Departmental News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Deborah McGuinness has been elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) “for significant contributions to the semantic web, knowledge representation and reasoning environments, and deployed artificial intelligence applications.” AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society that promotes research in artificial intelligence and its responsible use. The AAAI fellows program recognizes people who have “made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.”

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An article authored by several TWC researchers titled “Designing a strong test for measuring true common-sense reasoning” was published in the April 2022 issue of Nature Machine Intelligence. The article addresses the need to test the full complexity of common-sense reasoning and for more comprehensive evaluation methods.

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On April 13, 2022, numerous students, including many of those led by Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) professors, participated in RPI’s 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is RPI’s premiere event for students to present their research project to faculty and students and earn valuable experience participating in a simulated research conference.

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In the summer of 2021, Professor Hendler and 433 technology innovators, developers, business and policy leaders and researchers responded to the 13th “Future of the Internet” canvassing by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center.

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Untangling the Web is a podcast of the Web Science Trust, a charity promoting the understanding of the Web through education and research in the discipline of Web Science. In this podcast, Deborah McGuinness explains how we can use ontologies to create programs that help us make the best decisions, from pairing wine and food to choosing to start a new medication. Listen now.

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In the third week of January 2022, TWC Co-Chair, Dr. Deborah McGuinness, joined numerous IBM experts and other academic AI experts as a speaker during the two-day IBM Neuro-Symbolic AI Workshop 2022. The workshop addressed recent progress toward some of the most outstanding issues in today’s AI and enabled attendees to reflect on the best path for further advances. Dr.

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