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The European Union's legal affairs committee approved a proposal on robot governance and will debate potential legislation on robots and AI.
a proposal approved by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee today will actually bring the debate to legislative bodies
Ever more power over food production is concentrated in the hands of ever fewer massive multinationals - with grave implications for food security and the environment.
According to the non-profit, ETC Group (pdf), small-scale farmers feed around 70% of the world’s population and do so mainly with seeds saved from one harvest to the next rather than commercially purchased seed. Changes in government policies that favor big corporations’ desire for more large-scale industrial agriculture will directly threaten small farmers’ livelihoods.
Digital learning or online education is an example of a technology that can bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and their popularization. It would be impossible for a formal education system, based only on the face-to-face interaction between student and teacher, to keep apace with the breath-taking advances of science and technology. Distance education offers a way to tailor education to present and future technology. The rapid spread of its popularity in almost every country offers hope for new patterns of institutional education. We are in favor of this kind of education, though we have some criticisms of the lines along which it is developing. Distance or online education requires a careful approach, since there is no guarantee that an innovating process will produce new results. Even revolutionary systems can produce extreme conservatives, thus reinforcing the development-oriented mentality.
Online education or other virtual educational technologies may be of valuable assistance in educating people for the second quarter of the twenty-first century, but it could also turn into a system which widens the gulf between us and Utopia. The present author has frequently criticized distance education techniques that consist in generating information in order to produce trained manpower. What the world really needs is educated people, capable of understanding the contemporary driving forces in the world, and who can adapt to them and transform them. The trained person produced by distance education will soon see his or her instruction become obsolete, whereas an educated person will develop or create new abilities when necessary. Education is a learning combination of cognitive and affective and social skills. We need to develop cognitive and metacognitive competences at the same time that we learn self-responsibility and self-control, compassion, team work, learning to care, learning to share and learning to carry out learning.
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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, automaker Divergent 3D showed off their 3D-printed Blade Supercar. The 635 kilogram (1,400 pound) car is made of a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber; accelerates to 97 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour) in 2.2 seconds with its 700 hp engine; and can use either gasoline or compressed natural gas as fuel.
The Blade Supercar debuted last year in June, heralding the company’s radical, environmentally-sustainable approach to manufacturing. Divergent calls the manufacturing approach NODE, where they 3D print aluminum nodes joined together by carbon fiber tubing.
The process, which is similar to using Lego blocks, requires less capital and uses up fewer materials. The ease of assembly means that even semi-skilled workers can run the process.As an added bonus, Divergent 3D’s cars are 90 percent lighter and more durable than cars built with traditional techniques.
There needs to be some positive acceptance that young people are going to use this technology. I don't think that just denying it is reasonable. I also don't think an extended period of removing technology is likely to be helpful. I think that it is reasonable to take technology "time outs," to have environments and maybe even times where the family interacts with each other and not the outside world through texts. It's sort of a return to the dinner table as a place where you learn how to engage in face-to-face, meaningful contact. Put your tech aside. You can return to it afterwards.
And I think to lead by example is critical because we now know that parents are as guilty as their kids in pulling out a phone during a dinner conversation and texting. I think that that is really critical just to say it has to be balanced and we're going to practice how to balance it as a family.
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Your teenager has a science project due. He hates science. He hates projects (as do you). Do you: A. Set deadlines for him, get the necessary materials, lay them out on the table with some homemade chocolate chip cookies B. Ask your neighbor who is a renowned chemist to stop by and wax poetic about the joy
Its probably difficult for parents to just let there kids fail, especially in higher grades
There are plenty of startups in the world, yet there are plenty that fail.
In fact, 90% of all startups fail.
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Workers who commit these high-risk behaviors probably don't realize they're jeopardizing the company's security.
Before investing in new security tools and technology to protect against external threats, companies should place higher priority on identifying and fixing internal risks.
What do poker and entrepreneurship have in common? Columnist Liad Agmon shares how playing the game taught him solid lessons as a startup entrepreneur.
Poker seamlessly blends knowledge, experience and chance.
"If you aren’t familiar with the idea of gamification, be prepared to thank the Millennials for its inclusion in almost everything. Gamification involves bringing in traits traditionally associated with video games and using them to engage people in other activities. The principle has been used in everything from employee engagement efforts to healthcare objectives about customer wellness. And the educational system is not excluded from attempts to gamify previously uninspiring activities."
Are your staffers working overlong hours? Disabuse them of the notion that that's the way to get ahead.
how managers can create an environment where employees don’t feel the need to overwork themselves