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Feel free to learn Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning


With the help of this list, any person who is interested in artificial intelligence or machine learning can feel free to learn all about it. In this course, the instructor is going to talk about the meaning behind the common AI terminology. It includes explanations about neural networks, machine learning, data science, and deep learning. Then the instructor will talk about what AI can and can't do realistically. Similarly, you will also get to understand how to spot opportunities to apply AI to different problems in your own organization.

Healthcare's AI Future: A Conversation with Fei-Fei Li & Andrew Ng


With the current pandemic accelerating the revolution of AI in healthcare, where is the industry heading in the next 5-10 years? What are the key challenges and most exciting opportunities? To answer those questions, DeepLearning.AI and Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) are proud to present our virtual event, Healthcare's AI Future: A Conversation with Fei-Fei Li & Andrew Ng, at 10am PT on April 29. What's special about this event is that you get to decide what our speakers talk about. If you'd like to submit and upvote questions for our speakers, please sign up for the Q&A General access ticket.

The key to stopping procrastination? Compassion.

Christian Science Monitor | Science

One of the most amazing things about the human mind is its ability to imagine events that haven't happened yet. To make a decision about something new – trying a new dish, picking a show to watch, and choosing a career – you have to mentally construct the experience and then predict how pleasant or unpleasant it will be. But this simulation, say psychologists, is often distorted. Our predictions tend to exaggerate how happy or sad we'll feel, and for how long. "No doubt good things make us happy and bad things make us sad," says Tim Wilson, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia. "But as a rule, not as long as we think they will." In the final episode of the Monitor's six-part series "It's About Time," hosts Rebecca Asoulin and Eoin O'Carroll explore how thinking about our future selves can help us make better decisions in the present. "We are always making trade-offs about things happening now versus later," says Dorsa Amir, an evolutionary anthropologist at Boston College. One of the most common ways that our present selves trip up our future selves is by procrastinating. But there are many ways for us to overcome the tendency to put things off, says Fuschia Sirois, a psychologist at the University of Sheffield in England. So the next time you notice yourself about to procrastinate, remind yourself that it's OK to struggle. This is the final episode of a six-part series that's part of the Monitor's "Rethinking the News" podcast. To listen to the other episodes on our site or on your favorite podcast player, please visit the "It's About Time" series page. This audio story was designed to be heard. We strongly encourage you to experience it with your ears, but we understand that is not an option for everybody. You can find the audio player above.

The new lawsuit that shows facial recognition is officially a civil rights issue

MIT Technology Review

Williams's wrongful arrest, which was first reported by the New York Times in August 2020, was based on a bad match from the Detroit Police Department's facial recognition system. Two more instances of false arrests have since been made public. Both are also Black men, and both have taken legal action to try rectifying the situation. Now Williams is following in their path and going further--not only by suing the Detroit Police for his wrongful arrest, but by trying to get the technology banned. On Tuesday, the ACLU and the University of Michigan Law School's Civil Rights Litigation Initiative filed a lawsuit on behalf of Williams, alleging that his arrest violated Williams's Fourth Amendment rights and was in defiance of Michigan's civil rights law.

Advanced NLP with spaCy · A free online course


spaCy is a modern Python library for industrial-strength Natural Language Processing. In this free and interactive online course, you'll learn how to use spaCy to build advanced natural language understanding systems, using both rule-based and machine learning approaches.

How Does Disruptive Tech like AI Impact the Judiciary and Law?


Technologies like AI, blockchain, cognitive computing, and advanced data analytics will be a boon for the judicial system in many ways. Countries are even thinking about robot judges.

iRobot Education expands its free coding platform with social-emotional learning, multi-language support


The updates coincide with the annual National Robotics Week, a time when kids, parents and teachers across the nation tap into the excitement of robotics for STEM learning. Supporting Social and Emotional Learning The events of the past year changed the traditional learning environment with students, families and educators adapting to hybrid and remote classrooms. Conversations on the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion have also taken on increased importance in the classroom. To address this, iRobot Education has introduced social and emotional learning (SEL) lessons to its Learning Library that tie SEL competencies, like peer interaction and responsible decision-making, into coding and STEM curriculum. These SEL learning lessons, such as The Kind Playground, Seeing the Whole Picture and Navigating Conversations, provide educators with new resources that help students build emotional intelligence and become responsible global citizens, through a STEM lens. Language translations for iRobot Coding App More students can now enjoy the free iRobot Coding App with the introduction of Spanish, French, German, Czech and Japanese language support.

How AI is revolutionizing training


Employee training is an issue of critical importance for enterprises. Challenged to find skilled employees, sapped by high turnover rates, mired in massive transformations, the need to upskill and cross-train employees is paramount -- and almost too much for traditional approaches to training to handle. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being leaned on to aid in companies' upskilling strategies, ascertaining skill sets, recommending learning paths, providing on-the-job training -- even helping determine what to pay for acquired skills. With more than 345,000 employees and an ever-present need to stay ahead of the technology curve, IBM is one such company putting AI to work in keeping its workforce sharp. "The half-life of skills is now five years," says Anshul Sheopuri, chief technology officer for data and AI at IBM HR.

U.S. State Department announces new video game diplomacy program

Washington Post - Technology News

Each team of students will be led by a teacher, who will receive paid training on video game development. Students in the program will select a topic for their game based on a social issue and then work synchronously with their international counterparts online, as well as by themselves offline, to develop and create a game, all within 10 weeks. The students will learn to code as well; with some older students using game creation engines such as Unity.

Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Won't Let Me Teach Our Baby My Native Language


Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. I grew up in Ireland, where we weren't allowed to speak our language or participate in our culture in any way by English law. I went to America for college and married an American man, and am now pregnant. I suggested to my husband that I speak Irish and he speak English to the baby, so they grow up bilingual. He said the baby won't be speaking a language he doesn't speak.