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Meet Amanda Prorok, robot trainer

18 June 2020

Dr Amanda Prorok has just won an Amazon Research Award for her work on ways to induce artificially intelligent agents - like robots and driverless cars - to achieve common goals while working in shared spaces.  

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Understanding 'fairness' in machine learning algorithms

16 June 2020

When more and more decisions in business are informed by machines and models, fairness seems important. Aviva PhD student Michelle Seng Ah Lee is trying to understand how fairness can be reflected in the algorithms used by businesses.

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2020 Wheeler Lecturer Dr Sophie Wilson

The Wheeler Lecture 2020: The Future of Microprocessors

20 May 2020

At this year's Wheeler Lecture, Dr Sophie Wilson looked at the history of microprocessors, how we got to where we are now, and what constraints there are on the future. As predicted, there were laws, graphs and references to Star Wars...

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Janet Wang

The essential travel assistant that could guide us out of lockdown

28 April 2020

A virtual travel assistant that can help users make socially distanced journeys – including when travelling on public transport – could help us as we emerge from lockdown. So says Janet Wang, an alumna of this department...

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Plan AI, because there is no planet B

17 April 2020

To mark Earth Day on Wednesday 22 April our colleague Emily Shuckburgh, gave the first virtual Turing Lecture on sustainability and the climate crisis.

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Dolores Garcia Marti

One Stop Epidemy Resource

16 April 2020

An international team of developers, including a visiting student in this Department, has created an open-source online hospital resource management system of benefit to both doctors and families.

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Using our skills to help others

7 April 2020

"We are privileged to have so much in Cambridge – and we should be using it to help others." So says our Entrepreneur in Residence, Dr Laura James.

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New app collects the sounds of COVID-19

6 April 2020

Researchers here have led the development of a new app that will collect the sounds made by those suffering from the coronavirus.

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International Women's Day

28 February 2020

To celebrate International Women's Day, we spoke to six inspiring women from the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

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Featured computer scientist: Krittika D'Silva

20 January 2020

Prize-winning PhD student Krittika D'Silva discusses her academic research in AI, her work with the UN and NASA, and her dream of using machine learning to have a positive impact on the world.

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