Using AI techniques, Kathleen McKeown and Julia Hirschberg are creating an automated, universal sentiment detection system for new languages, including low-resource languages where translators are few.
Given at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, Bishop’s talk surveys recent advances in program obfuscation, an area of theoretical cryptography that has seen unprecedented levels of activity over the past four years.
Part of edX’s graduate-level MicroMasters series, the course gives instruction in the technical aspects of physics-based animation. Grinspun’s research has been incorporated into films by Disney, Pixar, LucasFilm, Weta Digital, and other studios.
Augustin Chaintreau and grad students Mathias Lecuyer and Max Tucker scrapped Manhattan Airbnb listings, finding that most listings are rarely used but a small share of listings generates most of the revenue.
In creating Moana and other animated movies, artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios use techniques developed by Grinspun and his students to give characters lifelike hair that flows, bounces, and twists.
Their paper, published last week in Science, describes a DNA storage method capable of encoding 215 petabytes in a single gram of DNA. It is believed to be the highest-density data-storage device ever created.
The approach—scalable, highly robust, and resistant to errors—is 60% more efficient than previous DNA storage strategies and approaches 90% of the theoretical maximum amount of information per nucleotide.
The Atlantic cites research led by Yaniv Erlich in creating a genetic tree of 13M people for studying migration, life spans, and other patterns. The work, still under peer review, was posted to bioRxiv.
Paper published in Harvard Journal of Law & Technology shows how technology blurs line between metadata and private content, eroding … Continue reading Steven Bellovin & coauthors call for new surveillance laws to reflect internet’s complexity
In a Nature Genetics article, researchers describe genotyping family members (rather than a patient), making it easier to collect DNA … Continue reading Study coauthored by Yaniv Erlich uses DNA from family members to map risk factors