Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • 1. Googlepocalypse

  • If you're slightly terrified of the idea of evil robots, you're not alone. (And if you're not terrified, who are you?) Over 3,000 Google employees signed a petition asking Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, to shut down an AI project Google is working on with the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Project Maven, as it's called, is supposed to improve image identification technology. Supporters within the company say the project is to use technology to help keep the country safe. Those petitioning against Google's involvement say that Google should not "be in the business of war," and voiced concerns on making weapon systems that could pick out human targets for strikes and fire without a human operator.

  • Something to chew when your child asks you to play robots...

  • This robot stands up for itself

  • Those petitioning against Project Maven believe Google's involvement goes against their company motto, "Don't Be Evil." Whether you agree with Google being involved in Project Maven or not, the employees show an example of standing up for something they believe in.

  • Parents help their children be more assertive by holding kitchen table debates, according to children's expert, Dr. Michele Borba. She said it's important to make sure each child has a chance to talk and be heard.

  • If you want help getting some great conversation going, try these conversation starters tonight:

  • • Do you think it's possible for someone to change the world? Why or why not?

  • • What's the happiest memory you have?

  • • If you were the president of the United States, what would you do?

  • • How would you describe yourself to a stranger?

  • • If you could change any family rule, which one would it be?


  • 2. Daily Data

  • Source: Fatherly


  • 3. What's trending

  • What's trending... People rally to support Oklahoma teachers

  • Oklahoma is not OK when it comes to funding, and teachers are determined to change that. Lately teachers have been posting pictures of their crumbling classrooms on the internet, and people are responding.

  • Teacher Laurissa Kovacs posted this picture of a broken chair on Facebook, and people wanted to know what they could do to help. So far, she has received $44,000 in supplies.

  • Ok here’s my story and why I’m walking out. This is my fourth year teaching in Oklahoma and after taxes and insurance I...

    Posted by Laurissa Kovacs on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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