Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

by Helen Vasaly January 26th, 2015

The following is a guest blog post by Tom Dietterich, current president for The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Eric Horvitz, former president of AAAI. The first winter AAAI meeting is occurring now in Austin, Texas until Friday, January 30, 2015.  Discussions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) have jumped into the public eye over […]

Tech Trends for 2015: In the Know

by Shar Steed January 22nd, 2015

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal posted the article, “The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015: Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them.” It offered predictions on cutting edge tech trends for the new year. Here are some […]

Big Data, Data Science, and other Buzzwords that Really Matter

by Helen Vasaly January 20th, 2015

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have organized a new seminar series on Data Science, Big Data, and Internet of Things. The series is a monthly one-hour informational presentation that is open for all to attend in person or online. Michael Franklin from UC Berkeley will be the inaugural speaker […]

Critical Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Processes

by Helen Vasaly January 15th, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) recently announced a new program called Critical Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). CRISP has an upcoming full proposal deadline of March 20, 2015 according to its solicitation. The following are few comments about CRISP from Gurdip Singh, Program Director in the Division of Computer and […]

Highlights from the New Class of TED Fellows

by Shar Steed January 13th, 2015

The new class of Fellows for TED2015 has recently been released, and among the 21 “game-changing thinkers” are Laura Boykin, a biologist and Jonathan Home, a physicist. We’ve chosen to highlight them here because even though they have very different backgrounds and goals, both use advanced computing techniques to transform the world.   Laura is […]

ACM Names Its 2014 Fellows

by Helen Vasaly January 13th, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is out with its 2014 Fellows, 47 of its members from universities, corporations, and research labs being recognized “for their contributions to computing that are driving innovations across multiple domains and disciplines…including database mining and design; artificial intelligence and machine learning; cryptography and verification; Internet security and privacy; computer vision and medical […]