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October 2022


From ACM TechNews

Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

Software is making inroads into white-collar professions due to innovations enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and fueled by pandemic-surging demand.


From ACM TechNews

The Long Road to Driverless Trucks

The Long Road to Driverless Trucks

A partnership between self-driving startup Kodiak Robotics and trucking company U.S. Xpress resulted in a self-driving 18-wheeler driving goods between Dallas and Atlanta.


From ACM TechNews

Bitcoin Has Emitted 200 Million Tons of CO2 Since Launch

Bitcoin Has Emitted 200 Million Tons of CO2 Since Launch

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge estimated bitcoin miners have discharged nearly 200 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.


From ACM TechNews

Low-Code Could Replace 'Traditional' Coding Within Months

Low-Code Could Replace 'Traditional' Coding Within Months

The Mendix software company estimates low-code adoption climbed from 77% last year to 94% this year, with 40% of businesses now using low-code apps for mission-critical solutions.


From ACM News

Will AI Kill College Writing?

Will AI Kill College Writing?

Online programs can churn out decent papers on the cheap. What now?


From ACM News

AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds

AI Can Now Create Any Image in Seconds

Researchers worry these systems produce images that can cause a range of harms, such as reinforcing racial and gender stereotypes or plagiarizing artists without their consent.


From Communications of the ACM

Neurosymbolic AI

Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.


From Communications of the ACM

Hidden Malware Ratchets Up Cybersecurity Risks

Hidden Malware Ratchets Up Cybersecurity Risks

Cybercriminals could be hiding malware payloads in places where commercial cybersecurity software is unable to detect it.


From Communications of the ACM

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

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.


From Communications of the ACM

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

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