Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019


  • AI displays gender, racial bias because of human writing

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can be just as biased as humans, according to a new study by researchers from Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. The study, published April 13 in Science Magazine, uncovered racial and gen- der bias in a prominent ma- chine learning algorithm — Stanford University’s Global Vectors for Word Representation, or GLoVe, which learns to associat...

    SciTech | April 24, 2017
  • Cassini will fly between Saturn’s rings for first time ever

    The Cassini probe has spent the last 13 years orbiting Saturn at a distance, faithfully gathering data and sending it back to Earth. Now, it is entering the nal stage of its mission, named the Grand Finale, and will eventually plunge into the planet itself.

    SciTech | April 17, 2017
  • Carnegie Mellon develops new carbon dioxide emission index

    Carnegie Mellon has collaborated with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to design and create a new index to evaluate the carbon emission levels of US energy companies.

    SciTech | April 10, 2017
  • Mathematical theorem detects gerrymandering in districts

    A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon used a new mathematical theorem to show that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts are gerrymandered.

    SciTech | April 3, 2017
  • Discovery of seven Earth-like planets sheds light on exoplanets

    If there’s one thing astronomy has proven over and over again throughout history, it’s that the Earth is less special than we think. The Earth is not the center of the universe — or even the solar system. It’s not unique in its size or material composition, and it’s not the only planet with weather, volcanoes, tectonic activity, or liquid water.

    SciTech | March 6, 2017

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