Don’t we already have a good measure of intelligence by which to test artificial intelligence (AI) systems—IQ? The short answer is: no. The longer answer comprises of two reasons, as… Continue reading "Why IQ is Irrelevant for AI"
One of the top research universities in the U.S. has joined a growing number of schools that no longer requires SAT or ACT scores from U.S. students. The University of… Continue reading "University of Chicago drops SAT/ACT requirement"
If there’s one thing I wish I had known how to do before I started university, it would have been how to critically read and interpret a scientific article. I… Continue reading "How to Read a Scientific Paper"
Good Old Fashioned Artificial Intelligence, or GOFAI, is a term coined by John Haugeland in his book Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea (1985). GOFAI rests on the idea that… Continue reading "GOFAI, or Good Old Fashioned Artificial Intelligence"
The first time I was really awakened to the power of film was when I watched an esteemed German director eat his shoe. This was in the aptly-titled 1980 short… Continue reading "How To Spend Your Summer: Independent, International, and Documentary Cinema"
We’ve written posts about the way artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work—but what is AI? Or rather, what do we mean when we refer to technology as… Continue reading "What is Artificial Intelligence?"
Recently, I broke down the differences between volunteering and interning and shared some tips on how to apply to an internship or a volunteer position. These posts focus on the experience you can… Continue reading "2 Reasons You Should Join a Nonprofit Organization"
In On Writing, Stephen King weaves together memoir and guide so seamlessly you’d think adjoining the two is the only way to write a book on writing. “It starts with… Continue reading "Summer Book Recommendations: Stephen King’s On Writing"
In a piece published yesterday on the Inside Higher Ed’s blog, John Warner celebrates Yale’s dropping of the SAT/ACT essay requirement. Yale joins Harvard, and a growing number of colleges,… Continue reading "Should colleges drop the SAT/ACT essay test?"
When Ursula K. Le Guin began writing science fiction in the 1960s, the genre was largely male-dominated and tended to focus more on technological speculation than the questions posed by… Continue reading "Summer Book Recommendations: Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed"