Computer and Data Sciences

  • Forward Fest series captures paradigm-shifting research approaches and foundational ideas

    Friday, Jul 30, 2021
    by University Staff

    In September 2020, the University launched A Year of Forward Thinking, an initiative that invited Princetonians and others to join in a conversation focused on responding to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Over the course of A Year of Forward Thinking, which spanned the 2020-21 academic year, faculty and alumni shared their best ideas in a monthly online series reflecting the University's mission to serve humanity.

  • ‘A.I. Nation,’ Episode 5, ‘Echo Chambers,’ now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
    by Princeton University

    In the fifth and final episode of “A.I. Nation,” a podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley investigate the role of AI in social media and the polarizing effects these algorithms have on us, whether we realize it or not.

  • 'A.I. Nation,' Episode 3, 'The Next Pandemic,' now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
    by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

    AI is being used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in new and innovative ways, making advancements in healthcare that can be used to curb future pandemics. But at what cost to our privacy?

    In the third episode of A.I. Nation, a new podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley explore the ways AI has improved our response to the pandemic, particularly in the instrumental advances it has made in solving the protein folding problem.

  • Hello, World. Princeton and WHYY launch new podcast “A.I. Nation”

    Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
    by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

    Decisions once made by people are increasingly being made by machines, often without transparency or accountability. In “A.I. Nation,” a new podcast premiering on April 1, Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY have partnered to explore the omnipresence of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its implications for our everyday lives.

  • “Think like an expert”: Brain scans watch learning in action

    Friday, Mar 26, 2021
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    What does learning look like inside the brain?

    Can a brain scan reveal if a student is learning a tough curriculum or falling behind?

    These and other questions prompted a team of Princeton neuroscientists to launch an ambitious experiment, scanning 24 students’ brains six times during the 2018 spring semester to quite literally watch them learn.

  • Princeton's tech policy clinic builds ‘virtuous loop’ of real-world research and learning

    Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    Wikipedia’s wealth of cited information comes from a global community of more than 250,000 editors who contribute content each month. Upholding community standards and fostering diversity and inclusion are major goals for the Wikimedia Foundation — goals that depend on creating software that reflects and reinforces the community’s values.

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