What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after … More Ted Talk: The wonderful and terrifying implications of deep learning
Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time. via Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — ScienceDaily.
So much of the discussion of school comes down to video games. Especially for boys. And here’s why: in most cases, if you tell boys they can spend their time doing whatever they want, and they can learn whatever is interesting to them, they will learn a lot about video games. read more via Kids … More Kids who play video games do better as adults | Penelope Trunk Education
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The Regulate and Gain Emotional Control (RAGE-Control) videogame technology teaches individuals to simultaneously calm their emotions and engage their attention while performing a task designed to raise their level of anxiety, frustration, anger, or fear. The system does this by engaging subjects in an emotionally activating video game that requires their focused attention. While playing, … More RAGE-Control game systems
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around lessons, allowing students to use their cell phones to do research and participate in class, and developing their curriculum around projects to ground learning around an activity. These strategies are all … More How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | MindShift
Excerpt from the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Because disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise, it’s imperative … More To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift
Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots. via Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots — ScienceDaily.
A comprehensive analysis of children’s rights in 190 countries around the world has now been released. Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child remains the only formal global effort to improve children’s rights and the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. Only three U.N. member nations have not ratified the treaty: … More Global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago? — ScienceDaily
Bioengineers have created a biological mechanism to send genetic messages from cell to cell — something they’ve nicknamed the biological Internet, or “Bi-Fi.” via Bioengineers introduce ‘Bi-Fi’ — The biological ‘Internet’ — ScienceDaily.
Developers have built and tested a new kind of interactive wayfinder: 3-D maps that vocalize building information and directions when touched. via A 3-D, talking map for the blind (and everyone else) — ScienceDaily.
Brain scientists have long believed that older people have less of the neural flexibility, or plasticity, required to learn new things. A new study shows that older people learned a visual task just as well as younger ones, but the seniors who showed a strong degree of learning exhibited plasticity in a different part of … More Many older brains have plasticity, but in a different place — ScienceDaily