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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.


Balakrishnan Receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award From SIGCOMM
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Balakrishnan Receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award From SIGCOMM

The ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication has awarded its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Hari Balakrishnan...

Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art
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Non-Fungible Tokens and the Future of Art

A new blockchain-based technology is changing how the art world works, and changing how we think about asset ownership in the process.

Researchers Use AI to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Texts
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Researchers Use AI to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Texts

University of Notre Dame researchers are developing a neural network to read ancient, hand-written texts using human perception to enhance deep learning-based document...

Young People Get Their Tech Career Info From TV, Not School
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Young People Get Their Tech Career Info From TV, Not School

An Accenture survey found that movies, TV, and social media are more likely than schools or teachers to be the main source of information about careers in technology...

Stanford ML Tool Streamlines Student Feedback Process for Computer Science Professors
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Stanford ML Tool Streamlines Student Feedback Process for Computer Science Professors

Stanford University researchers have developed a machine learning teaching tool designed to assist computer science professors in gauging feedback from large numbers...

The Unionization of Technology Companies
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The Unionization of Technology Companies

New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.

Upholding ACM's Principles
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Upholding ACM's Principles

Repeated ethical violations ends with membership revocation and ban.

Will AI Grade Your Next Test?
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Will AI Grade Your Next Test?

Stanford University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system designed to provide automated feedback to students taking the online Code in Place...

The World's First Digital Model of a Cancer Cell
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The World's First Digital Model of a Cancer Cell

Researchers have developed the world's first computer model of a cancer cell, which could revolutionize cancer research.

At a Summer Camp, Juice Boxes and Bitcoin Mining
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At a Summer Camp, Juice Boxes and Bitcoin Mining

The Crypto Kids Camp hosted five days of activities in Los Angeles to familiarize 26 children ages five to 17 with money and cryptocurrency.

What Should Be a Student's First Programming Language?
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What Should Be a Student's First Programming Language?

Different universities have different answers for the question, reflecting both their teaching philosophies and their sense of which language will prove most important...

Georgia Tech's Online MS In Computer Science Continues To Thrive
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Georgia Tech's Online MS In Computer Science Continues To Thrive

Why that's important for the future of MOOCs.

Raj Reddy Honored by Computer History Museum
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Raj Reddy Honored by Computer History Museum

Turing Award recipient Reddy was recognized for his contributions in artificial intelligence and speaker-independent continuous speech recognition.

The Future of Supply Chains
From Communications of the ACM

The Future of Supply Chains

Droids, drones, and driverless technologies are fueling a supply chain revolution.

Charles M. Geschke (1939-2021)
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Charles M. Geschke (1939-2021)

Charles M. Geschke helped create the modern world of computing, where beautiful typography and expressive, artistic graphics are as integral to most users' experience...

Amazon India Introduces Machine Learning Summer School
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Amazon India Introduces Machine Learning Summer School

Amazon India's three-day ML Summer School will cover fundamental concepts in Machine Learning, while linking them to practical industry applications.

Honoring the Ties Between Computer Science and Mathematics
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Honoring the Ties Between Computer Science and Mathematics

László Lovász and Avi Wigderson were awarded the 2021 Abel Prize.

How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?
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How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?

Researchers investigated virtual learning's shortcomings and proposed approaches for improving the experience.

IBM Partners with U.K. on $300 Million Quantum Computing Research Initiative
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IBM Partners with U.K. on $300 Million Quantum Computing Research Initiative

A five-year, $297.5-million partnership between IBM and the U.K. government will research quantum computing and artificial intelligence in the quest for sustainable...

A Blueprint for Designing, Synthesizing Multifunctional Materials
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A Blueprint for Designing, Synthesizing Multifunctional Materials

Nanocrystal combinations can yield new multifunctional materials through an inverse design blueprint.
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