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All content by Ross McBee

Don’t discount unprofitable technologies

July 29, 2013

I was disheartened by Nick Spiller’s focus on the profitability of research in his recent column regarding the Horizon Fund. Undoubtedly, royalty payments on University-developed technologies represent...

Supreme Court fumbled gene patent case

July 8, 2013

In the most recent term of the Supreme Court, which ended June 26, decisions were made on gay rights, voting rights and affirmative action. But lost in that list of big-ticket cases was a case that may...

Robots and us

October 18, 2012

The Turing test has long been a major tenet of machine-human interaction and the study of Artificial Intelligence. Devised in 1950 by Alan Turing, a British informatician, computer scientist, mathematician...