09 mai 2016

Is Big Data Taking Us Closer to the Deeper Questions in Artificial Intelligence?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is Big Data Taking Us Closer to the Deeper Questions in Artificial Intelligence?
Gary Marcus, Edge, 2016/05/05
It's easy to get excited about thee potential for big data and deep learning in artificial intelligence, but as Gary Marcus argues in this item, we are still a long way from the goal. Even a one-year old child is further ahead than a robot with it comes to doing things like climbing couches. Machine reading and comprehension is a long way from what humans can do. Siri is not really much of an advance over ELIZA. More...

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Les malheurs de Sophie, senior au chômage

Emploi et formation avec l'Express EmploiPendant dix ans, Sophie a alterné périodes de chômage et petits boulots précaires payés au rabais. Aucun recruteur ne voulait donner sa chance à cette ex-ingénieure, la jugeant trop âgée... dès ses 45 ans. Retour sur ses années de galère. Voir l'article...

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New working group to examine higher education sector agencies

Universities UKUniversities UK has established a new working group to examine the current higher education sector agency landscape and provide advice on how the work of the agencies can continue to effectively support the sector into the future. Read more...

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Preventing ragging and gender-based violence in Sri Lankan universities

‘Universities should take active responsibility for acts of ragging and gender-based violence amongst students and staff’, said the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, The Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, in opening a joint conference between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the ACU in Colombo today. More...

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Prime minister pushes yoga PhD for foreigners

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants Indian universities to promote doctoral programmes in yoga for foreign students through government fellowships, writes Basant Kumar Mohanty for The Telegraph India. Read more...

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University creates cheap, touchable ink for the blind

Researchers at Thammasat University in Thailand have created something called Touchable Ink that will potentially make it a lot cheaper for the blind to read, writes Aloysius Low for CNET. Read more...

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Women’s universities go urban for survival

Women’s universities in suburban areas of metropolitan Tokyo are increasingly relocating to the urban centre in a bid to increase the number of applicants to the universities, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun. Read more...

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Top universities’ rankings slip due to ‘diversity focus’

An expert says Britain's best universities are slipping down university rankings because they are forced to focus on diversity and recruiting from disadvantaged backgrounds, writes Javier Espinoza for The Telegraph. Read more...

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Doubts over honesty led to chancellor’s removal

University of California President Janet Napolitano felt compelled to remove the chancellor of the University of California, Davis after documents contradicted the campus leader's contention that she did not have any dealings with contractors that were hired to bolster the university's image online, writes Lisa Leff for Associated Press. Read more...

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Damascus University seeks to combat forged degrees

Damascus University recently issued its first digitally enhanced diplomas, part of an initiative to combat the use of forged diplomas by students wanting to claim they graduated from the country’s oldest institution of higher education, writes Riham Alkousaa for Al-Fanar. Read more...

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