Milind Tambe, a leader in applying Artificial Intelligence to address pressing societal challenges, has joined the faculty at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS).
With its 28-mile-long azure lake, framed by the snow-capped Alps, the picturesque city of Como, Italy, is a popular vacation destination for entertainment royalty, including George Clooney, Madonna, and Sting.
Paparazzi keep track of these famous visitors, but how can municipal officials monitor the way the other 1 million tourists who visit Como each year travel among the districts and attractions in this medieval city?
While several technical experts highlighted just how smart our appliances, lights, cars, factories, and even cities are becoming, another questioned whether we’re thinking hard enough about what technology should do rather than what it can do.
Whether they are surfing the web in search of surf and turf, or browsing for the perfect grass-fed beef burger, more than 90 percent of U.S. consumers search online for restaurants, according to a study by market research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey.
A century of economic theory assumed that, given their available options, humans would always make rational decisions. Economists even had a name for this construct: homo economicus, the economic man.
Have you ever met a human? We’re not always the most rational bunch. More recent economic theory confronts that fact, taking into account the importance of psychology, societal influences and emotion in our decision-making.
Whetlab, a machine-learning enterprise cofounded by Harvard computer scientists only 15 months ago, announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Twitter.
The 2020 ComputeFest symposium will be held on Tuesday, January 21st with the workshops following on Wednesday-Friday, January 22-24th.
The IACS Seminar series will resume on Friday, September 13, 2019.
The IACS seminar series is a forum for thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to share their research on innovative computational and data science topics and methodologies. Past topics include smart city design, data science for social good, data privacy and security, socially assistive robotics, big data software, machine learning for small business lending, AI technology development, and data-driven algorithmics.
“Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery.
Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient’s arteries, showing how millions of red blood cells jostle and tumble through the small vessels. The simulation would identify the best repair strategy.
With a fast enough computer, it could all be done in a few minutes, while the operation is under way.”