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    1. Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

      Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

      Michael Alba posted on April 12, 2017 | (Image courtesy of Gengiskanhg.) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is escaping the realm of hackneyed sci-fi tropes and staking a renewed claim as the forefront of technological progress. Ever since the field of AI was founded in 1956, it’s waxed and waned in the public eye, perceived at some times as the inevitable future of computing, and at others as the broken promise of scientists who dreamed too big. Today, expectations for AI are sky high.

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    2. Sentiment Analysis Offers a Better Way to Conduct Polls

      Sentiment Analysis Offers a Better Way to Conduct Polls

      Anne Nasato Screenshot from estorm.org displaying Twitter sentiment in terms of political orientation. The majority of the polls for the 2016 Presidential Election turned out to be mistaken. One possible reason for this is that the majority of polls are based on survey questions. However, a group of engineering researchers may have found a better polling method by using the election to get an idea of popular opinion without resorting to survey questions.

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    3. How Surfing the Web Improves Machine Learning

      How Surfing the Web Improves Machine Learning

      How Surfing the Web Improves Machine Learning Michael Alba The new approach was tested with extraction tasks for mass shooting data, illustrated above, as well as food contamination data. (Image courtesy of Narasimhan et al.). A new approach to machine learning information extraction has been developed by MIT researchers. Information extraction uses machine learning to automatically classify data items taken from plain text, such as online articles, to aid in statistical analysis.

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    4. Can This Device Be the Universal Translator?

      Can This Device Be the Universal Translator?

      Can This Device Be the Universal Translator? Tom Spendlove posted on June 09, 2016 | | 296 views Andrew Ochoa laughs when he explains the origin of his Pilot translator. He met a French girl, he says, and communication between the two was difficult. That’s not exactly the problem statement I would allow my students to give during design presentations but it’s the idea behind Pilot, a smart earpiece that translates languages between users.

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