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AI students optimistic about healthcare innovation at Intel Vision

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Nate writes about the intersection of education and technology. He's also worked as a newspaper staff writer covering K-12 and higher education, business, local government, and public safety. As the pandemic nears its third year, healthcare remains top of mind for many people. Intel on Tuesday gave three students a high-profile platform at Intel Vision 2022. These young innovators all chose to share how they'd use technology to address healthcare challenges.


How Can AI Improve Educational Outcomes in the United States?

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Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are creating opportunities to improve K-12 education. Personalized learning applications can increase student engagement in the classroom and close learning gaps, while AI tools can help teachers reduce their workloads, design better interventions, and reduce burnout. But there are a number of technical, operational, and social challenges that stand in the way of widespread AI usage in schools. Moreover, policymakers have not yet embraced a strategic vision of AI to ensure effective deployment of the technology in the classroom. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the ways policymakers can address existing concerns while supporting AI use by students, teachers, and administrators.


Robo-Writers, Translators, Chatbots: Developments in NLP and What it Means for Education

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Did a student write that essay or a robot? Did a teacher provide that six trait feedback or was it an automated feedback system? Did that student understand that Mandarin dialog or did they translate it on the fly? Is that student talking to a mental health professional or a therapy-bot? If you are worried about plagiarism, things just got a lot more complicated with developments in Natural Language Processing (NLP), a branch of artificial intelligence that enables computers to understand, process, and generate language.


How a High school sophomore built an autonomous nerf turret

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Back when I still used to play with the popular Hasbro Nerf blaster as a kid, I always wondered if it would be possible to somehow increase the range just slightly because the darts would often not quite be able to reach the targets that I wanted to hit. It was entirely irrelevant whether I was aiming at a chair or at my friends, if the dart would not be able to reach what I was aiming at in the first place. I remedied this in my early teen-years by completely taking apart the toy and soldering the wires connecting the battery pack and motors such that they would either increase the output voltage or use one or ideally two 9v batteries instead. When increasing the output voltage of the original battery pack of the Nerf gun, all that needed to be done was to have the batteries running in parallel instead of in series. The problem with this however was that most Nerf guns where already wired this way from the factory.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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As she was looking for a camp last summer, Yabesra Ewnetu, who'd just finished eighth grade, found a reference to MIT's FutureMakers Create-a-thon. Ewnetu had heard that it's hard to detect bias in artificial intelligence because AI algorithms are so complex, but this didn't make sense to her. "I was like, well, we're the ones coding it, shouldn't we be able to see what it's doing and explain why?" She signed up for the six-week virtual FutureMakers program so she could delve into AI herself. FutureMakers is part of the MIT-wide Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) initiative launched earlier this year. RAISE is headquartered in the MIT Media Lab and run in collaboration with MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and MIT Open Learning.


MIT's FutureMakers programs help kids get their minds around -- and hands on -- AI

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As she was looking for a camp last summer, Yabesra Ewnetu, who'd just finished eighth grade, found a reference to MIT's FutureMakers Create-a-thon. Ewnetu had heard that it's hard to detect bias in artificial intelligence because AI algorithms are so complex, but this didn't make sense to her. "I was like, well, we're the ones coding it, shouldn't we be able to see what it's doing and explain why?" She signed up for the six-week virtual FutureMakers program so she could delve into AI herself. FutureMakers is part of the MIT-wide Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) initiative launched earlier this year. RAISE is headquartered in the MIT Media Lab and run in collaboration with MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and MIT Open Learning.


Stop Saying You "Could Never Do Science"

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When I tell people that I'm majoring in molecular biology, I usually get a response that's something like this: "I could never do biology." Or worse: "I could never do science." This seems to be a common response that people in the sciences get when they talk about how they spend their time in school or at work. My friend who majors in psychology, my editor who has a physics degree, my high school mentor with a doctorate in neuroscience--they all tell me that they get some version of the "that would be too hard for me!" response when they share their credentials. It feels like I might be gearing up for years and years of being on the receiving end of the "wow, that's too hard for me" response. Every time I hear it I want to yell, No! Stop! Have some faith in yourself!


Python, AI & Cloud Summer Program for High School Students

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Advancements in the world of artificial intelligence have grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. AI could turn out to be one of the most important technologies humans have ever invented. If you are one of those aspirational teenagers who wants to have a headstart, this is for you. Secondly, computer science is the most competitive major in the US, India, and across the world. Attending this Bootcamp will help you to get started with the basics and work towards profile building. Read how to prepare for STEM and Engineering Majors while in high school.


In-person robotics competition returns to Windsor

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For the first time in three years, the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes District Competition saw high school students from across Ontario put their robots to the test – as 17 teams battled it out Saturday at the St. Denis Centre to showcase their design and engineering skills. It marks the first district competition for robotics students in Windsor-Essex since 2019. Competitions in 2020 and 2021 were shut down due to COVID-19. That means for a student who joined their school's robotics team after Grade 9, this would be their only district competition before high school graduation. "I've wanted to join robotics for about three years now. But in Grade 10, I didn't because everything was getting shut down around springtime," said Sandwich Secondary student Alma Piche.


Bhavesh Parmar on LinkedIn: How Artificial Intelligence can Enhance the Education Industry - HData

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