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  • Will machine learning become part of our everyday lives?

    Machine learning, schmine learning – it’s just going to be a part of our everyday lives. That’s what Amazon professor of machine learning at University of Washington and Dato founder, Carlos Guestrin, says about this artificial intelligence subfield.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett28 Sept. 15 15:44
  • Chinese university opens Microsoft-backed U.S. outpost

    China's Tsinghua University has teamed up with the University of Washington and Microsoft to launch the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) -- a tech-focused graduate school that's the first of its kind.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank19 June 15 08:52
  • Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

    Space is tight for computer science students at the University of Washington. The program can accommodate only onethird of UW students who fulfill prerequisites and apply to the major. With lobbying <a href="">support</a> from a number of big-name tech neighbors Microsoft, Amazon and Zillow, to name a few -- the university is soliciting state funds to help pay for a second building for its Computer Science &amp; Engineering department in Seattle. With a new building, UW expects to double its compsci enrollment.

    Written by Ann Bednarz24 March 15 04:36
  • The 'c' in CIO isn't for celebrity

    Longtime CIO Steve Bandrowczak has accomplished a lot in his career: He's run large global organisations, spoken on the biggest stages and driven impressive results. But he still sets aside 30 minutes each day to learn something new.

    Written by By Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson22 Aug. 14 04:20
  • Researchers promote battery-free Wi-Fi technology

    The coming Internet of things (IoT) revolution may not run on batteries, but on power plucked from the air, according to researchers at the University of Washington.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 14 04:46
  • Copyright owners call for overhaul of DMCA takedown notices

    The U.S. Congress needs to overhaul the take-down notice provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to make it easier for copyright holders to police infringing uploads of their intellectual property, some advocates told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross13 March 14 18:05
  • Researchers send data without battery, transmitter

    Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a way to communicate over short distances using devices that don't require batteries or transmit any signals.

    Written by Martyn Williams16 Aug. 13 18:27
  • Legal reform needed to govern data, experts said

    Legal experts and law enforcement agents say new and updated laws are required to protect user privacy while allowing law enforcement to catch cybercriminals.

    Written by Nancy Gohring08 Oct. 11 10:14
  • With hacking, music can take control of your car

    About 300 years ago, the English playwright William Congreve wrote, "music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." This week we learned that it can also help hackers break into your car.

    Written by Robert McMillan11 March 11 11:01