SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 31, 2017
Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world's best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition called "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante" at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Monday January 30, 2017
Three School of Computer Science graduate students have been named to the 2017 class of Facebook fellows.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Friday January 27, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University's Jeff Bigham and Carol Frieze were both recognized as recipients of the 2016 AccessComputing Capacity Building Award, which honors collaborators who work to advance students with disabilities in computing fields.
By 
Susie Cribbs
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Thursday January 26, 2017
With more than half the competition in the rearview mirror, Carnegie Mellon University's AI program Libratus has built up a substantial lead against four top poker professionals in Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante.In our latest video, Computer Science Professor Tuomas Sandholm and two of the poker professionals reflect on the competition to date and what it means for the future of artificial intelligence.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
The incidence of influenza-like symptoms has been on the rise, but computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University say their models suggest flu activity may be reaching its peak for the 2016-17 season.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association annually recognizes alumni, students and faculty for their service to the university and their achievements in the arts, humanities, business and other fields. Since the first Alumni Awards were presented in 1950, more than 880 individuals have been honored through the program. 
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
Babies learn about their world by pushing and poking objects, putting them in their mouths and throwing them. Carnegie Mellon University scientists are taking a similar approach to teach robots how to recognize and grasp objects around them.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Garrett Allen (Rivers Casino)
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Friday January 20, 2017
As the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante" poker competition nears its halfway point, Carnegie Mellon University's AI program, Libratus, is opening a lead over its human opponents — four of the world's best professional poker players.One of the pros, Jimmy Chou, said he and his colleagues initially underestimated Libratus, but have come to regard it as one tough player."The bot gets better and better every day," Chou said. "It's like a tougher version of us."
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 18, 2017
Former SCS faculty member Hans Berliner, a world champion correspondence chess player who built the first game-playing computer ever to defeat a human champion at any game, died Jan. 13 in Riviera Beach, Fla. He was 87.
By 
Ken Walters
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Friday January 13, 2017
An independent institute founded by Carnegie Mellon University will receive more than $250 million to launch an advanced robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.

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