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artificial intelligenceUdacity Offering Free TensorFlow 2.0 AI Course

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Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. Mat Leonard of the Udacity School of AI. Udacity and Google have created a free course to help software developers to learn code AI applications. There will be 3 to 4 lessons released every few weeks. The …

educationUSC Space Design Class 2018 Final Presentations

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The University of Southern California has course ASTE 527. It takes an architectural approach to complex engineering concepts generation. It is a graduate elective course offered by the Department of Astronautical Engineering (ASTE). Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE 527 graduate …

educationHigher Education is Actually Darwinian

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Many people have not taken advanced math or advanced science. They think education is all about teaching. However, it is a mistake to believe that a smarter or more accomplished professor will be able to teach all students. In math, …

educationRace Discrimination reduces Asian American top college entrance by half

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Ivy Leagues Universities and other selective schools discriminate against Asian-Americans in the college admissions process. Ivy league schools have 15-22% Asian enrollment versus 40-50% at top universities without race discrimination. The UC (University of California) system picks students based predominantly …

amazonRichest man in the world has launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, and his wife have launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless. They will create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. Jeff Bezos ($164 billion) has a higher …

businessSingularity University’s Global Startup Program will help entrepreneurs develop radical ideas and create real global impact

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Singularity University has a new program to help startups take advantage of 10X tools to transform into disruptive global companies. Entrepreneurs will be shown the power of converging exponential technologies to solve big challenges and make broad “billion-scale” impact. Singularity …

educationElectricity to fix existing problems and barriers and then to enable development

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China’s upturn in electricity generation around 2000 leads the upturn in GDP by about five years and tracks ahead of GDP. The added electricity at least contributed to creating the added wealth and helped enable and sustain it. In developing …

educationEducation was key to the US becoming a superpower

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The higher education movement in the USA gave the USA a GDP growth advantage from 1871 to 2012. It appears to have spearheaded a higher long-term rate of growth in per capita income in the US relative to the UK …

educationMillion Dollar University Team Space Launch Challenge will Build Pipeline of Qualified Rocketeers

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The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. Annual competitions and …

artificial intelligenceEthical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI – C2 Montreal AI Forum

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This is a AI Forum at C2 Montreal. This is sponsored by Element AI. Yoshua Bengio, Element AI Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec The Ethical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI In this talk, one of the most prominent researchers in …