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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.


Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise
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Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise

Researchers using machine learning to analyze daily pneumonia cases in an intensive care unit gained surprising insights about COVID-19 patients.

AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)
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AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)

Models are still expensive to run, hard to use, and frequently wrong.

Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots
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Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots

Simple robots wander NYC asking for trash and recycling, and it's adorable.

AI Goes to K Street: ChatGPT Turns Lobbyist
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AI Goes to K Street: ChatGPT Turns Lobbyist

Automated influence campaigns could spell trouble for society.

Optical AI Could Feed Voracious Data Needs
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Optical AI Could Feed Voracious Data Needs

To power the 3D-printed, multiplexing system, just shine light on it.

Dendrocentric AI Could Run on Watts, Not Megawatts
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Dendrocentric AI Could Run on Watts, Not Megawatts

A study by Stanford University's Kwabena Boahen proposes a method that would allow neural networks to run on watts drawn from a smartphone battery instead of megawatts...

Contactless ECG Continuously Monitors the Heart
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Contactless ECG Continuously Monitors the Heart

Researchers in China have invented a contactless electrocardiogram system that infers electrical signals through artificial intelligence and millimeter-wave radar...

New AI Speeds Computer Graphics by Up to 5x
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New AI Speeds Computer Graphics by Up to 5x

Neural rendering harnesses machine learning to paint pixels.

Goalkeeping Robot Dog Tends Net Like a Pro
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Goalkeeping Robot Dog Tends Net Like a Pro

The Mini Cheetah robotic goalie developed by scientists in the University of California, Berkeley's Hybrid Robotics Lab can save 87.5% of shots taken on goal.

Measuring AI's Carbon Footprint
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Measuring AI's Carbon Footprint

New tools track and reduce emissions from machine learning.

Starfall: Finding a Meteorite with Drones and AI
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Starfall: Finding a Meteorite with Drones and AI

Neural network used to spot a space rock in the Australian outback.

Meet Twist: MIT's Quantum Programming Language
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Meet Twist: MIT's Quantum Programming Language

Keeping tabs on data entanglement keeps reins on buggy quantum code.

Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance
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Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance

A performance called FOREST is exploring trust through creative collaboration.

Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms
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Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms

Microsoft’s DeepMC framework uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict local weather.

Deep Learning's Diminishing Returns
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Deep Learning's Diminishing Returns

The cost of improvement is becoming unsustainable.

7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail
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7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail

Neural networks can be disastrously brittle, forgetful, and surprisingly bad at math.

Robot Shows How Simple Swimming Can Be
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Robot Shows How Simple Swimming Can Be

A robotic eel designed by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne can swim through water and receive sensory data while in motion.

15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
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15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021

The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more.

To Learn to Deal With Uncertainty, This AI Plays Pong
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To Learn to Deal With Uncertainty, This AI Plays Pong

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new algorithm that enables artificial intelligence models to account for uncertain data.

With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
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With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First

Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers.
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