Friday, February 10, 2012

Solve for X Talk: Collaborative Science by Adrien Treuille

This talk describes Foldit and EteRNA, a series of remarkable new scientific discovery games Adrien has helped create. These games lead us to wonder: how many unknown `Kasparovs` are out there on the Internet - potential experts at tasks they never knew existed? Is this the future of expertise?

Adrien Treuille is an Assistant Professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He researches scientific challenges through multi-player on-line games such as Foldit (protein folding) and EteRNA (nano-engineering).

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