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Kenneth C. Arnold
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Now that computers are ubiquitous, what are good ways that people can learn? According to these folks, it's not obvious that video is the way to go. (h/t MIT Media Lab)

https://medium.com/@medialab/why-there-are-so-many-video-lectures-in-online-learning-and-why-there-probably-shouldn-t-be-2fad009c30b5
The Internet promised us a revolution in learning. What we ended up with looks more like educational TV on small screens…
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What if online learning were like the best one-on-one tutor?
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A police department responding in mercy to those who acknowledge their need and ask for help:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/gloucester-massachusetts-police-department-helping-not-arresting-drug-addicts/392873/
The police chief from Gloucester, Massachusetts, explains how his department is going beyond arrests to fight drug addiction.
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Help me pick a new phone?

I'm concerned about labor conditions for those who make the electronics we buy. What manufacturer does the most to ensure justice in their supply chain?

I've heard about Apple's struggles with bonded labor and "conflict" mining (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/02/11/apple-2015-supplier-responsibility-progress-report/). How does that compare with the rest of the industry?

Secondary considerations are longevity (my Motorola Droid X has lasted 4.5 years), voice and radio quality, and security.
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Complexity of the US Legal Code, as measured by one software engineering metric (number of conditional statements), has increased a lot in the last century.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2511947
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Like VizWiz (Rochester HCI) but with real-time two-way video/audio. Opens up a lot of different use cases.

http://www.bemyeyes.org/
Be My Eyes is an iPhone app for that lets blind people contact a network of sighted volunteers for help with live video chat.
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I just re-read this over lunch for fun. How do you think he might talk about MOOCs?

https://www.maa.org/external_archive/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf
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Pixel-for-pixel, what do pictures of common objects tend to look like? Just looking at where certain colors says a lot!

(This is a visualization of the weights of a simple linear classifier applied to the ImageNet dataset.)

http://cs.stanford.edu/people/karpathy/linear_imagenet/

(Background: http://karpathy.github.io/2015/03/30/breaking-convnets/)
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"She said she wanted this job because it is the only job she's seen where you get to sit all day."

There are millions of people who could be contributing to society, but instead are on government disability assistance because they don't have the education needed for a desk job and can't succeed in other jobs. Could crowdsourcing and online education come together to create opportunities for them?

http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/
In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the federal government.
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Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
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inspiring! Hope to be that useful when I am 93!
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Hive Plots. Behind the complaint-laden prose lies an interesting and probably valuable alternative approach for visualizing networks. (And I'm wondering if I can draw out any ideas for visualizing collections that don't have explicit connections.)

(Thanks, +Martin Segado )
the hive plot is a perceptually uniform and scalable linear layout visualization for network visual analytics. UNDERSTANDING NETWORK STRUCTURE WITH HIVE PLOTS. (A) Normalized (top) and absolute (bottom) connectivity of E. coli gene regulatory network and Linux function call network (Yan et al.) ...
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Prof. Ryan Adams and the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group have started a podcast!

http://www.thetalkingmachines.com/
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  • Harvard University
    Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • Cornell
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003 - 2007
  • MIT
    Media Lab, 2007 - 2010
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