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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.


. . . And the Computer Plays Along
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. . . And the Computer Plays Along

Software can improvise on the spot to accompany the performance of live musicians.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

Neurotechnology and the Law
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Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

Converting Laws to Programs
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Converting Laws to Programs

In highly regulated industries, it is critical that laws are translated precisely into code that reflects their intent.

Filtering for Beauty
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Filtering for Beauty

Social media "influencers" use augmented reality filtering apps to appear more beautiful, together, and cool. Results may vary.

A Battery-Free Internet of Things
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A Battery-Free Internet of Things

The Internet of Things can thrive without hardwired or consumable power sources.

How Universities Deploy Student Data
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How Universities Deploy Student Data

Personalizing efforts to drive greater student retention and success.

Exoskeletons Today
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Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting...

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs
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The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?

Overcoming Disabilities
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Overcoming Disabilities

Brain-computer interfaces hold the promise of fully featured replacements for body parts that don't work or are missing.

Combating Cancer With Data
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Combating Cancer With Data

Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.

Computing the Arts
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Computing the Arts

Artists can use software to create art, and some software creates art all on its own.

The 'smart City' Is Increasingly Global
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The 'smart City' Is Increasingly Global

Municipalities all over the world are building greater intelligence into their infrastructures.

Preserving the Internet
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Preserving the Internet

Is the Internet ephemeral by its nature, or can it be archived?

Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats
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Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats

Organizations must balance their concerns with the protection of employee privacy.

Pursuing Deep Learning
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Pursuing Deep Learning

Startups are trying to take advantage of deep learning techniques to improve search results.

Should <i>Everybody</i> Learn to Code?
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Should Everybody Learn to Code?

Not everyone needs coding skills, but learning how to think like a programmer can be useful in many disciplines.

Ephemeral Data
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Ephemeral Data

Privacy issues can evaporate when embarrassing content does likewise.

Solid State Drives Transform Data Centers
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Solid State Drives Transform Data Centers

Enterprises increasingly are incorporating solid-state drive technologies into their data centers.
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