Thursday, January 23, 2014

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica - CNET News

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."



  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability:

N.B.  Everyday reference is different than academic research.  For more on how this difference applies to you (as a student):   Wikipedia:Academic use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

iCub robot learning names of shapes and colours

Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human… | Technology | The Observer:

'via Blog this'

Read the article linked above and watch the video, then answer the following questions:

  • What do you think is the most amazing thing about this new generation of robots?
  • Would you buy an iCub robot?  
  • What would you do with it?