Carnegie Mellon University

Why the secret to your success is who you marry

We've often heard this saying: "Behind every successful man is a good woman." The expression also holds true for successful women.<p>In fact, people …

Success

Your Employer Probably Doesn’t Care Enough About Your Mental Health

Dani Hao <i>wanted</i> to get to the office—she really did.<p>But the 22-year-old had suffered a hell of an anxiety attack that morning. She couldn't get dressed; there was just no way she going to commute to work and make it through the day. So...what could she do?<p>"I just texted our HR manager and let her …

Mental Health

Polarization for controversial scientific issues increases with more education

A commonly proposed solution to help diffuse the political and religious polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution or …

Stem-Cell Research

People in Supportive Relationships More Likely to Take Risks That Lead to Growth

Say you're offered an exciting job opportunity, one that would push you out of your comfort zone but potentially yield big rewards. Would you take it?<p>…

Psychology

Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that’s a fairly serious problem for facial recognition.<p>If you’ve ever tried to use a filter …

Machine Learning

Apps for the disabled is no longer just about charity

Paresh Satra, a navi Mumbai resident, tests a new feature on the Hear2Read app that enables users to access audio books in regional languages. …

Whoever Gets Appointed To The Fed, Expect Negative Rates And QE In The Next Crisis

Janet Yellen’s current turn at the chair expires in February.<p>Who will be running the Fed next year, and will it matter?<p>It wouldn’t surprise me to see …

Economy

Authorities line up illegal downloaders

PIRATES, you have been warned.<p>More than 50 pirate websites — illegally sharing movies and TV shows — will be blocked in Australia within days.<p>And …

copyright

Being a 'Boss' Entrepreneur Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Selfish

To truly achieve success in business, save the drama for Netflix and choose gratitude and generosity instead.<p>Lies. Cheating. Stealing. All are heralded as the way to millions in the Netflix series <i>Girlboss</i>. Although the network peddles the story of Sophia Amoruso’s climb to the top as a comedy, it …

Considering the downsides of Smart Home technologies

<i></i>Essey is an engineer at Uber and an early adopter of the Internet of things. He can control his lights with his Amazon Echo or an array of touchpad …

Internet of Things

08/18/2017: Where do white supremacist groups go from here?

Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that’s obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel.

Business

5 Ways You’re Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

You already know not to chat 
on the phone at top volume or 
file your nails at your desk. 
(Right? Right?) If you truly want 
to respect your office …

Business School

Report: CMU contributes $1.5 billion to Pittsburgh each year

Carnegie Mellon University contributes nearly $1.5 billion to Pittsburgh’s economy each year, according to a report CMU released Thursday. The …

Pittsburgh

Ford to ditch steering wheels in driverless cars of the future

Ford has moved a step closer in its plans to make autonomous vehicles after it was granted a patent for a car with a fully removable steering wheel and foot pedals.<p>The US car giant's design would allow the steering wheel to be removed from the vehicle, placing the air bag in a compartment in front …

Transportation

Principal resigns, teachers’ strike avoided and CMU drives local economy: 5 things to know today

Happy Thursday! I’m off to a news conference with Gov. Tom Wolf this morning. He’ll be in Pittsburgh as part of his Schools That Teach ...

Education

How These Women Entrepreneurs are Fighting Prejudice in Tech Sector

Possible reasons behind the lack of diversity can be company culture, gaps in the pay packages and poor visibility in crucial meetings<p>Much has been talked about the lack of diversity in the tech sector. The fact that the industry is still dominated by men is a big barrier to the success for …

Women Entrepreneurs

Robots may take over our society and our jobs in the future

Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac …

Robots

Why the CEOs Working With Trump Finally Jumped Ship

President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville highlights the risk that CEOs and their businesses take by continuing to …

Business School

BPA Breakthrough: New Treatment Takes Controversial Chemical Out of Water

As water treatment plants struggle to keep up with the chemical cocktail heading into our pipes, researchers say they've come up with a solution to …

Liberal View

Carnegie Mellon researchers identify suitable 3D printing alloys with new rapid screening method

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a rapid screening method for new 3D printing alloys. The method allows users to quickly …

3D Printing

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

Billionaires<p>The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>John Rampton - Entrepreneur VIP<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes the person or the habits aren't …

Self-improvement

AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

Why it matters to you<p>Teaching AI to understand analogies could help solve problems in new and innovative ways.<p>Analogies are the comparison of one …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning system enables smoother streaming that can better adapt to different network conditions

We've all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer.<p>Both …

Machine Learning

AIAS Foundation awards five scholarships for video game students

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has awarded five scholarships to students who are dedicating themselves to the advancement of the video game industry. The scholarships are an attempt to make the game industry more diverse.<p>The winners …

Education

This AI draws pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders.<p>Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon …

Gaming

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning - Facts So Romantic

<i>From a computer’s standpoint, the difficulty in pattern recognition is one of surplus: with an endless variety of patterns, all technically valid,</i> …

Machine Learning

Hackers are forcing Hollywood to reevaluate its cybersecurity

(Bloomberg) — Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO.<p>While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyberattack on its own systems, an …

Technology

How smart is too smart for a smart home technology?

The words digital mortgage and e-closing may just be getting to the mortgage finance world, but the home technology world is light years ahead.<p>A new …

Internet of Things

What Does Reading Do To Your Brain? These 5 Effects Are Pretty Astounding

Since you were a child, you've probably been told to read because "it's good for you." Parents and doctors, teachers and librarians — even me on this …

The Brain

Americans Spend More On Lottery Tickets Than On Movies, Video Games, Music, Sports Tix And Books Combined

It's that time of the year again: with both the Mega Millions and the Powerball lotteries accumulating jackpots greater than $350 million, countless …

Money