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Brown CS is so proud of our PhD alums! They have been very busy this year and are continuing to work hard to improve and expand the field of computer science.

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George Konidaris Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

For many of us, being handed a C++ compiler in high school would have been a difficult and inauspicious introduction to computer science. Not so for George Konidaris, who joins Brown CS as assistant professor this autumn: as a teenager, growing up in South Africa, he had mostly used computers for games, but the compiler ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

For more stories on why Brown CS is a great place to study, check out our Praise For Brown CS page.

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching ...

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Littman Is An Invited Speaker For The White House's Workshop On Safety And Control For AI

It's already been a busy summer for researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). Following just after Professor Amy Greenwald's efforts to co-organize the White House's Artificial Intelligence for Social Good conference, Professor Michael Littman has been invited to speak at their ...

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img_1243.JPG.300x300_q85.jpg GoLocalProv has named Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS as one of the 50 Greatest Living Rhode Islanders! He was listed alongside How To Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis and Brown “Engin. 9” professor Barrett Hazeltine, among other famous names. Michael is known for his work in reinforcement learning and machine learning, and ...

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GeekWire Reviews James MacGlashan And Michael Littman's Work With Training Virtual Agents Like Dogs

As use of robots becomes widespread, the day is quickly approaching when the average owner, faced with the task of training a robot, may possess little or no programming ability. A team of researchers, including Research Scientist James MacGlashan and Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), have proposed ...

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"What we're finding is that any kind of computational challenge that is sufficiently well defined, we can build a machine that can do better. We can build machines that are optimized to that one task, and people are not optimized to one task,” says professor Michael Littman of Brown University’s Department of Computer ...

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Michael Littman Stars In A Television Commercial That Will Reach Millions Of Viewers Nationwide

“Ordinary people are being empowered,” says Professor Michael Littman of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, “in a way that makes the experts unnecessary.” Coming from a thought leader whose research is helping create household gadgets that can be programmed in a user-friendly and natural way, it's not an unusual statement. 

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"My biggest concern at the moment," Brown CS Professor Michael Littman says, "is that we as a society find a way of valuing people not just for the work they do." He was recently featured alongside other colleagues in an MSN article on job automation, and his response steps outside the usual questions of processor ...

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Michael Littman Interviewed By Business Insider About Robot Myths

When robots develop feelings, they're probably going to be hurt when they read this article.

According to leading artificial intelligence experts, their field is widely misperceived by the general public, perhaps due to movie treatments where vengeful robots decide to turn on their human masters and conquer the planet. In an attempt to set ...