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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English - Is technology always the solution? Human beings are flawed and carry their prejudices and opinions with them. Wouldn't it be better if we could replace them with artificial intelligence, if we could get computers to do all our thinking for us? Rob and Catherine discuss if technology is a good solution for all our problems and teach you six items of vocabulary. SOURCE : http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/ This week's question: Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., is an area of computer science that develops the ability of computers to learn to do things like solve problems or drive cars without crashing. But in what decade was the term 'Artificial Intelligence' coined? Was it: a) 1940s b) 1950s c) 1960s Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Vocabulary chauvinist someone who believes their country, race or sex is better than any others technochauvinism the belief that a technological solution is always a better solution to a problem objective neutral, fair and balanced proxy a piece of software but also someone who does something for you, on your behalf a nuanced problem a problem which has small and important areas which may be hard to spot, but they need to be considered an algorithm a set of software instructions for a computer system
Today we delve into the history of the English language and look at the Germanic, Romance, and other influences that have shaped the Modern English of today. @4:39 to 4:50 there's an error: the text should say "Middle English" not "Modern English". Both are true, but at that moment I'm talking about the changes from OE to Middle English. Support Langfocus on Patreon: http://patreon.com/langfocus Special thanks to: BJ Peter DeLaCruz, Michael Cuomo, Nicholas Shelokov, Sebastian Langshaw, Brandon Gonzalez, Brian Michalowski, Adrian Zhang, Vadim Sobolev, Yixin Alfred Wong, Raymond Thomas, Simon Blanchet, Ryan Marquardt, Sky Vied, Romain Paulus, Panot, Erik Edelmann, Bennet, James Zavaleta, Ulrike Baumann, Ian Martyn, Justin Faist, Jeff Miller, Stephen Lawson, Howard Stratton, George Greene, Panthea Madjidi, Nicholas Gentry, Sergios Tsakatikas, Bruno Filippi, Sergio Tsakatikas, Qarion, Pedro Flores, Raymond Thomas, Marco Antonio Barcellos Junior, and David Beitler for their generous Patreon support. **Clarification regarding the word "in": A lot of people have commented saying that "in" is of Germanic origin, which matches what I had previously thought. When researching this video I looked up the etymology of "in" and read that it's of Latin origin, meaning "into, in, on, upon". So I thought that it must have been one of the early borrowings into Germanic dialects that I mentioned in the video. But I went back and checked the source again, and I realized that the dictionary entry I was reading was for the PREFIX "in－", not the standalone word. The standalone word has always existed in the Germanic language family. And ultimately, both the Germanic and Latin words come from the Proto-Indo-European word "en".** http://facebook.com/langfocus http://instagram.com/langfocus http://twitter.com/langfocus http://langfocus.com Music: Main music 1: “Night Music” by Kevin MacLeod. Main music 2: Electro Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=electro+sketch&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Outro: “Urban Tough” by Media Right Productions.
Learn the secrets of success from those who built their own empires from scratch. You can try adopting the habits of super rich people and see how it will help you save money. Successful people are rarely night owls; they go to bed and wake up quite early. So this was the first habit I decided to take on. By the end of the first week, I noticed that I was able to do way more before noon than I could ever do during the whole day. One more week into the experiment I started waking up completely well-rested and excited to start a new day. Self-made successes swear by exercising every day for at least 30 minutes. After just 10 days, it already became a habit. I became more concentrated and calmer. If meditating helps successful people stay on top of their game, it should help me out too. Networking is like currency for successful people. A lot of successful people (like Steve Jobs, for instance) keep a super minimalistic approach to fashion, often wearing the same outfit every day. Truly smart and successful people control their expenses and don’t spend their money on useless things. Music: Operatic - Vibe Mountain https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS Go to bed and wake up quite early 0:34 Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes 1:51 Meditate 3:01 Set goals and achieve them 3:57 Meet new people as much as you can 4:44 Read more useful books 5:34 Wear simple clothes 6:24 Be thrifty 7:10 Conclusion 8:08 SUMMARY -With will power of steel, I decided to wake up at the same time every day and come to work an hour early. It took me 3 days to get the schedule right. -The hardest part here wasn't even the gym itself, it was exercising after working all day. After just 10 days, it already became a habit. I started sleeping better and waking up easier. -Meditation turned out to be a really good way to get my head straight and renew my energy. -Even though I didn’t manage to tackle all my tasks, I was able to do more things in the first week than I did during the entire previous month. -I learned to find common ground with people from the get-go, met a lot of extraordinary individuals, and made some really good friends. -I carried a book with me at all times and read it on the way to work and back home or during lunch. As a result, by the end of the first month, I had finished my fourth book. -I no longer had to waste time every day choosing my outfit, deciding whether or not it matched or if it was trendy and whatnot. -I started out by making a list of everything that I bought every day so that I could see what I spent my money on. This system helped me save 40% of my salary in the first month and almost 60% in the second. -New habits really did completely change my life for the better. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
http://www.GenkiEnglish.net Warming Up. (Part 1 of 6) Here's my beginners EFL ESL Genki English workshop for teaching English to kids in Japan or any other country. Here we go through: Start each lesson off with: Warm Up (http://genkienglish.net/Warmup.htm) * Gets the kids genki. Says "This is fun." "This is something different". * Get the kids to respond quickly to your actions so you can control things if they get too genki. * Add in extra words each week. ( e.g. sports, musical instruments) * If you have less than one lesson per week get the kids to repeat what you say. * Review, review and review like crazy. * It's not "what you've done in class", it's "what the kids can actually do" Continues in Part 2: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwy3zpwA1rs
http://www.engvid.com/ By special request -- this lesson teaches you about the easily and often mixed-up English verb "have"!
This session is part of the "American English” Live teacher development event series. For more resources to teach and learn English, visit http://americanenglish.state.gov
With a mobile device students can learn English while engaging in activities that get them out of their seats talking and exploring. This webinar introduces mobile language learning activities that require no Internet connection. Instead, language learners are encouraged to take pictures, record audio, make a movie, and partner with peers to enhance all four skills- reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This webinar will also offer tips for keeping students focused.