Civil War short ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ touts bleeding-edge VR cinematography at Sundance

My Brother's Keeper Filmmakers are still trying to wrap their heads around VR, and the results are a mixed bag — but as the technology to create catches up with cinematic techniques honed over decades, new and interesting experiences are popping up right and left. One recent example is this short film shot for viewing in VR that had to vault a few of the technical challenges that have held the medium back. Read More


Source: Gadgets

You should read this super-interesting AMA with AI researcher Joanna Bryson

Artificial intelligence and cybernetics The field of artificial intelligence is a large one, full of interesting research, arguments, and people — so you could be forgiven (as I hope to be) for not being familiar with Joanna Bryson, professor of CS at the University of Bath who for decades has studied AI and its many ethical and technical conundra. She just wrapped up an AMA and you should read it. Read More


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MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear

education_home_canvas An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT shows a serious decline in the number of students choosing to enroll and certify via these internet-accessible classrooms. 2016 only saw around half the participants as the previous year — likely due to the programs’ discontinuance of free certification. Read More


Source: TechCrunch

MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear

education_home_canvas An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT shows a serious decline in the number of students choosing to enroll and certify via these internet-accessible classrooms. 2016 only saw around half the participants as the previous year — likely due to the programs’ discontinuance of free certification. Read More


Source: TechCrunch