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VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture
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VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture

Cornell University researchers have created a virtual reality tour of New York City's Red Hook Farms.

Physical Systems Perform ML Computations
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Physical Systems Perform ML Computations

Cornell University researchers have trained physical systems to execute generic machine learning computations.

Tying Quantum Computing to AI Prompts Smarter Power Grid
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Tying Quantum Computing to AI Prompts Smarter Power Grid

Combining quantum computing with artificial intelligence could lead to the rapid diagnosis and identification of remedies for electrical grid problems.

'Dislike' Button Would Improve Spotify Recommendations
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'Dislike' Button Would Improve Spotify Recommendations

A research team at Cornell University has developed a recommendation algorithm that could improve Spotify by incorporating both likes and dislikes.

Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
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Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method of protecting grape crops through the use of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Stretchable Sensor Gives Robots, VR a Human Touch
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Stretchable Sensor Gives Robots, VR a Human Touch

Cornell University researchers have developed a fiber-optic sensor that can be use in a stretchable skin to sense deformations like pressure, bending, and strain...

AI Tool Detects Global Fashion Trends
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AI Tool Detects Global Fashion Trends

A new artificial intelligence tool scans millions of publicly available photos to effectively identify fashion trends around the world, as well as traditions and...

AI Helps Shrink Amazon Dams' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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AI Helps Shrink Amazon Dams' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A model developed by a Cornell University-led research team uses artificial intelligence to find the most promising configurations of dam sites to reduce greenhouse...

Optical Lace Gives Robots Heightened Sensory Ability
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Optical Lace Gives Robots Heightened Sensory Ability

Researchers have developed a stretchable optical lace that could give soft robots a soft touch.

Study: Smart Speakers Make Passive Listeners
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Study: Smart Speakers Make Passive Listeners

Cornell University researchers found people who read choices online digested information nine times faster than those who heard them listed by a smart speaker product...

­sing Smartphone Cameras to Track Alertness
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­sing Smartphone Cameras to Track Alertness

A new tool tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photos taken whenever a user unlocks their smartphone.

AI May Put Private Data at Risk
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AI May Put Private Data at Risk

Cornell Tech researchers have determined current models of machine learning are vulnerable to privacy leaks and other attacks.

Robot Prototype Will Let You Feel How It's 'Feeling'
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Robot Prototype Will Let You Feel How It's 'Feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype robot capable of expressing "emotions" by reshaping the texture of its outer surface.

Augmented Reality Takes 3D Printing to Next Level
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Augmented Reality Takes 3D Printing to Next Level

Researchers are using augmented reality to advance three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional modeling technologies

Physicists Take First Step Toward Cell-Sized Robots
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Physicists Take First Step Toward Cell-Sized Robots

Researchers say they have developed a microscale robot exoskeleton that can quickly change its shape upon sensing chemical or thermal changes in the surrounding...

Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects
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Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects

Researchers are studying a new type of programming that mimics an insect's brain functions.

Computer 'anthropologists' Study Global Fashion
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Computer 'anthropologists' Study Global Fashion

Researchers are using deep-learning methods to analyze billions of photos uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms.

Two Groups Both Win $7.5m to Study Ai, Autonomous Systems
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Two Groups Both Win $7.5m to Study Ai, Autonomous Systems

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $15 million to two Cornell University research teams to pursue autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

Cornell to Team With IBM to Protect Global Milk Supply
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Cornell to Team With IBM to Protect Global Milk Supply

Researchers will use genetic sequencing and big data analysis to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Shortened ­rls May Open a Window on Your Life
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Shortened ­rls May Open a Window on Your Life

The trend of using shortened URLs offers a new opportunity for hackers to invade users' privacy, according to Cornell Tech researchers. 
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