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FCC’s new CTO is well-tooled for the upcoming net neutrality ruling

The new man, Scott Jordan, is a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.

"Jeopardy!"-winning computer breaks new ground

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

IBM's Watson has a new mission: Using its artificial intelligence capabilities to advance science and medicine

Nordita Workshop for Science Writers, Day Two

The second day of the “Quantum Boot Camp” was much lighter on talks. The only speaker was Ray Laflamme from the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, who gave a nice introduction to quantum technologies. While he did spend a bit of time at the start going through Shor’s algorithm for factoring numbers (following up…

'Jeopardy!'-Winning Computer Now Crunching Data for Science

Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries. The new system, known as the Watson Discovery Advisor,...Show More Summary

The FCC’s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irving. The FCC has a history of hiring CTOs that know their stuff, technologically speaking. Jordan is replacing Henning Schulzrinne, a once and future chair of the […]

Google Bets $50 Million on Inspiring Girls to Become Coders

Google has unveiled a $50 million initiative to boost the interest of girls in computer science

Looking to the Future of Data Science

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

The future of data science lies beyond the big-data focus on predictions and recommendations, according to Oren Etzioni, a leading computer scientist.

Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Normally, photographers would need to invest in expensive software, such as Adobe Photoshop, in order to make these types of changes to a photograph, said James Hays, an assistant professor of computer science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who developed the new algorithm. Show More Summary

Look How Much VC Money Is Being Offered To Men, Not Women

We all know that women are vastly underrepresented in the tech industry. We've seen some encouraging signs lately that this is changing, with more women enrolling in a prominent computer science university, a high-level VC saying he's backing more women startups, and lists of women engineers having fabulous careers. Show More Summary

Dave Blei course on Foundations of Graphical Models

Dave Blei writes: This course is cross listed in Computer Science and Statistics at Columbia University. It is a PhD level course about applied probabilistic modeling. Loosely, it will be similar to this course. Students should haveShow More Summary

Study: Humans Are Happier When We Have Robot Overlords

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have discovered that humans prefer increased autonomy for robots. And no, those researchers were not robots. See also: Google-Backed Robot Concierge Accepts...Show More Summary

Human workers report feeling most productive when led by artificial intelligence

Photo by Flickr user Scania Group Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that teams of human workers were at their happiest and most productive when their tasks were directed by robotic artificial...Show More Summary

A new explanation for tech’s pathetic gender diversity: The personal computer

The rise of the PC changed the nature of computer science -- and attracted a whole different breed to tech industry

MIT Scientists Say Humans Would Rather Take Orders From Robots

Welp. This is how it all begins. Bow on bended knee before your robot overlords. New research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) shows (with science!) that when working in groups of three—two humans, one robot—us lowly bags of flesh and blood would rather the robot just take over. Read more...

"Girls Who Code" - Ofure Ukpebor

From TechCabal's, "Girl Who Code series", Ofure Ukpebor: Please give a brief description of yourselfMy name is Ofure Amenawon Ukpebor, and I’m 20 years old. I’m a computer programmer and a first class graduate of Computer Science from the prestigious Babcock University, Nigeria. Show More Summary

The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can...Show More Summary

Enabling a new future for cloud computing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. read more

Someone Built a Fully Functioning Hard Drive Inside Minecraft

Cody Littley is a computer science PhD student with a little time on his hands. Which perhaps explains why he built a working 1KB hard drive in Minecraft out of virtual building blocks. Read more...

The Happiness Equation

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study titled “A computational and neural model of momentary subjective well-being.” In other words, researchers have developed a mathematical model for happiness. Yes, this is an instance of happiness. The study says, “Using computational modeling, we show that emotional reactivity in the form of [...]

10 Percent of Chrome Extensions May Be Malicious

Up to 10 percent of Google Chrome browser extensions may be up to no good. Of 48,332 Chrome extensions, 130 were found to be seriously malicious, and another 4,712 labeled "suspicious," by six computer science experts at the University of California's Berkeley, Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses. Show More Summary

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