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Comment Re:There is no way an AI can build a cleverer AI. (Score 1) 482

Why is your definition of "clever" limited to mathematical problems? An AI that could build a better AI could mean a lot of things, including it's ability to survive or creativity. For this reason, I'm sure AI will be able to evolve itself. It's a question of what it will evolve into and whether it has a choice (free will) in the matter.

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High School Students Forced To Declare A Major 670

i_like_spam writes "As reported in the NYTimes, high school freshmen at many high schools across the nation are now being forced to pick a major. Starting this Fall, 9th graders in Florida will have to choose to major from among a set of state-approved subjects, while some students in Mississippi will have to follow one of nine designated career paths. High school administrators hope that having students declare majors will lead to greater student interest in school until graduation. College administrators think otherwise: 'youngsters should instead concentrate on developing a broad range of critical thinking and communication skills,' says Debra Humphreys from the Association of American Colleges and Universities."

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