SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 22, 2016
Artificial intelligence has the potential to benefit humankind in diverse and deep ways, but only to the extent that people believe these smart systems can be trusted. The technical means for ensuring AI systems operate in a safe, controlled manner will be the focus of a June 28 workshop at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 17, 2016
The Inamori Foundation has named Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science, as the winner of the prestigious 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, citing his pioneering contributions to computer vision and robotics.The international award is presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of humankind.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday June 07, 2016
In an article published on May 13, the Washington Post claimed that Donald Trump routinely posed as his own public relations agent in the 1980s and 1990s, using the alias "John Miller" or "John Barron" to boast of Trump's personal and professional successes. When questioned about it now, though, Trump resolutely denies doing any such thing. What's a person to believe?
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Wednesday June 01, 2016
The Virtual World Society will award its first Nextant Prize to the late Randy Pausch, a renowned Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist and virtual world innovator, on June 1 at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. Pausch, who earned his Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 25, 2016
Machine-learning algorithms increasingly make decisions about credit, medical diagnoses, personalized recommendations, advertising and job opportunities, among other things, but exactly how usually remains a mystery. Now, new measurement methods developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers could provide important insights to this process.
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Jessica Corry
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Tuesday May 24, 2016
A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science took first place in Microsoft's Build the Shield competition earlier this spring.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
The RoboTutor project, which is developing educational software for teaching basic literacy and numeracy to children with little access to teachers, has received a ProSEED grant from Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, but it also surprisingly revealed the robot's creativity in solving problems.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 16, 2016
Before a robot arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have shown that a camera attached to the robot's hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its environment and also locate the hand within that 3-D world.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Think your password is secure? You may need to think again. People's perceptions of password strength may not always match reality, according to a recent study by CyLab, Carnegie Mellon's Security and Privacy Institute.

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