by Susie Cribbs | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amazon's recent Prime Day was largely written off as a bust, but imagine if it had gone differently. Imagine if instead of offering you an assortment of things you had zero interest in, Amazon instead provided you with a list of things you needed, wanted — or both.

A recent article on Forbes.com, "Super-Smart Retail, Coming Soon To A Device Near You," features LTI Professor and MCDS Director Eric Nyberg, whose startup company... Read More

Simple Phone Game Reaches Illiterate and Low-Literate Populations
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers is leveraging people's interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information in Guinea.

The phone project, called Polly, began operating in March through the U.S. Embassy in Guinea, where the current Ebola epidemic began in December 2013 and where people are still grappling with the outbreak. This week, Polly is part of an anti-Ebola campaign in... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MCDS student Chengliang Lian and LTI Ph.D. candidate Rui Liu took top honors in this semester's class project competition in 11-761: Language and Statistics.

Students in the course, which aims to ground the data-driven techniques used in language technologies in sound statistical methodology, must complete a substantial team project at the end of the semester. The project requires students to discover and exploit deficiencies in the... Read More

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