Machine learning reduces language barriers in global trade, research shows

Machine learning reduces language barriers in global trade, research shows

A forthcoming Management Science paper from researchers at Olin Business School draws a direct connection between language translation driven by artificial intelligence and an increase in international trade. Analyzing data from online e-commerce site eBay, the paper is among the earliest tangible signs that AI and machine learning are living up to their promise.
Federal farming report features two Olin researchers

Federal farming report features two Olin researchers

Two Olin Business School researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are highlighted in a new federal report issued March 27 showing how U.S. farmers — facing a surge of weather events and disease outbreaks — can increase production and revenues with innovations produced by government-funded agricultural research.
Building a better microscope

Building a better microscope

Like our eyes, microscopes are limited in what they can see because of their resolution, or their ability to see detail. An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis plan to use funding from the National Science Center to build a more precise microscope.
Computer-simulated soybeans

Computer-simulated soybeans

Where machine learning meets spring planting and big data intersects with farming big and small, two Olin Business School researchers have devised a computational model so farmers and seedmakers could take the guesswork out of which particular variety of, say, soybean to plant each year.

WUSTL professor Weinberger receives NSF CAREER award

Kilian Q. Weinberger, assistant professor of computer science & engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER award) from the National Science Foundation. Weinberger’s CAREER project, “New Directions for Metric Learning,” seeks to solve one of the fundamental problems of machine learning: how to compare individual texts, images or sounds.