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Interview

Students tackle the routing problem for in-traffic emissions tests

Interviewed by Walter Tichy

The whole objective of most speeches is to convey information, or to defend or rally people to a point of view. Gestures and tone may help inspire people to adopt your point of view, but is non-verbal communication truly 93% of all communication? ...


Interview

A conversation with Marianna Obrist: using touch, taste and smell in virtual and augmented experiences

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

The whole objective of most speeches is to convey information, or to defend or rally people to a point of view. Gestures and tone may help inspire people to adopt your point of view, but is non-verbal communication truly 93% of all communication? ...



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If you write it better, you will say it better

July 2019
by Philip Yaffe

Preparing a good text for reading and preparing a good text for speaking are often considered to be unrelated activities. This is incorrect. A good text for reading and a good text for speaking are distinct, but they are not alien. They are complementary. ...


Article

Repairnator patches programs automatically

July 2019
by Martin Monperrus, Simon Urli, Thomas Durieux, Matias Martinez, Benoit Baudry, Lionel Seinturier

Repairnator is a bot. It constantly monitors software bugs discovered during continuous integration of open-source software and tries to fix them automatically. If it succeeds in synthesizing a valid patch, Repairnator proposes the patch to the human developers, disguised under a fake human identity. To date, Repairnator has been able to produce patches that were accepted by the human developers and permanently merged into the code base. This is a milestone for human-competitiveness in software engineering research on automatic program repair.

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