Congratulations on “making it” into the G6 Selected Band, students!!
I have uploaded audio files for you to listen to, and do some image training as you prepare for our Performance Day.
Happy listening, musicians!!
Here is a good introduction to what Artificial Intelligence is nowadays:
You can also watch some of those videos to learn how A.I. is changing our society:
- TED Talk: Anthony Goldbloom – “The jobs we’ll lose to machines — and the ones we won’t” (4:36, with English subtitles)
- Wired: Robots & Us – A Brief History of Our Robotic Future (6:11, click on “CC” to enable English subtitles)
- Wired: What The AI Behind AlphaGo Teaches Us About Humanity (1:35, click on “CC” to enable English subtitles)
- Wired: The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s eyes (4:55, click on “CC” to enable English subtitles)
- Wired: The Robot Will See You Now – AI and Health Care (5:57, no subtitles)
- Wired: Robots & Us – When Machines Take The Wheel (7:00, no subtitles)
- Technical words
- programming / coding
- artificial intelligence (A.I.)
- machine learning (M.L.)
- neural networks
- to mimic
- to be replaced (by)
- to automate / to be automated (by machines)
- to rely on
- to outperform
- to put out of job
- to tackle (a problem, or “novel situations”)
- self-driving / autopilot
- scifi = science-fiction
- healthcare / health care
- melanoma (= skin cancer)
We hope you are in great health and getting ready to participate this weekend at the FAMILY sports day.
The students will have a rehearsal tomorrow and a few more practices this week. They will also be bringing home more information today and throughout the week.
We are looking forward to having a memorable time together.
We have completed 4 weeks of lessons and are well into our studies. I hope all parents have received the letter sent home yesterday by the school about the changes in grade 6. The changes are sudden and unfortunately we need to continue moving forward without Ms. Ishiko for a while.
We will continue to work as a team with the support of Ms. Oshiro and Mr. Patterson to make each day as interesting and fun to learn, like it has been until now.
We pray and hope for Ms. Ishiko a speedy and healthy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back in the not too distant future.
This week we will be exploring the chemical make up of air. Also, we will be doing experiments to see what a fire needs and how it works. Here are some questions we will be tackling.
What percentage of the air is nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide?
Which one does a fire need?
Where does the fire get the gas it needs from?
What are the best conditions to keep a fire burning?