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Is Technology Making Us Less Human?

Is Technology Making Us Less Human? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

This article is one-half of a point-counterpoint with Ray Kurzweils article, The Man-Machine Merger.Im sitting in this café in Silicon Valley, watching conversations flowing between Macs, tablets, mobile devices, and their owners.

Author: Andrea Kuszewski, behavior therapist and robopsychologist  

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Intriguing discussion in which the author argues that technology is having a deleterious effect on people's capactiy to use their own intelligence. She cites a claim that over-reliance on sat-nav systems, for example, is harming people's spatial awareness. Most interestingly, however, is her central thesis, which is that the factor that distinguishes human intelligence from computer-based intelligences is that only the former (currently) possess the capacity for creative thinking.

 

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With Udacity, Former Stanford Professor Goes All-In on Online Learning - Education - GOOD

With Udacity, Former Stanford Professor Goes All-In on Online Learning - Education - GOOD | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
With Udacity, Sebastian Thrun wants to unleash the "true power of education."...

Last fall, Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun took the democratization of education to the next level, offering a virtual version of their Stanford class Intro to Artificial Intelligence for free. The experiment was a resounding success, enrolling an astounding 160,000 students and spurring Stanfordto offer an additional seven computer-science classes for free online.Now Thrun (pictured above) has announced that after seeing "the true power of education" he's giving up his tenured professor position to launch Udacity, an online learning platform that will use technology to provide a free, high-quality education to anyone. "There's no turning back. It's like a drug," Thrun said at Monday's Digital Life Design conference as he discussed how the AI class experience inspired him to educate the masses.

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