Control Artificial Intelligence, Control the Future

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[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech’s Future

“Intelligent software applications will become commonplace, said Jeff Dean, a computer scientist who oversees Google’s A.I. development. “And machine learning will touch every industry”.

TAGS Artificial Intelligence • Machine Learning • Predictions
The New York Times, March 2016

[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Kindergarten Inc.

How the company behind Common Core and the US testing-industrial complex plans to conquer the entire world

“The company [Pearson] is testing academic, financial, and technological models for fully privatized education on the world’s poor”.

TAGS Pearson • Common Core • Vouchers
Wired Magazine, April 2016


[icon name=”globe” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Marbleslides: Parabolas

In this delightful and challenging activity based on the graphing web app Desmos, click Launch to release the marbles, which slide down the parabola. Students’ goal is to modify the terms of the algebraic equation determining the parabola in order for the marbles to catch all the stars displayed on the screen. As students work, use the teacher view to keep track of their progress and ideas. Clicking on a screen displays all student work for that screen.

Web App for tablets and computers
TAGS Math • Algebra • Graph • Desmos
[Thanks to Dawn Rock for this contribution]

[icon name=”tablet” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Pl@ntNet, Identify, Explore, and Share your Observations of Wild Plant

“Pl@ntNet is a tool to help to identify plants with pictures. It is organize in different databases. It will try to guess your location in the world based on the picture of the plant you took. You just take an image, it detects where you are on the planet and gives you a list (with thumbnail pics) of possible matches”.

App for iOS and Android
TAGS Environmental Science • Plants
[Thanks to Jeff Roth-Vinson for this contribution]


[icon name=”television” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Is ADHD An Advantage?

“Studies have routinely shown that those with ADHD tend to be more creative in both controlled tests and in real life, as they often think randomly and outside the box”.

TAGS ADHD • Creativity
AsapScience YouTube Channel, April 2016


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