04/05/2017 - UTCS Assistant Professor Scott Niekum has known he wanted to study artificial intelligence since he was 19 years old. As an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, he rode the bus an hour each way to get to his internship. To pass the time, he read Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach, a book that explores, among other topics, artificial intelligence and the emergence of consciousness. Read more
09/01/2016 - Original article: CNS News | By Marc Airhart Read more
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03/09/2016 - Source: NEWS from College of Natural Sciences First the robots successfully challenged the chess masters, then the Jeopardy champions. Now comes a match-up for a new generation. Read more
08/17/2015 - KXAN  AUSTIN (KXAN) – A computer science professor at the University of Texas at Austin stopped by KXAN to talk about his research on computer gaming and the human brain. Dr. Risto Miikkulainen is studying the brain to figure out how it works and translate that knowledge to making better computer games. He even entertained questions around the blockbuster movie, “Pixels,” exploring the idea of using gaming technology as a weapon. Read more
07/24/2015 - The Austin Villa Robot Soccer Team participated in two competitions in the RoboCup 2015 competition in Hefei, China: the Standard Platform League (SPL) and the 3D simulation league.  Read more
07/15/2015 - American-Statesman | By Omar L. Gallaga Should we heed the warnings of movies such as ‘Terminator Genisys’ and the TV show ‘Humans’? Remember, in 1984, when a scary robot from the future told us he’d be back? Read more
07/21/2014 - By Peter Stone Special to the American-Statesman Read more

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