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Prisoners in England to Be Taught to Code

3 hours 36 min ago

The U.K. government will fund a program in which "carefully vetted" prisoners will be taught software coding.

What to Know About U.S. Computer Science Degrees

4 hours 36 min ago

U.S.-based graduate computer science programs offer international students access to cutting-edge technology and U.S. employers.

UNSW, Sydney Uni Join Quantum Powers to Prove Qubit Theory

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00

Researchers in Australia are combining their quantum computing powers, uniting methods designed by researchers at each university to prove their feasibility.

U.S. Students Dominate in Computer Science, Study Says

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:59

In a study of senior computer science majors in the U.S., China, India, and Russia, U.S. students are tops in skills, if not in gross numbers.

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:45

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such as the first autonomous vehicle.

Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Pressure from Congress and the Trump administration has forced top U.S. universities to refuse research funding from China's Huawei Technologies over national security issues.

Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Unusual Ventures this summer will launch a program designed to increase the number of black students working in technical internships.

Chinese Children Take to Coding Amid Country's Lofty Goals in AI

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

China's ambitions to become unparalleled in artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies are reflected in Chinese children's increasing enrollment in coding classes.

No Lie! Researcher Developing Online Polygraph

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:18

Florida State University researcher Shuyuan Ho is working to create an online polygraph that uses machine-learning to identify liars and truthtellers based on the words they write in electronic messages.

Computer Science was Invented to Teach Everyone about Everything

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:54

Our goal should not be Computational Thinking, but Science, Mathematics, History, Engineering, and *Everything* Thinking.

Report Examines Origins and Nature of 'Math Anxiety'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:46

Teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of math anxiety, according to a new report, and girls tend to be more affected than boys.

Want Kids to Love Math and Science? Don’t Use Those Words

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:41

At Mindbenders, we want kids to put down their textbooks and learn by creating and doing.

Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:02

Schools are beginning to use virtual reality and augmented reality tools with students in computer science lessons, with some classes even teaching students how to build their own virtual worlds.

China Is Catching Up to the US in A.I. Research, Fast

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:18

At the world's top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from twin cameras collected under varied conditions, such as sunny and poor weather.

China Is Catching Up to the US in AI Research, Fast

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:18

At the world's top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from twin cameras collected under varied conditions, such as sunny and poor weather.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00

Twenty-one leading U.S. universities have formed a group that aims to promote programs to teach students how to handle the consequences of technology.

What Makes High Schoolers Want to Study STEM?

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:42

What motivates high school students to become interested in and pursue careers in the STEM fields? An NSF-funded study aims to find out.

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:47

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic research projects.

Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:46

Hundreds of thousands of engineers are churned out by India's education system each year, many with large loans and little prospect of finding a job in their field.

More Than a Single Answer: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:14

Learning has shifted from solving a problem with a single answer to identifying problems in a given situation and offering multiple possible solutions, Andy Puttock of Nord Anglia Education says.

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