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Carnegie Mellon iSchool Dean Named President of INFORMS

Carnegie Mellon University iSchool Dean Ramayya Krishnan has been elected as the 25th president of the board of directors of the Institute for …

Library Studies

The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

This talk is part of the NLP Seminar Series.<p>Neural Semantic Parsing with Type Constraints<p><b>Jayant Krishnamurthy</b>, <i>Semantic Machines</i><br>Date: 11:00am - …

Machine Learning

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour

The Panoptic Studio is one of the first systems to accurately capture motion without the use of markers.<p>Made up of over 500 different cameras, the dome could be used to analyse human gestures and reactions.<p>“Every subtle gesture - how you cross your arms, how you move backwards and forwards - these …

College Student Crowdfunds $82,000 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Puerto Rico is still in shambles three weeks after Hurricane Maria, but a 22-year-old college student is going above and beyond to help.<p>The most recent aid to Puerto Rico after Maria was delivered by Rosana Guernica, a junior at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Guernica raised tens of …

Weather

Your Next Therapist Might Be A Chatbot

If our tough soldiers will confide more in a virtual psychologist, could the same be true for you?<p>In 1966, an MIT professor named Joseph Weizenbaum coded what was meant to be a landmark scientific joke. Called ELIZA, it was the world’s first chatbot. Linguistically simple, it was designed to probe …

Chatbots

OpenAI’s Goofy Sumo-Wrestling Bots Are Smarter Than They Look - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>October 12, 2017<p>OpenAI’s Goofy Sumo-Wrestling Bots Are Smarter Than They Look<p>It could be a virtual blood …

Trump's Obamacare order will find fewer friends among Main Street women

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that he claims will relieve the burden the Affordable Care Act places on business …

Small Business

Google boosts U.S. workers, gives $1 billion for global jobs and training initiative

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google will give $1 billion to non-profit groups over the next five years to promote education, opportunity and diversity world-wide, …

Mountain View

Scholars need to use their research more effectively to weigh in on public issues of the day (essay)

That academic policy analysis is not very likely to influence public opinion let alone be given weight in legislative or political domains should …

Education

What is behavioural economics? Watch Richard Thaler, who just won the Nobel for it, break it down

In this hour-long address at Carnegie Mellon University, Thaler uses everyday examples to explain complex economic and human behaviour.<p>Richard …

Vitamin A

AI Sumo Wrestlers Could Make Future Robots More Nimble

The graphics are not dazzling, but a simple sumo-wrestling videogame released Wednesday might help make artificial-intelligence software much smarter.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Why downtown universities help fuel the urban startup ecosystem

Urban schools outperform their peers, and have emerged as key competitive differentiators for cities, says new Brookings study<p>For years, proponents of increased downtown development and innovation districts have spoken of the important interplay between universities, startups, and local jobs. …

Education

Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities

By Scott AndesA new report, “Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities,” compares the commercial outcomes of downtown …

Education

SoftBank leads hefty $93M funding round for enterprise AI startup Petuum

Petuum Inc. is looking to help more companies take advantage of artificial intelligence and build self-learning applications. To support the effort, …

Startups

Ghost in Musk's machines: Software bugs' autonomous joy ride

Getting serious before things get serious for self-driving vehiclesLast year, a dark historical landmark was reached. Joshua Brown became the first …

Tesla

The Amazing Ways How Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Is Used In Healthcare

Crucial time and tremendous amounts of resources are lost every day in the world’s healthcare systems. Misdiagnoses cost unnecessary additional tests, result in delayed treatment plans and diminished survival or remission rates from what would have transpired had it been caught and identified …

Machine Learning

Open-Ocean Wind Farms Could Meet Current Global Energy Demand

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have made a critical discovery.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Environment & Power<p>Ocean-based wind farms in the North …

Wind Power

The Best Places to Have Sex (Outside of Your Bedroom)

Does more sex equal more happiness? Our immediate reaction is to say yes, but it turns out that might not be the case. According to a study from …

Researchers Used Robotic Snakes to Search for Earthquake Survivors

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University BioRobotics Lab<p>Mexico was recently rocked by a pair of super-powerful earthquakes. Damage, especially in Mexico …

Geek

PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D …

3D Printing

Fingerprints lack scientific basis for legal certainty

It may surprise many, especially those susceptible to the CSI effect, but fingerprint evidence is not conclusive beyond a reasonable doubt.

Physics

Engineering a Million-Mile Journey with Uber ATG

Uber ATG's Poornima Kaniarasu shares how she found her "place" developing the machine learning technologies behind our self-driving vehicles.The post …

Uber

Could Amazon execs with Pittsburgh ties deliver HQ2?

Pittsburgh’s inside track for landing Amazon’s second headquarters might not be its universities, top tech talent, low housing prices or open space. …

Amazon

Will Business Partnerships Close the Tech Skill Gap?

By Meghan Bogardus CortezTech companies and universities collaborate to help students succeed in the future.

Business Technology

This high-tech distraction is even more dangerous than texting for drivers - MarketWatch

Don’t SatNav and drive.<p>Many in-built features in the latest crop of cars are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, …

Business

Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: Business-School Recruiting

Amazon has hired some 1,000 newly minted M.B.A.s in the past year<p>By<p>Kelsey Gee<p>Amazon.com Inc., disrupter of industries from book selling to grocery shopping, has found its latest sector to upend—recruiting at the nation’s elite business schools.<p>The Seattle-based retail giant is now the top recruiter …

MBA

Did Carnegie Mellon Fudge Its Poker Tournament Wins?

Once again, an "historic" win for Artificial Intelligence is probably leavened with a dollop of hype.<p>In previous columns, I've pointed out that what passes for "breakthroughs" in Artificial Intelligence aka AI) are a repackaging of decades-old technology: pattern recognition, rule-based programming …

Artificial Intelligence

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)

In a tiny hamlet in Tanzania, children who have never been to school, and can't recognize a single letter in any language, are about to start learning basic math and reading. They'll do this with the help of a cutting-edge, artificially intelligent "tutor" who can hear what they are saying in …

Education

7 books written by powerful women in tech

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you’re a woman considering getting into the tech field or trying to take your career to the next level, you might benefit from …

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