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chinaUS Has to Out Innovate China in Long Term Technology Competition

China is seeking technological self-sufficiency and even superiority in key industries. It has concentrated military spending on advanced technologies. Its Belt and Road Initiative proposes a trillion-dollar investment program to project China’s influence across the world. What is China’s grand …

artificial intelligenceUdacity Offering Free TensorFlow 2.0 AI Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …