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Robots will replace human teachers in 10 years — do you agree? https://t.co/QBTanFzcVo pic.twitter.com/Et7bFbypLM— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) December 16, 2017
A timeline of when machines can achieve human-like capabilities: #AI2024 - translating languages2025 - assembling LEGOs2026 - writing high school essays2027 - autonomous trucks2029 - run a 5K race against people2030 - service workers in retail pic.twitter.com/mAfiwr3QWE— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) December 16, 2017
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This #AI professor shares the concerns with giving a robot citizenship https://t.co/djUHc9lISN #technology pic.twitter.com/Mub11BxTOe— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 9, 2017
"We need to change teachers' mindsets from being 'a sage on the stage' to being 'a guide on the side.' Students need real-world learning to understand their passion" - @EstherWojcicki #AhaCBI https://t.co/0JbfoMfuHO pic.twitter.com/YmfMIYyrg3— CB Insights (@CBinsights) December 14, 2017
A timeline of when machines can achieve human-like capabilities: #AI— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) December 16, 2017
2024 - translating languages
2025 - assembling LEGOs
2026 - writing high school essays
2027 - autonomous trucks
2029 - run a 5K race against people
2030 - service workers in retail pic.twitter.com/mAfiwr3QWE
|As we wind down 2017, we wanted to report on some of the periodic outreach efforts we receive--this one from Senator Harris with her comments on the #IranDeal in response to an outreach by our Founder that he was good enough to share with us as part of our Commitment to "intelligent engagement" as we gear up for 2018:|
|December 8, 2017|
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about your support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. Americans are more secure when we pursue a policy of non-proliferation with our allies. We achieved this objective in 2015 when our government signed the JCPOA to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon through strong, verifiable, and long-term measures. In the two years since, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran remains in compliance with the agreement, which we must continue to ensure is vigorously enforced.
While the JCPOA is not perfect, it effectively has ensured that the international community can monitor, inspect, and verify Iran’s nuclear program, eliminate all pathways for Iran to a nuclear weapon, and ensure its nuclear energy program is used only for peaceful purposes.
The JCPOA is a multilateral agreement and all parties—including the United States—must uphold their end of the bargain. This is why I am concerned about the recent decision of the Trump administration to not certify the agreement, which alienates our country from our allies and creates uncertainty regarding the future of the agreement at a time when we’re facing a nuclear threat from North Korea.
Beyond the terms of the JCPOA, we must continue to work with our allies to ensure that Iran ends its support of international terrorism, violations of human rights, and testing of its ballistic missile program, which violates UN Security Council Resolution 2231. Despite Congress’ near-unanimous decision to pass sanctions against Iran in July of this year, I am still waiting for the administration to fully implement those sanctions. Going forward, I will continue to advocate that our policy toward Iran be deliberative, fact-based, and driven by the national security interests of the United States.
Thank you again for reaching out to me. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3553.
Kamala D. Harris
United States Senator
As we close out this special edition, please enjoy this "Thought 4 the Day":
“You will meet many types of people in your life.
You will meet delicate flowers,
raging oceans, quiet forests,
towering mountains and colorful skies.
You will meet thunderstorms,
you will meet lightning.
They will knock you down,
they will leave you breathless.
You will meet sunrises.
You will meet gardens.
They will give you light,
they will take you on adventures.
Get lost with them.
They all have something different to teach you.”~ Author Unknown