Christmas · Music / Música

Música de Adviento y Navidad (Music for Advent and Christmas)

En las ultimas semanas he subido a YouTube varios arreglos de canciones de adviento y navidad. La mayoría son arreglos que compuse mientras trabajaba de Director de Alabanza de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo en Chape Hill, Carolina del Norte. Los he actualizado, haciendo pequeñas mejorías de las partituras instrumentales. Over the past few weeks… Continue reading Música de Adviento y Navidad (Music for Advent and Christmas)

COVID-19 · Social Distancing

Social Distancing and Face Masks in Chapel Hill and Taipei

I made a much needed trip to the grocery store today and was delighted to see our local Trader Joe’s enforcing social distancing in Chapel Hill. They’ve limited the number of people allowed in the store at one time and required six feet between people standing in line waiting to enter. Worse than the WHO,… Continue reading Social Distancing and Face Masks in Chapel Hill and Taipei

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Elemental Cognition

In 2012 Nikola Danaylov interviewed David Ferrucci, who had been leader of the IBM Watson project. On December 15, 2019 he interviewed him again. This time, about his work since the Watson project, including his current work with Elemental Cognition, a far more ambitious AI project. The interview address the challenges facing any effort to… Continue reading Elemental Cognition

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Surely I can detect fragrance better than a computer, can’t I?

Bernard Marr has written an article for Forbes examining the use of Artificial Intelligence in the production of fragrances. Wait… AI can’t smell, can it? It can’t, but that doesn’t seem to be a hindrance. It is able to predict what smells we will like based on their chemical composition! I recommend the article. Read… Continue reading Surely I can detect fragrance better than a computer, can’t I?

Education · Language Acquisition

How does Dual Language Instruction Work?

In this video Diane August, managing researcher at American Institutes for Research, explains some of the key distinguishing elements of dual language programs as well as some of the challenges faced by school districts in implementing them. The full report referenced in this video, a joint production of the U.S. Department of Education with the… Continue reading How does Dual Language Instruction Work?