The brave new world of computer grading has arrived. Not only will sweatshop graders lose their jobs to the more efficient technology of the e-Raters, but those being scored by the new e-Raters will be rewarded for developing the skills needed to succeed on Wall Street, where facts don't matter as long as you can fool the algorithm. By Michael Winerip at the NYTimes: A recently released study has concluded that computers are capable of scoring essays on standardized tests as well as human beings do.
Facebook said it planned to increase the energy efficiency of its data centers around the globe with the launch of the Open Computer Project, an initiative to share the technology it developed for its data center in rural Oregon. Th... Read Post
Arctic Sand Technologies lands series A funding to commercialize power conversion technology that cuts wasted energy in electronics by 50 percent. MIT spin-off Arctic Sand Technologies has raised funding to develop more efficient ci... Read Post
Sent to the Hartford Courant, May 7, 2014It is a premature to give the "new academic standards" of the common core credit for Connecticut's good performance on the 12th grade NAEP reading test ("State Students Excel On 'Nation's Rep... Read Post