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Social media risks

Thanks to social media, any clear separation we might have once had between technologies of intimacy, and technologies of broadcast, is gone.  Lured at first by the promise of exclusivity, then by the efficient management…


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Defensive Teaching

Building a culture where faculty share teaching tips is one of the goals of USF’s new Center for Teaching Excellence.  (Why I would be invited to help build such a center is a source of…


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Humans in Jeopardy!?

Watson’s easy victory against the best humanoid Jeopardy! players in the world has prompted completely opposing visions of the future.  One version is Terminator around the corner:  self-aware machines enslaving the human race even sooner…