Sunday, October 22, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/21/17

Last update: Sunday 10/22/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = AlphaGo Zero teaches itself, in three days, to become the world's greatest Go player ever ... Other stories = Morehouse College selects new president ... Alphabet makes digital plans for Toronto ... Krack hack can attack anything on the Net

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/21/17

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Cover Story ... AlphaGo Zero teaches itself +++++++++
  1.  The latest iteration of DeepMind's Go-playing AI has taught itself and bested other versions of AlphaGo ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by IEEE Spectrum, Nature, MIT Tech Review, Wired, Mashable, VentureBeat, Motherboard, The Verge, The Economist, Engadget, NPR, Business Insider, CNET ... and DeepMind
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen

Top Story #1 ... Morehouse's new president +++++++++
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  1.  Optics researchers at Delaware State University recently have earned individual grants in support of their projects.
  2.  Via - Professor/INBRE Researcher Banerjee Receives Grant from NASA:
  1.  DSU Awarded Research Grant to fund DSU Language immersion study
  2.  This is why is perfect for studying . A dolphin is feeding in a creek, just steps from the edge of campus.
  1.  As engineers, as we strive for success,we must always remember to give back to the community, it's the key to keep moving forward🔑👍🏽

B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen
  1.  Nearly half of black student loan borrowers default, according to new federal data show
  1.  Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high
  1.  Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials ...
  1.  New study challenges CW that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter via ...
  1.   researcher weighs in on U.S. 2020 College Completion goals:
  1.  There's an app for that: MIT introduces digital diplomas so its students can quickly share certificates w/ employers ...
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ... 
  1.  Colleges and universities set high (as in $1 billion+ high) targets in latest fund-raising campaigns ...
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Analytics ... 
  1.  News: IPEDS improved but needs better data
  1.  'Blueprint' for new federal student-level data system could consolidate metrics and widen scope of included students ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NASFAA
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  This video shows 's MOOC-run Online Master of Science / Computer Science >
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1.  Did you miss last week's ? Catch up now! ...
C. Info Tech  ... 2 * Dozen - 3
Top Story #2 ... Alphabet's Toronto plans +++++++++
  1.  Google's founders wanted to try to shape the real world like they've shaped life online. Now they're getting a shot. ...  ... DLL Editor's note -- Alphabet's plans for Toronto also covered by The Guardian, Wired, Bloomberg, Co.Design, Engadget
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  1.  About 100 cities are expected to compete for Amazon's HQ2

    The Competition Heats Up for Amazon's Second Headquarters

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  1.  Gravitational-wave astronomy starts in earnest ... via ...
  1.  Colliding neutron star discovery could solve a mystery about our expanding universe
  1.  Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone design  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Engadget, VentureBeat
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Bitcoin blows past $6,000 for the first time ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by, Mashable
  1.  Tech founders dominate Forbes magazine's billionaire list by ...
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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1.  Renewable energy threatens the world’s biggest science project

  1.  Watch Jeff Bezos christen a massive wind farm  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Engadget
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Drones ...
  1.  Alphabet's X lab trialing how to identify safe and convenient drone delivery locations. ...
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

  1.  Watch this mind-controlled bionic arm touch and feel:
  1.  Artificial Intelligence: A better way to search through scientific papers via ...
  1.  AI algorithms are starting to teach other AI algorithms -

  1.  Intel debuts a deep-learning AI chip to battle Nvidia
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Big data, statistical learning, analytics, data science ...

  1.  Why Docker is finally embracing Kubernetes
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story  #3 ... Krack hack +++++++++
  1.  What is the hack? The widespread Wi-Fi loophole, explained: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, M.I.T. Tech Review, The Verge, GeekWire, TechRepublic, PCMag ... and here's the ZDNet running list of all available patches
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  1.  Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads
  1.  Microsoft's vulnerability database hacked in 2013, public kept in dark
Science and technology policies ...
  1.  Russia probes spur lawmakers to consider new disclosure rules for political ads on Twitter and Facebook ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Engadget
Political context ...
  1.  North Korea's underground nuclear test site could be suffering from 'tired mountain syndrome' ... To

  1.  Why Facebook, Google and Twitter find themselves in the middle of an investigation into the 2016 election: ...
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen
  1.   Retweeted
      and on tech's unique opportunity to bring inclusivity into the forefront of culture
  1.   Retweeted
     Shout-out to all of the 112 volunteers who made this amazing conference happen! Important & necessary work shared these days!
  1.  "Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success". Thanks for the success
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.   2018 aims to map the state of Black and Latinx tech entrepreneurship. Submit startups here: ...
  1.  Enjoyed last nites convo on The Tech Life Getting Hired The Art of Negotiating Grt info Chk out the interview ...
  1.  It was the hackathon that started it all... shoutout to & success of  ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL created a Storify of the historic four day event at EssenceFest 2014 ==> Day #1Day #2Day #3, and Day #4

  1.  Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark
Founders, techs, and execs
  1.  Meet the judge who codes — and decides tech’s biggest cases. via ...
  1.   American Express C.E.O. Ken Chenault to Step Down via  ...
  1.  Now on US Black Engineer: Denise Gray: A Female CEO You Should Know. ...
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Code & Coders
  1.  Undeterred by layoffs and CEO change, existing investors pump $7M more in
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  CBE + Stackable Credentials + Blockchain Transcripts = Future Degree Attainment?
  1.  Ex-Goldman tech chief sees finance's AI ascendance in 5 years
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  "Tillerson let out a short sigh. 'Look, on the president’s tweets...'" On a State Department in crisis: ...
  1.  The most powerful jurists in the land seem to have a reluctance to taking math and statistics seriously. ...

  1.  ‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: Hacking a DEF CON CTF in the lights out season 3 premiere ...

  1.  In one of the longest pieces ever published by WIRED, meets a legendary roboticist who humanizes androids ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen
  1.  Anger grows over Trump's claims about past presidents and fallen troops ... via ... To... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by LA Times, NY Times, Politico
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The shameful saga of the fallout from the cruel condolences offered to a dead soldier's young widow by a socially inept, unapologetic president ...
  1.  Opinion: Trump’s mindless cruelty to a soldier’s widow speaks to the core of his character ...
  1.  ‘What Were We Talking About Again?’ Says Trump 15 Seconds Into Phone Call To Family Of Fallen Soldier
  1.  Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, October 18th, "No way, guys. I heard that the old man who lives there uses dead children to score political points with his base" ... via

DLL Editor's note -- A video of General John Kelly's recent press briefing in which he told blatant Trump-sized lies about Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's 2015 speech can be found HERE ... A video of the congresswoman's speech can be found HERE

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  1.  Trump gives his Puerto Rico disaster response a perfect '10,' as the island struggles without water and power  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, LA Times, NBC News, Bloomberg, NY Times
  1.  George W. Bush never mentioned his name but delivered what sounded like a sustained rebuke to President Trump ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Text of full speech provided by Fast Companysage... ,,,,
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1.  Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!
  1.  The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!
  1.  I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!
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