Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops

Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops | John Naughton by an author (the Guardian) Machines are supposed to be tools that serve human ends, but the relationship is slowly shifting – and not in our favour Increasingly we’re not only being conditioned to operate as rats in an technological black box, but we’re also training the box to make it smarter.

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program by an author (New York Post) Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.” Nearly 100 students… Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.” This story provides an interesting counter-narrative for those that think that teachers will no longer be needed in an age of tech.