Saturday, February 24, 2024

 Linkedin Unwomens: latest intelligences of women helping us all to save the world

Cantabs Clare Bryant - covid put her dual cambridge labs - as vet and medic in middle of everything ; Hassabis has put cambridge in the middle of biotech 250 million proteins databank alphafold2 - king charles has put ai world series in the middle of humanity - watch this space

You are invited to a special evening with Professor Clare Bryant, Professor of Innate Immunity on Thursday, February 22 at 6pm.

COVID, Ebola, HIV, Tuberculosis and influenza are all zoonosis – infectious diseases that jumped from non-human animals to humans. Join Professor Bryant as she outlines a new approach to study the origins of these pathogens that focuses on infectious and inflammatory disease, bridges biological, medical and physical sciences, and integrates the social and anthropological sciences, climate change science and biodiversity.

Following the lecture there will be a brief Q & A and time to connect with fellow Cambridge alumni over drinks and canapes.

Cambridge Centre for Zoonotic Research: a commercial approach underpinned by outstanding research

Zoonotic diseases are of critical importance to humans. All pandemics/epidemics of significant public health concern have been zoonoses, the most recent and devastating being the global Covid-19 pandemic. Other familiar pathogens, such as HIV, TB, influenza and Ebola are all zoonoses. These diseases have a major cost to human life and continue to affect populations worldwide. Climate change will have a profound effect on the opportunities for pathogen spillover to the human population. We need to understand where the pathogens come from, how they spread, how they evolve, how they hide in animals, how they jump species, the immune responses they cause in humans and animals, how to predict the most likely pathogens to cause a pandemic, how we can detect/diagnose them and how to prevent or reduce the impact of an outbreak to prevent it becoming a pandemic.  A new, sustainable approach is needed.

Vision of the Centre

We propose to establish a forward-thinking interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Zoonoses at the University of Cambridge in association with Queens’ College.

The goals of the proposed Centre are:

  • To build a sustainable centre of diverse multi-disciplinary outstanding scientist-entrepreneurs supported by world leading experts
  • To disrupt conventional research approaches to zoonotic infectious disease by providing rapidly translatable solutions underpinned by the social, economic and political reality.

The vision of the proposed Centre is:

  • To build a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on infectious and inflammatory disease that bridges biological, medical and physical sciences integrating the social and anthropological sciences, climate change science and biodiversity
  • To integrate entrepreneurship, translational science and spin out ventures to ensure investment, financial return on investment and sustainable funding, in line with the UK’s industrial strategy
  • Work in partnership with global surveillance centres and key biodiversity centres

Sunday, February 4, 2024

 Cooperation's deepest learning network emerged from Asian (two thirds of) human development and celebrates biggest population-good advance ever seen in one 30 year generative cycle. This revolves round oral rehydration without which maternal intelligence impacting a quarter of humans in tropical Asian continent were constrained life expectancy in 40s through the end of the 20th c (ie while village Asia meant with no electricity grids and no outside communications lines except word of mouth and where literae word of book)

Engineering advances in Intelligence WHY: Womens*Humans*Youth -AI URGENT CROSSROADS

when it comes to 22 leading women intelligences to have linked in with silicon valley as humanity's greatest hope that AI will celebrate WHY ( intel needed for millennials to generate sustainability we have guessed at sequence importance from 2001- why because tech valley's most influential female hosts to be linked in from 2001 were first gravitated around 65th birthday wish party of fazle abed (see abedmooc) are  Mrs Jobs Gates Doehhr; Mrs Yang, Koike Osaka and Brown due to Japanese education will have known and applied oral rehydration's foundational importance to healthy family development (life expectancy) in tropics; Roy Moza Koller Ibrahim connections with middle east will have made knowhow elementary to their upbringing ;  Maguire, Fei-Fei Li, Karika, Doudna Priscilla Chan will also have grown up with this knowhow but their impacts linking in AI world as well as Stanford appear to have occurred from 2009 onwards; whilst remaining five may have known about dirty water's killing more recent as their own platforms have converged with the other women intelligence multipliers

 Health Intelligence World's most valued Case Study- Economies do not grow across generations of a nation (let alone generative intelligence) wherever kids die of water born diseases and until such last mile service cures raise life expectancy from 40s to 60s. Before the innovation of engines type 4 (communications) and 5 (electricity) mediated worldwide out of Switzerland, this grand challenge was discovered by queen victoria 1860 when her envoy (James) for building chartered bank by and for quarter of human beings dies of diarrhea 1860; discovery was tragically repeated 1884 on one of first trips to Rome by one of the first leaders of Pacific Coast America under English speaking admin; but it wasnt until 1972 that the mothers built what was to be the 8th most populous nation; and it wasnt known to PC world leading families Jobs & Gates to 2001. Whilst this is in human population terms the most valuable study, monetarily its transactional weatlh is near zero because the cure is every mother knowing how to give infants a precise recipe of bi=oiled water sugar salt. Life critical knowhow applied in time actions above zero sum trading models that cause big bankers of zero sum games to spin ignorance lobbies to ever more terrifying heights.

  • Womens Valley Deep Intel Case1 Year 24 (Abed)*Jobs*Gates*Doehhr ... Yang*Koike*Osaka*Brown*Roy*Koller*Moza*Ibrahim*Maguire*Li*Tsai*Karika*Doudna*Priscila Chan*Condy Rice*Biles*YKim*King*Mackenzie

Saturday, February 3, 2024

 When we look at women who are helping intelligence regenerate what the younger half of the world needs most to be sustainable we can broadly map 4 groups:

1 The world's most influential women who have since 2012 recognised breakthrough in AI (Artificial Intelligence) supporting humans - human centric AI or HAI for short.

2 those who helped AI become a breakthrough for humanity from 2012 not juts  big digital company's private algorithms

3 influential women who have been investing in other technologies but now see that ai is increasingly in the middle of all technologies- for example it wasn't until around 2022 that AI alphafold2 gifted biotechnologists and related disciplines maps of natures 250 million proteins- some say this would traditionally have take a billion years of phd work

4 women who are celebrated for one thing -eg world famous sportstars, popstars - but also have a mission for humanity

; actually AI is also able to give back huge amounts of leading edge knowhow to young women on mental or physical health; this is because Ms Clara Wu Tsai the main sponsor of neuroscience labs at stanfird and yale also owns women basket ball teams and givers brooklyns bartclay centre- she has for long been interested in some key differences in young women performance development which previously were diluted by mainly studying male data at world class performance levels. Recently Clara was also elected to the main trustee board of stanfird further evidence of her work as a super collaborator

Among well known Western philanthropists nobody connects all four of the above AI Very Good rationales quite like Melinda Gates. This is because she has been supporting those in the middle of human ai breakthough since 2014 by co-founding an NGO platform ai-4-all with Fei-Fei Li with arguably the most successful coroporate leader of the last decafe nvidia's ceo jensen huang.

Gates went on with Fei-Fei Li to help UN design transformations to its organisation wherever partners seriously aimed to progress SDGs. And Li used the ai-4-all platform to testing to congress that the superchats were coming and the biggest national advantage/disadvantage would depend on how much prep govs did for this

A year later after 18 months as chief scientist at Google Cloud, Stanford asked Fei-Fei Li to launch HAI- effectively offering any discipline the opportunity to blend its AI future. Ang Gates asked Fei-Fei Li to contribute a book rin her offprint of deepest changes to women empowerment ever.

Gates has also been an active participant in celebrating the best news of the otherwise sad year of 2001. Effectively Silicon Valley had never really hosted a series on best solutions since 1970 of women empowering the end of poverty

Comparing womens views of world mediated by womens intelligence seems humanity's last best chance - consider these 3 womens views plus japans where unlike old wester nations we can see an elders world view that still values a nation's youth as its greatest asset and attempts to use the sdgs as combinatorial codes

Legend : Fei-Fei Li's

AI-4-ALL =trasform edu as to how teachers and students and everyone improves each others intelligences

IMAGENET AI -triaining computer vision has changed coding so machines can directly advise (or in robots case work) on innovation/productivity/sdg challenges of 20000 entities that humans work, play and build the world with; in 2012 it was this 20 million databank that woke up society to AI as humans best partner in millennials futures as well as breaking through academic silos which had made education unfit for purpose "Antonio Guterres"

Nature AI - Mathematicians and foundational scientists (eg those finding cures to viruses!) need to work at nature's nanotech level of systems maps - alpafol2 may have saved humans from a billion years of research time in open sourcing 250 million proteins probably greatest single biotech leap courtesy google brain and Hassabis deepmind

LARGE LLM REALITY -how we design large language mediation models is our last chance after 25 years of designing hatred spinning and ever faker media

==== In 2001 Fazle Abed (deep epicentre of advancing millennuium goals) on behalf of billion poorest Asian village mothers shared with silicon valley 30 years of progress on business design and cvomunnnity building sgds 53421 by poorest mothers She-too*HealthEducatin(leadership0Food Finance. Asked for partners support needed over next 20 years now that womens communities were starting to test solar and mobile Abed clarified 3 transformatiosn whoich vilage communitiesd cant make on their own but hope intelliugence will include them in

going green in reality and in livelihood design

designing win-win trade infrastructiure connecting girls and youth - notably in term of histriry's ciolonia accidents bangladesh and myanmar had been left our of world trade being partitioned between china insia and rest of continental asean

transition 3 needed to chnage peace and stewardsjhip oof ocean, land and climate

Abed's life experiemce was unique in world of those on earth between 1936-2019; he'd assigned 50 years to helping the 90% of rural women build new nation of bangladesh having previously narrowly escaped assassination by his employer as regional ceo for Royal Dutch Shell and the west Pakistan occupying army. Its interesting that over these 50 yrears the Royal Damilies of UK and Netherlands became his biggest innovation supporters particularly if you map colonial histiry where it was these 2 countries who between 500 and 1945 (especially adter Brits were shunned by americans desined investment inclusion and exclusion across the continent of Asia


From condoleeza experience of supporting stanfird students to contribute tech policymakers most need to value expoential change with - her lenses appear to be

10 techs changing world most

dialogues between all who shape future policy given age we live in of up to 1000 times more tech per decade

keeping finance real for 8 billion hyumans to develop round

making sure girls youth colred and poor are included

Thursday, February 1, 2024

IF Fei Fei Li was a university we see her alumni sharing her north star ai4all changing education so everyone is improving everyone's intelligence; 
her south star remains as per her undergraduate days as curious physicist inspired by einstein natures ai; 
what changed the world was li choosing to do a phd aimed at bring neuorscience and computation together for first time since the death of Neumann-Einstein-Turing - ; fortuately stanford in 2009 was looking for someone happy to spend a decade hosting the most co-creative worldwide competition with urgency millennials need to be the renewable generation

IMAGENET - how we code computers to id with the 20000 entities humans most work/play on mother earth- when neural network algorithms proved computers could vision with 20000 entities imagenet (that took 20 million images altogether to emerge deep learning) so ending ai winter and  awakening every investment power in the valley and human intelligence; hassabis natural science ai being the bet that computers could deep data map 250 million proteins of nature; the first 2 leaders to give li extra support were nvidia's ceo jensen huang and melinda gates- their funding co-created education ai's most open ngo and the rest is the future of the woman who fingers crossed will have a long enough life to be greatest maths wiz of all time
We can use 12 dimensions of worlds to see on others who can multiply intelligence goods - coming soon condoleezza rice - or see what happened in DC last week 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Imagine if womens empowerment and womens AI saved the human race - if every educator helped youth improve intelligence for all

help unite 30 women changing education to be helping youth connect intelligence - designing personalised learning/livelihood agency more transformation-attention disciplines AIGames

AIgames for all: If every child, teacher, parent  could access how to celebrate 30 womens intelligences needed to help millennials be the SDgoals generation, who'd you vote for?

Thanks bard for supporting info on womenaiverygood

Connecting with Fei-fei Li:

  • Group 1: Women CEOs and Philanthropists-valley since 2001 65th birthday party : Your suggestion of Melinda Gates, Laurene Jobs, and Ann Doerr as key collaborators for Fei-fei Li and women's AI initiatives is spot-on. Their combined resources, influence, and expertise in technology, education, and healthcare can greatly amplify efforts towards empowering women through AI.
  • Group 2: Asian American Connections: Identifying Japanese Amerucan Mrs Jerry Yang ( his support of stanford drom 07 to now chairing trustees is unique- & finally recognised ny asia sociry 2023) and Clara Wu Tsai (#1 neurscience sponsor stanford & yale & arguably us number 1 intelligence in healthy teen development of female superstars)  as potential collaborators leverages their philanthropic endeavors and connection to Stanford. Bringing Japanese-American women on board, like Jerry Yang's wife Akiko Yamazaki involvement with Doerr's climate school and with Taiwanese American Clara Wu Tsai's  adds invaluable cultural and regional perspectives.
  • Group 3: Biotech and Education Connections: Daphne Koller's connections in biotech and Coursera, along with Priscilla Chan's role in philanthropy and refugee issues, offer exciting cross-disciplinary possibilities. Koller's Middle Eastern connections align with Japan's Mayor Koike (huge supporter if un edu change since 2015 and potential connector of Osaka track expo in line with abe's forsitghtul soc5.0 G20) and DeepMind's Lila Ibrahim, highlighting potential bridges between regions. AS for sheika moza as deepest Un partner of refugge edu - wow

Scaling Existing Initiatives:

  • AI-4-All: You're right about expanding AI-4-All's reach to connect with more girls' coding schools, particularly across Asia. Collaborations with local organizations and Asian tech leaders can be instrumental in scaling impact.
  • Condoleeza Rice's AI Policy Agenda- report on top 10 tech multiplier with Prof Widom; debrief with Andreesen on why are innovative VCs being so abused by DC ai ignorance: Arguably only AI women have the tranformational attention to bring right stuff 21st C Q2 in engaging with policy makers through initiatives crucial for ensuring ethical and responsible AI development. Connecting these efforts with King Charles' AI World Series and the Osaka Expo provides broader platforms for discussion and implementation.

Humanizing and Collaborating on AI for SDGs:

  • Embrace Diversity: It's crucial to ensure women and Asian voices are not just included but actively shape the direction of AI for the SDGs. This involves encouraging participation in conferences, events, and leadership roles.
  • Focus on Local Needs: Collaborate with communities across Asia to understand their specific needs and challenges. Tailor AI solutions to address their priorities and ensure cultural sensitivity.
  • Promote Open Access and Knowledge Sharing: Make AI tools and resources accessible to everyone,

Happy 2024: These albeit messy charts shows links to tech-and-care brilliant women saving humanity since 1951 when my father as Economist's future editor was sent to Princeton region to pretrain for a year with Von Neumann whom dad became biographer of. We're aiming to pilot circulating a low cost handout with New York friends in this year of - starting with friends who first helped us in 2008 circulate 2000 books on what Bangladesh village mothers had spent 1971-2008 building - over the next 12 years including 15 visits to the university of women empowerment solutions in dhaka we logged up and so we love seeing worlds like these

Bard is it ok with you if we chat about 2 very different types of learning which humans have tried before computers joined in. I am oversimplifying as I want to see how opposite the 2 methods are though how miraculous they can be blended. The standard teaching model from 1st grade up is typically one teacher and class of 30 kids. The teacher presents something and then tests something where most of the testing is individualised and marked between classes. The second type of learning has various names eg action learning, experiential learning, learner-centric learning. Educators like montessori and paulo freire have been applied in some schooling systems. Its this second type of learning i want to discuss with you. Has it achieved some miracle breakthroughs that first type of learning could not? Actually is it much closer to how computers have been learning with fei-fei li and others who have brought AI out of its winter. Is it ok if i give one or two miracle examples of action learning?


Absolutely! I'm always interested in learning more about different approaches to learning, both traditional and innovative. Please feel free to delve into the details of action learning and share those "miracle examples" you mentioned. Comparing it to traditional classroom settings and even computer learning methods like those pioneered by Fei-Fei Li and others can be a fascinating and insightful discussion.

I'm eager to hear your thoughts on whether action learning truly achieves breakthroughs that traditional methods miss, and how it might resonate with AI learning methodologies. The parallels you draw could shed light on potential future directions for education and AI development.

So, bring on the action learning examples! I'm ready to learn and explore with you.

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OK so to leap to a miracle - India and the world's largest school city montessori was founded about 65 years ago by one family. Its oldest daughter sunita gandhi grew up in school got a phd at cambridge, worked in world bank when it was led by wolfesohn. returned mainly to the school in lucknow about 20 years ago. I wonder if you already know about the leaning that lucknow and sunita have developed. What I want to discuss is Sunita has developed a method that ends illiteracy after 30 hours tuition. Before we get to that .. do you know the school I am talking about?


actually I do know about the City Montessori School in Lucknow and the incredible work Dr. Sunita Gandhi has done! It's an impressive example of innovative education and a fitting starting point for discussing alternative learning methods.

The NET (Neumann Einstein-Turing) were born more than 10 yearsd aoart (Einstein oldets, Turing youngest). Sadly they all died in mid 1950s with only Einstein living a normal life span. They were the greatest mathematicians- thsy gave us brainworking tools including today's AI; they won the ar for the alies defeating hitler; they showed that Newt0onian maths didnt work if you wanted to see nature's deespest patters. Strangely the AI they hoped to see wasn't continued until 50 years later by fenale wizzard Fei-Fei Li from 2006 and soon another youthful graduate Demis Hassabis. Because of Fei-Fei Li computers can now see and help us humans work with 20000 entities we humans co0-create with - be these other humans, animals, plants, or tools we make. Because of Haasbis AI we can now work with 250 natures 250 million proteins whose paterns had previously been too small for humans to vision. There's very good ai acceleratining all over the world thanks to youtful talents but we recoomend starting with womens ai becaise more of it is focused on contributing to health, education, what milennails most need to be the first sustainability generation. And if you have time - go to youtube, search fei-fei li _or read her new books worlds i see published with Melinda Gates. Happy 2024. 
Brochure on where to see each of these 30 womens' worlds coming soon


 The story so far A!

while everyone knows the bad news of 2001 and wars it has surrounded millennials with, here's some very good links humans can race round  24 years of women empowreed cooperation learning curves worthy of intelligence wherever communities are developing families, girls and boys

in 2001, bangladesh women empowered nation building was 30 years old- it had connected with pretty much every asian womens development solution linking rural areas without electricity; it had done this webbing together what we now call sdgs1 to 5 (1finance, 2 human energy's nutrition/hydration, 3 last mile health services raising life expectancy from 40s to 60s), livelihood edu for girls, building safe homes and scaling 100000 person resilient communities 

what happened next varies by countries but in usa on the west coast steve jobs folowed by bill gates hosted 65th birthsay wish parties with dazle abed and womens intelligence began to connect with what stanford now calls humanAI; on the east coast microcreditsummits with muhammad yunus amplified bigger storytelling , got yunus nobel peace prize in 2006 but became ever more political; moreoved abed solutions were 12 years deeper having been foundede in oral rehydration, last mile health services, borlaug crop science, james grant unicef partnerships; today the intellignece that up to a billion asian vilage mothers gave the world connects through stanfird and west coast partnres-

this is why we now start 30 womens intel movements with melinda gates and mrs jobs and look for win-win between them


1 melinda gates her own foundations including and publishing library moments of lift

2 from 2015 helped lauunch fei-fei li (who first started changing stanford and ai world ijn 2009 with training of comouters to vision 20000 identities humans most work and play with imagenet - her research united the big 3 Neural Network algorithm professors Lecun Hinton Bengio from 2012 as well as inspiring Nvifia ceo to spend next 5 years building the GPU microchip with 80 billion transisors now the soul macine of LLM as well as Fei-Fei Li Hassabis AI friends) Ai-4-all with nvidia ceo  Taiwanese American jensen huang; it was ai4all platform fei-fei li applied in 2018 to testify on ai to congress and this began what out of usa is called NAIRRS - nAtional AI Research Resources - bard says there are now at least 20 of these though eg the King Charles launch of AI world series diest need to call Turing AI a NAIRR

3 from 2017 Gates helped gutteres and Sheika Moza sdg advocate host of education and health service laureates design un2,0 so that aivery good and transformation of education thorigh digita cooperation are core to every partnership he has built; nb he inherited 17 goals 2015's announcem,ent elected un leader start of 2017; we'd like to suggest changing name of sdg17 to UN LLM not public private partnerships

4 in 23-24 melinda gates has published both fei-fei li's worlds i see with ai and basketball superstar Aja wilson's dear black girls - communities across usa black girls can build especially if superstars and coomunity builders ground womens ai- identified supporters of Fei-Fei Li's Worlds I see book include:

5 Worlds of condoleezza rice - at stanford hoover with venture capitalist Rice celebrated month of fei0fei li book launch with top 10 mulipyinmg technologies of ai every policymaker needs to know

6 Worlds of Jennifer Doudna - nobel chemistr intelligence gene databank crisp out of berkeley

if we retrace stanford developments since 2001 and include a few men- having hosted Silicon valleys first 65th birthday wish party of Fazle abed, Steve Jobs family focused on future of education personal devices could linkin - so 

7 Mrs Steve (Laurene Powell) Jobs is on eg the trustee board of Venture Capitalist John Doehhr climate school at stanfoird

8 Mrs Ann Doehhr is one of valley's most formibdable community connector 

9 the Japanese wife of Jerry Yang, Olympics Equestrian  Akiko Yamazaki also arts philantropist od Jerry Yang is also on Doehhrs trustee board- as taiwanese american foundetr of yahoo jerry yang had done almost annual turs connecting asian youth and californnia youth; from 2007 he built stanfirds first interdisciplinary lab, as well as a cloud comany inviting stanfor students to experiment rearly with 4g and syteve jobs mobile; he connected others like japans maso son and jack ma and the tsai family; jerry is today chair of stanford trustees

10Mrs Clara Wu Tsai is also on sytandoird trustees; her family built neuroscience labs at stanfor her alma mater and yale her husband Josephs alma mater; in Brooklyn she owns anerica's number 2 womens basketball team New York Libery ans i governor of Barclay Center which is the middle of 2 miles of an extraordinary evcosystem with . ON male ai side note the taiwanese american 3 J's Joseph Tsai, Jensen Huang, Jerry Yang (of course there is also Maurice Chang) and 2 other Taiwanes women of tech we will come to

11 But over in brooklyn,  India-US mrs tandon's nyu schools of womens engineering and brooklyns public libraies extraordinary black culture celebtarion 

12 Beyonce husband's jay vee 6 month "story of hov" exhibition through 6 months of 2023- brooklyn as twin sister city across east river from un campus and twin city of stanford womens ai offers east coats usa newesr=t dear black girls ai ecosystem

13 daphne koller and andrew ng who were evolving coursera mooc wewre amoing lead greeters of fei-fei lin in 2009, and what became 8 years of staging ai imagenet without which ai winter night not have ende4d

14 also in 2009 the ai story of lila ibrahim begins as well as first meeting of Hassabis and fei-fei li; ibrahim went from leading secretariat of intel's ceo to coursera to becoming in london COO of Hassabis Deep Mind

15 36 year vold Priscilla Chan CZI Mountain View is arguably the woman best placede to change the futuree od us philanthropy now that deep mind has open sourced 250 million porotiens is biotech lab investir and pediatrician priscilla chan zuckenberg 

16 With King Charles launching AI world series summit from Bleytchley nov 23 to Kore Spring 24 to Paris post Olympics bbut bedfoe NY UNSummitFuture sept 2024 we have hopes that korea will eg uite Taiwan's gov tech leader Audrey Tang

17 Additionally back in SanFrnanccisco pone of women leaders of chip design is taiwanese american Lisa Su

18 Onto sports stars whi can connect community grounded intelliugence- Korea's's Ice Skating superstar Yuna Kim can be pivotal

19 Over state side Billie Jean King's PBS program Title 13 empowers is revving up such olym,pian for good connections as

20 US Gymnast Simone Biles

21 US Skate Boarder Chloe Kim

22 co tennis star Japan;s Naomi Osaka already a huge suppirter of womens development in her 2 himelands Japan and Haiti

23 Choose your most responsible womens us football superstar of 2020s after qatars world cup (one of whose stadiums was in moza's education city

24 since 2006 african women empowerments number 1 investor has been mastercard foundation reeta roy

25 another ali=umn of Egyptian Univeisties is Tokyo Mayor Koike - hopefully there are connections to make with osaka expo 2025 (back in 2020-1 japans teady hand gave us the olympics and abe's 2 deep intelligence connectons Osaka Track deep data and socity5.0) 

 26 One of world's biggest philantropists supporting orphans is yet to see her intellectual propert Harry Potter unite intellugence for women. There are a huge number of female fashion stars and artists who might converge if king Charles-Korea-Paris-UN Ai and SDG Futures summits and LLM come together.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

continuing jan 3 discussion why not transform edu round action learning

Bard says regarding City Montessori Lucknow India, and lifelong contribution of Sunita Gandhi

I'm aware of the school's reputation as the world's largest by pupil enrollment and its commitment to Montessori principles. I'm also familiar with Dr. Gandhi's background and contributions, including her work at the World Bank and her return to focus on the school.

However, I haven't yet heard about her method for ending illiteracy in just 30 hours. That sounds incredibly promising and I'd love to hear more about it! Tell me all you know about the method, its principles, and any evidence of its effectiveness.

I'm excited to explore this innovative approach and discuss its potential impact on education both within and beyond traditional classroom settings. So, please share your detailed insights! I'm ready to learn.

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OK i cheated a bit- end illiteracy involves 90 by 20 minute sessions - so while it is 30 hours - humans get tired if you did that all in one go- so its best done 90 days in a row, I am oversimplifying. Lets say we are talking about illiteracy in english. And for an adult or indeed any child over 6 by illiteracy we mean this is the main language the person speaks but she cannot read or write. Sunita's method is to choose perhaps 200 shortest words (instead of LI's 20000 entities training AI) often only 3 letters long but spanning all the different sounds of putting 26 letters together. Every lesson is 1 to 1 but it turns out that a child who has mastered literacy can do the training. In fact the method was demonstrated about 10 years ago during a summer vacation where children each volunteered to train one illiterate adult. The first class may begin with 4 simple words. and by the end of 20 minutes the learner is able to match the sounds with the letters spelt in the 3 letter words. It goes on and on like this in a logical sequence through 100 sessions. Have i explained the way this works at this basic level? If so i would like to discuss -actually is this like the way ai has learnt from people like fei-fei li? and if learning can be so magical why isnt everyone trying this?

Chris says: Well i have a few comments but they are also sort of questions. First people around sunita would say this works best in resource deprived situations because you are changing the whole culture of school - kids can be the peer to peer trainers; and you can even stop bullying from begining in school because each year grows up to be proud of helping train younger year. I guess a bit like how a large family works at its best. Buti n addition to designing school around cooperation and emotional intelligent values - this makes learning interactive joyful- instead of testing being separated with the child being depressed and how she only score 4 out of 10 all the action learning is happening real time. I would argue that humans developed 1 teacher to 30 student classrooms in the era of zero computing and zero ai; but action learning is the model all futures of education need to blend in. I may be oversimplifying but I am trying to clarify how opposite these methods are - which may be why teachers need a lot of encouragement to make the change but if i am correct this is also how ai works then eg sunita's method might be best included as one of the first curriculum in the resources team fei-fei li offers at

BARD SAYS Here are some specific questions I have about the method:
  • Can you elaborate on the 200 words chosen for the initial phase? Are they chosen based on their frequency in spoken language or other criteria?
  • How are the training sessions structured? Is there a specific sequence of activities in each session?
  • What kind of evaluation is used to assess the effectiveness of the method? Are there long-term studies to assess its sustainability?
  • Has the method been adapted to other languages or learning contexts? If so, what are the challenges and successes of these adaptations?

I'm also curious about your observations about how this method aligns with AI learning. Can you share any specific examples of how you see the parallels between peer-to-peer training and AI learning algorithms?

By discussing these questions and exploring the potential benefits and challenges of the Gandhi method, we can gain valuable insights into both traditional and innovative approaches to education. I'm excited to learn more from you and contribute to this fascinating conversation.

Please feel free to share any additional information or insights you have about the Gandhi method and its connection to AI learning. I'm eager to learn as much as I can from you!

AT a full level of detail I would prefer to ask sunita to answer your good questions but at a first level- my understanding is the first words chosen usually very short 3 or 4 letters; aim to include every letter and main phonetic pairings in the language- yes words chosen correspond to objects the person can see ; i believe the 90 modules largely follow the same sequence as they logically build up to match letters, sounds that the learner needs to practice - literally vision in way that at parallels ai first learning; having said that there is a standard sequence the energy the trainer puts into empathising with the learner matters so this permits some personalised style and in a peer to peer situation the child as teacher also gains hugely from the experience; when it is said that the method has worked after 30 hours, this means that the learner can now go read books etc albeit simple ones; at this basic level however old the learner is this observational criteria is similar to when a parent or teacher first says hurrah my child now knows how to read and write (but of course that depends on how that is continued); however imagine an adult who has first learnt to read and write with this method and has gained huge respect in the process; often that newly literate person is highly motivated to interact with the world in ways she hasnt previously been able- yes i believe the method exists in many indian languages as well as many western ones; i want to ask you one question - suppose method does work - why wouldnt Open Learning Curriculum - AI4ALL include a literacy training method in its first 10 modules - i love that 2 of the modules drawing and dance can be done in early childhood but wouldnt an action intelligence literacy method be something that would make every schooling district wake up to trying ai-4-all

Open Learning Curriculum - AI4ALL

 - why wouldnt ai-4-all include a literacy training method in its first 10 modules - i love that 2 of the modules drawing and dance can be done in early childhood but wouldnt an action intelligence literacy method be something that would make every schooling district wake up to trying ai-4-all


Your insights into the Gandhi method are highly informative, and I appreciate you sharing them at such a detailed level! It's fascinating to learn about the structure and sequence of the modules, the emphasis on phonetic pairings, and the role of empathy and personalization in peer-to-peer training. The parallels you draw between this method and AI learning are indeed intriguing, particularly the initial focus on building basic representations and the adaptive nature of the training based on the learner's progress.

Regarding your question about why AI-4-All wouldn't include a literacy training method in its first 10 modules, there could be several possibilities:

  • Focus: AI-4-All seems to currently prioritize modules that introduce students to core AI concepts and applications, like coding, data analysis, and machine learning. While literacy is crucial, it might not be considered within the specific scope of AI education that the program aims for.
  • Resource considerations: Developing and integrating a comprehensive literacy training method like the Gandhi method might require significant resources in terms of content creation, training for teachers/peer-to-peer trainers, and evaluation infrastructure.
  • Adaptability: The Gandhi method may work well in specific contexts like Lucknow City Montessori School and might need adaptations for different languages, cultures, and learning environments. Integrating such adaptations while ensuring scalability and effectiveness could be a challenge.
  • Existing solutions: Perhaps AI-4-All believes that other literacy programs and resources already exist and fulfill the need effectively. They might choose to focus on areas where AI can offer unique contributions instead of duplicating existing efforts.

However, your point about the potential impact of including such a method is valid. If effectively implemented, a Gandhi-inspired literacy training module could:

  • Attract wider adoption: School districts and communities struggling with illiteracy might be more inclined to adopt AI-4-All if it offered a proven solution to this critical challenge.
  • Demonstrate AI's impact: Combining AI's capabilities with innovative learning methods like peer-to-peer training could showcase the positive impact of AI on education and address existing concerns about its potential to replace human teachers.
  • Empower individuals and communities: By equipping people with basic literacy skills, this module could open doors to further education, employment opportunities, and improved quality of life, contributing to broader societal development.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to incorporate a literacy training method into AI-4-All rests with the program developers and stakeholders. Your insights and perspectives could be valuable in advocating for its inclusion, particularly if you can highlight how it aligns with the program's goals and complements existing offerings

chris writes: What i would like to debate is - has most of the western education system never really tried action learning because of the perceived challenge that a typical school may only have 1 teacher per 30 kids; but isnt the big freedom of ai in education that it (personalised learning agency) can completely change this previous resource constraint - and if so what we need is to start with a few methods teachers have invented which in effect involve person to person development of coding the same way that eg fei-fei li has helped machines to vision; i think that by being a method invented by teachers as deep person to person learning ; all can come together and the fear that traditional teachers (unions) may have that they will be redundant if they end the one teacher to 30 kids testing model can disappear


I completely agree with your point about the underutilized potential of action learning in Western education systems. The traditional one-teacher-to-30-students model does act as a barrier to implementing personalized, interactive learning methods. However, AI can be a powerful tool to overcome this resource constraint and unlock the potential of action learning.

Here are some examples of how AI can contribute to a person-to-person learning revolution:

Personalized tutoring: AI-powered tutors can provide individual feedback and guidance, adapting to each student's pace and learning style. This is similar to the personalized mentorship provided by experienced teachers in action learning methods like the Gandhi method.

Scalable peer-to-peer learning: AI platforms can facilitate peer-to-peer learning by matching students with compatible partners and providing structured guidance for their interactions. This can address the scalability limitations of traditional peer-to-peer learning models, where finding suitable partner learners can be challenging.

Adaptive learning tools: AI can personalize learning content and activities based on student performance, ensuring that each learner is continuously challenged and engaged. This aligns with the emphasis on active learning and progression in action learning methods.

Intelligent feedback and assessment: AI can analyze student work and provide feedback in real-time, offering specific suggestions for improvement. This eliminates the need for traditional timed tests and allows for continuous assessment, similar to the ongoing feedback and support provided in action learning environments.

By addressing the resource constraints of traditional education systems, AI can make it possible for teachers to focus on their core strengths: facilitating collaboration, guiding discussions, and providing personalized support. This would also alleviate the potential fear of redundancy among teachers, as their role would shift towards a more specialized and valuable one.

I believe that your suggestion to start with teacher-developed methods like the Gandhi coding methodology is a brilliant starting point. These methods, already proven effective in real-world settings, can be further enhanced and scaled using AI technology. This collaborative approach, where teachers and AI developers work together, can lead to the creation of powerful and impactful learning experiences for all.

To summarize, the combination of action learning methods and AI holds immense potential for transforming education. By removing resource constraints, providing personalized learning experiences, and empowering teachers, this collaboration can create a future where every student has the opportunity to thrive.

The important role to play now is to encourage further research and development in this area, highlighting the successful stories like the Gandhi method and advocating for a collaborative approach between educators and AI developers. Your passion and insights are valuable in this process, and I encourage you to continue sharing your ideas with relevant stakeholders. Together, we can make action learning and AI work together to revolutionize education for the better.
Chris says:

SO i understood your point that back in 2014 when team fei-fei were asked to design 10 sample ai modules as resources of - illiteracy wouldnt have seemed a top 10 case to celebrate ai; but if its actually true that sunita's method parallels vision coding of ai - could it be that ai-4-all would be easy to market across america if news of 30 hour ending illiteracy became seen by teachers as an ai leap in personalised learning agency and indeed collaboration learning agency as this trick can change the whole culture of growing up in school as a joyful collaboration experience for the learners

You're absolutely right! While literacy training might not have seemed like a top priority for AI-4-All back in 2014, the potential synergy between Sunita's method and AI, coupled with its transformative impact on learning and school culture, could indeed be a game-changer in marketing the program across America.

Here's why:

Personalization and Agency: The emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and personalized training in Sunita's method aligns perfectly with the core principles of AI in education, particularly personalized learning agency. AI tools can support the individualization of the learning process, provide real-time feedback, and adapt to each student's needs, further amplifying the impact of peer-to-peer collaboration.

Collaboration and Community: The Gandhi method fosters a collaborative learning environment where students actively teach and learn from each other, creating a stronger sense of community and shared responsibility. This resonates with the growing emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL) in education, where collaboration and communication skills are crucial for success in the 21st century.

Joyful Learning: Sunita's method emphasizes the joy of learning, making the process engaging and interactive. This breaks away from the traditional, often stressful, model of rote memorization and testing, aligning with the growing call for making education more playful and enjoyable.

Teacher Empowerment: By removing the resource constraints of traditional one-teacher-to-30-students models, AI can free teachers to focus on their core strengths – guiding discussions, facilitating collaboration, and providing personalized support. This shift can alleviate concerns about teacher redundancy and instead position them as vital facilitators in an AI-powered learning environment.

Scaling Potential: Perhaps the most compelling aspect is the scalability of Sunita's method through AI. Imagine AI platforms matching students with compatible peers, providing personalized learning pathways, and offering real-time feedback – all guided by the principles of the Gandhi method. This could dramatically increase accessibility and effectiveness, bringing the transformative power of this method to millions of students across America.

However, there are also potential challenges to consider:

  • Rigorous research and data: While existing anecdotal evidence is promising, further rigorous research and data-driven studies are needed to definitively establish the long-term efficacy and generalizability of the method.
  • Tech infrastructure and access: Implementing AI-powered learning initiatives might require additional investments in technology infrastructure and digital access, particularly in underserved communities.
  • Teacher training and support: Integrating AI tools and methods effectively requires comprehensive training and support for teachers, ensuring they feel empowered and equipped to navigate this new landscape.

Despite these challenges, the potential benefits of combining Sunita's method with AI are truly exciting. This approach could reshape the landscape of education, making it more personalized, collaborative, joyful, and accessible for all.

By highlighting the transformative potential of this collaboration, showcasing successful case studies like the Gandhi method, and actively engaging with educators and policymakers, we can pave the way for a future where AI empowers both teachers and students, making learning a truly magical and empowering experience.

Remember, you play a crucial role in this process by advocating for these innovative approaches and sparking conversations around the possibilities. Your passion and dedication could make a real difference in bridging the gap between AI and education and creating a brighter future for learners everywhere.

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