03 août 2017

#OEB_midsummit Humanising machine learning by @nellwatson

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Essentially any task a human brain can do in roughly one second processing time can now by replicated by a machine. Machines can recognise people, transcribe between languages, esthetic interpretation, make predictions. What we have today is something of a revolution, leading us towards intuitive intelligence is a force moving us to the next revolution. Increasing human intelligence, as most geniuses are alive today. Read more...

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01 août 2017

76 jobs under threat at Telford College of Arts and Technology

University Business LogoThe college in Wellington, which employs about 480 staff, will be offering voluntary redundancies to reduce the need for compulsory redundancies. More...

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28 juillet 2017

Art students: share your end-of-year artwork

The Guardian homeAs the academic year draws to a close, art students are putting the finishing touches to their projects. We want you to share the results of your endeavours with the rest of the Guardian Students community. More...

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23 juillet 2017

When Stories Collide

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Sometimes a couple of news stories intersect in ways that suggest another story altogether. That happened this week with the collision of two bits of news. The first was that despite all the hand-wringing about the death of the humanities in higher education, humanities enrollments at community colleges have been rising steadily for decades. More...

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15 juillet 2017

Humanities at the Airport

HomeChristopher Schaberg explores what, if anything, academe can do about the distinct knots of negativity that airports have become known for. More...

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The Dehumanities

HomeMany humanists have difficulty presenting their case because they are used to speaking one way among themselves and another way to outsiders, argue Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro. More...

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13 juillet 2017

Theater Classics, Contemporary Sensibilities

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. Native American walkout from the University of Wyoming’s production of The Fantasticks illustrates challenges facing college drama. More...

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Degree Plus?

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. University of Utah’s new certificate program raises a question: Do students with liberal arts degrees need more to get a job. More...

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Second Chance for Fallen Philosopher

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Anna Stubblefield was a respected philosopher at Rutgers before she was accused and convicted of raping an intellectually and physically disabled man she’d promised to help communicate. Now she’s getting a retrial. More...

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Women's College Scholars Ask Mills Not to Cut Philosophy

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. With the future of Mills College’s philosophy department threatened, more than two dozen philosophers from other women’s colleges are asking Mills to abandon a plan to lay off two tenured professors and shutter the unit. More...

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