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Packard fellow McMahon rethinks neural-network computing

Using a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Peter McMahon, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, aims to harness the power of photonics to build processors for neural networks that are more than 1,000 times more energy efficient.

Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.

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Tying quantum computing to AI prompts a smarter power grid

Fumbling to find flashlights during blackouts soon may be a memory, as quantum computing and AI may quickly solve an electric grid’s hiccups so fast, humans may not notice.

Alumni gifts will support Cornell Bowers CIS

Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will support construction of a new building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.

Cornell Receives Award from Zoom for Innovative Classroom Technology Use

During the pandemic, IT and audio-visual staff equipped many classroom spaces on the Ithaca campus with specialized Zoom Rooms software. These setups allowed instructors to deliver course material, including views of presentations, board notes, and documents, to both in-person and remote students. Recently, Zoom presented Cornell with an award recognizing this innovative use of their applications.

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Cornell team wins ALFRED Challenge at 2021 EAI@CVPR

A Cornell team won first place in the ALFRED Challenge  (Action Learning From Realistic Environments and Directives) at the 2021 EAI@CVPR (Embodied Artificial Intelligence workshop at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition). 

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DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

An interdisciplinary research team led by Carla Gomes, professor of computing and information science, has developed Deep Reasoning Networks, which combine deep learning with an understanding of the subject’s boundaries and rules.

Project aims to prevent abuse in encrypted communication

Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.

‘Dislike’ button would improve Spotify’s recommendations

Researchers developed an algorithm that shows just how much more effective Spotify would be if it incorporated both likes and dislikes, in the style of platforms like Pandora.