“Research Bits” provide a glimpse into the research being conducted around the world through brief interviews with researchers.
First, Michael Bernstein of Stanford University talks about his research into crowdsourcing—tapping into the knowledge of the crowd. One of his goals is to develop a way that anyone can use crowdsourcing to access the input of people from different backgrounds, countries, and professions to provide useful information and accomplish wide ranges of tasks.
At 3:30, Alvaro Soto, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, is conducting research in machine learning. He talks about his work with robots, helping them to learn from the environment to adapt and act autonomously in the real-world situations.
Field correspondent Josephine Cheng conducted these interviews during the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013.