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A new Massachusetts initiative called AI Jump Start will bring together faculty from Northeastern and other universities to share their expertise in artificial intelligence with a broad range of small and midsize enterprises. The program is open to firms in defense, manufacturing, health, and other industries that would like to incorporate machine learning but aren’t sure how to go about it.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
With distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine temporarily on ice, “we’re putting really all our eggs in the basket of Pfizer and Moderna” to inoculate the millions of people in the U.S. who will become eligible for a shot on April 19, says Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management. And that’s a risky, if necessary, bet.
On co-op at L’Oréal, Kristine Aleksandrovica relies on her positive mindset to help her through stressful moments, such as the recent grounding of a cargo ship in the Suez Canal that was carrying millions of dollars worth of cosmetics. The business major’s supply chain expertise and make-it-happen attitude kicked in.
Every movement in the human body—from lifting our arms to our beating hearts—is regulated in some way by signals from our brains. Until recently, scientists tracked and understood that brain-body communication only after the fact. Researchers at Northeastern have developed a new type of nanosensor that allows scientists to image communication between the brain and the body in real time.
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Jaime Bensadon, a third-year business student with a dive-right-in approach to work projects, learned to slow down and think ahead. A Belgium-based co-op at Toyota, the world’s top carmaker, introduced him to the Japanese continuous self-improvement philosophy of kaizen. “If I move too fast in the beginning, I’ll waste a lot of time later fixing the errors,” he says.
Ongoing anger and violence towards Jews can be traced back to the creation of Christianity, religious historian David Nirenberg said in a lecture that was part of Northeastern’s Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week. The potential for future atrocities grows when society fails to connect present-day anti-Semitism to longstanding prejudices that have reoccurred throughout history, he said.
Keith Corso, who studies business at Northeastern, is the founder and chief executive officer of BusRight, a technology company that provides a suite of web and mobile apps that aim to modernize the school bus system. BusRight recently raised $2.5 million in seed funding from Underscore VC, Long Journey Ventures, and prominent angel investors including the founders of Kayak, Quizlet, and PayPal.