Recently I was skimming the August 19, 2013, edition of my hometown newspaper, the Eugene Register-Guard. Two very short articles caught my attention:
• Cuts will hit Head Start hard.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a game changer in education. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course. Here are two quotes that help provide some of the (relatively short) current history of MOOCs.
Quoting from a 8/2/2011 IAE Blog at http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/entry/stanford-university-is-offering-a-free-artificial-intelligence-course.html:
Here is an article that I found quite interesting:
Niccolal, James (7/10/2013). Move over, Linpack: Supercomputers get new performance test. Computerworld. Retrieved 7/14/2013 from http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240708/Move_over_Linpack_Supercomputers_get_new_performance_test.
Artificial Intelligence (also known as machine intelligence) is a somewhat misleading term.
Consider humanity's long endeavor to create for aids to their physical capabilities. We routinely use all kinds of machines such as airplane, backhoe, bicycle, car, forklift, spaceship, train, truck, and so on. We do not call these tools “artificial muscle.”