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EDU. MIT Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics full course by MIT Lasers are essential to an incredibly large number of applications. Today, they are used in bar code readers, compact discs, medicine, communications, sensors, materials processing, computer printers, data processing, 3D-imaging, spectroscopy, navigation, non-destructive testing, chemical processing, color copiers, laser "shows", and in the military. There is hardly a field untouched by the laser. But what exactly is so unique about lasers that makes them so effective? Machine Learning.

Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed.

Machine Learning

In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI. In this class, you will learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself. More importantly, you'll learn about not only the theoretical underpinnings of learning, but also gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems. This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, datamining, and statistical pattern recognition.

TEDxSaintGeorgesSchool - Pat Bassett - Schools of the Future. Lessons Worth Sharing. MIT launches student-produced educational video initiative. MIT student-produced video on rockets (Credit: MIT) MIT has launched an initiative in collaboration with Khan Academy founder Salman Khan called MIT+K12 that encourages its students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering .

The videos — aimed at students in grades from kindergarten through high school — will be accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel . Some of the videos will also be available on Khan Academy , a popular not-for-profit educational site. “We wanted to help inspire young people to change the world through engineering and science, and realized that the 10,000 superstar students we have at MIT are uniquely positioned to do that,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Waitz conceived of the initiative — known as MIT+K12 — to help address growing challenges in primary and secondary education in the United States, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. EdX - Home. Bill Gates: "How Do You Make a Teacher Great?" Part 1.

TED launches TED-Ed educational initiative. TED Curator Chris Anderson announced Monday TED’s new new educational initiative TED-Ed, featuring the TED-Ed YouTube channel.

TED launches TED-Ed educational initiative

TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world by “pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos.” A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these videos and some powerful new learning tools. Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? TED-Ed - Lessons Worth Sharing.