Topic: Computer science

How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Everything

Sept. 1, 2016
North American City Transformed by Artificial Intelligence

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers looks ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city.

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Computer Science Breakthrough Could Improve Cybersecurity

May 16, 2016

A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate.

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Paving the way for self-driving cars

Feb. 10, 2016
Peter Stone

In the Near Future, Your Car Will Do the Driving

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Texas Needs More Diversity in STEM, and This is How to Do It

Aug. 24, 2015

It’s back to school time, and this year as in some years past, there has been an increased emphasis to include more women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. But if we truly want to get more women and underrepresented minorities into STEM fields, we need to do more. And not just about funding. We have to do more to build the Texas STEM pipeline.

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Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

Jan. 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_50010" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin's 2-1-1 Navigation Center.

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