04/01/20 Wired — EECS professor Costas Spanos thinks you should track your workers and hand over the lights and temperature controls to artificial intelligence
Robotics & AI
03/26/20 — UC Berkeley and UIUC are the headquarters for the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, which announced a call for research proposals for AI technology to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
03/05/20 VentureBeat — UC Berkeley robotics lab director Ken Goldberg predicts that if COVID-19 becomes a pandemic, it may lead to more robots in more environments
02/27/20 Popular Mechanics — Popular Mechanics magazine named EECS professor Ruzena Bajcsy as one of 37 women who "upended science, tech, and engineering for the better." Bajcsy, who conducted pioneering work in robotics and artificial intelligence, joins a list that includes Katherine Johnson of NASA and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie
01/29/20 New York Times — Covariant, an AI robotics company built on research that began at Berkeley, is garnering attention in the world of industrial automation.
01/22/20 — Studying how spaghetti reacts to water might offer clues to how robots built from flexible materials can better mimic human movement, according to Oliver O'Reilly, professor of mechanical engineering.
12/03/19 — Pieter Abbeel, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, led a team of researchers to develop Blue, the Berkeley robot for Learning in Unstructured Environments.
11/18/19 New York Times — Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Dawn Song, a leading expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is building a platform in which people control their own data online and are compensated for its use by corporations.
11/05/19 Los Angeles Times — Leaders in artificial intelligence are unveiling a tool to push back against deepfake videos, built in part on scanning software that UC Berkeley has been developing in partnership with the U.S. military.
10/25/19 — Engineers have created an insect-sized robot that can move as fast as a cockroach and withstand the weight of the average human.
10/25/19 — Computer science researchers are using groundbreaking machine learning technologies to expose deepfake videos, manipulated images and other types of digital deception.
10/22/19 — A computer algorithm developed by scientists at UCSF and UC Berkeley bested two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans - an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aneurysms.
09/19/19 California Magazine — Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Stuart Russell proposes a solution to AI's fundamental "design error."
09/19/19 NPR — NPR's All Things Considered talked to EECS professor Dawn Song about her AI work with traffic signs to explain how U.S. Military researchers are working to combat what they call "adversarial artificial intelligence." That's when someone hacks into an AI system to transmit the wrong information.
08/01/19 — A new insect-sized robot created by Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor and squeeze into tight spaces like a cockroach, a big advantage in search-and-rescue missions.
07/05/19 Berkeley Lab — A team of materials science researchers from Berkeley Lab and Berkeley Engineering has found that with minimal training, machine-learning text mining of the existing scientific literature can lead to new discoveries.
06/19/19 Adobe — UC Berkeley and Adobe researchers have developed a method for detecting edits to images that were made using Photoshop's Face Aware Liquify feature. While still in its early stages, this collaboration between Adobe Research and UC Berkeley, is a step towards democratizing image forensics, the science of uncovering and analyzing changes to digital images.
06/13/19 Washington Post — EECS graduate student Shruti Agarwal and incoming professor Hany Farid argue that powerful new AI software has effectively democratized the creation of convincing “deepfake” videos, making it easier than ever to fabricate someone appearing to say or do something they didn't really do.
06/12/19 TechXplore — A new video by the Hybrid Robotics Group shows bipedal robot Cassie Cal riding in hovershoes down a few stairs, on uneven outdoor terrain, up and down steep inclines and leaning into a turn to navigate corners.
05/22/19 — Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a "Star Wars" imperial walker in miniature. But don't be fooled by its size - this little robot has a mighty spring in its step.