The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3

The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3
The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3
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ROBO AND JULIET: Professors need not lose sleep over their students submitting poetry written by robots. Computer scientists at Dartmouth College held a “Turing Test” for poetic computers. The machines failed, but not without some entertaining stanzas. The "PoetiX" challenge was part of a competition to test the creative power of machines. Dartmouth students also built algorithms to spin DJ sets and write short stories, with the hopes of tricking judges into thinking humans produced the artistic works.

In the poetry test, judges were asked to read 10 sonnets and determine whether they were written by human or machine. None of the judges was fooled. NPR’s All Things Considered has the story, and a quiz that lets you judge the sonnets. Here’s an idea: let’s have the robo-essay readers grade the algorithmic poetry. 

Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: IXL has released science and social studies content for grades two through five onto its adaptive learning platform, adding to a suite of subjects that also includes math and English language arts. The science curriculum will make use of interactive activities and diagrams to explain concepts from the natural sciences, physics and chemistry, among others. The social studies curriculum asks students to engage with primary sources. The company announced the new content at ISTE and via press release. The company claims to be used by one in 10 US students and 200,000 teachers worldwide.

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