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AI over computer codeThe OpenAI meltdown will only accelerate the artificial intelligence race

Optimists and ‘doomers’ are fighting over the direction of AI research – and those who want speed may have won this round, Sarah Kreps, the John L. Wetherill Professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Director of Tech Policy Institute in the Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy, writes in an op-ed in The Guardian.

Man holding classes with computer chipGlasses use sonar, AI to interpret upper body poses in 3D

Throughout history, sonar’s distinctive “ping” has been used to map oceans, spot enemy submarines and find sunken ships. Today, a variation of that technology – in miniature form, developed by Cornell researchers – is proving a game-changer in wearable body-sensing technology.

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Processor made for AI speeds up genome assembly

A hardware accelerator initially developed for artificial intelligence operations successfully speeds up the alignment of protein and DNA molecules, making the process up to 10 times faster than state-of-the-art methods.

Fiberoptic cables artistically displayedCornell AI Strategy certificate prepares leaders to leverage new tech

Cornell’s new AI Strategy certificate program offers a nuanced curriculum for leaders who are ready to leverage the power of AI in various business contexts.

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Cisco Research, Cornell Bowers CIS announce partnership

Cisco Research is providing funding for six research projects that will further the college's leadership in AI and point the way toward innovative solutions to challenges surrounding the use and development of AI models.

Finger pointing to chip on glassesAI-equipped eyeglasses can read silent speech

The eyeglasses, called EchoSpeech, use acoustic-sensing and artificial intelligence to continuously recognize up to 31 unvocalized commands, based on lip and mouth movements.

Robot hands with medical symbol floating aboveAI tool gains doctors’ trust by giving advice like a colleague

Hospitals have begun using “decision support tools” powered by artificial intelligence that can diagnose disease, suggest treatment or predict a surgery’s outcome.

Grocery cart with foodNIH funds cross-campus effort to train experts in AI and nutrition

The $1.7 million grant will help scientists with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning to address complex biomedical challenges in nutrition and health.

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Algorithm overlooks Spanish speakers in online SNAP ads

A Cornell-led team found the algorithm behind Google Ads charged far more to deliver online ads to Spanish speakers about the benefits of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.

cell phone showing street and business rankingsFairer ranking system diversifies search results

Cornell researchers have developed a fairer system for recommendations – from hotels to jobs to videos – so a few top hits don’t get all the exposure.

Truck on road with computer code overlayedDo trucks mean Trump? AI shows how humans misjudge images

A study of commons mistakes humans made while guessing whether a neighborhood voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump based on a single Google Street View image may help us make better decisions about visual information.


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