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Statement on undergraduate admissions: 18 August 2020

18 August 2020

Following the announcement from Ofqual on 17th August (and similar announcements by other examination boards and authorities) we are working as quickly as possi...

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Cambridge engineers recognised with awards for pandemic service

Two teams of Cambridge engineers have been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic with the President’s Special Award for Pandemic Service.

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Get In Cambridge: New social media films aim to encourage more applications from underrepresented groups

Cambridge University is using targeted social media videos to reach teenagers from UK Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities and break down misconceptions that might put them off applying.

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Predictive touch system

AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of pathogens on surfaces.

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Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue

The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of colour from humanity's visions of its high-tech future.

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