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Modular conversion, encoding and encryption online — Cryptii
Web app offering modular conversion, encoding and encryption online. Translations are done in the browser without any server interaction. This is an Open Source project, code licensed MIT.
Crypto  cryptography  MIT  Project  Encrypt  Enigma  Machine  Online 
3 days ago by smitchell
MIT Little Devices Lab – Affordable Health | Medical Technology | DIY Tools
The Little Devices Lab explorers the design, invention, and policy spaces for DIY health technologies around the world.
mit  medical  diy  embedded  maker  makernurse 
5 days ago by cyberchucktx
Ethics and Governance of AI | Berkman Klein Center
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative is aimed at
- bolstering  the use of AI for the public good through evidence-based research that provides guidance for decision-makers across the private and public sectors;
- fostering a network of interdisciplinary researchers focused on AI ethics and governance-related issues; and
- strengthening relationships between industry, academia, civil society, and government.
AI  ethics  research  MIT 
6 days ago by macloo
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Why the troll problem is actually a culture problem: how online trolling fits comfortably within today's media landscape. Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete stranger's day and find amusement in their victim's anguish. In short, trolling is the obstacle to a kinder, gentler Internet. To quote a famous Internet meme, trolling is why we can't have nice things online. Or at least that's what we have been led to believe. In this provocative book, Whitney Phillips argues that trolling, widely condemned as obscene and deviant, actually fits comfortably within the contemporary media landscape. Trolling may be obscene, but, Phillips argues, it isn't all that deviant. Trolls' actions are born of and fueled by culturally sanctioned impulses—which are just as damaging as the trolls' most disruptive behaviors. Phillips describes, for example, the relationship between trolling and sensationalist corporate media—pointing out that for trolls, exploitation is a leisure activity; for media, it's a business strategy. She shows how trolls, “the grimacing poster children for a socially networked world,” align with social media. And she documents how trolls, in addition to parroting media tropes, also offer a grotesque pantomime of dominant cultural tropes, including gendered notions of dominance and success and an ideology of entitlement. We don't just have a trolling problem, Phillips argues; we have a culture problem. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things isn't only about trolls; it's about a culture in which trolls thrive.
book  anthropology  mit  culture  internet 
6 days ago by LaptopHeaven
Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019 - MIT Technology Review
Last year a string of controversies revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence.
mit  real  ai  dangers 
8 days ago by gdw
Scratch 3.0 FAQ
Scratch 3.0 is the latest generation of Scratch, launched on January 2, 2019. It is designed to expand how, what, and where you can create with Scratch. It includes dozens of new sprites, a totally new sound editor, and many new programming blocks. And with Scratch 3.0, you’re able to create and play projects on your tablet, in addition to your laptop or desktop computer.
scratch  mit  javascript  programming  visual  education 
10 days ago by cyberchucktx
Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the Creative Possibilities of Coding
Today, we’re launching Scratch 3.0, a new generation of Scratch that expands how, what, and where kids can create with code. As we’ve tested prototypes of Scratch 3.0, we’ve been amazed by the projects that kids have made — like a hedgehog that speaks French, a hippopotamus that dances to hip-hop, and a soccer game you control with your shoe.
scratch  mit  programming  education  visual  javascript 
10 days ago by cyberchucktx
MIT Deep Learning
Courses on deep learning, deep reinforcement learning (deep RL), and artificial intelligence (AI) taught by Lex Fridman at MIT. Lectures, introductory tutorials, and TensorFlow code (GitHub) open to all.
deepearning  ml  AI  IFTTT  cars  cnn  course  courses  deep  deep-learning  deeplearning  fridman  hnish  learning  lex  machine-learning  mit  reinforcement  self-driving 
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