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Microsoft 2022 Imagine Cup Winner V Bionic Global Top Tech For Good

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Microsoft Build--at the opening keynote by CEO and Chairman, Satya Nadella, announced the final judging for the 2022 Imagine Cup global winner. After the judging, V Bionic took top honours today, May 24. Their platform solution, ExoHeal, combines a therapeutic exoskeleton hand device with sensors, and extensive intuitive app -- that helps patients with hand paralysis to experience a faster, more comfortable, inexpensive, three stage rehabilitation process to improve patients physical and mental health. The V BIONIC team is achieving international recognition through competitions and award programs including: Global Finalists in the Google Science Fair and Social Innovation Award winners at the Diamond Challenge, and today as World Champions of Imagine Cup as key gems in their crown towards success. Their hard work and passion is founded on the inspiration to do more for humanity and by implementing tech-for-good.


Data Science Student Success

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Berkeley Coding Academy teaches Python Programming, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning to teenagers. Our Medium publication includes articles related to data science for parents of teens, teens, and a general audience.


Learning New Things and Avoiding Obstacles

Communications of the ACM

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Jack Dongarra never intended to work with computers. Initially, the Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee and founder of the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) thought he would be a high school science teacher. A chance internship at the Argonne National Laboratory kindled a lifelong interest in numerical methods and software--and, in particular, in linear algebra, which powered the development of Dongarra's groundbreaking techniques for optimizing operations on increasingly complex computer architectures. Your career in computing began serendipitously, with a semester-long internship at Argonne National Laboratory. As an undergraduate, I worked on EISPACK, a software package designed to solve eigenvalue problems.


Global Big Data Conference

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Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated that incorporating known physics into machine learning algorithms can help the inscrutable black boxes attain new levels of transparency and insight into material properties. In one of the first projects of its kind, researchers constructed a modern machine learning algorithm to determine the properties of a class of engineered materials known as metamaterials and to predict how they interact with electromagnetic fields. Because it first had to consider the metamaterial's known physical constraints, the program was essentially forced to show its work. Not only did the approach allow the algorithm to accurately predict the metamaterial's properties, it did so more efficiently than previous methods while providing new insights. The results appear online the week of May 9 in the journal Advanced Optical Materials.


Widely Available AI Could Have Deadly Consequences

WIRED

In September 2021, scientists Sean Ekins and Fabio Urbina were working on an experiment they had named the "Dr. The Swiss government's Spiez laboratory had asked them to find out what would happen if their AI drug discovery platform, MegaSyn, fell into the wrong hands. In much the way undergraduate chemistry students play with ball-and-stick model sets to learn how different chemical elements interact to form molecular compounds, Ekins and his team at Collaborations Pharmaceuticals used publicly available databases containing the molecular structures and bioactivity data of millions of molecules to teach MegaSyn how to generate new compounds with pharmaceutical potential. The plan was to use it to accelerate the drug discovery process for rare and neglected diseases. The best drugs are ones with high specificity--acting only on desired or targeted cells or neuroreceptors, for instance--and low toxicity to reduce ill effects.


7 deals on language-learning apps and subscriptions

Mashable

It's definitely not too late to master a new language. And with modern apps and subscriptions, it can actually be pretty freaking fun to do it as a fully-fledged adult. From games to stories to AI conversations, here are seven different language learning apps and subscriptions that can make your journey to fluency more fun. Plus, you can save up to 95% for a limited time. If you haven't come up with a Mother's Day gift yet, these deals also require zero shipping.


Learn Sign Language Using Machine Vision

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Learning a new language is a great way to exercise the mind and learn about different cultures, and it's great to have a native speaker around to …


Best unexpected double majors for computer science students

ZDNet

Genevieve Carlton holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. After earning her doctorate in early modern European history, Carlton worked as an assistant professor of history. Did you know that double majors report higher earnings? They also report greater satisfaction with their college experience. But what are the best double majors for computer science?


The most badass careers in computer science

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Genevieve Carlton holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. After earning her doctorate in early modern European history, Carlton worked as an assistant professor of history. Computer science majors work as software developers, security analysts, and web developers. But what if you want something a little different? The most badass jobs in computer science will push the field's boundaries and challenge you.