An algorithm developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a competition to determine the best solution for busing 25,000 students to Boston schools...NextGov.com From ACM TechNews | August 22, 2019
While artificial intelligence systems are viewed by most people in technology as the future of the industry, tech executives rarely discuss the labor-intensive...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 22, 2019
A new tool merges the best elements of voice assistants and screen readers to make free-form Web searches easier, particularly for the visually impaired.
University of Waterloo News From ACM TechNews | August 21, 2019
An early-warning earthquake app's failure to alert Los Angeles residents of tremors from two quakes in July prompted an upgrade so weaker tremors will set off warnings...The Los Angeles Times From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
A tiny federal statute in 1996 transformed the web into a wildly lucrative business, and became Big Tech's favorite liability shield. It's now under attack from...Bloomberg Businessweek From ACM News | August 20, 2019
Technology can detect nuances in the human voice that offer clues to a person's likely location, medical conditions, and even physical features.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
Researchers have incorporated blockchain into energy systems, which could serve to expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
University of Waterloo News From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
Hackers at this year's Def Con hacker conference successfully exploited weaknesses in U.S. voting systems, demonstrating that many machines could be hijacked and...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | August 19, 2019
Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.
...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | August 16, 2019
Apple has launched an intiative called [AR]T, a curation of augmented reality art featured in a series of guided walks in New York City's Central Park.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 16, 2019