University of Toronto researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems.
Stanford University and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet, a step toward creating artificial skin for prosthetic limbs, to restore sensation to amputees and, perhaps, one day give robots some type of reflex capability.
Yale University is yet another top college which is no longer requiring applicants to submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT, following Harvard and Dartmouth.
The University of Arizona is buying a 3800-square-foot residence for its president for $1,275,000, making him the only public university chief in the state provided with a presidential residence, but his current $80000 annual house and automobiles allowance is likely to be canceled; the university will also sell the property if the present president steps down and the new one decides not to live there.
The University of Carolina is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, from its rising tuition fees, per year on private plane trips where most seats are empty and costs are higher than other travel options, such as driving, arguing that the state doesn’t give it enough money.
Former Syracuse University Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lou Marococcia topped the school’s list of highest-compensated employees in 2016, the year he retired after working for 40 years at the college, receiving a total of $3.2 million.
The University of Minnesota has converted its coal-burning power plant into a natural gas-powered one as gas prices is plummeting.