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We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs
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We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs

Researchers at the Epoch artificial intelligence research and forecasting organization warn of the potential depletion of data for training AI language algorithms...

Bowers CIS Community Celebrates Life of Juris Hartmanis
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Bowers CIS Community Celebrates Life of Juris Hartmanis

A dozen colleagues spoke about Hartmanis' significant contributions to the field of computer science.

K-12 Cyber Maturity Improving, but Still Lags Other Sectors
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K-12 Cyber Maturity Improving, but Still Lags Other Sectors

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Jern Easterly said ransomware and other cyber threats targeting primary and secondary schools are...

Simple Interventions Can Curb Cheating in CS Courses
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Simple Interventions Can Curb Cheating in CS Courses

A new study evaluates how six simple interventions, including quizzing students on academic honesty, appear to have reduced cheating in a computer science course...

Hacker Shaking Up the Tech Industry, One Hackathon at a Time
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Hacker Shaking Up the Tech Industry, One Hackathon at a Time

Awofisayo is pushing to give women and non-binary students space in the tech industry because of the diversity needed.

New Method Exposes How Artificial Intelligence Works
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New Method Exposes How Artificial Intelligence Works

The neural networks are harder to fool thanks to adversarial training.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
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The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
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UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

University of Washington computer science professor Yejin Choi has been awarded a 2022 "genius grant" fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation.

Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet
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Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet

University of Chicago scientists are conducting quantum Internet research in a basement closet.

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
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In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

ACM Fellow and 1993 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Juris Hartmanis, co-inventor of complexity theory, died on July 29, 2022, at 94.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

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

From Analog to Digital
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From Analog to Digital

Researchers at the University of Missouri are using artificial intelligence to perform anatomical studies virtually, rather than through actual dissection.

One Solution to the Digital Divide: Teens
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One Solution to the Digital Divide: Teens

The 4-H Tech Changemakers program provides young people with the education and tools needed to teach digital skills to adults in their communities.

What Deep Learning Algorithms Can Teach Us About Snow
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What Deep Learning Algorithms Can Teach Us About Snow

The DeepPrecip neural network developed by Fraser King and colleagues at the University of Waterloo models weather in order to measure annual snowfall and snowmelt...

White House Pushes Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research
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White House Pushes Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research

The White House has directed academic journals to provide immediate access to research that is publicly funded.

Remote Scan of Student's Room Before Test Violated His Privacy, Judge Rules
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Remote Scan of Student's Room Before Test Violated His Privacy, Judge Rules

A federal judge said Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used software to scan a student's bedroom.

Education Ministry to Nurture 1 Million Skilled Workers for Digital Industry
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Education Ministry to Nurture 1 Million Skilled Workers for Digital Industry

South Korea's Ministry of Education said it will train 1 million skilled workers for the digital industry by 2026.

The Road to 6G
From Communications of the ACM

The Road to 6G

Looking past 5G to sixth-generation wireless technology.

AI Model Recommends Personalized Fonts to Improve Reading, Accessibility
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AI Model Recommends Personalized Fonts to Improve Reading, Accessibility

Model matches reader characteristics, such as font familiarity and age, with specific font characteristics, such as heavier weight.

Gaming for Science: How Video Games Are Making Research Fun
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Gaming for Science: How Video Games Are Making Research Fun

Video games paired with citizen science are increasingly being used by researchers to make data collection and analysis fun and rewarding.
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