A “New Nobel” – Computer Scientist Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize

Duke professor becomes second recipient of AAAI Squirrel AI Award for pioneering socially responsible AI.
Whether preventing explosions on electrical grids, spotting patterns among past crimes, or optimizing resources in the care of critically ill patients, Duke University computer scientist Cynthia Rudin wants artificial intelligence (AI) to show its work. Especially when it’s making decisions that deeply affect people’s lives.

While many scholars in the developing field of machine learning were focused on improving algorithms, Rudin instead wanted to use AI’s power to help society. She chose to pursue opportunities to apply machine learning techniques to important …