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  • Could this app make you a better driver?Want to improve Boston’s recently-confirmed reputation for having the worst drivers in the country? Fortunately, now there’s an app for that. Mobile-based telematics — apps and hardware that measure driving behaviors — may be the future of safer roads. Increasingly, people are using these...
  • Two researchers named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" listNBA All-Star Steph Curry. "Star Wars" actor John Boyega. Platinum-selling rapper Fetty Wap. And, of course, CSAIL researchers Abe Davis and Teasha Feldman-Fitzthum.Okay, those last two might not be household names, but they were among the select few picked to be part of Forbes "30 under 30" list,...
  • Computer scientists explain what they do, in very simple wordsThis fall xkcd web cartoonist Randall Munroe published “Thing Explainer,” a book that explains the mechanics behind concepts like smartphones and nuclear reactors using only the English language’s 1,000 most commonly used words. (Well, technically, “ten hundred” - the word “thousand” isn’t on the...
  • Toyota names three CSAIL PIs to consult for AI initiativeThe new Toyota Research Institute (TRI) - a $1 billion investment in artificial intelligence - aims to reduce traffic casualties, develop cars capable of navigating without human input, and advance the field of autonomous systems. This week TRI announced the advisory board and initial technical...
  • Computer model matches humans at predicting how objects moveWe humans take for granted our remarkable ability to predict things that happen around us. For example, consider Rube Goldberg machines: One of the reasons we enjoy them is because we can watch a chain-reaction of objects fall, roll, slide and collide, and anticipate what happens next. But how do...
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