Andrew Currah

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Draw This.

Photo by Joanne Lee<p><i>Draw This</i> is an instant camera that draws cartoons.<p>Instant cameras are a classic that still delights today. There is something …

Object Recognition

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience

IN DECEMBER 1989 Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist, set himself a Christmas project. Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, …

Python Programming

Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs

“THERE’S only two things you do in the navy,” says Vice-Admiral Al Harms, former commander of the <i>USS</i> <i>Nimitz</i>, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that …

Nord Stream

‘This Is Not a Passing Fad’: CFA Exam Adds Crypto, Blockchain Topics

It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street.<p>CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train …

The Most Crucial Design Job Of The Future

What is a data ethnographer, and why is it poised to become so important?<p>If artificial intelligence has any hope of expanding our understanding of the world, rather than simply reflecting old biases, it needs radical transparency. What does that mean? In part, it’s about giving consumers access to …

Computer algorithms can test the dodginess of published results

IN AN ideal world the data on which a scientific study is based should be, if not publicly available, then at least available to other researchers …

Business schools race to offer lessons in blockchain and bitcoin | Financial Times

Business schools and universities are rushing to launch courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, as demand for greater understanding of the …

3 Ways AI is Changing Education

Artificial intelligence is poised to give the education system a much needed overhaul.<p>It's not been long since classrooms used to be tech-free zones in which teachers would confiscate phones if they caught people playing Snake or fiddling around with polyphonic ringtones. Most millennials remember …

Artificial Intelligence

80% of all machine learning engineers work at Google or Facebook

Here’s how the rest of us can do meaningful things with artificial intelligence or machine learning since all of the current AI experts are already …

AI, radiology and the future of work

RADIOLOGISTS, say the pessimists, will be first against the wall when the machines take over. Analysing medical images is a natural fit for “deep …

Purdue is trying to upend the traditional high school model. Here’s what it looks like

All it takes to know that Purdue Polytechnic High School is doing something different is a walk through the campus in the basement of a technology …

UT Austin receives funding to drive blockchain, cryptocurrency innovation

The University of Texas at Austin is receiving millions of dollars to support academic research, technical development and innovation in the areas of …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

Start Training The Teachers And Stop Blaming The iPad

Recently overheard at ASU+GSV education conference someone opined: “I’m tired of hearing people say they’ve added an iPad to their school and now they are a 21st Century school. Give me a break! ”<p>There is a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that separates adding technology to the classroom and creating a …

Education Technology

For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, which is bringing us everything from self-driving cars to personalized ads on the web, is also invading the world of medicine.<p>In radiology, this technology is increasingly helping doctors in their jobs. A computer program that assists doctors in diagnosing strokes garnered …

Artificial Intelligence

Computer learns to detect skin cancer more accurately than doctors

Artificial intelligence machine found 95% of melanomas in study compared to 86.6% for dermatologists<p>A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted people against machines in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said on Tuesday.<p>A team …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

David Attenborough's VR project 'Hold the World' is absolutely astonishing

You don't get many people who've been at the forefront of innovation in media like Sir David Attenborough.<p>Having brought Britain colour television, …

AI and Compute

We're releasing an analysis showing that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially …

Artificial Intelligence: Hero Or Villain For Higher Education?

There’s often a fine line between hero and villain, and by most accounts, artificial intelligence (AI) is on the villain side, sucking jobs out of the economy. These days you can’t throw a rock without hitting some pundit prognosticating on the millions of jobs that will be lost from AI. One …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple making Everyone Can Code curriculum accessible to blind and deaf students

Apple has announced that its Everyone Can Code curriculum will be living up to its name, by making it accessible to blind and deaf students, as well as those with other disabilities such as issues with motor skills.<p>A Swift training program which begins in kindergarten schools, Everyone Can Code …

Where Are All the Faculty in the Open Education Movement?

Open educational resources (OER) are gaining increasing popularity. And as an active member in what advocates define as the “open education …

Carnegie Mellon Becomes the First US University to Launch an Undergraduate AI Degree

With scarce artificial intelligence (AI) specialists bringing in exorbitant salaries and the demand only set to increase, it's no surprise to hear a …

Carnegie Mellon offers undergrad degree in artificial intelligence

Carnegie Mellon has announced one of the first* AI-focused undergraduate degrees in the US to address the increasing demand for specialists in the field. Tech giants like Google have been ramping up their artificial intelligence efforts in recent years, since they've become integral in the …

Virtual-reality nature documentaries are making safaris more accessible

For international tourists, wildlife is a major part of visiting the African continent. But cost and distance often make the same world-famous game parks inaccessible for Africans. Now, advances in virtual reality are putting Africa’s wildlife within reach for anyone with a smartphone and VR …

Virtual Reality

Why data scientists should start learning Swift

At the 2018 TensorFlow Dev Summit, Google’s Chris Lattner announced that TensorFlow would soon be supporting Swift. Don’t mistake Swift for …

‘SmartLens’ app created by a high schooler is a step towards all-purpose visual search

A couple of years ago I was eagerly expectant of an app that would identify anything you pointed it at. Turns out the problem was much harder than anyone expected — but that didn’t stop high school senior Michael Royzen from trying. His app, SmartLens, attempts to solve the problem of seeing …

Machine Learning

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education