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Oct. 10, 2016 - Oct. 16, 2016

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Lightweight Or Just Right? Bootstrap Launches Data Science For Kids

Funding from the National Science Foundation and Bloomberg, Inc. will allow Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used worldwide that's directed by Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer of Brown CS) to deliver broadly accessible data science to K-12 kids.

"We often use 'lightweight' as a pejorative," says Shriram, "but it nicely represents our ...

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MIT Technology Review Asks Stefanie Tellex About Robotic Learning And Complex Tasks

To extrapolate is human: unless we've overlooked to the "PUSH" sign and are frantically pulling on a door, we easily adapt to differing styles of handles and knobs, figuring out intuitively whether to slide, rotate, push down, and so on. It's not so easy for robots, and if we eventually want to have ...

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