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Chris Bigum
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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/04/can-an-algorithm-write-a-better-news-story-than-a-human-reporter/

All kinds of neat lines here-- the robot hasn't finished my homework. Robots fail NAPLAN. There have been interesting and amusing attempts to build software that generates certain types of scholarly papers maybe academic prowess will be determined by the power of one's algorithms? :) All coming soon to a university near you.

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Monbiot is a bit of a prat but this is useful - via Rob walker: http://www.monbiot.com/2011/08/29/the-lairds-of-learning/

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Interesting post by Michael Schrage on "innovation resistant" top coppers in the UK: http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2011/08/are-britains-top-cops-anti-innovation.html

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For the digitally obsessive: http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-dashboard-for-your-body
I'm waiting for the option where you can upload your DNA to the cloud and "live" at least until it rains.

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Dan Pink -pointing to Popova pointing to John Elfreth Watkins on the future of education, 100 yrs ago:
http://www.danpink.com/archives/2011/08/the-future-of-education-100-years-ago
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