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Decision-making by robots seems likely to increase. This might be a good thing, says Ronald Arkin (Computer Science) who is developing “ethics software” for armed robots. Source: The Economist

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A new study out of the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science identifies four characteristic behaviors of Twitter "hyperadvocates," whose actions clearly separate them from the tweeting behavior of typical users. Source: Office of Communications

Since 2006, Ronald Arkin (Computer Science) has been working to develop robot drones that are capable not only of carrying out pinpoint attacks but of deciding on their own when it is permissible to fire on a particular target. Source: Wall Street Journal

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The controversy surrounding a drastic restructuring of the University of Florida's CS department is still unresolved. The CS students have continued receiving support, including an e-mail to University of Florida president  from Zvi Galil, dean of the College of Computing. Source: Communications of the ACM

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In this article by Richard DeMillo (Computer Science), he discusses how investment in IT doesn't matter if colleges are just going to keep conducting business as usual. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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Two Georgia Tech College of Computing professors – Mark Guzdial and Ling Liu – received honors from the IEEE Computer Society for their contributions to the field of computer science. Source: Office of Communications

Nick Feamster (Comp Sci) has developed Project Lithium, software designed for a home router that can be controlled via a web interface. With it, a consumer or carrier can set parameters for how traffic behaves on the home network. Source: GigaOm

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The Center for 21st Century Universities' TechBurst competition announced its winners this week, capping the first iteration of an experiment in peer-to-peer instruction. “This is meant to be a start of a thread of conversations among students," says center director Rich DeMillo (CS). Source: Wired

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When it comes to home networks, consumers are often like small children, demanding what they want when they want it, while ISPs are left to play the role of parent. But Nick Feamster's (CS) project using OpenFlow protocols has the potential to change that dynamic. Source: GigaOM

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Instead of ignoring the inevitability of change, how can institutions incorporate disruptive technologies within the traditional university? That is the question that the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) sought to answer with its first annual TechBurst Competition. Source: Office of Communications