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Interdisciplinary Teams Present New Solutions in Computational Journalism

June 2021   Ten teams presented their final projects that explored collaboration between reporting and computer science

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New brain-like computing device simulates human learning

April 2021   'Synaptic transistors’ mimic brain’s plasticity by simultaneously processing, storing data

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Human-Machine Collaboration Visualizes Music

April 2021   PhD student Andrew Paley blends his two passions—artificial intelligence and music—to add a unique dimension to his compositions and performances.

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The Optimizer

April 2021   Optimization and machine learning expert Jorge Nocedal believes that human connections are integral to learning and discovery.

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Understanding fruit fly behavior may be next step toward autonomous vehicles

April 2021   Could the way drosophila use antennae to sense heat help us teach self-driving cars to make decisions?

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Open Quantum Materials Database Celebrates Milestone

April 2021   One millionth compound incorporated in database with Northwestern roots

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Algorithm Could Allow Faster Adoption of Versatile Materials

April 2021   A machine-learning algorithm instantly predicts electronic properties in metal-organic frameworks

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What if we could check Big Tech?

March 2021   The collective voice of millions of users could be as effective as regulation

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So Your Company Isn't Getting the Most out of Analytics and AI. Here's What to Do.

March 2021   These tools have the possibility to transform your business. If you know how to harness them.

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

March 2021   Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

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Pain Hides in Our Data

March 2021   First study to use AI to find indicators of pain in patients’ vital signs data

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Novel System Improves AI Testing

March 2021   New method for generating additional training data for commonsense models developed

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AI shows attitude toward COVID-19 is more ‘infectious’ than the disease itself

March 2021   The more retweets, the more people believe it — even if it’s not true

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Humans Have the Power to Decode Bias in AI

February 2021   During a Q&A with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, faculty, students, and the community examined the bias in algorithms that impact us all.

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Can AI reduce time to breast cancer diagnosis?

February 2021   New research study will explore how AI models could help guide radiologist’s review of mammograms with higher likelihood of cancer

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String of stars in Milky Way are related

January 2021   Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same time

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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Accelerate Discovery of Materials for use in Industrial Processes

January 2021   Platform aims to minimize resources required in the development of new materials for use in targeted applications

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Zhaoran Wang Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

January 2021   He will use the award to advance the field of principled deep reinforcement learning

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Using A.I., Northwestern researchers seek to improve legal practice, administration of justice

December 2020   Recent bipartisan legislation to make public court records more accessible encouraging sign to Northwestern team.

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Six professors named AAAS fellows

November 2020   AAAS recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to science and its applications

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Universities worldwide call on government leaders to think beyond short-term election cycles

November 2020   This year’s virtual U7+ Alliance of World Universities Presidential Summit brought together nearly 100 university leaders from six continents for a series of dialogues on intergenerational justice as students worldwide call on higher education institutions to play an active role in addressing the global challenges they will inherit.

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AI Detects COVID-19 on Chest X-rays with Accuracy and Speed

November 2020   Algorithm outperformed thoracic radiologists in new study

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Who is Responsible When Autonomous Systems Fail?

November 2020   A panel of experts including Northwestern Engineering’s Todd Murphey explored the legal, technological, and societal implications of assigning responsibility

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Meet Adam, the “Scientist” Who Never Sleeps

November 2020   An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.

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Bringing Human-Machine Collaboration to Music Videos

November 2020   New platform Pixie syncs AI-generated images to music

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Optimizing the Design of New Materials

November 2020   New approach determines optimal materials designs with minimal data

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Video: How Bias Creeps into AI when Businesses Aren’t Looking

November 2020   A quick explainer on what happens if you aren’t thoughtful about the data you use.

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Northwestern, Accenture receive Gold Award for virtual learning partnership

October 2020   The virtual program “Leading with Analytics and Artificial Intelligence” was honored for “Best Use of Video Learning” by Brandon Hall Group

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McCormick, School of Communication Launch Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design

September 2020   Center to develop the future of human and computer interaction

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Kellogg, McCormick Announce MBAi Joint Degree Program

August 2020   Kellogg and McCormick announced the MBAi joint degree program, a 5-quarter program to address the intersection of business and technology management.

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Artificial Intelligence Tool Lays Groundwork for Autism Early Diagnosis and Intervention

August 2020   AI-enhanced precision medicine identifies novel autism subtype.

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How AI Can Help Weed Out Faulty Scientific Research

August 2020   Solid science is more important than ever, yet experts often struggle to predict which studies will replicate. Artificial intelligence could do the job better.

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COVID-19 Risk Model Uses Hospital Data to Guide Decisions on Social Distancing

July 2020   General framework has led to policy changes in Austin, could help other communities.

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Northwestern joins Illinois universities to establish $15.5 million math and statistics institute

July 2020   Regional institute will address major societal challenges with math-based solutions

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Fair justice systems need open data access

July 2020   Making court records publicly available will enable statistical analysis

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Is Now the Time to Transition to Personalized Marketing?

July 2020   Budgets are strapped. There are a million other things to do. But the risk of ignoring AI-powered modern marketing is dire.

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New A.I. tool is a potential timesaver for COVID-19 researchers

June 2020   CAVIDOTS provides easy-to-skim summaries of academic papers

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Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may have poured jet fuel on brain evolution

June 2020   Rife with obstacles and occlusions, terrestrial environments may have helped give rise to planning circuits in the brain

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Wearable COVID-19 sensor receives NSF RAPID grant

June 2020   Device monitors early signs, disease progression and response to treatment

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Workshop Explores Potential of ‘Smart Sensors’ for Environmental Monitoring

May 2020   More than 90 researchers and scientists took part in the virtual event on May 11-12

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Monitoring COVID-19 from hospital to home: First wearable device continuously tracks key symptoms

May 2020   Wireless sensor gently sits on throat to monitor coughs, fever and respiratory activity

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AI speeds up search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

May 2020   Researchers develop machine model that exponentially shortens expert review period

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ERx connects healthcare providers with COVID-19 medical supplies

April 2020   New platform connects Illinois organizations with supplies to help combat the pandemic

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New Transistors Spike Like Neurons

March 2020   Made from nanomaterials, device can perform several different classes of spiking

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Wireless, skin-mounted sensors monitor babies, pregnant women in the developing world

March 2020   An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new wireless, battery-charged, affordable monitoring system for newborn babies that can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.

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People-Driven, Data Powered: Feinberg Launches New Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine

March 2020   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has established a new Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM), with the goal of augmenting human expertise with computational methods to advance the science of human health.

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Data centers use less energy than you think

February 2020   New, comprehensive analysis presents a more nuanced picture of global energy use

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Podcast: When AI Leaves the Lab

February 2020   AI is now being used to serve customers. On this episode of The Insightful leader, we discuss trends and potential pitfalls that should be on companies’ radars.

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Swarming robots avoid collisions, traffic jams

February 2020   New algorithm could help control driverless cars, automated warehouses

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New Technology Could Help Solve AI's 'Memory Bottleneck'

February 2020   Magnetic memory device is smallest demonstrated, uses record-low current

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Hammond Discusses Chicago Police's Controversial Facial Recognition Tool

January 2020   The Chicago Police Department recently started working with a controversial facial recognition tool called Clearview AI.

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Decoding Hidden Brain Conversations to Advance Neuroprostheses

January 2020   Reconstructing the stable information from neurons driving skills like tying sneakers can aid paralyzed patients

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Artificial intelligence improves breast cancer detection on mammograms in early research

January 2020   AI has potential to reduce false positives, negatives

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Inaugural Deep Learning Symposium Looks to Future of Artificial Intelligence

November 2019   Industry partners, researchers, and students discussed future of field

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Workshop Explores Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Radiology

September 2019   More than 150 radiologists, engineers, and computer scientists discussed innovative approaches to using AI in radiology.

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Where Tech Crosses Paths With the Law

September 2019   Northwestern's schools of engineering and law join forces to refine and preserve the rule of law worldwide.

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Chicago Police: Facial Recognition Software is ‘Seldom Used’

May 2019   As police departments across the U.S. weigh the use of facial recognition software, several communities are raising privacy concerns over the technology, which can identify people in real time through a combination of artificial intelligence, surveillance cameras and a database of photos for comparison.

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Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern: A View from Computer Science

May 2019   There is a tremendous amount of activity in Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern. There is a globally recognized depth of AI expertise within Computer Science and the applied work in AI all across the University is impressive. The challenge is to harness this work to expand on the core research expertise to both support and amplify the impact of the applied work while keeping a policy eye on the implications of the new technologies as they emerge.

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Approaching AI with Common Sense in Mind

March 2019   Ken Forbus’s new book and work highlight the importance of practical reasoning in understanding, designing intelligent systems

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