person's blood pressure, age, and smoking status.

Autonomous Construction Vehicles are Building the Future
From ACM News

Autonomous Construction Vehicles are Building the Future

Self-operated construction vehicles will gain traction long before self-driving cars.

Vision Teacher
From ACM TechNews

Vision Teacher

Researchers in Germany are teaching intelligent algorithms to detect cars, pedestrians, and potentially dangerous objects in x-ray images from transportation security...

Thinking Machines Going Mainstream
From ACM TechNews

Thinking Machines Going Mainstream

Experts predict cognitive computing will eventually become normalized as a routine behavioral component in newer systems.
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