6/21/11

Leading Innovation: Boston and Beyond



Nearly 250 alumni and friends joined Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon and the Boston Alumni Chapter for a special event in Boston on June 9. The event featured a panel discussion on Brain, Mind and Learning —a new initiative at Carnegie Mellon.

  • Human vs. Artificial Intelligence: What Will the Future Bring?
  • Are computers like IBM’s Watson really that smart? What can they teach us about how the human brain thinks and learns?
  • How can a deeper understanding of the brain lead to breakthroughs in autism, Alzheimer’s and dyslexia research?
  • How will advances in artificial intelligence shape industries from finance to health care?

A distinguished panel of experts and event attendees discussed the answers to these questions and more.

Check out Carnegie Mellon on Flickr to see photos from the Boston Inspire Innovation campaign event.

6/8/11

Greenlighting Startups


Did you know Carnegie Mellon University is one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial institutions in the U.S.?

In the past 15 years, CMU has helped create more than 200 new companies and added approximately 9,000 new jobs to the U.S. economy.

Now the university is Greenlighting Startups.

Greenlighting Startups is a new initiative aimed at accelerating CMU’s record of turning campus innovations into sustainable new businesses. A portfolio of five new and existing campus incubators, the initiative is uniquely designed to further speed the organic growth of company creation at CMU.

Want to know more? Visit cmu.edu/startups.