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How to Prepare for an Automated Future

May 07, 2017

We don’t know how quickly machines will displace people’s jobs, or how many they’ll take, but we know it’s happening -- not just to factory workers but also to money managers, dermatologists and retail workers. The logical response seems to be to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to work alongside the robots or do the jobs that machines can’t.

Can Windows 10S Open The Door To Better STEM Education For Kids?

May 04, 2017

Basically, this OS is a stripped-down version of Windows 10 with a particular eye for the challenges educators face. Schools can configure each computer simply by slotting in a USB stick with a set configuration on it, so redoing them each new school year will be a snap. The biggest compromise is what software you can use with the stripped-down version of the OS.

Robotic system can 3-D print basic structure of an entire building

May 03, 2017

MIT researchers have designed a “Digital Construction Platform” system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building. It could enable faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction -- replacing traditional fabrication technologies that are dangerous, slow, and energy-intensive in the annual $8.5 trillion construction industry.

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