Sunday, October 21, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/20/18

Last update: Sunday 10/21/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = M.I.T.'s new $1 billion College of Computing ... Other top stories = Harvard's affirmative action lawsuit completes first week in court ... Netflix earnings crush expectations ... DOJ says Russians hacking November U.S elections

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/20/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... MIT's College of Computing  +++++++++
  1. MIT announces groundbreaking $1B commitment to the study of computing and AI; establishes the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing to serve as a hub focusing on world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, InsideHigherEd, Bloomberg, Chronicle of Higher Ed, CNET, TechCrunch
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen - 1
Top Story #1 ... Harvard trial ends 1st week +++++++++
  1. Harvard defended its race-conscious admissions policy in a crowded courtroom in Boston on Monday, the first day of the trial: ... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Inside Higher (1), Inside Higher (2), Washington Post,
  1. Morgan State University is leading a smart cities training program
  1. DSU receives $600K research grant in support of Department of Defense
B. Ed Tech  ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1. MIT Press & the University of Michigan Press announce plans to start selling ebook collections directly to libraries by creating own distribution platforms
  1. Graduates with associate degrees have benefited the most from growth in jobs requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. ...
  1. Prominent leaders—including higher-ups at Instagram, Microsoft & Lyft—announced Wednesday that they are supporting a $3.5M competition, called the “Responsible Computer Science Challenge,” to bring ethics into undergrad classrooms. ...

C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen  + 1
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Top Story #2 ... Netflix $$$$$ +++++++++
  1. Netflix subscriber growth crushed analysts’ estimates in the latest quarter ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, CNET, Engadget, Axios, Fast Company ... and Netflix

Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy, EU establish $114 million clean energy investment fund
  1. Our meat addiction is going to kill our chances of beating climate change ...

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. University of Central Florida's AI finds early lung cancer with up to 97% sensitivity by

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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
Top Story  #3... Russians hacking US elections again +++++++++
  1. With just three weeks to go until the midterm elections, the DOJ announced today that Russian trolls continue to attack the US with “information influence operations” aimed at spreading distrust in our political system and exploiting partisan discord ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Gizmodo, MIT Tech Review, Wall Street Journal

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  1. Tim Cook wants Bloomberg to retract that Chinese spy chip story ... xxx ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, The Verge, Ars Technica
  1. New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers by
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. Congratulations girls! We’re so happy you spent the day with us at the DC Robot Expo! We can’t WAIT to see what you achieve with the skills you learned today.
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. “I am honored to finally be able to announce that Disney is an investor in " - ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Full time MS in Data Science degree students at CUNY SPS can earn their degree online within one year.

  1. Microsoft's GitHub: 'Kotlin for Android now fastest-growing programming language' via

Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Hey Lifetime and International members! Early Bird Registration rates are still open for the 45th Annual Convention until Nov. 30th! You must register first before you can secure housing. Registration link is in our bio! ... EVENT - 27 to 31 March 2019
  1. Don't miss the largest Data Science and AI career fair in the US. 20 of the top data science companies will be seeking talented individuals at . Bring your A-game and you could land your dream job in no time. ... EVENT -- 3 November 2018
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Why Trump’s trade war could be the tipping point for American manufacturing by
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Your next doctor’s appointment might be with an AI ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * 1/12 Dozen 
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate. He was with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

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