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SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:19

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

Confirm or Deny: Jaron Lanier

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:42

Maureen Dowd: You often get confused for the lead singer of Korn.

Jaron Lanier: No, never. I'm often confused with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm kidding.

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:33

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL).

NAS Report Investigates the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:33

The National Academy of Sciences recently released a report titled "Assessing and Responding to the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments."

NSF-Funded Report Focuses on Classroom Technology

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:04

A new report examines the cyberlearning community's efforts to integrate the latest innovations in learning science and computer science into pre-K-12 through post-secondary level classrooms.

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:49

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that artificial intelligence is coming for plenty of jobs. And many of us don't even know it.

Computer Science, Philosophy Join Forces on Ethics and Technology

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:27

Six computer science courses at Harvard this fall are co-taught by professors or teaching fellows from the Philosophy department as part of an initiative that seeks to embed ethics into regularly offered Computer Science courses.

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:47

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:40

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do.

Broadening the CS Cohort

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:31

Innovative programs are drawing women and minority students to computer science, and giving them the support they need to succeed.

So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:57

California State University offers a variety of degrees and certificate programs at its campuses to prepare students for the rapidly growing cybersecurity field.

The Disappearing American Grad Student

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:12

There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.

Can AI Help to Detect and Cure Cancer?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00

University of Southern California Viterbi professor Fei Sha plans to focus her efforts on applying the findings of statistical machine learning to medical science.

UMD Hosted Women Around the Country for Its Annual All-Female Hackathon

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00

The University of Maryland recently hosted its third all-women hackathon.

Bringing History to Life

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00

Sankofa is a new immersive computer game that aims to bring the cultural history of Ghana to life via gameplay while providing a unique learning experience.

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:36

They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.

Three Ways to Get More Women Into Tech

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:18

The percentage of women graduating with computer-science and engineering degrees is still the lowest of all the STEM fields. What can colleges do to support and prepare these students to pursue careers in the tech industry? 

How Student Concentrations Are Changing at Harvard

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:44

An analysis of nine years of data from Harvard found four major trends on fields of study.