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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions
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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind announced the latest version of their Go engine, AlphaGo Zero., and the artificial intelligence program quickly became the most powerful Go player in the world. The first Go computer to beat a human professional was AlphaGo Lee, an earlier version of the same project. It won […]

Project barn provides creative space
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Project barn provides creative space

John Brown University plans to install a new studio and project space for art and engineering majors to utilize in their work on student gallery exhibits and intricate robots for NASA competitions. Charles Peer, professor of visual arts, and Dave Andrus, visual arts department head, have been instrumental in the […]

Higher education begets commitment to Christ
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Higher education begets commitment to Christ

The Pew Research Center recently found that higher education leads to deeper-committed Christians. Some John Brown University faculty and students strongly agree. Pew released a survey on April 26 challenging the common belief that committed religious people (specifically Christians) are more likely to be uneducated instead of educated. The survey […]

Students aid relief efforts after Harvey
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Students aid relief efforts after Harvey

Four John Brown University vehicles loaded up students for a Fall Break trip to Houston.  Twenty-seven JBU students and two staff members started their journey around noon on Oct. 13. After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in late August, Student Ministries Leadership Team offered the service trip to Houston for students […]

Space exploration is still a risky venture
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Space exploration is still a risky venture

Investors’ and space fanatics’ hopes of manning their own mission to the moon or Mars rose as the re-suable rocket descended back onto the SpaceX landing platform. Two years ago, many scientists, economists, and skeptics thought business magnate and visionary Elon Musk’s dream of a reusable orbital rocket was impossible. […]

English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal
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English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal

Callie Huston sat in Walker Student Center, manning a table covered in cardstock sheets filled with various writings and vibrant artwork. Students meandered past the table, while the curious ones stalled and halted to take a closer look., and the sophomore English major quickly obliged inquisitive students about Shards of […]

Yahoo! suffers massive data hack
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Yahoo! suffers massive data hack

On October 3, Yahoo! announced corrected figures for a previous hack of customer information that occurred in 2013, admitting that the hack affected every user registered with their services. The hack, which had been reported in late 2016 as affecting about 1 billion user accounts, actually affected approximately 3 billion […]

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Student helps organize DACA protest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Maria Meneses helped organize and announce the march she led, where she represented the Arkansas United Community Coalition. The AUCC, founded in 2010, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports Arkansas’ immigrant community. It helps immigrants apply for and renew their citizenship status and DACA. Meneses […]

Technology faces ethical dilemma with change
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Technology faces ethical dilemma with change

Peruse a tech magazine or browse Netflix for a new sci-fi series, and you’ll see a slew of new inventions, discoveries and technologies being theorized, discussed, developed and incorporated into our world. Some might sound fairly harmless or convenient, like Facebook’s new advertisement-sorting algorithm based on user preferences. Others, like […]

Protesters call to enact DREAM Act
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Protesters call to enact DREAM Act

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Marchers protesting the repeal of DACA were not only calling to reinstate the deferred action set in place by the Obama administration, they were also calling for a bill that would directly address issues of immigration and citizenship. The DREAM Act, introduced in 2017, is a bipartisan […]