Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ A.I. is able to scan brains and guess what you’re thinking

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From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep learning neural networks can carry out some pretty impressive tasks. Could mind reading be among them?

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Carnegie Mellon increases the proportion of women in computer science from 7% to 42%

In 2004, 30% of undergraduate computer science degrees awarded at Carnegie Mellon were to women.

Allan Fisher, the Associate Dean of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, realized there was a gender ratio problem in the department in 1995. Only 7% of freshman computer science majors were women. Along with Jane Margolis, a social scientist, Fisher tried to figure out what they could do to change the ratio. By 2000, 42% of the freshman class was made up of women.

 

 

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Energy Expert Recommends Sequestration Legislation to Congress

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putting it underground

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Edward S. Rubin is urging Congress to approve newly proposed legislation designed to fund pioneering technologies that can trap and store carbon dioxide emissions deep underground – a vital measure needed to control global climate change.

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Scientists Build Mind-Reading Computer

 Scientists Build Mind-Reading Computer

 Some brains actually need crash protection

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed a ‘mind-reading’ computer.

It is hoped the mind-reading machine, which can forecast the activity patterns a brain will create for a specific word, will offer a better understanding of how and where the brain stores information and even lead to improved treatments for language disorders and learning disabilities.

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