Governance


An Intelligent System for Case Review and Risk Assessment in Social Services

AI Magazine

The services and benefits that clients receive are based largely on such reviews and assessments. The failure to perform accurate reviews and assessments in a timely manner can result in a client being denied access to services when they most need them. The typical scenario with regard to case review and assessment in social services situations involves a professional caseworker reviewing a client's file, conducting a phone or in-person interview if necessary, and making an assessment using the information obtained from the review and heuristics developed from experience. The caseworker is generally a professional who possesses expertise in the appropriate field. Some examples of fields where this expertise is found include medicine, mental health, and education.


#MeToo movement against sexual harassment moves to universities

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.


Academia faces #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

FOX News

When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.


Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms - Machine Learning Mastery

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What is supervised machine learning and how does it relate to unsupervised machine learning? In this post you will discover supervised learning, unsupervised learning and semis-supervised learning. Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms Photo by US Department of Education, some rights reserved. The majority of practical machine learning uses supervised learning. Supervised learning is where you have input variables (x) and an output variable (Y) and you use an algorithm to learn the mapping function from the input to the output.


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

The Japan Times

As such, it was only natural for them to decide to enroll in the Japanese language and culture course that Makati Science High School has been offering ninth- and 10th-graders over the past few years. "My reason for joining the nihongo (Japanese-language) class was initially for anime. But halfway through, I realized I can use it to be able to experience going to Japan," 16-year-old Franza, who took the elective course for two years starting in 2015, said in a recent interview. Chee, who is a year younger than Franza, said, "One of my life goals (includes) watching anime without subtitles. 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.


Parsing Cal State's agenda, Betsy DeVos' school choice push, gun-free school zones: What's new in education today

Los Angeles Times

Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today.


What's AI, and what's not -- GCN

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Artificial intelligence has become as meaningless a description of technology as "all natural" is when it refers to fresh eggs. At least, that's the conclusion reached by Devin Coldewey, a Tech Crunch contributor. AI is also often mentioned as a potential cybersecurity technology. At the recent RSA conference in San Francisco, RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan advised potential users to consider AI-based solutions carefully, in particular machine learning-based solutions, according to an article on CIO. AI-based tools are not as new or productive as some vendors claim, he cautioned, explaining that machine learning-based cybersecurity has been available for over a decade via spam filters, antivirus software and online fraud detection systems.


An Interactive Virtual Training (IVT) Simulation for Early Career Teachers to Practice in 3D Classrooms with Student Avatars

AAAI Conferences

Interactive Virtual Training (IVT) is a web-based interactive simulation system created to help early career teachers working in high-poverty schools learn effective classroom management skills. IVT simulates disruptive students' behavior (aggressive, off-task, non-compliant), as defined in vignettes developed by pedagogical experts on our team. These simulations enable early career teachers to hone their classroom management skills before they start teaching in real classrooms. In the serious game, users will interact with thirty (30) realistic diverse virtual three-dimensional (3D) "practice" students, which are situated in two (2) realistic virtual 3D classrooms. We describe IVT: (1) requirements and process mechanisms, (2) the IVT simulation of the vignettes depicting students' behaviors, (3) 3D virtual classrooms and characters, (4) website main functionalities, and (5) contributions and challenges.


What's AI, and what's not -- GCN

#artificialintelligence

Artificial intelligence has become as meaningless a description of technology as "all natural" is when it refers to fresh eggs. At least, that's the conclusion reached by Devin Coldewey, a Tech Crunch contributor. AI is also often mentioned as a potential cybersecurity technology. At the recent RSA conference in San Francisco, RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan advised potential users to consider AI-based solutions carefully, in particular machine learning-based solutions, according to an article on CIO. AI-based tools are not as new or productive as some vendors claim, he cautioned, explaining that machine learning-based cybersecurity has been available for over a decade via spam filters, antivirus software and online fraud detection systems.


Betsy DeVos' Department of Education misspells W.E.B. Du Bois' name, then misspells its apology

Mashable

"Education must not simply teach work -- it must teach life." Du Bois were echoed by the U.S. Department of Education's Twitter account, but ironically, with a spelling error. The account attributed the words to W.E.B. "DeBois." Of course, people on Twitter noticed right away and were not afraid to bring out the red pens and correct the "alternative spelling." Later, the account apologized for the error -- but, sadly, it botched that too.