Micro-learning & the future of education

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The average human has an attention span of eight seconds

Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to a global audience.

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XPrize’s Peter Diamandis and Google Venture’s Bill Maris discuss the future of technology

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Both Google Ventures’ Bill Maris and XPrize head Peter Diamandis discussed a gamut of subjects, including life extension research, sentient robots, and self-driving cars versus those that can fly at the Wall Street Journal Live conference in Laguna Beach, California this week.

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Toyota plans to have self-driving cars on the road by 2020

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Japanese car maker Toyota announced this month that it has planned to have self-driving cars commercially available by 2020 — the same year Nissan, General Motors and Google plan to have autonomous vehicles on the road.

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The future of coworking and why it’s not just for startups and freelancers anymore

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DaVinci Institute, Westminster, Colorado

Would you define your workplace as fun, friendly, inspiring, collaborative, and productive? If not, you may have to ditch your own desk and take a seat at a coworking space near you. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur or freelancer, the benefits of coworking, according to Deskmag’s annual Global Coworking Survey, are pretty hard to ignore: 71 percent of participants reported a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space, while 62 percent said their standard of work had improved.

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AI and deep machine learning are the future of everything

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Machine learning plays a part in your everyday life. When you speak to your phone (via Cortana, Siri or Google Now) and it fetches information, or you type in the Google search box and it predicts what you are looking for before you finish, you are doing something that has only been made possible by machine learning.

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Emotion reshaping journalism and what that means for the future of news

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Charlie Beckett: As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. This is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself.

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