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Governor Ron DeSantis’ new curriculum initiative will promote teaching civics, disavow critical race theory- Right – feedproxy.google.com

From feedproxy.google.com Hannah Lalgie – University of Florida Excerpt: ‘No room in the classroom’ for CRT, DeSantis said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, recently announced a new initiative to promote civics education. The “Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative” would create “a new professional licensure endorsement for educators in civics education,” according to a news release […]…

Digital yuan campaign planned for contested island in the South China Sea – cointelegraph.com

From cointelegraph.com Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet Excerpt: South China’s Hainan Province, which administers the prefectural Sansha City on a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, will run a two-week campaign later this month to promote the use of the digital yuan among island residents. The city, established in 2012, is on the front line of disputes over territorial […]…

There’s a New Nirvana Song Out, and It Was Written by Google’s AI – singularityhub.com

From singularityhub.com Vanessa Bates Ramirez Excerpt: One of the primary capabilities separating human intelligence from artificial intelligence is our ability to be creative—to use nothing but the world around us, our experiences, and our brains to create art. At present, AI needs to be extensively trained on human-made works of art in order to produce […]…

The truth about doublespeak: Is it lying or just being persuasive? – www.eurekalert.org

From www.eurekalert.org Excerpt: Doublespeak, or the use of euphemisms to sway opinion, lets leaders avoid the reputational costs of lying while still bringing people around to their way of thinking, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that the use of agreeable euphemistic terms biases people’s evaluations of actions to […]…