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According to a study by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), even though negative gossip was 2.7 times more likely to appear in an employee's inbox, all gossip was an important exchange of social information. Source: Huffington Post

 

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Georgia Tech is joining a revolution in higher education by offering online courses to anyone anywhere for free. "It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: 11 Alive

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"It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Georgia Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: The Examiner

 

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Simply by looking at these different rates of word usage, Schnoebelen and his colleagues, David Bamman of Carnegie Mellon University and Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Comp) of Georgia Tech, can predict the gender of an author on Twitter with 88 percent accuracy. Source: The Boston Globe

 

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A new study of how slang expressions spread on Twitter could offer insights into a more general question in linguistics: how language changes and evolves. Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Computing) and colleagues used statistical analysis techniques to work out how “Metropolitan Statistical Areas” (MSAs) influence each other. Source: BBC News


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By mimicking how primates visualise an unfamiliar environment - a process called mental rotation - researchers are building a new kind of guidance system for robots. Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) is leading the effort to incorporate this technique into software for controlling robots. Source: New Scientist

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A research team led by Mike Stilman (Interactive Comp), a rock star in robotics, says its "MacGyver" robot can use the everyday objects it comes across to accomplish high-level tasks. A new promotional video for the school shows the potential for this robot and other next-generation bots. Source: Fox News

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Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) demonstrates an astonishingly intuitive visual interface which enables a journalist with zero programming skill to turn any news story into a plethora of different custom-designed games in seconds. Source: Innovation Investment Journal

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For the millions of Americans who live with paralysis, mentally controlling artificial limbs and mobility devices would be a big step forward toward more independent living. Melody Moore Jackson (Interactive Comp) is trying to make that happen. Source: CNN

 

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Researchers, led by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) recently revealed that they are developing a tool that allows adults to test themselves for dementia in the comfort of their own home. Source: Gizmag

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