Since the unveiling of Google Glass, the tech giant's new wearable computing device, a common nickname for its wearers has arisen among skeptics and critics: Glassholes. (Article by Ian Bogost, Interactive Computing). Source: The Atlantic
Mark Riedl, a 2011 YFA recipient, is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology who specializes in the intersection of artificial intelligence, virtual worlds and storytelling. Source: DARPA
The Georgia Institute of Technology said it will offer a two-year master's degree in computer science to thousands of students online for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Georgia Tech dean Charles Isbell joins digits. Source: Wall Street Journal
Jacob Eisenstein has studied regionalisms on Twitter, and found that the word, “suttin”— meaning “something” — appears 10 times as often in Twitter posts from New York as it does in the rest of the United States. Source: The New York Times
Advances in miniaturization will help this trend pan out as predicted, Henrik Christensen — director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech, and co-author of the robotics report. Source: NBC News
Thad Starner (Georgia Tech), a pioneer of wearable computing who is a technical adviser to the Glass team, says he thinks concerns about disruption are overblown.
Source: The New York Times
After looking at half a million tweets for 15 months, Eric Gilbert and C.J. Hutto from Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing have gotten what makes people popular on Twitter down to a science. Source: Cosmopolitan
Want to know the perfect formula for boosting your Twitter followers? Make sure your tweets are happy, interesting, and don't use too many hashtags. This is according to findings from a study by Eric Gilbert being presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in France this week. Source: Daily Mail
What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it can be difficult to build your Twitter audience (and even some celebs have trouble). Looking at a half-million tweets over 15 months, a first-of-its-kind study from Georgia Tech has revealed a set of reliable predictors for building a Twitter following.
Ronald Arkin, a roboticist and roboethicist at Georgia Tech who has received funding from the Department of Defense, is in favor of the moratorium, but is optimistic in the longterm. Source: Rolling Stone