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How Project-Based Learning Preps Students for Tech Careers

June 25, 2018

See why textbook learning is making way for more project-based learning, an emerging approach that takes STEM knowledge and students’ own interests and combines them into projects that demand individuality and critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

Robo-Accountants Are an Accountant’s Best Friend

June 20, 2018

Since the inception of the profession, accountants have been “numbers crunchers” and “bean counters”—mathematically inclined individuals tasked to laboriously assemble a company’s financial data and calculate revenue and expenses toward closing the books each quarter. Now so-called robo-accountants are doing the hard work, freeing accountants from crunching the numbers to make sense of them for operational and financial decision-making purposes.

What Moral Code Should Your Self-driving Car Follow?

June 19, 2018

The arrival of the self-driving car presents a challenging new dilemma: Whom should the vehicle save – and whom should it harm – when an accident is unavoidable?

How Schools and Startups Are Preparing for an Automated Future

June 13, 2018

As technology reshapes the way we work at warp speed, we need to change training methodologies. How do we prepare the next generation for jobs that haven’t yet been invented? What kind of skillsets will they need, when machines can do what humans do? What kind of tech training do they need today to be ready for the future workplace? And would it mean totally rethinking education to encourage creative problem finding and solving? To explore these questions, we look at schools and startups who are rethinking education to learn and explore the new world of robotics, AI and machine learning.

2.11 — Athletic Shoes: Sneakers

Duration 30:52

From an actual jail in England to a pretend jail in Nike advertisements, sneakers have always made a statement without saying a word. In this episode, we look into how they fit into the sport and fashion landscape – both on and off the field of play.

You Know SaaS, Now Get To Know RaaS

June 11, 2018

From drones that perform surveys for agriculture to mobile telepresence robots used for security, see why many robotics suppliers are expanding their businesses into robot-as-a-service (RaaS) business models.