The best way for autonomous machines, networks and robots to improve in future will be for them to publish their own upgrade suggestions on the Internet. This transparent dialogue will help humans to both guide and trust them, according to research published today in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, published by SAGE.
In his examination of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film The Wrong Man, University of Arkansas film scholar Jonathan Cavallero finds that the director perpetuated the very stereotype he tried to avoid in the film. The film’s Italian-American protagonist is not a movie mobster, nor does he appear Italian, which may make his innocence more believable.
Esmeralda Santiago, the Hispanic author renowned for her extensive literary career, has recently released her latest novel, Conquistadora. With elements touching on self-discovery, love, desire and passion, this epic story does not disappoint readers looking to be carried away to the world of a heroin as charismatic and unforgettable as Scarlett O’Hara.
“When the older and younger students play together, my experience has been that the older kids actually display a greater depth of compassion and help the younger students. The younger students, in the company of their seniors, seem to ‘step up’ to challenges and show greater confidence. It’s beautiful to watch happen, this interaction.”
Changing the world can be fun, according to Benjamin Shepard, assistant professor of human services at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). His two recently published books explore the use of play as a valuable component of social movements and political activism, from the local to the national level.
Marijuana is the most prevalent illicit drug used by teenagers and adults around the world. Nearly a third of high school students in the United States report smoking it, and most high schoolers say they have access to the drug.
An archaeological team from the University of Maryland is unearthing a unique picture of the Baltimore-area's early Irish immigrants - of city children taught to read and write at home before widespread public education and child labor laws, as well as insular rural residents who resisted assimilation for one hundred years.