I work at Carnegie Mellon University on teaching computers to understand language. I'm also the founding president of the Public Communication for Researchers program. I'm easily distracted by birds.
A few months ago, my aunt sent her colleagues an email with the subject, “Math Problem! What is the answer?” It contained a deceptively…...
There are two sides to accuracy, and you can't have them both.
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Deciphering mathematical card tricks is a wonderful pastime, but it can get you into some bizarre predicaments.
When his wife suggested he create a 3D model of their tea set, Martin Newell made computer science history.
Whatever big data say, they say it more confidently. But that doesn't mean they say what we think.
Do the laws of physics know their left from their right?
Any AI worth fearing will have to be very different from what we're building now
The word “quantum” imbues any topic with instant mystique. Unfortunately, it often doubles as a “keep out” sign...
Three grad students organized their own public communication training. The benefits proved far greater than expected.
In 1984, IBM encountered a mystery: computers in Denver were making ten times more mistakes than the national average.
I used to regularly take a shuttle from my university campus back to my house. As the students climbed aboard, we would each dutifully nod to the driver and name our destination. What happened next never failed to amaze me......
Everything in the world works by processing information. Even thermoses.
When my advisor informed her assembled advisees that I was the group’s “machine learning expert,” I nearly choked. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what expertise looked like, and it wasn't me.