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Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) theorizes that a shaky global economy has forced some companies to take a pause from investing in serious games. Source: CNN International

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Georgia Tech is using its PR2 to develop software and user interfaces for robots that could assist elderly people living at home. “They have been a key facilitator of collaborative infrastructure for robotics,” says Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp). “We have to figure out how this can be continued.” Source: Technology Review

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A similar strategy is part of Courteous.ly, which sports the tagline: “if they only knew how much email you have.” This service (which is part of a larger research project by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp)) connects to your Gmail account and counts how many messages you receive. Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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As technology continues to transform the business of news dissemination, what role does computation play in the practice of journalism—both today and in the future? Last week, the Georgia Tech College of Computing tried to answer that question through the second “Computation + Journalism Symposium,” held Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

"We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," said Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp). Source: Design News

 

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Simon is a humanoid robot being developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the purposes of exploring intuitive ways for people and machines to live and work alongside one another. Source: The New York Times

 

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During a presentation on Monday, Henrik I. Christensen (Interactive Comp) sharply criticized a recent “60 Minutes” saying that, while automation may transform the work force and eliminate certain jobs, it also creates new kinds of jobs that are generally better paying and that require higher-skilled workers. Source: The New York Times

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Growth in the Atlanta area’s mobile industry can be attributed in part to the presence of academic institutions where mobility is a focus, including Georgia Tech, and to corporations that are active in the mobile space. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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IEEE TV featured Georgia Tech's Blair MacIntyre (Interactive Comp) and the Augmented Reality Lab. Source: IEEE TV

 

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"To paint advances in technology as just taking jobs is very one-sided," stated Dr. Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp). "Studies have shown that 1.3 better, higher paying jobs are created in associated areas for every one job that may be insourced. Source: Herald Online

 
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