Can education technology help put the brakes on summer backsliding? Early research on summer math-practice apps suggests they come up short. Maybe we’d have better luck using tech that changes how kids and their families relate to math year-round. That's Laura Overdeck's vision.
Federal auto-safety regulators are weighing requiring approval of automated-driving technologies before they reach the road, potentially expanding government oversight of auto makers after the first fatal crash involving a vehicle driving itself.
Decades of research shows that people have a difficult time keeping their minds on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail and hardly ever require them to take action. The human brain continually seeks stimulation. If the mind isn't engaged, it will wander until it finds something more interesting to think about.
Although artificial intelligence has become commonplace -- most smartphones contain some version of AI, such as speech recognition -- the public still has a poor understanding of the technology.
The picture is by now familiar: Many tech companies are very white and very male. Women leave tech companies at a higher rate than men. Fewer blacks and Latinos with degrees in tech-related subjects get hired, and those who stay too often feel isolated.
“Being in this room, there is a culture of acceptance. If someone fails, we know it's OK to fail,” said Dylan Momplaisir, a tech-savvy 16-year-old from Ozone Park, Queens. “For many students of color, we don’t have that culture.
WASHINGTON (18 July 2016) -- The choir is growing louder and a few members of Congress are listening.
Rohit Chaube and his team set out this weekend to find ways to make education fun. The team set up shop in the Google Fiber event space and went to work at Kansas City’s first virtual reality hackathon. Hosted by KCVR, a group for people interested in virtual reality, the event was a way to make the technology accessible for developers.