Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

Objective: Tie up loose ends

Activities
  • Finish and submit 4.1.3 and 4.1.4

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

Questions: What is the future and human and machine intelligence? Are we merging with our technology?

Activities

June 10, 2016

Question: Why is artificial intelligence potentially dangerous?  How can we minimize the risks while accruing the benefits of AI?

Activity
  • Read through the worksheet 2001: A Space Odyssey Discussion Questions.  This contains the backstory and questions for the section of the movie we will watch.
  • Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, 1968) from 54:50 to 1:57:10 (62 min)
  • Discuss the questions with your teammates and the class.  Write thoughtful answers.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

Objective:  Reflect on the possible implications of hostile AI.  Prepare for final exam.

Activities
Hostile AI

Read  'Press the big red button': Computer experts want kill switch to stop robots from going rogue, Washington Post, 6/9/16.  Write answers to these questions in your notebook:
  • How could a computer learning algorithm cause a robot to "go rogue"?  Give an example from the reading.
  • The author states that the "big red button" would have to cause the robot to forget the button was pushed in addition to switching the robot off, something like chloroform applied to humans. Why is this necessary?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

Objective: Use Monte Carlo simulation to analyze complex systems that depend on initial conditions.

Activities
  • Check PowerSchool & myPLTW.  Remember, all team members must submit each assignment.
  • Review: Variable roles
  • Review Jeopardy
  • Practice Test A
  • Finish 4.1.3, start 4.1.4 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Objective: Simulate complex systems with agents interacting by simple rules

Starting activity - Do in notebook
  • I weigh 98 lbs, hexadecimal.  What do I weigh in decimal pounds?  
  • Write my weight in pound as a binary number.
  • Convert your weight in pounds to hexadecimal and binary.

Activities
  • Final AI presentation
  • Show me graphs for 3.1.5 #19.  Mini-mastery.
  • Download and install NetLogo
  • Activity 4.1.3 - Introducing Simulations

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 6, 2016

Objective: Simulate complex systems with agents interacting by simple rules

Activities
  • Finish presentations on recent developments in artificial intelligence and self-driving cars
  • Show me graphs for 3.1.5 #19.  Mini-mastery.
  • Download and install NetLogo
  • Activity 4.1.3 - Introducing Simulations




June 2, 2016

Objective: Visualize and interpret data using histograms

Starting activity: Check PowerSchool and myPLTW for late or missing assignments

Activities
  • Final web programming presentation: Nima, Iyan, Nathan, Ian
  • Continue with 3.1.5: Histograms

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

Question: When will we have self-driving cars?

Activities
  • Check PowerSchool and myPLTW for late or missing assignments
  • Finish 3.1.5 at least through #19 today.  Show me 19a-c for an in-class mini-mastery grade. 
Self-Driving Cars and Artificial Intelligence
  • Go to couplands.net > Computer Science > Resources > Self-Driving Cars and Artificial Intelligence
  • Select an article to read with your partner. Write your names next to it on the board.
  • Read and create a short Google presentation for the class, which should include:
           Article title and author(s), reviewed by: (your names)
            Author's institution and credentials
            Main claim or thesis
            Evidence and reasoning given to support the claim
            Conclusion - how relate to the question, When will we have self-driving cars?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

Objective: Visualize and interpret data using histograms

Activities
  • Final web programming presentation: Nima, Iyan, Nathan, Ian
  • Continue with 3.1.5: Histograms
  • #12: discuss as a class - transforming data before plotting 
  • #14b - is ages[200] the median?  Why or why not?  Why is the median age so high?
  • #16 is optional
  • #19 - Will grade in class.  Save As histogram_age_income.py to a new file histogram_household_size.py.  Modify this file to make the plots and calculations requested.  Call me over and show me your plots and your Python code when  ready.
  • #19 challenge: Show the mean and median on the graph. 
  • #21 - discuss as a class