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Tuesday January 26, 2016
MIT's Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in artificial intelligence research and Turing Award recipient, died Jan. 24 in Boston. A founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, his work in AI dates to the field's earliest days. His research spanned a number of disciplines, including robotics, and he invented the first confocal scanning microscope. An obituary appears in the New York Times.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Monday January 25, 2016
Ed Felten, the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will be this year's keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Day celebration on Thursday, Jan. 28.
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Shilo Rea and Byron Spice
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Thursday January 21, 2016
If the field of cognitive science is to truly understand how the mind works, researchers need to integrate the many theories about memory, language, problem-solving and other mental functions. Carnegie Mellon University's John R. Anderson has spent decades doing this — developing a unified theory of cognition and using it to create successful cognitive-based tutors that have revolutionized education.
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Shilo Rea and Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 20, 2016
Award-winning filmmaker Werner Herzog's latest film delves into society's dependence on the Internet for just about everything. Premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, "Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World" prominently features several Carnegie Mellon University scientists, as well as robots and other innovative technologies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 20, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University and Sikorsky Aircraft researchers have used an autonomous helicopter and an autonomous ground vehicle to demonstrate for the U.S. Army that ground and air robots can perform complex, cooperative missions.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 14, 2016
A six-legged walking robot built at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1980s under the leadership of noted alumnus Ivan Sutherland is the subject of an exhibit opening Jan. 15 at the university's Posner Center.The exhibit, "Ivan Sutherland's Trojan Cockroach," was developed by Daniel Pillis, a master's degree student in the School of Art, and tells the story not only of walking robots, but also of computer graphics and the origins of the technology underlying modern advances in robots.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 12, 2016
Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers say properly designed privacy notices — pushed out to users at appropriate times — could help remedy that problem.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 08, 2016
Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, was honored as Industrialist of the Year by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors' Western Pennsylvania chapter at a ceremony Jan. 7 at the Duquesne Club.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 16, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's Human Sensing Laboratory will celebrate the new year by making available to fellow researchers its advanced software for tracking facial features and recognizing emotions, filling a gap that has slowed development for real-time facial image analysis applications.
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Joe Lyons
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Tuesday December 15, 2015
A Carnegie Mellon University student team won the $10,000 grand prize at the 2015 Facebook Global Hackathon by creating a new digital product that supports breaking news 24/7 with real-time eyewitness videos from around the world.

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