What we're reading: 10,000 blighted buildings

Summary:Face research for autism; New Orleans blight; General Motors design; high-speed rail; machine that teaches itself.

1.) A University of Victoria researcher develops computer games help autistic children read faces.

2.) New Orleans' new initiative: eliminate 10,000 blighted buildings in three years.

3.) GM global design leader Ed Welburn leads the biggest design team in the world.

4.) Yonah Freemark offers his take on Amtrak's 30-year, $117 billion high-speed rail vision.

5.) At Carnegie Mellon University, engineers develop a machine that teaches itself.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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