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Panel explores how AI can solve problems, enrich learning

An avalanche of digital data, combined with sophisticated algorithms to analyze it, heralds a technological transformation as important as the emergence of the internet, said panelists at the launch of the Cornell-r4 Applied AI Initiative, held Dec. 6 at Cornell Tech.

New initiative to lead industry innovation, social impact through AI

A collaboration between Cornell and r4 Technologies will develop and apply artificial intelligence solutions to structural challenges that have hindered growth and modernization, and will train a new generation of students to thrive in a data-driven world.

It’s alive: Fiber-optic sensors could help soft robots feel, adapt

Robots that sense and adjust their position relative to their surroundings is the subject of the latest work from Rob Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

AI project could lead to reliable forecasting – of fashion

A partnerships will assess using AI to enhance indexing of fashion images – potentially leading to reliable forecasting of fashion.

Students spark Ghanaian high schoolers’ interest in computer science

A team of students and faculty has organized a coding program to inspire interest in computer science among high schoolers in Ghana, where students must choose majors before they enter university and can’t switch once they’re enrolled.

Study: Smart speakers make passive listeners

People explore less when they get recommendations from voice-based platforms such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, making it more likely that they’ll hear options chosen by an algorithm than those they might actually prefer.

Nine faculty members elected AAAS fellows

This year's AAAS electees from Cornell include a renowned artificial intelligence researcher, an emeritus professor who studies animal migration patterns, and a food safety expert.

A stitch in simulation saves nine

A new digital tool developed by a team of researchers at Cornell and Stanford University can accurately predict how knitting patterns will turn out ahead of time – and does it about 100 times faster than existing methods.

Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.