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For 40 days and 40 nights since Spring 2015 commencement, College of Computing faculty have traveled the globe. They threw off velvet tams and threw on Tevas for busy summers – trekking to conferences, teaching abroad, creating new partnerships for Georgia Tech, and more.

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A damning indictment of this constant, inexorable, shouted conversation we call life in the Twitter age, researchers have found that roughly a quarter of all tweets are not credible.

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A new generation of robots is on the way—smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable. They promise to bring major changes to the factory floor, as well as potentially to the global competitive landscape.

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For four years running, EdTech has picked some of the most influential blogs in higher education for our Top 50 IT Blogs list.

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For some, it’s a spider. For others, it’s an unexpected run-in with an ex. But for me, discomfort is a dot with a number in it: 1,328 unread-message notifications? I just can’t fathom how anyone lives like that.

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This week scientists unveiled a robot that can sustain injury to one of its six legs, think for a few minutes, and devise a more efficient way to walk—by essentially “limping” away as fast as possible. Jeff Clune and his colleagues accomplished the feat by endowing the robot with what they call a "simulated childhood" of possible motions, and letting the robot figure out the rest. How far can this sort of robotic thought go? According to computer scientist Ashok Goel, if robots have unlimited capability to learn, "why would there be a limit to emotional intelligence?" After all, he says, humans aren’t born with a full set of emotional and ethical intelligence—children learn it by observing adults. 
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Rear-seat entertainment (RSE) systems composed of DVD players mated to front headrest- or headlinermounted LCD screens and wireless headphones are changing. Now greater in-vehicle connectivity and connected services, and consumers’ preference for streaming video content, has automakers and their suppliers revamping RSE for a wider audience.

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