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The Ultimate Weekend Warrior

Jim Herson and Anne Smith live in the Bay Area. They're in their fifties. Jim has worked the same computer science job since he graduated college in 1982, and he and Anne have been together nearly that long. They have two kids, a 17 year old daughter and a 13 year old son, who they shuttle around the city in a maroon Subaru wagon. Show More Summary

Cuneiform, anyone?

Louisiana just passed a law mandating that all students learn cursive in grades 3 through 12. That’s right – all the way through high school. Not computer science. Cursive… Beth Mizell, the state senator who sponsored the bill, said that she wanted people to have a signature. Perhaps she was so busy sealing her scrolls [...]

Maximizing biomedical research through integrated science

In this Policy Forum, Phillip Sharp, Tyler Jacks and Susan Hockfield discuss the need for better integration of engineering, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences with biomedical science, as they publish a report this week outlining key recommendations in this space. Show More Summary

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living in a Computer Simulation — Here’s the Science

In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. On first hearing, this claim seems far-fetched. But could there be some substance toShow More Summary

Robots Podcast #174: Looney the Robot, with Hunter Lloyd

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews stand-up comedian and computer science professor Hunter Lloyd. Hunter performs comedy acts for all age groups with his partner Looney the Robot, a NAO humanoid from Aldebaran Robotics. Continue reading ?

Students make your plant spin, and they have other Internet of Things innovations, too

Internet of things, IoT, is a fast expanding network of consumer and industrial devices, i.e., “things”. One lab has a growing good reputation for letting the computer science students develop smart IoT devices and services; a new article outlines some of these tricks.

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Predicts the Future

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Researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm capable of successfully predicting what will happen in a video clip based on one still clip from the footage. The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

If you’ve been thinking about taking one of Coursera’s many university-created computer science classes, now’s the time. Enterprise software company Atlassian is currently offering scholarships that cover half of all course fees to students who enroll. Read more...

Making computers reason and learn by analogy

Northwestern University's Ken Forbus is closing the gap between humans and machines. Using cognitive science theories, Forbus and his collaborators have developed a model that could give computers the ability to reason more like humans and even make moral decisions. Show More Summary

Map: Where The Developer Jobs Are

Four of five open developer jobs are in markets outside Silicon Valley, but AP computer science courses are often scarce in those places. For a long time Silicon Valley companies have faced a shortage of qualified software developers. Show More Summary

New Google Cloud Platform Education Grants offer free credits to students

Posted by Alison Wagonfeld, Vice President of Marketing, Google Cloud & Google for Education We are excited to announce Google Cloud Platform Education Grants for computer science faculty and students. Starting today, faculty in theShow More Summary

NERSC readying for Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-based system

For the past year, staff at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer,...Show More Summary

Artificial Intelligence Can Fool Human Ears

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a computer algorithm that can predict and create sound effects from simply being shown videos of different surfaces being struck with a drumstick. The sounds are so realistic that human test subjects cannot accurately distinguish between...

Google has created a new AI research group in Europe to focus on machine learning (GOOG)

Google announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has set up a new AI research group in Europe to focus on machine learning (ML). Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being...Show More Summary

Computers Are Now Good enough They Can Simulate Any Sound And Make You Think It’s Real

“The new algorithm, developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, can predict the precise acoustical qualities of a sound, and then simulate it in an extremely realistic way. When analyzing a silent video clip, such as an object being hit by a drumstick, the system can produce a sound for the […]

Oracle pledges $3 million to help girls learn science, math and tech - CNET

The business-software maker worked with the White House to donate $200 million to support computer science education in the US. Now it's adding even more to focus on women's education.

Good cities, not just smart cities

Daniele Quercia discusses mapping city scents, computational social science, and using sharing economy data to help shape city regulations. Continue reading Good cities, not just smart cities.

AI fools humans with fake sound effects

The auditory Turing test has been defeated. When MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab researchers showed videos of a drumstick hitting and brushing through various objects, subjects were fooled into believing that the...Show More Summary

Artificial Intelligence Fools Humans With Realistic Sounds

The first artificial intelligence algorithm to pass the “Turing Test for sound” has been created, capable of producing sounds that fool humans into thinking they are real. Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...Show More Summary

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