Children’s understanding of smart speakers
‘A really smart guy plugged himself into Alexa and now she’s smart too’ - children’s understanding of smart speakers. By Valentina Andries and Judy Robertson.
Book Review: The Alignment Problem
Through an impressive mastery of cutting-edge papers in AI, a deep understanding of the history of cognitive science, and four hundred interviews with leading scientists, Brian Christian presents an in-depth account of AI and how we can engineer it to align with human values.
Using data to help teachers find resources
Can you contribute to developing better tools to help teachers find educational resources online?
Making a Splash with Data
Our Making a Splash with Data Webinar introduces data literacy skills through two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
Data selfie – a snapshot of our live lesson
Selfie ‘a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.’
Support for Industry volunteers
Craig, Judy and Kate from the Data Education in Schools team have produced videos to support industry volunteers or STEM Ambassadors working with school learners.
Data Skills Live: where computer science meets theatre
On 4th Nov we ran our first Data Skills Live Lesson where 350 learners came together from 15 Scottish local authorities to defend the rhino and learn some new data skills in the process.
Book Review: The Ethical Algorithm
Book Review of 'The Ethical Algorithm: the Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design' by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth I am reading 'The Ethical Algorithm: the Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design' by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, and it has reminded me why I like computer science.
Badgers: Evidence of absence or absence of evidence?
Absence of evidence or evidence of absence is a common scientific discussion point. How can badgers help us understand it more clearly.