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This week’s readings include two digital and two non-digital articles. All of them are worthy.
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FROM THE IDEA IN YOUR HEAD, TO THE APP IN YOUR HAND.
Builder by Engineer.ai is a Human-Assisted-AI platform that enables everyone to build bespoke software in a simple, user friendly and mindful way that transcends the need for traditional know-how. Everyone should be empowered to unlock their true potential to be a builder, irrespective of what they know, what they have and what they are afraid of. Builder, the “online assembly line” for software development, is a collision of intelligent automation, ideas, and human talent that allows you to build any tech project transparently.
BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
The Value of Failure in the Classroom
The classroom should be a safe place for students to test ideas and learn by trial and error. Unfortunately, when assessments are high stakes, students are less likely to take chances in their learning because they may only get one shot at getting it right on the test
The tech industry is hijacking school data. But decentralized systems can change that.
As technology becomes more and more pervasive in education, more and more student data is being collected. Hillman poses some key questions here as a result of this: “When it comes to children’s school data we should ask who controls it, what is it worth and how will it impact their lives. And more importantly, is there an alternative that can give more personal agency over their data?”
One possible solution that has come up is using blockchain technology to avoid having a central authority governing all school data. But, making “smart” contracts isn’t easy and it brings its own challenges.
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