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A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

September 20th, 2017 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students bustling around the […]



Millennial techies are choosing skill based training over college

August 21st, 2017 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

Daunted by the expense of a four-year program, students are focusing on learning the skills they need for the jobs they want.



When AI improves human performance instead of replacing it

June 10th, 2017 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

It’s not about artificial intelligence (AI) taking over — it’s about AI improving human performance, a new study by Yale University researchers has shown.



Introducing MIT’s “living” breathing no-sweat clothing

June 2nd, 2017 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

If it was up to a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the next trend in sportswear would be clothes made out of living cells. You got that right, living microbial cells. With a design that looks like it came straight out of science fiction, the self-ventilating workout suit developed by […]



7 laws that will have to change because of blockchain

May 16th, 2017 at 7:45 am » Comments Off

“Code is law,” as described in Lawrence Lessig’s book ‘Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace’, refers to the idea that computer code has progressively established itself as a predominant way to regulate behavior to the same degree as legal code. With the advent of blockchain technology, code is assuming an even stronger role in regulating […]



11 skills every 24-year-old should learn

April 5th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

If, like many people, you stumble out of college in your early 20s, unsure of what to do next, you can be forgiven for needing a few years to get your bearings. The transition from school to work (or more work), can take a bit of getting used to. And it can also be a fun […]



AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

March 11th, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code. Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make it much easier for […]



The best of the best U.S. jobs are tech, tech and tech, again

February 9th, 2017 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

Hey kids, want to grow up to land the best job in the country? Then keep poring over those math and science textbooks. Jobs that require a range of STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math) claimed 14 spots in Glassdoor’s new “50 Best Jobs in America” survey, out Monday.



How we teach our kids in a world of constant change

November 22nd, 2016 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

Here in L.A., it’s kind of insane that a great kindergarten requires a competitive application and tuitions that exceed most colleges.



9 Reasons Every Online Marketer Should Learn Code

September 14th, 2016 at 5:42 am » Comments Off

You’ve heard it said before that learning how to code is an important skill for everyone today. But maybe, as an online marketer – SEO expert, SMM expert or PPC/SEM expert – you probably don’t think that applies to you. Surely you can do your job just as effectively without having to know the basics […]



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