What Letter Should We Add to STEM? – The Atlantic


“An education devoid of arts is an empty, half-brain kind of education.”

Source: What Letter Should We Add to STEM? – The Atlantic

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For 1st time, MIT’s free online classes can lead to degree – SFGate


In a pilot project announced Wednesday, students will be able to take a semester of free online courses in one of MIT’s graduate programs and then, if they pay a “modest fee” of about $1,500 and pass an exam, they will earn a MicroMaster’s credential, the school said. The new credential represents half of the university’s one-year master’s degree program in supply chain management. Students in the supply chain management program are typically mid-career workers who take a year off work for intense training. […] MIT said there’s heavy demand from companies to train more students in the field, which examines the flow of goods from manufacturer to consumer. The Georgia Institute of Technology offers an online master’s degree in computer science for $6,600, but the classes can be taken for free without credit. “The new MicroMaster’s is an important modular credential for the digital age, and promises to serve as academic currency in a continuous, lifelong learning world,” Anant Agarwal, an MIT professor and CEO of edX, said in a statement.

Source: For 1st time, MIT’s free online classes can lead to degree – SFGate

How Long Will Your Love Last? Check Your Oxytocin | Love Hormone Levels Higher in Those Who Stay Togther


A study on oxytocin, the ‘love hormone’ reminds me of an episode of the original Star Trek where Spock fell in love!

The search for the ability to program compassion into AI continues. Is it love or suffering that we need to impart on AI?

How Long Will Your Love Last? Check Your Oxytocin | Love Hormone Levels Higher in Those Who Stay Togther.

Invitation to Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition Closing Event with SU Chief Impact Officer


Happy to announce that Emeline Paat Dahlstrom
Chief Impact Officer & Exec VP, (https://singularityu.org/bio/emeline-paat-dahlstrom/) Operations of Singularity University will be coming from NASA Ames Research Park to the Gold Coast for the final judging and closing event of the Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition on Tuesday 13th May 6 pm at G40_Auditorium Lecture Theatre, Griffith University. For any Australians/New Zealanders that have not entered the competition to win a fully sponsored place at the prestigious Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, deadline is May 9, 2014. Go to singularityau.org for more details! See you on May 13, 2014.

Sponsors for the SU ANZ GIC 2014: Packard Foundation, Griffith University, CIty of Gold Coast, Baldock Foundation and organization support from Silicon Lakes.

 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom talk abstract on May 13, 2013: 
Title: Harnessing Exponential Technologies to Create Global Impact

Singularity University is a unique educational institution that is leveraging exponential thinking and disruptive technology to address and find solutions to global problems. Chief Impact Officer & EVP of Operations, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom will talk about SU’s impact strategy and the ecosystem of doers creating an abundant future. 

With her background and experience in new space & the private space industry, she will talk about how exponential technology is particularly disrupting how we see the future of space exploration in the near term. As part of SU’s mission,she will also discuss in general new SU programs and initiatives and how it relates to the projects and companies that SU is presently incubating to further the organizations mission.

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Interview on Singularity University with Julio de Laffitte of Unstoppables

Julio was helping me to raise the additional amount of funds required for the Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition as he was making videos to bring 117 entrepreneurs to the Antarctica with his group, The Unstoppables next January. Check out the website if you are an entrepreneur that have always wanted to visit Antarctica at http://unstoppables.com.au/