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👩🏫 The journey towards the Centaur School continues
Last fall, Warp Institute (the foundation behind Warp News) started Project Centaur School. It's about building AI tools for schools.
To avoid the classic mistake of sitting at the office and developing something one thinks the schools needs, but when the users get to try it out, it doesn't hold up at all. We instead are in the schools talking to teachers, students, and other school staff before we build.
For me, who once thought of becoming a teacher, it's a bit of a tumultuous experience, but very, very, fun!
I can at least now confirm that the need for AI tools in schools is great. Our decision is mostly about choosing to develop the right tools.
I document the road towards the Centaur School, so far in two parts, so that you can follow along and maybe get inspired to build something yourself. Or if you work in education, I'd be happy to visit, give a talk, or talk AI over a cup of strong teacher's coffee. Get in touch!
The Angry Optimist
👩🏫 Towards the centaur school - part 2
The journey to develop AI services for school and education continues. This time I visit a class, which gave me both déjà vu and an aha experience.
💡 Musings of the Angry Optimist: Electric cars are terrible in cold weather! Or are they?
Up to 1,000 cars were stuck for at least 24 hours, during a snow storm. Immediately prejudices about electric cars started to spread.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🐦 The ulūlu bird is no longer critically endangered
The ulūlu, once critically endangered, has seen a remarkable recovery. Intensive conservation strategies have been key to this turnaround.
🥇 PEPFAR Has Saved 25 Million Lives in Global HIV Fight
PEPFAR’s efforts have led to significant decreases in HIV prevalence, especially in Africa.
📉 HIV in Pregnant South Africans Drops to 20-Year Low
HIV among pregnant South Africans has decreased to 27.5% in 2022, the lowest since 2002.
🚗 Waymo Expands Driverless Rides to Phoenix Freeways
Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Alphabet, is taking a step forward by introducing its fully autonomous vehicles to the freeways of Phoenix.
👍 Facebook not linked to negative well-being, Oxford study finds
A study from the Oxford Internet Institute challenges the common perception of Facebook's impact on well-being. Rather, a positive effect is seen.
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