Giving Online Learning a Try With a Crash Course in Robot Ethics

Giving Online Learning a Try With a Crash Course in Robot Ethics

                    It’s 6 a.m. in Los Angeles, but I have a fresh pot of coffee beside me, and I’m ready for class to begin. Class, in this case, is being conducted through my computer. I’m enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) through FutureLearn, and for the past three weeks, my Philosophy of Technology and Design class has studied the challenges (and opportunities) between humans and our emerging silicon cousins (robots, automated transportation, and other things as yet uninvented). Our…

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HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HYDERABAD: The high court on Tuesday sought status reports from AP and Telangana on the implementation of farm loan waiver schemes. The bench of acting Chief JusticeRamesh Ranganathan and Justice T Rajani was dealing with three PILs urging the court to save distressed farmers from ending their lives. While AP informed the court that it had constituted an independent commission to look into the farm crisis, Telangana explained the steps it was taking in this respect. K Siva Ram Reddy, the party in person, told the court that a one-time…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Find your next job at Rick Stein’s career open morning in Cornwall

Find your next job at Rick Stein’s career open morning in Cornwall

From waiting and bar work to pathways leading to a career as a chef, discover the wide range of jobs on offer across the county’s Rick Stein outlets at Padstow’s open morning. The Rick Stein Group will be holding a careers open morning on Monday, June 19, to showcase its summer job opportunities across Cornwall. Between 9am and 12pm members of the Rick Stein team will be on hand at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow to provide information on a number of restaurant and kitchen job opportunities available throughout…

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Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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Army Doctor Arrested In Recruitment Racket Busted In Rajasthan

Army Doctor Arrested In Recruitment Racket Busted In Rajasthan

JAIPUR: An Army doctor posted at its recruitment office in Jodhpur has been arrested for links with a gang of touts that helped candidates clear their medical examination. Lieutenant Colonel Dr Jagjit Puri’s name had cropped up during questioning of four touts arrested in May for extorting money from candidates who promised success in army recruitment rallies to unemployed youth for anywhere between 2 to 4 lakh rupees. Police sources said the racket was busted on a tip-off from the military intelligence. The officer was brought to Jaipur for questioning…

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Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities. This was revealed in the latest QS World University Rankings 2018, an official said here on Thursday. While IISc Bangalore has climbed from 190 to 152 this year, IIT-Delhi moved from 172 to 185, while IIT-Bombay jumped from 219 to 179 this year — or among the top one per cent of approximately 26,000 universities surveyed globally. “The…

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Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

LEWISTON — More than $69,000 in local scholarship money was awarded to Johannesburg Lewiston High School students this year at the school’s senior awards ceremony May 31, at Congregational United Church in Lewiston. Danica Nowak, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School counselor who helps students connect with awards and scholarships, said this year she has noticed an increase in community-based scholarships. “It’s nice to see that the scholarship money is increasing because of course tuition rates are also going up,” Nowak said. “I really think that we have a generous community, and I…

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A career in photography: Time is right but competition is intense

A career in photography: Time is right but competition is intense

Photography has come a long way and careers are now booming in the field. Here is what you need to know to make your way in the 110.79 billion USD industry (by 2021). photography career RELATED STORIES 5 tips on emotional intelligence to get along with your office colleagues better 9 tips to make it big as a real estate consultant Top behavioural skills IT professionals need for a faster hiring Quick tips on creating a women-friendly workplace 5 tips to prepare for your next performance appraisal meeting We live…

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St. Vincent seniors earn nearly $900,000 in scholarships

St. Vincent seniors earn nearly $900,000 in scholarships

For the Republic-Monitor On Friday, the students and faculty of St. Vincent High School gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate the achievements of the senior class by presenting them with awards. Each senior stood up one at a time while a short speech was given about each student’s experience at the school. The awards are as follows by graduate names: Samuel Timothy Baer – A+ Scholarship, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4282 Scholarship, Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship, Elks Student of the Month Scholarship Jamie Estelle Best – Maryville University Barat…

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