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Google Uses Kids To Promote Its Brand In The Classroom

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I’m not writing about the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, Marvel or Harry Potter. This blog is about how high-tech companies like Google use kids and schools to grab market shares and promote their brands and the negative consequences. On May 14, 2017, a front-page article in the New York Times reported on “How Google Took Over The USA Classroom.” According to the article, “Google, a unit of the $652 billion Alphabet, is the latest big contender in a decades-old battle among tech companies to hook students as future customers.”

Access to the world through Google Classroom.

The report focused on one particular school in Chicago. “The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then they clicked on Google Docs, a writing program, and began composing essays… Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the United States, with about 381,000 students, is at the forefront of a profound shift in American education: the Googlification of the classroom.

Google has been out-pacing its rivals at Apple and Microsoft in school sales by bypassing district leadership and promoting its products directly to teachers. It has also been using data it collects from students and teachers using its products to enhance its ability to provide better serves – which means sell them more stuff.

In case you mistakenly think this is all being done to improve instruction and benefit children preparing them for…

Brewing Company Has the Tastiest Solution for Food Waste

There is so much surplus bread being created in the UK every year, that homeless shelters can’t even take in any more loafs destined for the trash.

That’s why this brewing company has a delicious solution for their country’s food waste problem.

Toast Ale is a UK-based craft beer company that has created a tasty beer recipe that is made out of bread saved from landfills. The founder, food waste activist Tristram Stuart, makes sure that 100% of the proceeds go towards Feedback, a charity dedicated to stopping food waste…

H2O.ai teams up with Nvidia to take machine learning to the enterprise

H2O.ai and Nvidia today announced that they have partnered to take machine learning and deep learning algorithms to the enterprise through deals with Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPUs).

Mountain View, Calif.-based H20.ai has created AI software that enables customers to train machine learning and deep learning models up to 75 times faster than conventional central processing unit (CPU) solutions. The company made the announcement at Nvidia’s GPU Tech event in San Jose, Calif.

H2O.ai will offer its machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU-edition and its Deep Water product on Nvidia GPUs. In addition, H2O.ai’s platform will now be optimized for the Nvidia’s DGX-1 AI processor.

Enterprises can use this end-to-end solution to operate on large data sets, iterate faster, deploy quickly, and gain real-time…