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[D] Research topic for a high school student • r/MachineLearning

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I'm practicing explaining ML concepts, so, experts, please correct me if any of my points are incorrect or misleading. For example, I was reading an example of regression analysis where the factors such as cylinders, displacement, horsepower affect the mpg of a car. The topic would touch on how many of these factors, or neurons is too much. It seems like you may be conflating features, data about what you're observing that you give as inputs to your model, such as "cylinders, displacement, horsepower", and neurons, which are fine-tuned by training to make up the function you're trying to learn. Maybe I can help you by giving a few reasons people don't just keep increasing the number of neurons.


Artificial Intelligence and High School Students -- Trying AIY for the First Time!

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When we made episodes of #CoffeeWithAGoogler covering Google's Artificial Intelligence Yourself (AIY) project, we wanted to test the product with a group of high school kids. We were blown away by the results -- come check it out for yourself!


How Artificial Intelligence Will Change School Forever

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No, she's not wielding a crystal ball; instead, she has AI-powered software to study your child's learning habits and social interactions through a combination of cognitive modeling and machine learning. "Essentially, we're talking about the same sorts of systems that beat the best poker players in the world … being repurposed to understand high school students," says Ming, explaining how they will help today's pupils build better futures. From AI systems that warn when and where a student will struggle to intelligent personalized tutors, here's a glimpse of education's future. What AI can do in a high school context is … finally focus on the core of any high school experience -- coming to understand your emotions and your relationship to your world; coming to understand metacognition, your own thought processes; and being able to self-assess and structure your plans.


For AI, a real-world reality check Google

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For the past three summers, around two dozen would-be computer scientists have come to Stanford University to learn about artificial intelligence from some of the field's brightest. The attendees, culled from hundreds of applicants, take day trips to nearby tech companies, interact with social robots and hexacopters, and learn about computational linguistics (what machines do when words have multiple meanings, say) and the importance of time management (very). All the students here at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer (SAILORS) program are girls who have just completed ninth grade, and their studies focus on finding ways to improve lives, not enhance their game play: How do we use AI to keep jumbo jets from careening into one another? "Our goal was to rethink AI education in a way that encourages diversity and students from all walks of life," says Fei-Fei Li, director of Stanford's AI lab and a founder of the SAILORS program.


Love of anime prompts young Filipinos to pursue Japanese studies in select high schools

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The Filipino Department of Education started offering the Japanese language and culture program to high school students in 2009, together with Spanish and French, to prepare young Filipinos for both local and international opportunities that would require communicative competence in a second foreign language, after English. When the education department decided to introduce the Japanese program, it partnered with Japan Foundation Manila to train Filipino teachers, a task that proved challenging. Franza and Chee of Makati Science High School won third place, representing their school as a pair, during a Japanese quiz bee earlier this year. Agreeing that the program helps foster better relations between the Philippines and Japan, Education Secretary Briones said, "Young people connect to young people, everywhere.


Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from "Guys With Hoodies"

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From the chair next to her, Melinda Gates affirms this, adding, "If we don't get women and people of color at the table -- real technologists doing the real work -- we will bias systems. I sat down with Gates and Li last week at Stanford University to talk about how to make AI research more appealing to women, why hoodies shouldn't be tech's status symbol, and what it takes to work in AI. It was a pilot program called SAILORS, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Outreach Summer Program. AI4All is focusing on spreading a SAILORS model--the education of AI with humanistic mission to diverse students--to different campuses and companies.


Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from "Guys With Hoodies"

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From the chair next to her, Melinda Gates affirms this, adding, "If we don't get women and people of color at the table -- real technologists doing the real work -- we will bias systems. I sat down with Gates and Li last week at Stanford University to talk about how to make AI research more appealing to women, why hoodies shouldn't be tech's status symbol, and what it takes to work in AI. It was a pilot program called SAILORS, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Outreach Summer Program. AI4All is focusing on spreading a SAILORS model--the education of AI with humanistic mission to diverse students--to different campuses and companies.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Invade Classrooms

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No, she's not wielding a crystal ball; instead, she has AI-powered software to study your child's learning habits and social interactions through a combination of cognitive modeling and machine learning. "Essentially, we're talking about the same sorts of systems that beat the best poker players in the world … being repurposed to understand high school students," says Ming, explaining how they will help today's pupils build better futures. From AI systems that warn when and where a student will struggle to intelligent personalized tutors, here's a glimpse of education's future. What AI can do in a high school context is … finally focus on the core of any high school experience -- coming to understand your emotions and your relationship to your world; coming to understand metacognition, your own thought processes; and being able to self-assess and structure your plans.


87.02.04: Science Fiction and the Future

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The Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) in New Haven is a comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade program that has a different format for each of its four components. The 4-7 program, upon which this paper focuses, is comprised of three resource rooms in three different schools in the city. Students attend for one full day each week. The 4-7 TAG resource rooms provide an enrichment, rather than strictly accelerated, program. Activities at each grade level are planned around core areas of study.


Can an AI Get Into the University of Tokyo?

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For the thousands of secondary school students who take Japan's university entrance exams each year, test days are long-dreaded nightmares of jitters and sweaty palms. But the newest test taker can be counted on to keep its cool: AIs don't sweat. At Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII), in Tokyo, a research team is trying to create an artificial intelligence program that has enough smarts to pass Japan's most rigorous entrance exams. The AI will start by taking the standardized test administered to all secondary school students; once it masters that test, it will move on to the more difficult University of Tokyo exam. "Passing the exam is not really an important research issue, but setting a concrete goal is useful," says Noriko Arai, the team leader and a professor at NII.