Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ISTE 2018 - Day 4 - STEAM to the Future: 50 Years in 50 Minutes

50 years is a long time in tech development.
The gps satellite system did not exist 50 years ago but people working on similar things could see it coming.
1968 - 32k memory 8 thousand dollars.
The revolutions is more than about stuff - cultural changes
Everybody is able to make stuff due to 3D printers etc.
You can make your own products for re is one on the space station so they can print tools they need.
A connected world means you don’t have to do stuff alone. Things are taken from the net and improved.
The 10 year vision is happening now. The longer vision is the digital revolution.
Neil Gershenfeld - compute to fabricate.
Programmes that rearrange atoms.
You can make mistakes with small parts that fir together as one small part doesn’t matter. If you make big parts, they are critical.
Machines that can make other machines are coming.
Parts that make parts. These fit together to make systems. A lot fewer errors.
Material ecology.
Grow things rather than assemble them.
How does nature organize itself to build something. How can we copy this.
Buildings that are living things that react to the environment.
Synthetic biology.
Can we should we bring extinct animals back to life.
Open insulin project.
Igem- school based content for students x synthetic biology
Science standards need to change to fit the way developments are moving.
The scientific method does not apply to the designing of products. It is a testing process so room needs to be made for the new science.
The end of Moore’s Law
It has held true for 50 years.
The physical limits of transistors has been reached.
Bio is the new digital.
DNA sequencing is doubling just as fast.
AR and VR
It is becoming just another interface and is more and more commonplace.
Tilt brush
Live design
Doing things that are not safe. Will they steal jobs?
Robots are getting much smaller. Power of the swarm like termites.
AI and machine learning
You have to ask what intelligence actually is.
Stephen Hawking says AI can spell the end of the human race.
Silicon will not cut it soon and biological components will be needed.
People can change their minds. AI can’t do this yet.
Ethics is an important factor in this AI argument.
Google AI experiments - video
Scratch 3 has an AI experiment add on.
Internet of things
Exist on the net by themselves - like a car that texts you when it needs things.
Soon the machines will be able to order the stuff they need from the internet when it needs them. Like your printer ordering its own ink when it runs out.
Algorithm bias and ethics
How do the machines make the decisions? They are designed and made by people.
We cant let the machines make the decisions then blame the algorithm when we don’t like it.
How will the person writing the code for a self driving car decide how important things are?
Don’t forget the M
Maths has been frozen in time for a long time.
We focus on calculations, which machines can do, because of the tests that are expected.
Woolfram Alpha
Woolfram Language - video
More natural language is needed for maths in the future.

Faster, better, cheaper, bigger, smaller
Get the middle men out of the way. Let people do it themselves.

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