Mark Riedl explains the importance of instilling narrative intelligence into computers for the future.
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new process to teach computers to understand and predict our daily routines, which for now, involves a wearable camera that snaps a photo every 30 to 60 seconds. At the end of the day, the camera-wearer goes through the photos and labels each image based on the activity that was happening — eating, reading, whatever the subject didn’t delete later for privacy reasons. The images are then put into a generic prediction model, essentially training a computer to understand and categorize the activities.
Researchers at Georgia Tech have identified a way to teach robots how to fall with grace and without serious injury. The work is important as costly robots become more common in manufacturing alongside humans. The skill becomes especially important, too, as robots are sought for healthcare or domestic tasks – working near the elderly, injured, children or pets.
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One wide swath of jobs that may be most easily automated are likely to be jobs that involve narrow and repetitive manipulation or assessment of data. Irfan Essa at Georgia Tech focuses his research on machine vision, a domain that has developed markedly in the last 10 years. “Many fields were AI could be applied have been in ‘aggregation mode’ for quite some time, and now we’re finally getting to a point of sense-making,” says Essa.
Students from the Georgia Institute of Technology online master of science in computer science (OMS CS) degree program will meet face-to-face for the first time at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference as Georgia Tech continues to remove barriers that traditionally separate online students from a complete higher education experience.
The College of Computing reports degree growth, research highlights and the results of external outreach for the 2015 fiscal year, with a look at how it’s expansive alumni network has grown since forming as a college 25 years ago.
New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that activity on Reddit help groups changes dramatically in the aftermath of celebrity suicides. Instead of reaching out to others for support against suicidal thoughts, Redditors show expressions that indicate increased and explicit suicidal tendencies. Content and participation in the days and weeks after a celebrity’s death are more likely to be angry and more anxious.