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January 2022


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AI Can Analyze Eye Scans To Identify Risk of Heart Attack

AI Can Analyze Eye Scans To Identify Risk of Heart Attack

The system—which has 70% to 80% accuracy—predicts if patients are at risk of a heart attack over the next year.


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White House Expects Global Chip Shortage to Last at least Another Six Months

White House Expects Global Chip Shortage to Last at least Another Six Months

"Congress must act," said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.


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Google Kills Off FLoC, Replaces It With Topics

Google Kills Off FLoC, Replaces It With Topics

FLoC, Google's project for replacing cookies for interest-based advertising, is dead.


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Robot Umpires at Home Plate Moving Up to Triple-A for 2022

Robot Umpires at Home Plate Moving Up to Triple-A for 2022

Major League Baseball is extending its automated strike zone test to Triple-A, the highest minor-league level, for 2022.


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Controlling Complex Systems with AI

Controlling Complex Systems with AI

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can solve complex control problems.


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IBM Research Reveals Method to Double Size of Quantum Simulations

IBM Research Reveals Method to Double Size of Quantum Simulations

IBM researchers doubled the size of quantum simulations while halving the number of quantum bits required, via a method called entanglement forging.


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A New Language for Quantum Computing

A New Language for Quantum Computing

Twist is an MIT-developed programming language that can describe and verify which pieces of data are entangled to prevent bugs in a quantum program.


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Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps People Learn to Write

Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps People Learn to Write

Teachers are given more freedom for creative and communicative tasks.


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Google Deceived Consumers about How it Profits from their Location Data, Attorneys General Allege

Google Deceived Consumers about How it Profits from their Location Data, Attorneys General Allege

Complaints allege the company has deployed 'dark patterns,' design tricks that can subtly influence users' decisions in ways that are advantageous for a business.


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Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test

Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test

Levels of 14 proteins in the blood of critically ill COVID-19 patients are associated with survival.


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Robots Rise to Meet the Challenge of Caring for Older Adults

Robots Rise to Meet the Challenge of Caring for Older Adults

Robotic assistants could be used in nursing and retirement homes to help seniors care for themselves and assist with chores.


From ACM TechNews

How Athletes Push Boundaries with Wearable Tech

How Athletes Push Boundaries with Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is being used by an increasing number of athletes to record their physical performance and push themselves to achieve more.


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First Felony Charges in Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

First Felony Charges in Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla on Autopilot that ran a red light and killed two people in another car in 2019 faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
 


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AI's Potential Boon to Businesses

AI's Potential Boon to Businesses

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


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The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots

The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots

Artificial intelligence is being taught to fly warplanes. Can the technology be trusted?


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Quantum Tech: Semiconductor 'Flipped' to Insulator Above Room Temp

Quantum Tech: Semiconductor 'Flipped' to Insulator Above Room Temp

The discovery could pave the way to high-speed, low-energy quantum computing.


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ACM Names 71 Fellows for Computing Advances That Drive Innovation

ACM Names 71 Fellows for Computing Advances That Drive Innovation

ACM has named 71 of its members 2021 ACM Fellows for advances underpinning innovations that influence a wide range of technologies that people use daily.


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Amazon Opening 30,000-Sq.-Ft. Store with QR Codes, Palm-Scanning Checkout

Amazon Opening 30,000-Sq.-Ft. Store with QR Codes, Palm-Scanning Checkout

Amazon will open a 30,000-sq.-ft. clothing store in Los Angeles later this year.


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3D Robotic Spine 'Twin' Offers Way to Preview Surgical Procedures

3D Robotic Spine 'Twin' Offers Way to Preview Surgical Procedures

Researchers designed a robotic "twin" of a human spine so surgeons can predict how interventions play out before surgery.


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More Than Half of Medical Devices Have Critical Vulnerabilities

More Than Half of Medical Devices Have Critical Vulnerabilities

The 2022 State of Healthcare IoT Device Security Report estimates 53% of medical devices in hospitals connected to the Internet of Things have critical flaws.


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Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations

Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations

For years, intermediate measurements made it hard to quantify the complexity of quantum algorithms. New work establishes that those measurements aren't necessary after all.


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Cheap Malware Behind Rise in Attacks on Cryptocurrency Wallets

Cheap Malware Behind Rise in Attacks on Cryptocurrency Wallets

There's been growth in cheap, easy-to-use malware available to hackers who want to steal cryptocurrency from users.


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ACM TechNews Top Articles of 2021

ACM TechNews Top Articles of 2021

The coronavirus pandemic was prominent among the top 10 most clicked-on articles presented by ACM TechNews during 2021.


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A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

Quarantines and school closures have shifted some students back to remote learning, highlighting the digital divide.


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The First AI Breast Cancer Sleuth That Shows Its Work

The First AI Breast Cancer Sleuth That Shows Its Work

An artificial intelligence platform developed by researchers at Duke University analyzes mammography scans to determine whether patients should undergo an invasive biopsy.


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UTSA Researchers Help Protect EV Charging Stations from Cyberattacks

UTSA Researchers Help Protect EV Charging Stations from Cyberattacks

Researchers have found that electrical vehicle charging stations and their Internet-based management systems are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.


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Deep Learning Model Shows Eyes Hold the Key to True Biological Age

Deep Learning Model Shows Eyes Hold the Key to True Biological Age

An international study suggests the eye's retina could determine a person's true biological age.


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Tonga Faces Weeks of Digital Darkness

Tonga Faces Weeks of Digital Darkness

After a huge volcanic eruption severed the island country's lone connection to the global Internet, a difficult repair job, delving deep into the ocean, lies ahead.


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New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks

New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks

Chromium defects in silicon carbide may provide a new platform for quantum information.


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Moon's Hidden Depths Uncovered with Algorithm

Moon's Hidden Depths Uncovered with Algorithm

An international team of scientists developed a deep learning algorithm to more deeply explore permanently shadowed regions of the Moon.

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