Note to Self
Note to Self
Oct 14, 2019
How to Create Good Digital Citizens
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Right from wrong. We teach our kids what this means in the classroom and at home. But whatabout online? The next generation of tech users could be a part of much more civilized digitaluniverse, but only if they learn how now. Manoush talks to Richard Culatta (CEO of theInternational Society for Technology in Education) about the five steps to creating good digitalcitizens, and how to turn the current online “culture shift” into something positive, respectful, andmore accessible to all.

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DeepMind: The podcast
DeepMind: The podcast
DeepMind: The podcast
8: Demis Hassabis: The interview
In this special extended episode, Hannah Fry meets Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. She digs into his former life as a chess player, games designer and neuroscientist and explores how his love of chess helped him to get start-up funding, what drives him and his vision, and why AI keeps him up at night. If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter (@DeepMindAI (https://twitter.com/deepmindai?lang=en) using the hashtag #DMpodcast) or emailing us at podcast@deepmind.com (mailto:podcast@deepmind.com) . Further reading: Wired: Inside DeepMind's epic mission to solve science's trickiest problem (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/deepmind-protein-folding) Quanta magazine: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science (https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-artificial-intelligence-is-changing-science-20190311/) Demis Hassabis: A systems neuroscience approach to building AGI. Talk at the 2010 Singularity Summit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgd3OK5DZWI) Demis Hassabis: The power of self-learning systems. Talk at MIT 2019 (https://cbmm.mit.edu/video/power-self-learning-systems) Demis Hassabis: Talk on Creativity and AI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-bvsJWmqlc) Financial Times: The mind in the machine: Demis Hassabis on artificial intelligence (2017) (https://www.ft.com/content/048f418c-2487-11e7-a34a-538b4cb30025) The Times: Interview with Demis Hassabis (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/demis-hassabis-interview-the-brains-behind-deepmind-on-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence-mzk0zhsp8) The Economist Babbage podcast: DeepMind Games (https://play.acast.com/s/theeconomistbabbage/99af5224-b955-4a3c-930c-91a68bfe6c88?autoplay=true) Interview with Demis Hassabis (https://storage.googleapis.com/deepmind-media/podcast/Game%20Changer%20-%20Demis%20Hassabis%20Interview.pdf) from the book Game Changer (https://www.newinchess.com/game-changer) , which also features an introduction from Demis Interviewees: Deepmind CEO and co-founder, Demis Hassabis Credits: Presenter: Hannah Fry Editor: David Prest Senior Producer: Louisa Field Producers: Amy Racs, Dan Hardoon Binaural Sound: Lucinda Mason-Brown Music composition: Eleni Shaw (with help from Sander Dieleman and WaveNet) Commissioned by DeepMind
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New Books in Mathematics
New Books in Mathematics
Marshall Poe
Snezana Lawrence, "A New Year's Present from a Mathematician" (CRC Press, 2019)
It would be simple enough to say that mathematics is being done, and that those who do it are mathematicians. Yet, the history and culture of the mathematical community immediately complicate these statements. In her book A New Year's Present from a Mathematician (CRC Press, 2020), Snezana Lawrence guides a tour of European mathematical history that broadens conventional ideas of who mathematicians are and what we do. Framed as journey across the desert out from Alexandria, the book recounts a vignette from European mathematical history anchored to each month of the year, as drops of creativity and wisdom to sustain the trek. It is not unusual for books on the history of mathematics to tell very human stories about their often famous subjects. What is remarkable about Lawrence's collection is the breadth of these stories: Her subjects were idealists, pragmatists, mystics, skeptics, radicals, ascetics, and collectives. (Contrast, for example, the self-aware spite of Isaac Newton with the defiant good humor of Jean-Baptiste d'Alembert.) They contributed a mix each of original study, stewardship, and education. (Witness the precocious and persistent advocacy of Maria Agnesi and the devoted reciprocity of Johannes Kepler.) And they may or may not have been considered in their time, or even considered themselves, mathematicians. This book also showcases the diversity of mechanisms through which mathematics is transmitted and expanded. The projects undertaken by Lawrence's subjects are inspired by surviving ancient texts, popular treatments, and personal correspondence, and they yielded instructional texts, organizational schema, reference works, and popular fiction still in circulation today. The book drove home for me that the history of mathematics is ultimately a history of dialogue, and one that any person has the potential to contribute to—and thereby to be a mathematician. Suggested companion work: "Interstellar" (dir. Christopher Nolan) Snezana Lawrence is a mathematical historian, with a particular interest in the links between mathematics, architecture, and the belief systems related to mathematics. Her work on the creativity, identity, and engagement in the learning of mathematics has taken her to be involved in national and international initiatives to promote the use of the history of mathematics in mathematics education. She maintains the website Maths Is Good For You! and tweets @snezanalawrence. Cory Brunson is a Research Assistant Professor at the Laboratory for Systems Medicine at the University of Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
56 min
A Taste of Russian
A Taste of Russian
A Taste of Russian
A Taste of Russian podcast #442 - ЖЗЛ: Вакцина от полиомелита (Preview)
Привет, друзья! Сегодня у нас с вами будет исторический выпуск из серии «Жизнь замечательных людей». Однако, в отличие от других подобных выпусков, сейчас не будет одного героя. Героев будет несколько. Все эти люди поучаствовали в разработке вакцины, которая позволила победить один из самых опасных вирусов в истории человечества: вирус полиомиелита. Нашими сегодняшними героями будут американские вирусологи Джонас Солк, Альберт Сэйбин, а также русские учёные Михаил Чумаков и Марина Ворошилова. Таким образом, сегодняшний выпуск будет интернациональным. И будет он рассказывать не столько про конкретных людей, сколько про большое общее дело для пользы всего человечества. Готовясь к этому выпуску, нам пришлось прочесть несколько версий этой истории. Многие из этих публикаций были полны неприязни ко всему, сделанному в СССР. Другие, наоборот, преувеличивали роль Советского Союза в деле победы над болезнью. Мы постараемся излагать только факты. На наш взгляд, эта история – хороший пример того, какими должны быть наука и медицина. А разработка и испытания вакцины от коронавируса, которые идут в настоящее время, – яркий и наглядный пример того, какими медицина и наука быть не должны. Впрочем, давайте обо всём по порядку. Download full episode (22:14 min mp3 + PDF Guide) at
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