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John Evans

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | Technology |... - 0 views

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    "The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction - dubbed "deepfakes for text" - have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse. OpenAI, an nonprofit research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Sam Altman, and others, says its new AI model, called GPT2 is so good and the risk of malicious use so high that it is breaking from its normal practice of releasing the full research to the public in order to allow more time to discuss the ramifications of the technological breakthrough."
John Evans

China Unveils the World's First Female AI News Anchor - 0 views

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    "On Tuesday, China's state-run news outlet Xinhua announced the latest addition to its news team: Xin Xiaomeng. But Xin never went to journalism school - or any school - because "she" is not a real person. Instead, she's an artificial intelligence created by Xinhua and search engine Sogou - making her the world's first female AI news anchor."
John Evans

When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    "For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old-who, like all the other kids in this story, is referred to by a pseudonym-discovered that her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life. "I've wanted to bring it up. It's weird seeing myself up there, and sometimes there's pics I don't like of myself," she said. "
John Evans

25 Reading Sites and Apps | Tech & Learning - 1 views

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    "These are my favorite learning tools for reading, comprehension, and language arts"
John Evans

The Growing Impact of AI in Financial Services: Six Examples - 0 views

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    "Just as many other technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence came to our lives from the pages of fairy tales and fiction books (think of the Tinman from The Wizard of Oz or Maria from Metropolis). People dreamt about machines able to solve problems and release some of the fast-compounding pressure of the 21st century. Less than 70 years from the day when the very term Artificial Intelligence came into existence, it's become an integral part of the most demanding and fast-paced industries. Forward-thinking executive managers and business owners actively explore new AI use in finance and other areas to get a competitive edge on the market. More often than not, we don't realize how much Artificial Intelligence is involved in our day-to-day life. "
John Evans

I'm a Neuroscientist. Here's How Teachers Change Kids' Brains. | EdSurge News - 1 views

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    "Teachers change brains. While we often don't think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students' cognitive development. Recent advances in educational neuroscience are helping educators understand the critical role we play in building brain capacities important to students' learning and self-control. To understand how teachers change the brain, we need to begin with a reasonably new understanding of the biology of learning. The human brain is an experience-dependent organ. Throughout our lives, the cerebrum-the largest portion of our brain-fine-tunes itself to adapt to the world around us. The scientific term used to describe this is "neuroplasticity, " which involves three processes."
John Evans

The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition - Competition Bureau Canada - 1 views

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    "Scammers are sneaky and sly. They can target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. They can also target businesses. No one is immune to fraud. Our group of superheroes has found a way to see through the scams. Their secret is simple: knowledge is power!   Read on to find out how you can also become a fraud-fighting superhero. Share this booklet with family and friends and start powering up! Follow: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube"
John Evans

Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development | User Generated Education - 0 views

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    "This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. As with all of my lessons, I strive to practice what I preach in my blog posts - being interdisciplinary; using technology to enhance their work; and making, creating, innovating, and inventing."
John Evans

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How. | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    "As anyone who's ever spent hours hunched over Candy Crush can attest, there's something special about games. Sure they're fun, but they can also be absorbing, frustrating, challenging and complex. Research has shown our brains are "wired for pleasure," and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them? In an era consumed with teaching 21st-century soft skills, are games any good at building critical thinking or collaboration skills? The answer is likely yes, but, much like games themselves, it's complicated. "What you'll find from the research is that it's very much dependent on, 'under certain types of conditions, certain types of skills seem to be developed,'" explains game designer and theorist Katie Salen, a former executive director at the nonprofit Institute of Play. "I never want to make claims that games writ-large for any kid-under any circumstances-teach these sort of skills.""
John Evans

9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture | Cult of Pedagogy - 0 views

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    "I've been teaching English for many years, across multiple grade levels, from middle school to high school to college. I've read (and have written) heaps of education books and research articles. And yet the premise for this post is so simple, I'm willing to bet that any one of our students can pin it down without a moment's hesitation. What is the most essential ingredient to a rockstar lesson? It's student engagement."
John Evans

Duct Tape Crafts - Wallets, Roses, Purses & More | Duck Brand - 0 views

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    "ometimes, your average tape just won't do. Sometimes you need a tape with attitude. Maybe you have a craft that needs to be more colorful, or you want to add a little bit of a pattern to that DIY project. And yes, sometimes you just want a tape that's more, well, bacon-y. Whatever the occasion, we've got a tape to match. Our new Duck Tape prints come in a wide variety of fun colors and styles, perfect for any creative project or home repair."
John Evans

When Am I Ever Going to Use This? | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "High school students ask this question partly to challenge the teacher's authority, but they may really want to know the answer. "
John Evans

Picplaypost - 1 views

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    "Easy video editor to turn your photos and videos into lasting memories"
John Evans

Talks to inspire you to go to bed and get a good night's sleep | TED Talks - 2 views

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    "Far better than counting sheep, these talks on the importance of sleep may well help you get your zzzzs tonight."
John Evans

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience | MindShift | KQED ... - 1 views

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    "In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise -- from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns. Whatever the causes, Dr. Lisa Damour has hopeful news for parents and teens: first, some degree of stress and anxiety is not only normal but essential for human growth. And if those levels become untenable, there are tested strategies for reining anxiety back in."
John Evans

Magic in the Making Padlet by Mandi Figlioli - 2 views

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    Magic in the Making Tips & Tools for Getting Started
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How LEGO is a Great Toy for Stress Relief for Students During Exam Times - 0 views

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    "Students undergo a lot of pressure when exams are around the corner. It can be quite a challenge to focus on the task at hand in such a state of mind. This article is going to look at how students can relieve stress by playing with LEGO during exam times. People normally consider LEGO just a toy, however, it is so much more than just a toy. It exercises your brain and gives you many benefits as a result. Rather than watching cartoons on TV and tablets most of the time, engaging in LEGO can prove to be such an excellent utilization of time and energy."
John Evans

Mixkit - Extraordinary Free HD videos - 1 views

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    "Extraordinary HD videos For you to use, completely free of charge."
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