Huawei-Sponsored Podcast Blasts American AI Firms Catching Child Sex Predators.

A New York Times podcast sponsored by Huawei, a Chinese Communist Party-linked technology firm, criticizes U.S. artificial intelligence companies praised for catching child sex predators. What’s more, Kara Swisher’s recent “Sway” podcast relies on analysis from Joy Buolamwini, a researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab which has taken millions of dollars linked to Jeffrey Epstein. MIT Media Lab “aggressively sought the financial support of the convicted sex offender Epstein,” according to WIRED, and hosted him as a guest “at least nine times from 2013 to 2017.” “Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors,” The

Is Technology Pushing Teachers Toward Extinction?

Education policy makers are vocal in their lamentations about the current teacher shortage. Although state school leaders across the country espouse their state has it worse than every other state, the reality is that nationwide, fewer and fewer students are going into teaching. Even Teach for America — which has notoriously staffed classrooms with non-teacher, Ivy League grads who don’t really want to be teachers, either — has shown a decrease in applications. “The erosion is steady. There’s a steady downward line on a graph. And there’s no sign that it’s being turned around,” said Bill McDiarmid, past Dean of the University