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Gelernter on fire

(Scott Johnson) David Gelernter is an old-fashioned Renaissance man. He is professor of computer science at Yale University, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and member of the National Council of the Arts (more here). Show More Summary

My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Four

Hey everyone! Here's part four of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two and part three for introduction. This time I'm sharing my favorite books about fundamentals...Show More Summary

Why we're still talking about Terminator and the Matrix

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My July 2015 Locus column, Skynet Ascendant, suggests that the enduring popularity of images of homicidal, humanity-hating AIs has more to do with our present-day politics than computer science. Read the rest

It Wasn't Just Clickbait: Cat Videos Might Actually Be Good For You

Science brought us some good news last week: you may be able to recast your procrastination on YouTube as a form of digital pet therapy. A new study, published in Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that watching cat videos on the internet might actually be good for you. Read more...

What is it really like to work as a game developer?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Game developers, what is getting into the gaming industry really like? I ask this because this is one of the fields (computer science) I'm seriously thinking about. Is it really as cutthroat...Show More Summary

Innovations: What the debacle of climate change can teach us about the dangers of artificial intelligence

Could artificial intelligence be the new climate change? Is it a dangerous threat that human will overlook until it is too late?Stuart Russell, a computer science professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and leading thinker...Show More Summary

8 Useful Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

by Angela Guess DesignIMag recently shared its list of the eight best machine learning cheat sheets. The article states, “Machine learning as we all know is a subfield of computer science that has evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence. Show More Summary

Do Robots Dream of Sonnets?

Fortune says, “Maybe.” Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is sponsoring three contests next year in hopes of finding an artificial intelligence algorithm that makes “human quality” literary material. From Fortune: Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is launching AI contests to see if a robot can write a novel, a poem, or dance […]

Startup that helps female techies work from home lands $6.5M to triple staff

There are many reasons why women make up a minority in the tech workforce, including the fact that they account for only 18% of computer science undergraduate degrees conferred in the U.S. Then... To view the full story, click the title link.

MIT Invented a Way to Fix Software Bugs Autonomously With No Source Code

A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original source code. Read more...

Dartmouth Is Holding a Turing Test Competition for Poetry, Prose, and Beats

Chatting with robots is old hat, why not get fooled by a robo-Proust or an AI Diplo? Dartmouth’s finally giving us the Turing championship we need. The university’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science will be holding three Turing...Show More Summary

Where Computer Science, Engineering And Math Majors Want To Work

If 17-year-old Google is at all worried that it’s losing its mojo, it should find some new data highly reassuring. According to a survey of 19,000 students across 340 universities around the world, Google is still their top choice when asked where they’d want to work. Their other top picks, in descending order: Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Read More

The Science Behind Pixar

Did you know that in the film Ratatouille none of the toes of any human character are ever shown? Or that filmmakers created over 270 pieces of food in the computer? Every food item was prepared and styled in a real kitchen, then photographed...Show More Summary

Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

Bringing computer science to kids, Sway for iPad and Microsoft employees’ Pride in who they are — Weekend Reading: June 26 Edition

The summer solstice has come and gone, but our days are still long on news. Lots of great people stories this week. Check it out. “We are far from done,” is something you may often hear Microsoft’s Kevin Wang saying. The founder of TEALS...Show More Summary

The best universities in Europe if you want to get a great job in tech

Getting a computer science degree is still one of the best ways to start out in tech. We broke down the QS World University Rankings by subject and region, to find the top colleges for computer science and information systems in Europe. Show More Summary

Jill P. Mesirov Appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences

Leading computational biologist Jill P. Mesirov, PhD, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for computational health sciences and professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center. Show More Summary

The stuff of science fiction: New Intel tech brings fantasy to your living room

This kind of technology used to be reserved for your imagination — like sending your personal robot out to fetch the newspaper, deleting a computer document by making a paper-crumpling gesture with your hand or even watching a hologram...Show More Summary

What 24,000 Facebook Confession Posts Tell Us About College

Credit: Brian Lane Winfield/Flickr Facebook. Big marketing data capital of the world, frequent haunt for teens, and now stomping grounds for sad college kids. Science confirms as much: a study done through Tufts University’s computer...Show More Summary

Building even better communities with the Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area

What if low-income kids had the same opportunity for jobs in the tech sector as students from the best computer science departments? What could that mean for their futures, or the future of their communities?That’s the question asked by Oakland-based Hack the Hood, whose mission is to inspire Bay Area kids to pursue careers in technology. Show More Summary

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