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. Ten years on and now a professor of neuroscience at the university, Kidd is taking legal action. She has filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging that it mishandled its sexual harassment investigation into the professor's actions and then retaliated against her and her colleagues for reporting the misconduct. "We are trying to bring transparency to a system that is corrupt," Kidd told The Associated Press. Academia -- like Hollywood, the media and Congress -- is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.


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. Ten years on and now a professor of neuroscience at the university, Kidd is taking legal action. She has filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging that it mishandled its sexual harassment investigation into the professor's actions and then retaliated against her and her colleagues for reporting the misconduct. "We are trying to bring transparency to a system that is corrupt," Kidd told The Associated Press. Academia -- like Hollywood, the media and Congress -- is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.


Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms - Machine Learning Mastery

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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. You can use unsupervised learning techniques to discover and learn the structure in the input variables. You can also use supervised learning techniques to make best guess predictions for the unlabeled data, feed that data back into the supervised learning algorithm as training data and use the model to make predictions on new unseen data.


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

The Japan Times

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.


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

Los Angeles Times

California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. Parsing Cal State's agenda, Betsy DeVos' school choice push, gun-free school zones: What's new in education today California State University's Board of Trustees meets in downtown Long Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday. A private investigator is accused of using a recently shut down student financial aid Web tool to search for Trump's tax records.


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

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka sums up AI as "any activity that used to only be done via human intelligence that now can be executed by a computer," including speech recognition, machine learning and natural language processing. The opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes called artificial general intelligence (AGI), refers to a "future AI system that exhibits apparently intelligent behavior at least as advanced as a person across the full range of cognitive tasks." In the meantime, the panel recommended the federal government explore ways for agencies to apply AI to their missions by creating organizations to support high-risk, high-reward AI research. Models for such an organization include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and what the Department of Education Department has done with its proposal to create an "ARPA-ED," which was designed to support research on whether AI could help significantly improve student learning.


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

#artificialintelligence

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka sums up AI as "any activity that used to only be done via human intelligence that now can be executed by a computer," including speech recognition, machine learning and natural language processing. The opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes called artificial general intelligence (AGI), refers to a "future AI system that exhibits apparently intelligent behavior at least as advanced as a person across the full range of cognitive tasks." In the meantime, the panel recommended the federal government explore ways for agencies to apply AI to their missions by creating organizations to support high-risk, high-reward AI research. Models for such an organization include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and what the Department of Education Department has done with its proposal to create an "ARPA-ED," which was designed to support research on whether AI could help significantly improve student learning.


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.


U.S. Department of Education launches supplement to technology plan focused on higher education

MIT News

The average higher education student of today is no longer an 18-year old undergraduate student who receives a bachelor's degree in four years to move into the workforce. Seventy four percent of today's undergraduates have at least one non-traditional characteristic: They are transfers, adults with dependents, full- or part-time workers, minorities, or first-generation university attendees. And the greatest need for higher education is among vulnerable groups such as 24-year-old single mothers and 50-year-old displaced workers. In order to better serve this rapidly evolving ecosystem, the Office of Educational Technology (OET) at the U.S. Department of Education launched on Jan. 12 a supplement to the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP): "Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education." This is the first time the NETP includes a focus on higher ed.