ReHacked #16: remote schooling before it was cool, machine learning in the 1950s and s little more

ReHacked #16: remote schooling before it was cool, machine learning in the 1950s and s little more
High school student and elementary student using laptop computers to attend school remotely from home while public gatherings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharon McCutcheon

Hello again, my dear subscribers and readers. This Thursday’s newsletter is pretty short, especially compared to weekend news abundance on Monday’s issue - here is the link if you missed it, but today we have one nice longread about remote schooling back in 1937 and video about machine learning back in the 1950s. Have a nice read and stay safe!

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The device, which the company calls Kubota Glasses or smart glasses, is still being tested. It projects an image from the lens of the unit onto the wearer's retina to correct the refractive error that causes nearsightedness. Wearing the device 60 to 90 minutes a day corrects myopia according to the Japanese company.  #technology #health

As Europe cuts back on using Huawei equipment in its 5G networks, mobile operators are looking far and wide for companies to replace it. The Continent's "big four" telcos Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange on Wednesday published a joint "memorandum of understanding" pledging to prioritize the development of "Open RAN" technology, a concept that would benefit smaller equipment and software makers.  #technology #security

This is not the first time we are going into remote schooling. How it was back in 1937 during polio pandemic. Thanks to Linas for the link. #education #longread

Don’t get me wrong, I love MOOCs. They’re great for trying to learn a new programming language (e.g., Python, Scala) or framework (e.g., Spark, TensorFlow) or subject (e.g., statistics, machine learning). The structured learning environment, excellent teaching, and exercises (and solutions) guide us through the best way to learn new concepts.


From AT&T tech archives. In this film from the early 1950s, Claude Shannon, The Father of Information Theory, demonstrates how "Theseus", a life-sized magnetic mouse controlled by relay circuits, learns its way around a maze. #history #machinelearning

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