Archive for October 2018

Should We Be Afraid of Robots Taking Our Jobs?

We accepted them as our cashiers, our bank tellers, our travel agents. We looked on in wonder as they made our coffee, delivered our packages. How will we feel when they show up to drive us to work? When they go to work for us? Not magicians, not fairy godmothers. Robots. They’re here, and they’re…

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How To Harness Technology in the Classroom? Ask the Students.

“American Classrooms are dead,” pronounced Bill Gates in front of an audience of top professors and researchers at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. That was five years ago. Since then, a number of fellow tech billionaires have followed suit — aligning themselves with what Silicon Valley refers to as “Philtech –” the idea of…

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