Jesse Dunietz

Jesse Dunietz

Ph.D. Candidate in computer science

I teach computers to understand language. I'm also the founding president of Public Communication for Researchers at CMU, and a 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow with SciAm. I'm easily distracted by birds.

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Scientific American

Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe

Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting.

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Scientific American

Robotic Exoskeleton Adapts While It's Worn

The decades-old pursuit of bulky, much-hyped Iron Man–like “exosuits” could give way to minimalist technologies more in sync with the human body.

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Scientific American

Nevermore, or Tomorrow? Ravens Can Plan Ahead

Like great apes, the canny corvids seem capable of delaying gratification.

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Scientific American

Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI's Future

Optical computers may have finally found a use—improving artificial intelligence.

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Popular Mechanics

How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web

The 404 error was an obvious innovation, yet the internet you know and love wouldn't be possible without it.

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The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning

Machines keep getting better at picking up patterns – but they always seem to need guidance to tell them which patterns to look for.

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Politicians Need to Understand This Computer Science Concept Better

There are two sides to accuracy, and you can't have them both.

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Why Did Obama Just Honor Bug-Free Software?

Margaret Hamilton, recipient of a 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor, represents one of two schools of thought for how to build software.

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Popular Mechanics

The Hidden Science of Elevators

How powerful algorithms decide when that elevator car is finally going to come pick you up.​​

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The Computer Made of Nothing but Plastic and Marbles

The confounding logic of Dr. NIM

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The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics History is This ...

When his wife suggested he create a 3D model of their tea set, Martin Newell made computer science history.

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It's Way Too Early to Be Afraid of a Superintelligent AI

Any AI worth fearing will have to be very different from what we're building now

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Scientific American

The Unexpected Dangers of Recreational Counting

Deciphering mathematical card tricks is a wonderful pastime, but it can get you into some bizarre predicaments.

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How Big Data Creates False Confidence

Whatever big data say, they say it more confidently. But that doesn't mean they say what we think.

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The experiment that taught us what “left” really means

Do the laws of physics know their left from their right?