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Carnegie Mellon and SCS Make Big Impression at "Summer Davos" Large Delegation Highlighted Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

Byron SpiceThursday, September 17, 2015

Robotics Professor Illah Nourbakhsh leads a discussion on Asia’s Industrialization using visualizations created by his CREATE Lab from Landsat imagery.

Carnegie Mellon University — with a big assist from the School of Computer Science — sent the largest delegation of any university to the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 9–11 in Dalian, China.

Fifteen CMU faculty members, students and staff, including SCS Dean Andrew Moore, participated in presentations and demonstrations throughout the conference, including an IdeasLab on the use of machine learning to improve health. For more information, see the university's WEF webpage, which has been updated with images and blogs related to the Dalian meeting.

"Carnegie Mellon is always on the cutting edge of technology innovation, particularly technologies that collaborate with people to address the most pressing challenges of our time, so the World Economic Forum meetings are natural venues in which to share our ideas and demonstrate our technologies," said Justine Cassell, CMU's associate vice provost of technology strategy and impact, and a member of several WEF leadership groups.

More than 1,500 global leaders in business, government, civil society, academia and media attended this year's meeting in Dalian, often called "Summer Davos" in reference to the WEF's influential winter conference in Davos, Switzerland.

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