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Brown CS And HCRI Faculty Advise On Forthcoming AI Legislation

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The judicial systems of eight states utilize a computational process sometimes referred to as algorithmic sentencing, which uses algorithms to assess the risk of a criminal committing future crimes. This assessment then provides guidance for judges as they make sentencing ...

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Amy Greenwald Gives A Keynote Address At Microsoft's Faculty Summit 2017

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"Humans make hundreds of routine decisions daily," explains Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). "More often than not, the impact of our decisions depends on the decisions of others. As AI progresses, we're offloading ...

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Amy Greenwald And 35 Brown CS Students Bring An Hour Of Code To 350 K-12 Kids

Compared to multi-decade efforts like the Artemis Project, Hour of Code (now in its fourth year at Brown CS) is a fairly new outreach effort, but the scope of this year's participation set records and helped achieve two distinct goals. 

For as many as five hours per day, for an entire week (December 5-9 ...

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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.

Michael Littman:

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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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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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Amy Greenwald Helps Coordinate The Inaugural Artificial Intelligence For Social Good Conference

Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), along with colleagues from Harvard University, the Computing Community Consortium, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and other organizations, have just returned from the successful Artificial Intelligence for Social Good conference, which they co-organized. Held in Washington, DC, the ...

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Stefanie Tellex Receives A Sloan Fellowship

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Stefanie Tellex, assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Computer Science, is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2016, the foundation announced February 23. The fellowships are awarded annually to early career ...

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Self-described as a "different kind of hackathon" designed with goals of inclusiveness, experimentation, learning, and collaboration in mind, Hack@Brown turned three this year and showed strong success on all counts. Held on February 6-7, 2015, with support from Brown CS and numerous corporate sponsors, the event brought in 450 students from as far away ...

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Amy Greenwald Delivers Opening Remarks At Women In Machine Learning Workshop's Tenth Anniversary

Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science delivered opening remarks and made multiple other contributions to a workshop she helped found that's celebrating a proud anniversary: Women In Machine Learning (WiML) turned ten this year. Amy made a significant founding contribution to the workshop by writing the initial National Science ...