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Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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CS undergrads’ research sets sights on image hackers

Four undergraduates recently presented their research – conducted with the help of equipment donations from Facebook – at a major conference on computer vision.

New center will foster data science research

Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society, launching this fall and led by David Shmoys, will enhance research in the increasingly important field of data science.

Online birth stories reveal power imbalances

Cornell researchers performed a computational analysis on nearly 3,000 online birth stories, shedding light on new mothers’ feelings of powerlessness.

Expert: Design information networks that support democracy

Improved mediation and curation could strengthen the search engines and social media platforms dominating today's information ecosystem, Northeastern University's David Lazer said Oct 24 during the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Certificate course helps develop front-end web design skills

The Faculty of Computing and Information Science, along with eCornell, has developed an online certificate program focusing on designing and building user-friendly websites.

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Transaction fees change the culture of bitcoin, study says

Bitcoin transaction fees keep the cryptocurrency functioning, but may threaten its long-term viability and contribute to its energy waste, according to a new study from Cornell researchers.

AI tool detects global fashion trends

A new artificial intelligence tool developed by Cornell researchers scans millions of publicly available photos to effectively identify fashion trends around the world, as well as traditions and events with signature styles.

Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is employing machine learning, librarian expertise and cutting-edge research analysis to use existing knowledge to help eliminate hunger by 2030.