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Artificial intelligence will change our world, Cornell expert says

Bart Selman, professor of computer science, opened the lecture series "The Emergence of Intelligent Machines: Challenges and Opportunities" by highlighting the potential real-world impacts of artificial intelligence.

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

A new multidisciplinary collaborative research graduate degree program at Cornell will combine architectural research with study in material computation, adaptive architecture and digital fabrication.

CIS series looks at emergence of intelligent machines

A CIS Seminar Series on the Emergence of Intelligent Machines will address a wide range of topics and questions raised by artificial intelligence. The lectures are scheduled for Monday evenings through May 1.

Hospitable language inspires trust in Airbnb customers

Cornell researchers will present a paper on how Airbnb profiles are perceived in the context of a sharing economy that goes beyond their "gut feelings" if someone is trustworthy or not.

New Weiss fellows and teaching award recipients honored

Seven faculty members were honored with Stephen H. Weiss Fellowship awards, recognizing excellence in teaching undergraduate students, at an event in Klarman Hall Feb. 9.

Eva Tardos receives EATCS computer science award

Eva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award.

Humans must overcome distrust of robots: researchers

Helping to solve robot navigation through crowded human spaces was the topic of a research presentation by computer science professor Ross Knepper and doctoral student Christoforos Mavrogiannis.

Rating systems may discriminate against Uber drivers

Many new "sharing economy" companies, like Uber and Airbnb, use consumer-sourced ratings to evaluate their workers – but these systems can include bias based on race or gender.

Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

Computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon has developed a system in which signals sent at the speed of light over fiber-optic cables keep data center computers in sync to within a few nanoseconds.