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IBM's recent DARPA-funded research reveals the potential of applying its #TrueNorth computer chip to #DeepLearning. Dharmendra Modha, an ACM Gordon Bell Prize recipient, is the chief scientist for brain-inspired computing at IBM Research.
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Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have announced the creation of a non-profit organization called the "Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society." The companies in this partnership will work together to conduct research and issue best practices and ethical guidelines on the development and implementation of #ArtificialIntelligence technologies.

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This recent ACM Podcast features Gisèle Yasmeen. Yasmeen, a Senior Fellow at the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research, has worked in research and higher education for more than 20 years and has undertaken and managed research and related activities across the public, academic and not-for-profit sectors. In this interview, Yasmeen discusses her work managing research and related activities across the public, academic and not-for-profit sectors.

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The Have project seeks to make functional additions to the Go programming language: http://ow.ly/Re3V304CoWf
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A bill proposed in Germany this month would put drivers and manufacturers on the same legal footing in cases involving #DriverlessCar accidents.

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Facebook's Stephan Parunashvili talks, #React, FP, & #FrontEnd Apps ar ACM #Applicative2016: http://ow.ly/CIDK3035s9N
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"The Power of Babble," by Pat Helland in acmqueue, on what is gained and lost by communicating in disparate languages: http://ow.ly/P5O4304FalR
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A recent experiment performed at the Australian National University created a "light trap" by shining infrared lasers into ultra-cold atomic vapor, which can potentially accelerate the arrival of #QuantumComputing.

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In a #MOOC setting, productive peer interactions require a system that can detect student behavior in interactions at scale, which is particularly challenging when interactions occur over rich media like video. This presentation from Learning at Scale 2016, by Adam Stankiewicz, introduces an imprecise yet simple browser-based conversational turn detector for video conversations.

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By 2020 there will be more than 30 billion devices collecting data streams, which presents data scientists with the challenge of developing tools to interpret this unprecedented quantity of information. http://ow.ly/wg50304A3qt
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New Zealand researchers have recently completed a digital restoration project that sheds light on an overlooked aspect of Alan Turing's genius and legacy: his contribution to digital music production.

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Covering your computer's webcam is a sensible security measure, says FBI Director James Comey: ow.ly/vaJL304vPuR
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ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society with 100,000+ members, unites computing professionals, educators, and researchers from industry, academia, and government, to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, supporting members’ professional development, and promoting policies and research that benefit society.