Teacher Threatens Undocumented Immigrant Students: UNLV Instructor George Buch Declares 'No Safe Spaces In My Classes'

International Business Times

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas launched an investigation this week into an instructor who claimed on Facebook that he'd turn in undocumented immigrant students to federal law enforcement. School representatives told the Las Vegas Sun in a statement Thursday they were "looking into" part-time math teacher George Buch amid backlash from staff and students at the university, which in 2015 was ranked the second most diverse campus in the United States. Buch's views went viral Thursday after a student at the university shared two Facebook screenshots of a discussion he was having with another user. Buch began by defending the term "illegal aliens" and criticizing people who come to the U.S. unlawfully because of the difficulty of legal immigration in some countries. "I've never won Powerball," he wrote.


How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

#artificialintelligence

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of their lives. If the next generation is to use AI and big data effectively – if they're to understand their inherent limitations, and build even better platforms and intelligent systems -- we need to prepare them now. That will mean some adjustments in elementary education and some major, long-overdue upgrades in computer science instruction at the secondary level.


How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

#artificialintelligence

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of their lives. If the next generation is to use AI and big data effectively – if they're to understand their inherent limitations, and build even better platforms and intelligent systems -- we need to prepare them now. That will mean some adjustments in elementary education and some major, long-overdue upgrades in computer science instruction at the secondary level.


WS08-02-013.pdf

AAAI Conferences

The Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) project created an online repository of multi-disciplinary engineering modules, with an aim to enhance engineering informatics education at the undergraduate/graduate level as well as to inspire and motivate K-12 students towards engineering disciplines.


Toward a Computational Theory of Evidence-Based Reasoning for Instructable Cognitive Agents

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Evidence-based reasoning is at the core of ma ny problem - solving and decision-making tasks in a wide variety of domains. Generalizing from the research and development of cognitive agents in several such domains, this paper presents progress toward a computational theory for the development of instructable cognitive agents for evide nce-based reasoning tasks. The paper also illustrates the application of this theory to the development of four prototype cognitive agents in domains that are critical to the government and the public sector . Two agents function as cognitive assistants, one in intelligence analysis, and the other in science education . The other two agents operate autonomously, one in cybersecurity and the other in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The paper concludes with the directions of future research on th e proposed computational theory.