November 19, 2019

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays - VICE

But research from psychometricians—professionals who study testing—and AI experts, as well as documents obtained by Motherboard, show that these tools are susceptible to a flaw that has repeatedly sprung up in the AI world: bias against certain demographic groups. And as a Motherboard experiment demonstrated, some of the systems can be fooled by nonsense essays with sophisticated vocabulary.

Link: Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays - VICE

Link: Reset Podcast discusses AI based essay marking and writing

November 14, 2019


Kagurazaka neighbourhood of Tokyo. Tokyo has many such interesting neighbourhoods that are worth exploring. This neighbourhood is a bit upscale but there are cheaper restaurants that you can find if you spend some time exploring.

Travel Tokyo
November 14, 2019

Dark Patterns

Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.

Link: Dark Patterns

November 13, 2019

The Future of Global Classroom Education Report by Google (PDF)

Education is evolving at a faster pace than any other period in recent history. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to understand how and where it’s changing so that educators and schools can support students in preparing for challenges and careers that don’t exist today. This report aims to identify and examine research-based shifts in classroom education that are taking place around the world.

Link: The Future of Classroom Education Report by Google

Links Education
November 12, 2019

Using Shortcut to make a link post

Shortcuts are great. Above is an example where I copy some text from an article and trigger a shortcut (from the share menu in Safari). The Shortcut creates a new blog post and posts the link and the text that I had copied earlier.

November 12, 2019

To make laziness work for you, put some effort into it | Aeon Ideas

But it could be that laziness is written into our genes. Our nomadic ancestors had to conserve energy to compete for scarce resources, flee predators and fight enemies. Expending effort on anything other than short-term advantage could jeopardise their very survival. In any case, in the absence of conveniences such as antibiotics, banks, roads or refrigeration, it made little sense to think long-term. Today, mere survival has fallen off the agenda, and it is long-term vision and commitment that lead to the best outcomes. Yet our instinct remains to conserve energy, making us averse to abstract projects with distant and uncertain payoffs.

Link: To make laziness work for you, put some effort into it | Aeon Ideas