Sunday, November 19, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/18/17

Last update: Sunday 11/19/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot does backflips ... Other stories = UNCF releases report on positive economic impact of HBCUs ... Tesla produces electric truck... Rev. Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's

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 11/18/17

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

Cover Story ... Robot backflips +++++++++
  1. This robot just did a backflip, and life will never be the same ... DLL Editor's note -- Robot's backflip also covered by Wired, Gizmodo, The Verge, GeekWire, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Recode, PC Mag, NPR
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen -3
Top Story #1 ... HBCUs economic impact +++++++++
  1. ICYMI: This morning, with , we released a groundbreaking report, Make America Strong: The Positive Impact of HBCUs. Check out the research and additional tools here: ... DLL Editor's note -- Comments on this report posted by Diverse Issues, HBCU Digest, Atlanta Journal Constitution
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  1. Thank you for Raising Awareness of HBCUs & Its Significance in Developing, Supporting & Nurturing Black Girls in STEM: Black Girls CODE DC STEM Panel | HBCU STEM & Engineering Programs
  1. - Congrats to Jordan Hubbard! After a successful summer internship at Apple Inc. in California, Jordan has accepted a full-time position as a software engineer!
  1. : 50% of HBCU college graduates continue on to graduate or professional schools. ...
  1. XULA, Loyola, and four other local education non-profits have been awarded a $13 million DOE grant to recruit and prepare nearly 900 highly-effective, culturally competent teachers from diverse backgrounds by 2020.
  1. Bennett Belles present at 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students ...
  1. This professor is bringing lessons from Silicon Valley into his classroom ...
  1. Prof. Tewodross Melchishua Williams just returned from the Foundation’s Faculty Seminar in LA with great info for our students about the latest TV production technology. 🎥

  1. Dept. of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Instructor Eric Saliim () has been designated as a Teaching Innovator by . Read more here: .
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen
  1. Building a Three-Dimensional Record of Student Learning
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Online instructors differ on whether they need online course experience via
  1. Choosing between OPMs requires careful analysis between . Read this article to review the 6 factors to consider: 
  1. MIT Moves Beyond the to Court Companies, Professional Learners via
  1. How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses?
  1. How the Rise of is Impacting the Role of Continuing Education Divisions via
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 2
  1. Linux totally dominates supercomputers
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Report: Artificial intelligence is creating jobs, generating economic gains
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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Scientists issue new 'Warning to Humanity'
  1. Why Governor Jerry Brown Was Booed at the Bonn Climate Summit ... via ... To

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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...
  1. Microsoft reveals Azure IoT Edge: Putting AI at the furthest reaches of your network Assign To
  2. .'s TensorFlow Lite is intended to put AI in devices like printers, fridges, thermostats, speakers, and other household gadgets. ...
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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
Top Story #2 ... Tesla's e-truck +++++++++
  1. This is Tesla’s big new all-electric truck – the Tesla Semi ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Engadget, VentureBeat
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Dell EMC looks to speed machine and deep learning adoption with new product bundles
  1. Meet the robots caring for Japan's aging population by ... message
  1. “Meet The Father Of AlphaGo: AlphaGo Zero” by ...

  1. Seattle’s Algorithmia wants to help machine learning researchers get up and running in production ...
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Analytics ... Big data, statistical learning, data science ...

  1. IBM, Google, Microsoft, and 33 more partner to ensure Kubernetes workload portability
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Internal Kaspersky investigation says NSA worker’s computer was infested with malware
Political context ...
  1. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel gave money to the attorney general who opened an antitrust probe into Google
D. Hackers  ... 2 * Dozen + 1
  1. Team Amyrah & Mallory making their original game “Rescue of the Rare Dogs”
  1. Teamwork makes the dream work! We are building future coders! 😀
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Alicia Boler Davis is 2018 Black Engineer of the Year. ...
  1. For those that missed the 2017 Kapor Impact Awards, here is a link to the recording.
  1. Highlights from my time at . Such a beautifully black, empowering experience. Can't wait for next year!


  1. We’re excited to announce Kaggle’s Data Science for Good program! We're hoping this enables our community to come together and make contributions to tough social good problems with datasets outside of our competitions. Read more here: ...
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others by
  1. Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn bolstered the software company’s percentage of women, halting a two-year decline
  1. has a new degree to train tech's future leaders for CEO/CTO/CDO roles. We want a diverse mix of top talent! Can you pls spread the word to top candidates in the network? Fall 2018 application deadline is Jan 3. Learn More:
  1. Apple has the largest percentage of black employees of any major tech company, but where is its diversity in leadership?
Founders, techs, and execs
Top Story  #3... Rev. J. Jackson Parkinson's +++++++++
  1. . Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Blavity, NPR
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  1. The former Time Warner CEO and one of his lieutenants are starting a new venture-capital firm called Imagination Capital ...
  1. This Young Black Robotics Engineer and CEO of Just Landed a Sweet Deal with Apple


  1. Denise Young Smith Leaves Apple As VP Of Diversity After Six Months In That Role ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, The Verge
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Programming Languages for and ~ With Source Code Illustrations
  1. Difference Between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Software Engineers - According To LinkedIn | ... DLL Editor's note -- This topic also addressed by Data Science Central
  1. Looking for clean datasets to try out your ML ideas? Here's a short list of some of our favorites: ...
  1. What the heck is machine learning, and why is it everywhere these days? ...
  1. Edge Analytics - What, Why, When, Who, Where, How
  1. My name is Hadley Wickham and I approve of this course

  1. “The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master” by ...
  1. Microsoft’s Visual Studio gets new tools to help developers embrace AI ...
  1. Check out the @lineardigressions podcast! This week they discussed a few counterintuitive findings in our ML survey ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Great definition of
  1. We might have to engineer our planet to survive, but the science—and the geopolitical implications—is daunting ...
  1. My Son Switched His Major to Computer Science. Maybe Yours Should Too ... DLL Editor's note -- Important NY Times article that STEM jobs are mostly in "T" (info tech) referenced by this op-ed can be found HERE
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. RT : Voices in AI is a new podcast from , featuring interviews with AI's leading minds. Tune in:


  1. Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? via ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This topic also addressed by The Economist
  1. Officials still don't know whether the NSA is the victim of a brilliantly executed hack, an insider’s leak, or both ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company

  1. NASA's unsung heroes: The Apollo coders who put men on the moon  

  1. Workers have a choice: Set aside your ego and embrace your new AI coworker, or get left behind ...

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen - 1
  1. JUST IN: CBO: GOP tax bill could trigger $25 billion in Medicare cuts
  1. Beautiful! When This 7-Year-Old Boy Could No Longer Afford Treatment For His Brain Tumor, Mitch McConnell Dressed Up As Batman And Wheeled Him Out Of The Hospital
  1. PR Firm Advises U.S. To Cut Ties With Alabama
  1. Replying to 
    "I’m honestly scared of what would happen if one day I’m accused publicly by 10 or maybe even more women whom I’ve harassed or assaulted in the past.”
  1. Roy Moore On Pedophilia Accusers: ‘These Women Are Only Discrediting Me Now Because Shifting Sociocultural Norms Have Created An Environment In Which Assault Allegations Are Taken Seriously’
  1. Diversity Win! For Every Male Employee This Tech Company Hires, It Interviews 3 Women

  1. Al Franken Pledges To Make Up For Sexist Behavior Over Course Of Next Four Senate Terms
  2. Democrats Call For Convincing Amount Of Condemnation For Al Franken
  3. Roy Moore Disgusted By Thought Of Groping Breasts Of Sexually Mature Woman
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 

  1. The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? .....
  1. .And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape? ... DLL Editor's note -- Speaking of tapes ... :-(

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