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Hello everyone! 😊We all know that there have been a lot of changes and chaos happening around us, especially in the major cities in the US. Please do not allow bad news bother you. Please remember to focus on things we can do:
1. Stay healthy physically and mentally. 🥦🏋🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️🎼
2. Study knowledge 📚and skills that are important for your future. 🚀🛰🥇👍
3. Help your family by doing chores 🧽🧺🧹🛒 and perhaps even help 🏡making or saving some money. 💸💵
We look forward to seeing everyone in class.
One of the children asked in class whether it was true that AI would replace a lot of jobs. Yes and no, I said. Our current AI is very good at pattern recognition, but not good at other things. It does not have a brain like we do.
I started to explain that our current AI is like a model, which they know a bit. To give a concrete example, I said, suppose you have two sets of numbers, one set is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the other set is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. The computer is very good at (because we make it so) figuring out that the second set is twice of the first set. It can recognize faces because all faces have 2 eyes, 1 nose, and 1 mouth, and have similar shapes. In summary, it is very good at figuring out patterns if you let the computer have lots of them.
The children asked many great questions. Some questions are truly profound, and can basically summarize the essence of the whole business of modeling. It is amazing that how uncluttered minds can go straight to the point and not fooled by jargons or buzz.
He explained it like he was telling story to kids. Quite entertaining.
It is fun for kids to watch how robots are developed to do all these physical activities. There is nothing stopping our imagination.
The following is from a Chinese school principal’s page:
Student’s Concentration 上課專心
Parent’s Participation 家長關心
Teacher’s Devotion 老師苦心
Pupil’s Attention 讀書用心
Volunteer’s Dedication 義工熱心
Children’s Companion 兒女貼心
Everyone’s Gratification 大家開心
The last character of each phrase above is “心”, which means “heart” in Chinese. It is interesting that none of them says “brain”. While any one of the above requires serious brain effect, it is the satisfaction of the heart is the primary goal. Who is to say that the higher the emotion the lower the brain?
What happens to websites if computers are down? Computers, I mean, include iphones and tablets. Then all that many have built would be gone for good, possibly.
If my website is gone, then I have nothing to say but “life is but a dream.”