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Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education

In the weeks before the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative that will advance the science and engineering of human and machine intelligence, School of Engineering graduates were asked: “What positive role can MIT play in the AI revolution?” Alumni urged MIT to energize the artificial intelligence community, including people in industry, academia, and the government, around a Read More

In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, at an event in support of Nation School Choice Week on Capitol Hill in January. CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times For a year now, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been trying to give away her $199,700 salary. With every government-issued paycheck, which she pledged she would not take, the billionaire cabinet secretary grew Read More

Chinese Philanthropist Awards The Biggest Education Prizes Ever

Yidan Prize winners with Charles Chen Yidan: Vicky Colbert (left) and Carol Dweck. Charles Chen Yidan, cofounder of Tencent, the Chinese internet holding company with a market cap of $500 billion, was in New York yesterday to talk about the first-ever Yidan Prize for Education. Chen, 48, stepped down as Tencent’s chief administrative officer in 2013. He said he decided to Read More

RBI Hands out a Stalemate to the Real Estate Sector – Ramesh

Nair, CEO and Country Head, JLL India (Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). RBI Hands out a Stalemate to the Real Estate Sector – Ramesh Nair, CEO and Country Head, JLL India MUMBAI, February 7, 2018/PRNewswire/ — Keeping the policy rates unchanged while maintaining REPO Read More

Three Ways Enhancing Transparency Drives Conversion In The Real Estate Market

Shutterstock Consumers are habituated to receive information, answers to their questions and access to a range of services immediately, from ordering food to hailing a car ride and even receiving pre-approval on a loan for a home. Need a recommendation on something as routine as where to eat or something as personal as which real estate agent to work with? Read More

Budget 2018: How Jaitley’s circle rate move will impact real estate deals

Property buyers and sellers in metros, especially in upmarket localities, won’t need to pay additional tax if the difference between the agreement and stamp duty values of the property is less than 5 per cent. The finance minister has proposed this relief in Budget 2018.At present, if the sale price of a property is lower than the circle rate, the difference is added Read More

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Positive self-esteem is something that gives us the strength to take charge of our lives and feel good about ourselves. The mind plays a disproportionate role in our lives and how it feels can drive how the body ends up feeling. Thus, from borderline personality disorders to depression, there are many disorders that could affect people with low self-esteem. We Read More

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. Wittwer’s care is part of a new approach to older patients as US emergency rooms adapt to Read More

Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

There is never a single tip or pill for achieving optimum health. It is important to drink lots of water and get adequate sleep to maintain your fitness and overall well-being, say experts. Here’s what you should do: * It is imperative to open your eyes to fads. Dieting does not mean deprivation. You need to eat right to be in shape. Read More

Lenovo Yoga 920 Limited Edition Vibes 2-in-1 Laptop Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo Yoga 920 Limited Edition Vibes price starts at Rs. 1,27,150 It runs Windows 10, and supports Windows Hello The company is touting the presence of two Thunderbolt ports Lenovo India on Tuesday launched the Lenovo Yoga 920 Limited Edition Vibes convertible laptop in India for Rs. 1,27,150, excluding taxes. “The Yoga brand has been central to Lenovo’s leadership in Read More