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Eager To Burst His Own Bubble, A Techie Made Apps To Randomize His Life

<i>This week, the podcast and show</i> Invisibilia <i>examines the nature of reality, with a Silicon Valley techie who created apps to randomize his life, a psychologist who trains herself to experience the world like dogs do and a wildlife biologist who thinks bears aren't dangerous.</i><p>In San Francisco, the …

Video games: New literacy for a complex world

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The robots are coming for your job! Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future

In a report released this week, the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) claims that up to 70% of young people are preparing for jobs that will no …

Education Technology

Are schools preparing our children for the workplaces of the future?

Up to 40 per cent of current Australian jobs could disappear within the next 10 to 15 years as robots and computers continue their unstoppable …

The Internet of Things has a dirty little secret: it's not really yours

<i>The Internet of Shit is a column about all the shitty things we try to connect to the internet, and what can be done about it. It’s from the anonymous creator of the Internet of Shit Twitter account.</i><p>If you pay any attention at all to technology news right now, you might be led to believe that …

The future of jobs in a Machine World

Over the past year there has been much speculation and tens of thousands of column inches devoted to trying to determine just how many jobs and what …

Big Data Can Open Our Eyes to Talent

In 1954, Darrell Huff published <i>How to Lie with Statistics</i>, which went on to become one of the most famous business primers in history. His intent was …

Can Mobile Learning Bridge the Digital Divide and Learning Gap?

ICT for learning may be a trendy and popular topic as a blog on this site last week discussed, but the fact remains that children from poorer …

Study shows smartphone notifications create symptoms similar to ADHD

Amid myriad complaints that millennials possess shorter attention spans and experience greater difficulty focusing than previous generations unexposed to the internet and modern technology, a new study from the University of British Columbia has emerged that is almost certain to be mis-cited and …

4 Tools to Merge the Digital and Physical in Your Maker Classroom

Community<p>4 Tools to Merge the Digital and Physical in Your Maker Classroom<p>By Susan Wells     May 30, 2016<p>Susan Wells<p>It’s a new world: the digital and …

Education Technology

Amazon finally has a Dash button you can program to do whatever

Ask people how they feel about the Amazon Dash button and you get a pretty black or white answer: either it’s the greatest convenience ever made, or it’s so lazily single-purpose, there’s no point. After all, do we all really need a Dash button for Trojan condoms?<p>However you feel about the Dash …

Scaling Up Digital Literacy

Strategic Directions | Feature<p>Page 3 of 3<p><b>Holmevik</b>: Yes, one of the things we wanted from the beginning was a space for just that, so that people …

8 things that will (probably) happen in tech in 2016

Read The Telegraph technology team's predictions for the year ahead, including drones, robots, driverless cars and virtual reality<p>Virtual reality goes truly mainstream<p><b>Rhiannon Williams:</b> Momentum has been building for years, but 2016 is the year that virtual reality will truly take off. …

The Digital Archivist - PIM 101: Personal Information Management

Vol. 34 No. 2 — March 2014<p><b>THE DIGITAL ARCHIVIST</b> <br>PIM 101: Personal Information Management <i><br>by Jan Zastrow</i><p>Somewhere between benign neglect and frantic …

Archives

The three things humans will always do better than robots

Hello?<p><i>This is Lucy. How are you today?</i><p>Oh hai Lucy. I’m doing fine. You?<p>(pause) <i>Hi. Thanks for asking. I was wondering if you might a few minutes to answer some questions for me; we’re giving away a free wireless home security system.</i><p>Um. Sure. What can I answer for you?<p><i>Do you own your home?</i><p>Yeah, sure.<p>…

Your next boss: A computer algorithm?

Computers keep getting smaller and faster. That’s been happening for decades. But almost all of them are programmed to do what humans want them to do, the way humans want them to do it, and nothing more.<p>Now computers are beginning to learn — on their own. Years of research into artificial …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

The Need For Digital Literacy

The following post is cross-posted at edu@scholastic.<p>With 1:1 technology initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs increasingly being …

How text messages can keep students on track.

Facing some of America’s biggest education challenges, Benjamin Castleman thinks small. In his new book, <i>The 160-Character Solution: How Text</i> …

Not Just Another Discussion About Whether AI Is Going To Destroy Us

An AI roundtable discussion is a staple of the tech journalism circus — usually framed with a preamble about dystopic threats to human existence from the inexorable rise of ‘super intelligence machines’. Just add a movie still from <i>The Terminator</i>.<p>What typically results from such a set-up is a …

When Discrimination Is Baked Into Algorithms

As more companies and services use data to target individuals, those analytics could inadvertently amplify bias.<p>A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When …

Artificial Intelligence

Reality Check: Comparing HoloLens and Magic Leap - MIT Technology Review

I’ve seen two competing visions for a future in which virtual objects are merged seamlessly with the real world. Both were impressive in part, but …

Future - How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

One of the presentations at the TED Conference in Vancouver this week that had much of the tech elite oohing and ahhing was something called CLIP (no relation to Microsoft's reviled animated helper) or Continuous Liquid Interface Production.<p>It's a new way of 3-D manufacturing introduced by a …

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

If you're trying out for a job in sales, the person who judges your pitch may not be a person — it could be a computer.<p>Job recruitment is the newest frontier in automated labor, where algorithms are choosing who's the right fit to sell fast food or handle angry cable customers, by sizing up the …

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Video games are great for passing time or battling monsters with friends online. But the medium is also being used to explore complex stories and themes. It's even being used as form of journalistic storytelling, immersing people in places and events that can be hard to imagine.<p>In a moment, …

Building literacy among the blind with a teen inventor’s low-cost Lego printer

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Next: another in our Breakthrough series.<p>It’s the story of a teenager who’s the founder of a start-up, quite possibly the world’s youngest …

Tablets disrupt sleep, according to new study

Tablets may be great for catching up on your reading, but new research suggests they may be disturbing your sleep.<p>It may take longer to fall asleep …

Sleep

Which Technologies in Back to the Future II Are Closest to Reality?

<i>This post originally ran in December 2014. We are rerunning it because it's finally October 21, 2015</i>.<p>This fall not only marked the one-year countdown …