How I’m fighting bias in algorithms | Joy Buolamwini | TEDxBeaconStreet

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LESSON CREATED BY JOSE G. LEPERVANCHE USING VIDEO FROM TED for non-native English speakersYOUTUBE CHANNEL

MIT Media Lab grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t recognize her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning. She spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in Boston. Join #codedgaze. (Ref: TED.com)

TED Video Link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/joy_buolamwini_how_i_m_fighting_bias_in_algorithms

What is the social impact of facial recognition? How developers can use full spectrum inclusion coding to improve our lives?

Topic includes logic programming, coding, facial recognition software, and related uses of technologies to solve social issues.

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Global Learning Series: Connected Car Systems

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This is the information about our guest lecturer who is coming to our ISM4011 class. She is our third guest lecturer this academic year in our Global Learning Series. Elizabeth Voelkel is Program Manager for Mercedes-Benz USA Telematics based in Jacksonville. Her expertise and functions are aligned with our ISM4011 learning objectives. Her topics are: connected systems, data analysis, management of databases, project management, digital marketing, and systems safety.

Global Learning Series is one the Global Learning Opportunities: Bridges and Engagement (GLOBE) educational activities created to bring global speakers and activities to our classrooms.  GLOBE is our educational model created to facilitate global collaboration and creative learning methods inside and outside the classroom. The objective is to find real managers or leaders and Global Learning Opportunities  useful to our courses or programs, build Bridges by connecting speakers, presenters, facilitators or influencers with courses or FSCJ programs, and produce Engagement by creating active and continuous collaboration. Visit www.globallearningnews.com for more. GLOBE was introduced during FSCJ AdjunctPalooza 2016.

Here is Elizabeth Voelkel’s bio:

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Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper

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Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper

All of Florida’s water is connected, and so are the forces that are overusing and polluting them. The only parts of the water picture in Florida that are not connected are the wishes of the citizens to the actions of the State’s leaders. In “Troubled Waters: Connections and Consequences,” we find out how the St. Johns River, its springs and its tributaries are a bellwether for the health and future of Florida’s economy and the consequences we will all face if we don’t change the way we treat our Troubled Waters.

Watch the video. What is happening to the St. Johns River is emblematic of the water quality and supply challenges we are facing throughout Florida, highlighting the significant pollution problems that exist and the impending water crisis that we face.

What do you think? What water supply issues do you have in your local community? How local authorities are managing water supplies?

Video link: https://youtu.be/_sWp82Eru-M

Free Campus link: https://goo.gl/0MnZL1

Source: http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/issues/troubled-waters-the-documentary/

Solar panels in parking lot in Burbank, California | #SolarEnergy

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The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) | Digital Ethnography – Free Campus

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) | Digital Ethnography This video was published in 2007 and many things have changed. However, it is a great to explore digital text, web development, and web 2.0. How is the machine using us today?

Source: The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) | Digital Ethnography – Free Campus

Why Multimedia Content Is So Good For Your WebSite and Blog | The Blog

TweetMultimedia content is the horn of abundance of online content. It bonds writing with images, videos, audio and slideshows in a useful and engaging way. People are far more likely to engage with and share your stories and posts if they contain images, graphics, audio clips or video presentations. We’re all aware of this. If you’re continually pushing endless strings of dry text against a stark-white screen with maybe one, unrelated, image thrown-in for good measure… well… your reward will undoubtedly match your effort. Aside from enjoying increased engagement and shares, there are three very powerful reasons you should be including multimedia in everything you produce online.   The Benefits of Adding Multimedia Content to Your Website and Blog Multimedia Increases Time on Site: We live in times of fast cars, fast internet speeds, audio books and people with small attention spans. The internet has radically changed the way we think and has dramatically reduced our attention spans. Given this fact, writers, journalists and bloggers have adapted their writing to compensate for this shift in our thinking paradigm. No matter how brilliant you think your piece is, if it’s too long and without multimedia to aid in breaking-up the monotony, you will experience an increased number of Diagonal Readers and lower time spent..

Source: Why Multimedia Content Is So Good For Your WebSite and Blog | The Blog