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Nov 1 2019 | Posted In: Director's Column
By Jennifer Winters, Director On a recent tour of Bing with a group of prospective parents, I overheard one parent say, “Yes, it is a beautiful school, but the children are really just playing and not learning anything.” I took a deep breath and vowed to address this misconception to the wider Bing...
Oct 31 2019 | Posted In: Distinguished Lecture Series
By Holly Finn, Bing parent One of the winners of 2019’s Turing Award for artificial intelligence gave a lecture not long ago with the reassuring title, How Does the Brain Learn So Quickly? The unspoken subtitle was: And How Come AI Does Not? It’s a frustration for the AI industry that its work...
Oct 30 2019 | Posted In: Guest Speakers
By Mischa Rosenberg, Teacher At my snack table last summer, a child on the cusp of 3 years old, newly arrived from China, sat across from me. She was in the early stages of English language acquisition, and her communication at school was largely nonverbal, rooted in gestures. This child was...
Oct 29 2019 | Posted In: Research
By Kelli Agnich, Teacher Using a pen or pencil and a piece of paper, draw a phone, a rabbit and a train. Now, take a look at the distinctions you included to convey the object’s identity: Does your phone have a cord, or does it more closely represent a smartphone? If the latter, what distinguishes...
Oct 28 2019 | Posted In: Research
By Tayna Gonzalez-Rivera, Teacher Adults infer and learn so much from others’ emotional expressions. If we see someone looking at a screen with a terrified look, we can infer that this person might be watching a scary movie or show. If we see a picture of people gathered around a TV watching...

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