Google Cloud Platform announces new credits program for researchers


From Big Data projects like Strayer University's student support system to AI projects like Carnegie Mellon's socially aware robot, researchers are discovering that cloud technology can help make academic research cheaper, faster, easier, and more secure. Whether you're just starting out with a new idea, or validating your work before sharing it with the public, we want to help you advance your new discoveries. Academic researchers in qualified regions are encouraged to apply. Like the Google Cloud Platform Education Grants to support computer science courses and the partnership to support National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in BIGDATA, our GCP research credits program supports faculty who want to take advantage of GCP's data storage, analytics, and machine-learning capabilities. Andrew V. Sutherland, a computational number theorist and Principal Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of a growing number of academic researchers who have already made the transition and benefited from GCP.

r/deeplearning - Free cloud GPU credits for deep learning


I am working on Part of our computational capacity is idle; hence, we're offering credits at a free and discounted rate, so that data scientists can benefit from the resources available, and work on neural networks. You can access the free credits by signing up ( and redeeming "promo450" promo code in the Billing tab ( For any questions, please contact us here, through, or the Intercom on the site.

Global Big Data Conference


For all of the hype about artificial intelligence (AI), most software is still geared toward engineers. To demystify AI and unlock its benefits, the MIT Quest for Intelligence created the Quest Bridge to bring new intelligence tools and ideas into classrooms, labs, and homes. This spring, more than a dozen Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) students joined the project in its mission to make AI accessible to all. Undergraduates worked on applications designed to teach kids about AI, improve access to AI programs and infrastructure, and harness AI to improve literacy and mental health. Six projects are highlighted here.

Put it on my card...or not

U.S. News

Sallie Mae's report "How America Pays for College 2016" found that about 2 percent of families with students used credit cards to pay for college costs, putting an average of 4,443 on the cards for tuition and other expenses to attend school. About 5 percent of students used credit cards, charging about 1,615.

How loved ones can destroy your finances

Los Angeles Times

Family can be a source of love, support and emotional comfort. But those benefits can be overshadowed when loved ones leave us with maxed-out credit cards, debt and other money-related maladies. Here's what you can do to keep family and partners from damaging your finances beyond repair. Moving in with a significant other isn't always seamless, and combining your money in the same checking account can complicate things even more. With a joint bank account, you'll both be on the hook to pay overdraft fees.