At around 10:30 p.m. on June 9, President Susan Hockfield flipped the switch turning on the 12 new fixtures that will illuminate the Great Dome, the Roman numerals that spell out 1916, and the façade of Building 10. The new lights, which use only as much electricity as two hair dryers, are indirectly powered by a 40-kilowatt photovoltaic array that will feed MIT’s grid three to four times as much energy as the fixtures use. The system replaces long-defunct roof fixtures, which lit the dome, and problematic fixtures that lit the façade from Killian Court trees. An anonymous donor and a Massachusetts Technology Collaborative grant provided funds for the system.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
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Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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