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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The experiment that taught us what “left” really means

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

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The Cosmos' Attack on Computers

In 1984, IBM encountered a mystery: computers in Denver were making ten times more mistakes than the national average.

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A World of Information

Everything in the world works by processing information. Even thermoses.

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When Do I Start Knowing What I’m Doing?

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.

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Why computer scientists and linguists don't always see eye-to-eye ...

“You’ve just explained my entire life to me.” This was the last thing I was expecting to hear from Lori, my graduate advisor, in the midst of a discussion of my career plans...