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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.


UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data
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UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data

United Parcel Service has expanded its deal with Google Cloud, which will involve greater network, storage, and computing capacity.

Deepfakes Trying to Change the Course of War
From ACM TechNews

Deepfakes Trying to Change the Course of War

Deepfake videos are being used to manipulate the course of the war in Ukraine.

A Tool for Predicting the Future
From ACM TechNews

A Tool for Predicting the Future

A group of researchers has developed a system that allows nonexperts to generate predictions in just a few seconds.

Can AI Learn to Forget?
From Communications of the ACM

Can AI Learn to Forget?

Specialized techniques may make it possible to induce selective 'amnesia' in machine learning models.

Technology's Impact on Morality
From Communications of the ACM

Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Russia Faces IT Crisis with Just Two Months of Data Storage Left
From ACM TechNews

Russia Faces IT Crisis with Just Two Months of Data Storage Left

The withdrawal of Western cloud computing companies from Russia has left the country with roughly two months before it runs out of IT data storage.

Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked
From ACM TechNews

Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked

Ward Beullens at IBM Research Zurich in Switzerland easily cracked a cryptography algorithm touted as one of three contenders for a global standard against quantum...

How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity
From ACM TechNews

How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity

Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Bath use phone usage time to help identify users

Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack
From ACM News

Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack

Toyota-owned truck manufacturer Hino Motors said two of its plants were affected, while Daihatsu, a Toyota affiliate that makes small cars, reportedly also stopped...

Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal
From ACM News

Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal

Groups say rules unfairly target the biggest firms and could push companies to store more data in Europe.

A Group Effort
From Communications of the ACM

A Group Effort

Researchers look for new insights in the world of hypergraphs.

Accelerating AI
From Communications of the ACM

Accelerating AI

Specialized hardware to boost the speed of machine learning also saves energy.

The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects
From ACM News

The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects

The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.

Genetic Database to Identify Missing Persons in El Salvador
From ACM TechNews

Genetic Database to Identify Missing Persons in El Salvador

A new genetic database was created to identify people who went missing or were adopted illegally during the 1980-1992 war in El Salvador.

AI's Potential Boon to Businesses
From ACM TechNews

AI's Potential Boon to Businesses

E-commerce companies can more efficiently organize products and help customers find what they want with artificial intelligence.

Solving for Why
From Communications of the ACM

Solving for Why

A focus on causality is promising to help researchers overcome shortcomings that have bedeviled more traditional approaches to artificial intelligence.

Virtual Duplicates
From Communications of the ACM

Virtual Duplicates

Digital twins aim to model reality so we can see how it changes.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All
From ACM TechNews

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All

A cloud-based platform developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University offers access to one of the biggest genomics databases in the world.

Human Induced Cells Grown in Petri Dish Learn to Play Pong Faster Than AI
From ACM TechNews

Human Induced Cells Grown in Petri Dish Learn to Play Pong Faster Than AI

Researchers at Cortical Labs in Australia demonstrated that human-induced neurons grown in a petri dish can be taught to play the retro videogame Pong in only five...
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