So, You Have an Idea: Crash Course Business – Entrepreneurship #2

From Crash Course. So, where do ideas come from? And what do you do with them once you have them? In this episode of Crash Course Entrepreneurship, Anna helps to answer these questions (and more) as we figure out what we need to do to launch our business. *** Sources: Business Model Canvas: https://www.strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-five-stages-of-successful-innovation/…

Supervised Learning: Crash Course AI #2

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to teach John Green Bot how to tell the difference between donuts and bagels using supervised learning! Supervised learning is the process of learning WITH training labels, and is the most widely used kind of learning with it comes to AI – helping with stuff like tagging photos on…

What is Artificial Intelligence? Crash Course AI #1

From Crash Course. Artificial intelligence is everywhere and it’s already making a huge impact on our lives. It’s autocompleting texts on our cellphones, telling us which videos to watch on YouTube, beating us at video games, recognizing us in photos, ordering products in stores, driving cars, scheduling appointments, you get the idea. Today we’re going…

Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship Preview

From Crash Course. Next week we start our series on Entrepreneurship with Anna Akana at the helm! We’ll be talking about what Entrepreneurs are, what you need to be one, the pitfalls of running your own business, as well as the real benefits! Plus we get to hear Anna say “Entrepreneur” maybe a thousand times.…

English Civil War: Crash Course European History

From Crash Course. The Glorious Revolution. Or, The English Civil War. Whatever you call it, we’re talking about it in this episode. We’ll talk about England after Elizabeth, in which things didn’t go that smoothly. We’ll talk about James I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, and James II, all of whom ruled England, (and…

Crash Course Artificial Intelligence Preview

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Artificial Intelligence! In this series host Jabril Ashe will teach you the logic behind AI by tracing its history and examining how it’s being used today. We’ll even show you how to create some of your own AI systems with the help of co-host John Green Bot! We’ll…

Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

From Crash Course. So far, the rulers of Europe have been working to consolidate their power and expand their kingdoms, and this is it. The moment they’ve been working toward: Absolute Monarchy. We’re going to learn about how kings and queens became absolute rulers in Europe, and where better to start than with Louis XIV…

Witchcraft: Crash Course European History #10

From Crash Course. During our last several episodes, Europe and the European-controlled world have been in crisis. Wars, disease, climate changes, and shifts in religious and political power threw the European world into turmoil. People were looking for a scapegoat, and for many it was a time of magical thinking. So, maybe witches were responsible…

How to Avoid Teamwork Disasters: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills #12

From Crash Course. Group projects have a reputation of being difficult at times. But there are ways to make sure everything from the project to meetings about the project go smoothly. In this episode, Evelyn chats about how we can make sure and avoid dreaded teamwork disasters. SOURCES: https://hbr.org/1993/03/the-discipline-of-teams-2 https://hbr.org/2017/07/stop-the-meeting-madness HBR: Cullinan, R. (2016) “Run…

Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7

From Crash Course. The Protestant Reformation didn’t exactly begin with Martin Luther, and it didn’t end with him either. Reformers and monarchs changed the ways that religious and state power were organized throughout the 16th and early 17th centuries. Jean Calvin in France and Switzerland, the Tudors in England, and the Hugenots in France also…

The Protestant Reformation: Crash Course European History #6

From Crash Course. You may have noticed that the internet is terrible at religious discourse. Well, this is not a new phenomenon. In the early 16th century, the Roman Catholic church dominated Christianity in Europe, and the institution was starting to show some cracks. Tensions mounted and protests grew, and eventually, the Protestant Reformation happened.…

Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5

From Crash Course. European exploration had a lot of side effects. When the Old World and the New World began to interact, people, wealth, food, animals, and disease began to flow in both directions. In the New World, countless millions were killed by smallpox, measles, and other Old World diseases. Old World animals changed life…