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Michael Littman Quoted By The Libertarian Republic On The Risks Of AI

Last update on May 28, 2015.

Michael Littman Quoted By The Libertarian Republic On The Risks Of AI

Here's a provocative question: "What do actual AI researchers think of the risks of AI?"

Ramez Naam of The Libertarian Republic notes that Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates have all expressed recent concern about "killer AI" scenarios despite having a lack of AI expertise. Instead, he turns to Michael Littman of Brown ...

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With Friends Like These: Timothy Edgar Writes For Lawfare On The Politics Of The USA Freedom Act

Last update on May 26, 2015.

With Friends Like These: Timothy Edgar Writes For Lawfare On The Politics Of The USA Freedom Act

Writing on the topic of surveillance reform in Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, again proves himself one of the few scholars able to consistently pierce the bubble of political rhetoric for the benefit of the layperson.
 
"[Rand] Paul’s machinations have no chance of causing the Patriot Act to permanently ...

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Digital Den Cites Brown CS As A "Well Recognized" VR Leader

Last update on May 26, 2015.

Digital Den Cites Brown CS As A

Digital Den recently toured the Yurt as part of last week's Visualization and Creativity in Immersive 3D Environments — From Cave to YURT symposium, describing it as "a wonderful event...fascinating".  You can read the whole article here

Brown's Cave And Yurt Featured In RI NSF EPSCoR Magazine

Last update on May 19, 2015.

Brown's Cave And Yurt Featured In RI NSF EPSCoR Magazine

As the countdown to the Visualization and Creativity in Immersive 3D Environments -- from Cave to YURT symposium continues and excitement about the Yurt grows, the online magazine of Rhode Island National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has taken notice. Take a look at page 22 of The Current to ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Named A 2015 Quora Top Writer

Last update on May 18, 2015.

Shriram Krishnamurthi Named A 2015 Quora Top Writer

His readers and followers across a variety of media platforms will be interested to note that Shriram Krishnamurthi has burnished his list of honors with an unusual addition: he's now a Quora Top Writer for 2015. Citing the "consistency, quality, and thoughtfulness" of his posts, he's been recognized for his unique contributions to ...

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Artemis Alumna Keeps Looking For Opportunities To Code

Last update on May 18, 2015.

BREAKING NEWS: Brown CS is proud to report that Louisa has just been declared a Kode with Karlie Scholarship winner.  Congratulations, Louisa!  Profiles of the 2015 scholars are available here.

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"Most people," says 14-year-old Louisa Bay, "think coding is boring and for boys. I know they're wrong. By winning the Kode with Karlie Scholarship ...

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Learn About Yurt Optical Tracking Innovation In An 80-Second Video

Last update on May 15, 2015.

As we get ready for next week's Visualization and Creativity in Immersive 3D Environments -- from Cave to YURT symposium (click here for details), we're taking a moment to tell some of the most interesting stories from the Yurt's creation. In this 80-second video, PhD student Johannes Novotny explains a challenge that the ...

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Jonathan Mace And Rodrigo Fonseca Develop "Retro" To Improve Server Resource Management For Big Data

Last update on May 13, 2015.

Jonathan Mace And Rodrigo Fonseca Develop

Inside Microsoft Research reports that PhD candidate Jonathan Mace and Professor Rodrigo Fonseca of Brown CS, collaborating with Microsoft Researchers Peter Bodik and Madan Musuvathi, have created a new server resource management framework, known as Retro. It identifies the cause of bottlenecks in cloud systems, then optimizes cloud resources to make cloud operations more cost-effective ...

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It's Never Too Late To Try CS, Enthusiastic Undergrads Tell Brown Classmates

Last update on April 30, 2015.

It's Never Too Late To Try CS, Enthusiastic Undergrads Tell Brown Classmates

This year alone, 771 Brown students took introductory CS classes. The rest are probably asking themselves:

* What kinds of things can I do with a CS degree?
* Can I do CS without concentrating in it?
* Do I have to take a ton of math to do CS?
* WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE, ANYWAY?
 
To answer these ...

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2nd Place Award For Software At HackPrinceton Goes To Aaron Gokaslan '18 And Laura Shea '18

Last update on April 23, 2015.

2nd Place Award For Software At HackPrinceton Goes To Aaron Gokaslan '18 And Laura Shea '18

by Aaron Gokaslan '18

 

On April 12, 2015, Brown University students Laura Shea ‘18 (a computer science and math concentrator) and I (also ‘18, a computer science concentrator) came in second place in software at HackPrinceton. Our team, with fellow students Ergeta Muca and Anthony Lobko, designed a website to convert files into videos, which ...

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