Future of Home Learning and Education imagined in 1967

In 1967, 9 years before the first Apple was revealed, some people imagined the future with a stunning accuracy. Philco-Ford Corporation, a appliance and radio manufacturer, sponsored a time travel into the future in celebration of its 75th Anniversary. In 1967, looking at year 1999 was as for us looking at years 2050. An appliance and radio manufacturer was naturally imagining of a world full of appliances and radio like devices. This look into the future seems quite accurate. Each family member’s activities are enabled by a central computer and the interaction involves multiple products. We will have…

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Don’t Leave AI Up to Corporations

Now that machines are learning to do all sorts of things on their own, from deciding who gets bail to finding new pharmaceuticals, the question is how we can ensure that computers don’t accidentally screw up people’s lives. The results from a new survey conducted on behalf of the Royal Society, a UK-based scientific fellowship, show that at the very least folks want the government to be involved in deciding how AI develops. Indeed, “71% of people feel that the government should play some role in the development of machine…

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