Emory students win Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence ‘social companion’

Emory students win Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence ‘social companion’

A team of Emory students won Amazon’s 2020 Alexa Prize, a global competition to create the most engaging chatbot to advance the field of artificial intelligence. The team earned $500,000 for taking first place with their chatbot named Emora.


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Emory’s national election experts react to Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as running mate marked two historic firsts on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Emory’s election experts weigh in on Biden’s vice-presidential pick.

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Emory professor’s podcast honors civil rights ‘cold case’ widow

“Buried Truths,” the award-winning podcast led by Emory professor Hank Klibanoff, released a special episode this week honoring Sallie Nixon, who saw her husband, Isaiah Nixon, killed in 1948 for voting. Sallie Nixon died July 25 from COVID-19.

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Emory’s new president connects with community through online forum

President Gregory L. Fenves engaged the Emory community through an online forum as part of his first full day of activities. From safety on campus amid COVID-19 to new initiatives planned around racial justice, Emory’s 21st president offered candid insights on key issues.

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Butterfly genomics: Monarchs fly differently, but meet up and mate

A new study from the lab of Emory professor of biology Jaap de Roode confirms that while the eastern and western butterflies fly differently, they are genetically the same.

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Marsteller’s legacy of masterful mentorship, advocacy in the sciences continues

Patricia Marsteller, who retires Aug. 1, has been a fierce and early advocate of programs to encourage undergraduate science research and study, especially for students who are underrepresented in STEM fields.

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Emory statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis

Deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman John Lewis, Emory joins Atlanta and the rest of the country in mourning the loss of a remarkable leader and friend.