Episode 31

The School of 2024


November 11th, 2019

46 mins 31 secs

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About this Episode

Can you belive it's only been five years since Alexa launched? Or that identifying birds in photos was considered a hard problem for machine learning? In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss plausible trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and data science that we may see in schools by 2024. We focus on 5 areas from microscale in the classroom to macro across the entire educational system.

  1. Trends in the Computer Science classroom
  2. Integration into other subjects
  3. Reducing Teacher Workload
  4. For Student Access to Tools
  5. As a School-wide Initiative

It's amazing to think that many problems in Machine Learning were considered hard just 5 years ago. What will the next 5 years bring?

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  • Math Games | Mangahigh.com — Get your students excited, engaged and excelling at maths and coding! Adaptive quizzes, innovative games and social competitions Aligned to international curricula Real-time analytics with AI support for differentiation
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  • Amazon.com: AWS DeepLens (2019 Edition) – deep learning-enabled video camera for developers: Amazon Devices — Learn the basics of deep learning - a machine learning technique that uses neural networks to learn and make predictions - through computer vision projects, tutorials, and real world, hands-on exploration with a physical device. AWS DeepLens lets you run deep learning models locally on the camera to analyze and take action on what it sees.
  • Alexa in Education — Amazon Alexa is ushering in a new era of technology. One where students, educators, and parents can use their voice to interact with technology that deepens learning, provides access to critical information, and saves time. With Alexa, students can track upcoming events on their calendar, get study resources, or make an appointment with a guidance counselor – all without having to open their computer. Teachers can use Alexa to prepare for upcoming lessons, while administrators can quickly access important information like enrollment statistics.
  • Raiders of the Pottery GAN: Using 3D Generative Adversarial Networks for Data Augmentation | SciPy - YouTube — Reassembly of 3D fragmented objects from a collection of hundreds of randomly mixed fragments is a problem that arises in several applied disciplines, such as archaeology, failure analysis, paleontology, etc. In this talk we will walk through the pipeline of 3D data generation in archaeological studies, from pre-processing of images, moving from 2D to 3D space, and finally the training and evaluation of generative adversarial networks in Python for 3D meshes corresponding to Iberian vessels. We will report several python libraries (scikit-image, pytorch, visdom, etc.) and how they are used in this particular pipeline. The main goal of augmenting our dataset in 3D is to perform fragment part identification and vessel reconstruction.
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