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.
Do the laws of physics know their left from their right?
In 1984, IBM encountered a mystery: computers in Denver were making ten times more mistakes than the national average.
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.
“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...