Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the

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University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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Faculty invited to submit proposals to mentor undergrads as research assistants for fall, spring

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is now accepting Undergraduate Research Assistantship proposals for fall 2012 and spring 2013. The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a new initiative of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan to expand the opportunities

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Clockwise from top left: Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez, Emily Prieto and Guadalupe Lopez.

Three Huskie Research Rookies take first steps to transcend ‘rookie’ ranks at Seattle conference

Three Huskie Research Rookies are taking their research to the next level. Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez and Guadalupe Lopez submitted abstracts based on work they completed in the Research Rookies program to the SACNAS National Conference: “Science, Technology, and Diversity for a

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USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.

Student Jeff Lamble to present landfill research Aug. 24 during annual Academic Convocation

One year ago, NIU student Jeffrey Lamble found himself exploring the lives of open landfill scavengers in Central America. An estimated 4,000 “waste pickers” in Guatemala City turn small profits by rifling through the 40 acres of trash for reusable items that

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