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M.I.T. plans college for AI, backed by $1B

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications.

Secrets of the US colleges where students graduate happy

Like many US colleges, Virginia Tech struggles with costs. Almost half its graduates leave with loan debt averaging more than $30,000 (£22,700) apiece. But unlike many US colleges, its students don’t seem to be getting especially grumpy about it.

Tech gadgets becoming trend among Chinese senior citizens

Nowadays Chinese elderly are more tech-savvy than ever before, Beijing Business Today citing a consumption report jointly released by China's e-commerce platform and Suning Finance that said on Tuesday that the over 65-year-old group showed more strength in purchasing smartphones and Single Lens Reflex Camera than the middle-aged group ranging from 45-60 years old.

Why the sudden interest in ocean plastic?

Over the last year, there has been a surge of interest in the problem of ocean plastic pollution. The media drumbeat began with the now-infamous turtle video, continued through National Geographic’s year-long “Planet or Plastic” series, and hit a new high with the BBC release of “Blue Planet ll.”

Paine College vows to continue accreditation fight after legal setback

Paine College President Jerry Hardee stressed Monday he’s optimistic about its future despite a recent court ruling that could threaten its accreditation status.

Ole Miss prof: Senators ‘don’t deserve your civility’

An assistant professor at the University of Mississippi (UM) tweeted that United States senators “don’t deserve your civility” and encouraged people to disrupt their meals and take their food.

Profs develop tool for flagging ‘social media prejudice’

Professors at the University of Buffalo and Arizona State University have developed a system to flag social media posts that have "the potential to spread misinformation and ill will."