In the Media

Humanizing Autonomy

Driving well is a relative thing, dependent on context and ingrained behavior as much as on learned skills, experts say — and this notion applies equally to both humans and self-driving cars. … In fact, driving doesn’t really tax the human brain, which functions more like a...

Women in Tech Tell Us How to Fix the Industry’s Gender Problem - Video

The headlines calling out tech’s gender gap just keep coming. For women in tech who are used to sexism and discrimination, this isn’t really news. So what could fix the problem? VICE News asked women who work in tech how they’d fix the industry’s gender gap, and they pointed...

The Power Of Gender Peer Mentors

According to De Angela L. Duff, co-director and industry associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU School of Engineering, “Women peer mentors help mentees to identify faculty, staff, and student allies in and outside of the classroom who can help them reach their educational and/...

A Slew of NYC Meetups With Tindie and Hackaday This Week

This is a busy, busy week for Tindie and Hackaday. We’re going to New York, and we have a ton of events planned. First up is the monthly Hackaday meetup. This time, we’re teaming up with Kickstarter for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup. We’ll be hosting this at Kickstarter’s HQ, and...

Brexit opens huge opportunity for UK: Syed Kamall

Syed Kamall, Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London cites Nassim Nicholas Taleb, professor of Risk Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering at 00:12  “…whenever there is disruption you've got three ways to respond. I think as the writer Nicholas...

NYU students win $1 million 'Smart Gun' competition

New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] students have been awarded $1 million for winning a competition to design a smart gun. Borough President Eric Adams announced the winners of the Smart Gun Design Competition Monday, awarding $1 million to Sy Cohen, Ashwin Raj Kumar, Eddilene Paola...

This Million Dollar Smart Gun Idea Isn’t a Gun At All

Autonomous Ballistics, a team from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, received a $1 million prize on Monday for its design of a smart holster, engineered to only release a firearm to an authenticated user using one of three methods: a fingerprint reader, an RFID chip, or voice...

Data Sharing Vital in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The Data Lab is teaming up with UNICEF in a bid to encourage data sharing in public and private organisations to help solve pressing public problems. The first collaborative project aims to tackle the issue of childhood obesity in Scotland … The charity has identified an opportunity to tap...

Millburn Ed Foundation Ready For Rocktoberfest 2017 Event

Anticipation is building for The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills Rocktoberfest, a community-wide celebration that will be held on Saturday, October 1 at Taylor Park. The event will include a Fun Run, a STEAM expo, inflatables and crafts for kids, and hours of live music. …...

Facebook announces major AI commitment to CIFAR

  Facebook announced a major investment with CIFAR [Canadian Institute For Advanced Research] today, a result of the Institute's leadership in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The US$2.625 million investment over five years will continue Facebook's support of CIFAR's...