By Phred Dvorak The Wall Street Journal Mon., Nov. 12, 2018 One of the hottest topics in the tech world these days is the race to develop and deploy artificial intelligence. U.S. companies like Alphabet Inc. have made waves with machines that beat humans at complex games of strategy. China has vowed to become an AI leader by 2030 and has made huge strides in areas like facial recognition. Key to much of AI development is data. That’s because AI has made big leaps in recent years in machine learning, where computers learn by picking out patterns in masses of data, and deep learning, a technique in machine learning that is inspired by the activity of layers of neurons in the brain. In many of these areas of AI, the more data that is fed into the computers, the better the results. And China, experts say, has a lot of data—from video captured by surveillance cameras to information about shoppers’ buying habits. Taking the lead in AI can confer … [Read more...] about Which country is winning the AI race—the U.S. or China?
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By Phyllis Fagell The Washington Post Tues., Nov. 6, 2018 When Ashley Eckstein, an actress and entrepreneur, started performing professionally in Grade 5, the other girls in her class taunted her relentlessly. Now 37, Eckstein recently brought her 13-year-old niece to a girls leadership summit to show her a different dynamic: hundreds of girls celebrating one another’s accomplishments in fields including writing and social activism. “The cheers, hugs and high-fives literally gave me goose bumps,” she said. “Something very right was happening in that room full of confident girls all doing their own thing.” The girls may not have realized it, but they were pushing back against a powerful tendency for girls and women to view one another as threats rather than allies or part of a support system. “Scarcity theory might lead young girls to believe that there are limits around how many good things can happen to any one person, which … [Read more...] about 7 ways to teach young women to cheer for, rather than work against, one another
Caring for a child, let alone multiple children, is no doubt expensive. However, investment does not always have to involve money. Healthline has compiled a list for parents who wish to personally hold mommy-classes and/or daddy-day-care on their own. 1. Be silly Sticking out your tongue is not usually a sign of discipline, but when done as an activity with a baby it encourages tongue control. This is important for a child in learning how to eat properly and in the development of speech. As a parent, sticking out your tongue can be considered a form of communication -- if your child responses by sticking their tongue out back at you, you’ve both done a great job! 2. Introduce 'tummy time' Tummy time means allowing your infant to lie belly down. This enables your child to explore his or her surroundings and is a great way to help develop physical strength and coordination. Make it more fun by giving your baby toys to play with, and talk to him/her. 3. Give sensory stimulation … [Read more...] about Seven affordable ways to aid brain development in babies
Japan has one of the world’s toughest asylum policies. Despite having the third-largest economy, last year the nation accepted only 20 refugees. Strict policies, geography, and history have limited asylum-seekers’ access to Japan, while a general preference for its homogeneous society means citizens have little motivation to push for change. There is no official immigration policy in Japan, which forced much-needed low-skilled labor workers to gain legal residence via the refugee process. The system is overburdened as a result. Japan is facing a demographic time bomb. It’s rapidly shrinking workforce could easily be boosted by thousands of migrant workers and refugees who are not just will, but desperate, for work. Ammunition is one of the best memories Zahir Amini has of his childhood. “I enjoyed playing with bullets,” laughs Amini. “It was a popular … [Read more...] about NO ENTRY: How Japan’s shockingly low refugee intake is shaped by the paradox of isolation, a demographic time bomb, and the fear of North Korea
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., March 16, 2018 Jordan B. Peterson is on a journey into the unknown. But at this moment, as he ambles into his sun-drenched living room, he first needs to get through the next agenda item in a daily schedule that is snapped together like a jigsaw puzzle by a team of handlers. “How long are we going to talk?” he asks, as solicitously as Mister Rogers. When I tell him I booked two hours with the gatekeepers, horror dances in his eyes, as if I just casually asked for one of his kidneys. But he nods gamely and rubs the back of his neck. His slender body folds up like an origami crane as he settles into a leather recliner and swivels into gabbing position. Get comfy, Professor. There is much to discuss. Article Continued Below Driving in that morning, I find myself thinking about Peterson’s neighbours in Seaton Village. What must they make of this epic transformation? A few years ago, Peterson was a … [Read more...] about Jordan Peterson is trying to make sense of the world — including his own strange journey