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Bill Gates says AI should improve education and medicine     – CNET
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Artificial intelligence is “both promising and dangerous,” like nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, Microsoft’s co-founder says.

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With Few US Students Taking CS Classes, Code.org 'Scales Back' Funding For CS Education
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“In 2012, most CS teacher professional development was paid for by the National Science Foundation or Google.” And in the years that followed, 80,000 primary and secondary school teachers received opportunities to learn how to teach computer science without paying any fees — thanks to tech-bankrolled Code.org. But is anyone taking the classes? Slashdot reader […]

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Sphero is rolling toward education     – CNET
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Best known for toy robots like the BB-8 and Spider-Man, Sphero is now focusing on robots for the classroom with the Bolt.

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Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education
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This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, […]

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Sphero cuts jobs and refocuses on education
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Sphero was supposed to have a banner holiday with a slew of toys themed around Star Wars, Cars 3 and Spider-Man on top of its own self-branded creations. However, things turned out very differently. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it rec…

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Google CEO: Tech education should be more than just coding     – CNET
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Sundar Pichai warns that the next generation of workers will require continuous training in basic digital skills.

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Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform
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Steve Wozniak launches a new education platform, “Woz U,” Fandango acquires MovieTickets.com and Baidu plans to make lots of autonomous cars in 2021. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with a new, and very necessary, education push
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Hands-on with some of the cheap education systems. Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Microsoft’s New York City event to launch Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop appears to have confused many people. The larger theme of the event was “education,” but this is a broad topic. Judging by many of […]

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STEM Education Technology Trends
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We all dwell in a hyperconnected atmosphere where one has easy access to almost everything with just a few clicks. Kids of today’s generation rely on technology right from playing games to gain knowledge. It is way beyond textbooks learning. Instead of only knowing things, kids can now create things using these online tools. It […]

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