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The landscape is evolving quickly.
Big data and artificial intelligence expert Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is spearheading a mapping effort conducted by software engineers and student volunteers from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Transportation and parking remain an ongoing issue among campuses everywhere.
Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say.
Bill Gates considers the scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19.
Trey Conatser, associate director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of Kentucky, discusses efforts to expand support services as the university moved courses online.
Blind spots in location-tracking data can threaten both public health and human rights.
Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers can help us make sense of the pandemic's uncertain numbers…
What will the world be like after the COVID-19 crisis? A contactless sociality solves problems using the digital network and physical proximity.
Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person.
Most U.S. schools are closed, with instruction shifting to the Internet. That's a problem for millions of people without reliable broadband, including 20 percent of rural students.
Many Americans now rely on digital tools to work remotely and stay connected. They shouldn't have to sacrifice their privacy to use them.
Technical training today should not be solely in the business of making better coders but of making better people who will be able to cultivate the future.
Are universities the next cautionary tale?
Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.
Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.
Examining the structure of the enterprise attack surface in view of the relative ease with which cyberdefenses can be subverted.
The notion of scalable operating systems led Mendel Rosenblum to virtual machines, which have revolutionized datacenters and enabled modern cloud computing.
Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.
Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.