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"Make It Real" is a podcast that features in-depth conversations with researchers leading innovative research projects in Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering.

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"Make It Real" is a podcast that features in-depth conversations with researchers leading innovative research projects in Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering.

    CMU's Alex Davis' take on AI

    CMU's Alex Davis' take on AI

    Alex Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Behavior, Decision, and Policy Group, the Carnegie Electricity Industry Center, and the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making. He is currently CMU's acting director of a multi-year, multi-institutional research project on the relationship between science and proven experience. His research focuses on the behavioral foundations of policy, applied to innovation and entrepreneurship, energy, the environment, health, and information and communication technologies.

    • 8 min
    Making sense of AI with Radu Marculescu

    Making sense of AI with Radu Marculescu

    If you’re still trying to make sense of what exactly everyone means by “artificial intelligence,” you’re not alone. In this episode, we chat with AI expert and CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Radu Marculescu to figure out what all this AI hype means, and how it may affect our future.

    • 4 min
    CyLab's Lujo Bauer on letting AI into our homes

    CyLab's Lujo Bauer on letting AI into our homes

    Intelligent devices that we are bringing into our home may call in to question what kind of privacy we are giving up to make life more convenient and personalized. In this episode, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Associate Professor Lujo Bauer discusses computer security and privacy, and what we can expect in the ever-growing world of artificial intelligence.

    • 9 min
    Powering the future of AI

    Powering the future of AI

    As artificial intelligence becomes pervasive, engineers are improving the underlying technology it runs on to make it faster and more efficient. In this podcast, Carnegie Mellon University Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Franz Franchetti discusses what hardware means for the future of AI and what challenges still need to be overcome to optimize AI systems.

    • 10 min
    PPP's Carolina Zarate shares how she got into security

    PPP's Carolina Zarate shares how she got into security

    This week, Carnegie Mellon's internationally-acclaimed hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), will be traveling to Las Vegas to compete for its fifth "World Series of Hacking" title at the DefCon security conference. In this short piece, PPP's Carolina Zarate talks hacking and other hobbies, and shares how she got into security.

    Music: Podington Bear

    • 2 min
    PPP's Zach Wade shares how he got into security

    PPP's Zach Wade shares how he got into security

    This week, Carnegie Mellon's internationally-acclaimed hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), will be traveling to Las Vegas to compete for its fifth "World Series of Hacking" title at the DefCon security conference. In this short piece, PPP's Zach Wade shares how he got into security and how competitions like DefCon are more than just a game.

    Music: Podington Bear

    • 2 min

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