Women equal men in computing skill, but are less confident

The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.

William Wagner, Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems, Villanova University • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: computing computer-science employment women stem bias quick-reads research-brief technology sexism careers confidence workplace workforce men performance gender-gap young-women

A language generation program's ability to write articles, produce code and compose poetry has wowed scientists

GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.

Prasenjit Mitra, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  artificial-intelligence  computer-science  writing  technology  editing

The tech field failed a 25-year challenge to achieve gender equality by 2020 – culture change is key to getting on track

Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.

Francine Berman, Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: computer-science equality women stem technology gender-pay-gap diversity supercomputers equal-pay female-leadership womens-representation organizational-managmeent pay-gap

Coronavirus: our study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated

Many more people have been infected with coronavirus than the statistics suggest.

Scott McLachlan, Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: computer-science covid-19 statistics coronavirus-2020

How fake accounts constantly manipulate what you see on social media – and what you can do about it

A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.

Jeanna Matthews, Full Professor, Computer Science, Clarkson University • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: social-media computer-science covid-19 algorithm twitter bots facebook disinformation instagram hackers distrust media-literacy authoritarian-regimes russian-trolls divisive-politics internet-research-agency

New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge

A new initiative at Cambridge will equip young researchers outside computer science with the skills they need to use machine learning and artificial

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence computer-science philanthropy

Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing

We need to update models on death rates or introduce truly random testing to understand the true impact of the coronavirus.

Scott McLachlan, Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  computer-science  statistics  testing  coronavirus2020

Women in STEM: Krittika D'Silva

Krittika D'Silva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a member of Jesus College. Alongside her academic research in AI and machine learning, she has worked for NASA on monitoring astronaut health with AI and wearable devices, and for the UN in using data science to inform public policy. Here, she tells us about her motivation, goals, and how she ended up playing a tennis match against HRH Prince Edward.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  machine-learning  women-in-stem  artificial-intelligence  computer-science

Prevention better than cure at keeping young users from getting involved in cybercrime

Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has suggested.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: crime computer-science cybersecurity cybercrime

Cambridge appoints first DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning

Following an international search, Professor Neil Lawrence has been appointed as the inaugural DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at Cambridge, supported by a benefaction from the world-leading British AI company.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  machine-learning  computing  artificial-intelligence  computer-science  philanthropy

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