SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 16, 2015
It’s big news when a car drives itself across the country. Earlier this year, news accounts heralded a car, outfitted by automotive supplier Delphi and using software from a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff, that did 99 percent of its own driving on a 3,400-mile trip from San Francisco to New York.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 10, 2015
A newly released video from Time magazine, "Pittsburgh The Comeback," highlights the role of technology — particularly the contributions of Carnegie Mellon University — in the revitalization of Pittsburgh. SCS Dean Andrew Moore is among the community leaders interviewed on camera."My most important duty here as dean is to create the computer scientists who are frankly, I believe, going to be running the world in 2040," Moore said.The Robotics Institute's Martial Hebert, Tony Stentz and Clark Haynes also are prominently featured.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 08, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 07, 2015
Experiments by Carnegie Mellon University show that significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 01, 2015
Manuela Veloso and Andre Platzer are among the initial researchers funded by the Elon Musk-backed Future of Life Institute to explore ways to keep artificial intelligence beneficial to mankind.Musk, the entrepreneur behind both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has expressed his concerns that people might lose control of AI. He donated $10 million to the Boston-based institute, which has now awarded $7 million to 37 researchers to explore the risks and opportunities surrounding AI.
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 22, 2015
The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) has named Ariel Procaccia, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, as the recipient of its prestigious Computers and Thought Award for 2015.
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Susie Cribbs
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Monday June 22, 2015
Ask a roomful of kindergarteners if they're artists, and all of them will unanimously boom "YES!" Ask adults, though, and the story changes dramatically. Maybe one or two people assert their creativity, but everyone else looks awkwardly at the floor or each other. Somehow between kindergarten and adulthood, we lose the confidence that made us all feel like artists.Noah Bornstein (CS'13) and co-founder Amanda Greenberg want to change all that through their start-up, Baloonr.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 18, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University will begin adding online instructional tools and targeted study groups to a popular introductory computer science course this fall in an effort to accommodate more students while maintaining instructional quality.
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Friday June 12, 2015
David Kosbie's "Fundamentals of Programming" (15-112) was named one of the five best computer science courses in the country by Bloomberg Business.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new campaign, "Make for Humanity," begins this week, seeking to harness the excitement and creativity surrounding the growing Maker Movement to improve the world, one community at a time. Carnegie Mellon University's Illah Nourbakhsh will launch "M4H" in a keynote address Friday, June 12, sponsored by Infosys at the White House's "Week of Making."

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