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A team of computer science students is one of eight selected to compete in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. They were given a $250,000 grant and tasked with programming a bot who can hold a conversation on a range of popular topics.

Jacob Crandall

BYU researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise — and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

BYU computer science team

A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes sense.

BYU engineering professor Oliver Johnson

Three BYU professors recently received Career Awards: the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.


Computer engineering students at BYU spent this past semester creating a robotic, vision-controlled foosball table with the objective to beat a human foosball player. The project was a great success. Only problem? The A.I. is a too good.

Student clicking a mouse

Most people can tell if you’re angry based on the way you’re acting. Professor Jeffrey Jenkins can tell if you’re angry by the way you move a computer mouse.

By the mid-term exam, the students in Dan Ventura's class still couldn't stomach the cooking of an AI program they named PIERRE.