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In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong

Let’s just say this neural network won’t make you fear the robot uprising.<p>At some point, we've all wondered about the incredibly strange names for …

“We should not talk about jobs being lost but people suffering,” says Kasparov on AI

How can humans stay ahead of an ever growing machine intelligence? “I think the challenge for us is to always be creative,” says former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, speaking on stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York.<p>It’s twenty years since Kasparov lost to Deep Blue, IBM’s supercomputer. …

Artificial Intelligence

The meaning of life in a world without work

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author <b>Yuval Noah Harar</b><b>i</b> examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose<p>Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace …

The Future

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.<p>Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do …

Stress really is killing us

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are new clues that the high levels of stress many people endure every day are taking a deadly toll.<p>White, working-class Americans are dying in middle age at a rapidly increasing pace, reversing a long-standing trend toward greater life expectancy across all races and social classes, …

Biomarkers

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

The AI revolution is coming, and Donald Trump isn't ready for it

The American economy is on the verge of a major transformation. Companies in Detroit and Silicon Valley are creating autonomous-driving software that promises to upend the transportation sector. These technologies threaten the jobs of hundreds of thousands of truck and taxi drivers, and they could …

Inside chatbots’ year of growing pains: ‘We’re at an inflection point’

Chatbots in apps like Facebook's Messenger and Kik have struggled to live up to the hype, but that might actually help them succeed.<br>Please visit …

Chatbots

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

In the popular TV show <i>Sherlock</i>, visual depictions of our hero’s deductive reasoning often look like machine algorithms. And probably not by accident, …

Now Humans Can Control Cyborg Turtles With Their Minds

The future predicted in <i>Avatar</i>, in which alien bodies were controlled by human brains, has moved within our reach. A team of Korean scientists …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

Your Accessibility Strategy: External vs Internal

With lawsuits in the U.S. such as the National Association of the Deaf against Harvard and MIT and Netflix, there’s increasing pressure to consider …

ICT skills for graduate teachers: self-directed learning

The effective integration of ICT in the school and classroom can both transform pedagogy and empower students. It is important that teachers are able …

Bryan Alexander

Posted on July 14, 2018 by<p>The voters have decided. Our next online book club reading is…<p>…Kim Stanley Robinson’s <b>New York 2140</b>!<p>It’s the latest novel …

Hybrid Pedagogy

Hybrid Pedagogy<p>An open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology<p>Recent Publications<p>Read the latest publications from the Hybrid Pedagogy, …

The 4 Stakeholders of Education Technology

I'm an educator in many ways: I'm a learner, a teacher, a parent, and a leader. Each role makes me better informed and better qualified to fulfill …

Education Technology

7 Super Screencasting Activities for School

<b>Screencasting</b> tools are a popular option for use in schools. At their most basic they allow you to record a video of what is on your <b>computer screen</b>, …

Digital Humanities: The Most Exciting Field You've Never Heard Of

Its presence at the Modern Language Association convention showed just how prevalent the field is becoming.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …