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  • A blue line drawing shows an stick figure with a speech bubble, clearly making a request, while a stick figure operator works a switchboard in the background.

    Siri, It Hurts When You Constantly Misunderstand Me. You too, Alexa

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    Users of voice assistants know the frustration of being misunderstood by a machine. But for people who lack a standard American accent, such miscommunication can go beyond simply irritatin...

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    CMU at FAccT 2024

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    Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and several other Carnegie Mellon University schools and disciplines contributed to more than 10 papers accepted to the 202...

  • Niki Kittur

    Kittur is GeekWire Podcast Guest

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    AI, the brain, and the crowd: Research explores new ways for humans and tech to work togetherTodd Bishop, co-founder of GeekWire, recently interviewed HCII Professor Aniket (Niki) Kittur f...

  • An illustration of a search engine window, including a search bar with a magnifying glass in it, and the results below represented by boxes in various colors.

    New Search Engine Tool Helps Users Make Sense of Unfamiliar Topics

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    HCII researchers have developed a prototype Google Chrome extension that helps users avoid information overload and frustration when performing unstructured online searches for new topics ...

  • A deep pink box shows the outline of a robot's head with a dialogue box above it, while a lighter pink box contains a drawing of two people talking with a question mark above their heads.

    People With Autism Turn to ChatGPT for Advice on Workplace Issues

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    A new study shows that many people with autism embrace ChatGPT and similar AI tools for help and advice as they confront problems in their workplaces. But does that use of AI make sense?Im...

  • A drawing of a smiling robot with open arms wearing a sign that says "Caution, pedestrian cross" set against a real background of an urban crosswalk pedestrians and a dog are trying to use.

    Robots Could Clear Snow, Assist at Crosswalks, Monitor Sidewalks for Traffic

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    HCII researchers have found that when roboticists and people with disabilities collaborate on robot designs, they generate interesting ideas that could make existing robots more accessible...

  • SCS researchers will contribute to two NSF multi-institution research initiatives aimed at reducing the use of carbon and creating sustainable computing.

    CMU Researchers To Tackle Carbon Use, Sustainability Through NSF Expeditions in Computing Awards

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    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will contribute to two multi-institution research initiatives aimed at reducing the use of carbon and creating sust...

  • A drawing of a bench covered in tiles showing the Wikipedia logo in different languages.

    Wikibench Allows Wikipedians To Improve AI Evaluation Datasets

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    Wikibench allows Wikipedia communities to collaboratively curate AI evaluation datasets that represent their communities' norms and values while using discussion to navigate disagreements ...

  • SCS faculty members Andrea Bajcsy, Motahhare Eslami, Ken Holstein, Aditi Raghunathan, Andrej Risteski and Hong Shen have received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards.

    SCS Faculty Earn Google Research Scholar Awards

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    Six Carnegie Mellon University researchers in the School of Computer Science received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards, which support early career professors pursuing research in fields...

  • CHI 2024 logo with the theme Surfing the World May 11-16, 2024

    CMU at CHI 2024

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    Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and several other Carnegie Mellon University schools and disciplines contributed to more than 40 papers accepted to the 202...

  • Brad Myers holds a paperback copy of his new book "Pick, Click, Flick! The Story of Interaction Techniques"

    Myers Publishes Book on Interaction Techniques

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    A new book from Brad A. Myers, the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, explores the history, current and future design of interaction techni...

  • SCS faculty members Joshua Sunshine and Steven Wu have received NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards, the foundation's most prestigious for young faculty researchers.

    SCS Researchers Receive More Than $1.5M in NSF CAREER Awards

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    Two Carnegie Mellon University professors in the School of Computer Science received Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation totaling ...