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Ignite The Spark of Curious Minds

With hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, I found myself in the Johnson Ice Rink on the MIT campus. I was there to be a mentor for the, IBM and other companies sponsored, 2018 HackMIT event. I was looking … Continue reading

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Is Watson a verb?

I’ve never felt inferior because I use a calculator, nor when I supplement my travel memory with a digital camera. Or even when I ignore the myriad of squiggly red lines underlining the words as I type this. My GPS … Continue reading

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The brains behind Watson

Whenever we talk about preparing kids for the future, we usually include collaboration and teamwork as a valuable skill. Our students also need to realize that science is not conducted by individuals in isolation. Successful scientists and engineers must be … Continue reading

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Hey Watson! My dog is smarter than your phone.

It’s amazing how we put such faith into a computer where we risk national-make that global scrutiny as it preforms tasks autonomously that carry immense scientific and philosophical weight. Let’s listen in for a moment… [Watson] I’ll take Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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The genius of Watson

“She’s afraid that if she leaves, she’ll become the life of the party.” —Groucho Marx What does this phrase mean? Is it funny? ? Don’t you have to be at the party in order to be the life of it? … Continue reading

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Are teachers in Jeopardy?

The other night, I could hear my daughter in her room talking; well more like explaining what sounded like schoolwork. Rather than opening the door, I assumed she was recording her voice on her iPod, something she had done for … Continue reading

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