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Drupal 8 Essentials 1: Getting Started

Drupal 8 Essentials is designed to help anyone create a simple website using Drupal, the free web design software that powers personal blogs as well as the sites of some of the world's largest corporations.

Screenshot of the course's title card
Date of publication: 
Tue, 03/15/2016

Rich Data, Poor Fields

An article about use of digital resources and mobile devices to improve crops worldwide.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 02/26/2016

In Privacy Law, It's the U.S. vs. the World

An article about the special position of the United States in internet privacy law, a topic under special scrutiny after the revelations of Edward Snowden.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 01/26/2016

Video for "YFCC100M: The New Data in Multimedia Research"

Bart Thomee of Yahoo! introduces the Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons 100 Million (YFCC100M), a collection of images and videos released to aid researchers in computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 01/25/2016

Video for "Spatial Computing"

An interview with Shashi Shekhar at the University of Minnesota, as he describes challenges and opportunities from computing relationships in the spaces of our real world.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/22/2015

Video for "What Makes Paris Look Like Paris"

An interview with Carl Doersch about his paper, which shows how Google Street View images can be deconstructed to extract a city's characteristic features. Shot at at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 11/23/2015

Video for "Information Cartography"

Interviews with Carlos Guestrin and Eric Horvitz, who join Dafna Shahaf in a project to map and connect information much as a metro map visualizes a city subway. Shot in Seattle and Redmond, Washington.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Fri, 10/23/2015

Video for "Rise of Concerns about AI"

Interview with Thomas Dietterich about fears -- both real and imagined -- as artificial intelligence gains capabilities. Shot in the forests of Eastern Oregon.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 09/28/2015

Mental Health Apps Listen and Guide

An article about apps that attempt to discern when their users exhibit signs of depression, mania, and other mental issues.

Screenshot of the article as it appears online
Date of publication: 
Tue, 09/22/2015

Video for "Programming the Quantum Future"

Interview with Benoît Valiron about programming quantum computers, in particular about his new language, "Quipper". Shot at the University of Waterloo (Canada) during a conference on the subject.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/23/2015

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