12/19/2005

Google and Carnegie Mellon

Photo Source: NASA
Andrew W. Moore, a Carnegie Mellon University professor of computer sciences and robotics and an expert in data mining and artificial intelligence, was just picked to be in charge of the Google Engineering Office in Pittsburgh.
As the Carnegie Mellon Today announcement states, "Andrew Moore has shown that machine learning can be applied in diverse ways, ranging from searching for distant asteroids to detecting possible bioterrorism incidents based on patterns of people buying over-the-counter medications."
How great it that!? Although I could never afford their stock, I'm grateful for their search engine, Gmail, Google Earth, and all the other web tools they've provided to our civilization.
If they are now detecting (thus preventing) possible bioterrorism...I salute them.

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