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Companies are launching apprenticeship programs to recruit nontraditional staff for entry-level positions in the midst of a technology talent shortage.
Researchers have found the major virtual assistants do not live up to their potential in terms of providing users with reliable, relevant information on medical emergencies.
Digital twins give urban planners, policymakers, resource managers, asset owners, and citizens more dynamic tools and information about their smart cities.
A new law in Illinois aims to give job candidates a better understanding of how companies use artificial intelligence to screen video interviews.
A new algorithm helps Washington, D.C., sewer pipe technicians obtain a more-accurate picture of what is happening in the network of pipes running beneath the city.
Opening up part of the chipmaking process could jostle the industry.
Arvind Krishna, who has led the company's cloud computing business, was named the new chief executive.
Researchers have demonstrated a security flaw in the widely used SHA-1 security algorithm that would allow bad actors to fake files and the information within them, and make them look authentic.
Researchers in the U.K. used computed tomography scanning and a three-dimensionally-printed larynx to reproduce the sound from the vocal tract of a 3,000-year-old mummified priest.
IBM upgraded the neural networks of its Project Debater system to improve the quality of evidence the argument-mining system uncovers.
The future of robotic skin.
One of the most popular topics among the 10 most-clicked-on items in ACM TechNews during 2019 was, once again, programming and programming languages.
Intel said it will release yet another patch for a microarchitectural data sampling vulnerability that allows hackers to fool microprocessors into exposing protected data.
Researchers have met the U.S. DARPA challenge to create next-generation organ-on-a-chip models.
Government scientists and technologists are trying to help U.S. lawmakers become more technology-savvy.
New software automatically translates a video of a person speaking in one language into another language, while matching their lip movements to the new words.
The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. is being treated with the help of a robot at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA.
Pivotal Ventures has announced a $50-million project designed to transform tech hubs into more inclusive places for women.
A new open source computer program can advise users to prevent the mixture of incompatible chemicals.
A new chip uses special components to calculate the possible shortest distance to traverse up to 22 cities in a short period of time.
Facebook engineers have accelerated the training of artificial intelligence (AI) agents by eliminating laggards.
Cybersecurity specialists are working to head off hackers trying to use the Internet of Things as their gateway into smart homes.
Chinese scientists freely released the genetic sequence of a coronavirus 10 days after the first reported case, to help researchers worldwide better understand and combat the pathogen.
London's Metropolitan Police next month will deploy computer-linked live facial recognition cameras on city streets.
Portland, ME, has unveiled a technology research institute which local officials hope will drive the local economy.
California secretary of state Alex Padilla has approved Los Angeles County's new computerized voting system, but is demanding modifications to address security and other technical issues.
ACM has signed new open access agreements with four major institutional clients.
Virginia school districts are starting to offer high school students dual-enrollment computer science courses that count as credit at local community colleges, to boost their prospects for careers in the field.
A new artificial intelligence model uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps.
The St. Louis Veterans Affairs hospital has incorporated virtual reality into its therapy for paralyzed patients, who wear goggles and use joysticks to engage with simulated three-dimensional environments.