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Mention hazardous drinking and most of us imagine teenagers or students getting drunk, causing havoc and filling our emergency departments on a Friday night.
10.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants from Microsoft isn’t the only concern. As my research shows, the advent of digital repression is profoundly affecting the relationship between citizen and state. New technologies are arming ...
22.04.2019 · From The_Conversation_USA
News of China’s social credit system has been making waves across media outlets for months. Some publications are going soft on the massive surveillance state, saying it is not as bad as it seems (it is), while others are referring to it as something straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four (again, it is).
17.12.2018 · From Fee
The death of a person earlier this year while driving with Autopilot in a Tesla sedan, along with news of more crashes involving Teslas operating in Autopilot, has triggered a torrent of concerns about the safety of self-driving cars.
18.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they've ever been. Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with traditional media like books and movies is fundamentally different.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
En 1918, la Pologne recouvre son indépendance. Au terme d’une longue lutte de plus d’un siècle, les Polonais réussissent à reconstituer un État indépendant. À la suite de la Grande Guerre, les trois puissances qui, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, s’étaient partagées l’ancienne Respublica polonaise, sont vaincues : d’abord la Russie tsariste, malmenée sur le front puis renversée par la révolution bolchevique en 1917 ; puis les empires centraux : Allemagne et Autriche-Hongrie.
15.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
Les méthodes agiles reposent sur un processus de développement itératif, incrémental et adaptatif aux contingences du projet. Initialement mises en place pour des projets de développement de logiciels, les méthodes agiles de gestion de projet ont, durant les 25 dernières années, gagné du terrain dans différents domaines d’application (chez Saab par exemple, dans la construction d’avions d’après un article de Furuhjelm et coll., 2017). Cela a contribué à l’essor d’un nouveau paradigme de gestion de projet où les approches agiles sont différenciées des approches dites tr…
21.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health. When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
09.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake. Most of what you experience leaves no trace in your memory. Learning new information often requires a lot of effort and repetition – picture studying for a tough exam or mastering the tasks of a new job. It’s easy to forget what you’ve learned, and recalling details of the past can sometimes be challenging.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations for children’s ongoing development into adulthood. This in turn makes a difference to the productivity of society at large. Communities are important environments in which young children grow and develop.
23.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Le niveau de chômage est l’un des principaux défis adressés aux pouvoirs publics et reste un facteur majeur d’inégalité entre les territoires. Quelles politiques publiques adopter pour créer de l’activité sur les territoires et réduire l’exclusion qui fait le lit des populismes ? C’est un des nombreux sujets abordés lors d’un récent colloque de Cerisy sur le travail en mouvement. Olivier Bouba-Olga pourfend les modèles uniformisateurs du développement économique territorial et fait l’éloge de la…
18.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
Pour que des actes soient qualifiés de harcèlement, ils doivent relever d’une intention de nuire et s’inscrire dans un processus de répétition. ShutterstockBousculades, insultes, détérioration de matériel, crachats dans l’assiette à la cantine, publication de photos intimes sur les réseaux sociaux, telles sont les brimades que subissent de manière répétée 700 000 enfants et adolescents. Touchant environ 10 % des élèves en France, le harcèlement scolaire peut avoir d’importantes conséquences sur ses victimes, des troubles du sommeil à la phobie sociale ...
25.11.2018 · From The_Conversation_France
As AI is deployed in society, there is an impact that can be positive or negative. The future is in our hands. I have been doing research on intelligence for 30 years. Like most of my colleagues, I did not get involved in the field with the aim of producing technological objects, but because I have an interest in the the abstract nature of the notion of intelligence. I wanted to understand intelligence. That’s what science is: Understanding. However, when a group of researchers ends up understanding something new, that knowledge can be exploited for ...
05.12.2018 · From The_Conversation_Canada
Those mesmerized by NASA's accomplishments and ambitions wanted so much more out of the reticent Armstrong. According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the first man to land on the moon. How might the moon walker fare 19 years later? The film “First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, may boost public recognition of Armstrong’s name and career.
11.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
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