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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to present the FBI and “Protecting Children in an Ever-Evolving Digital World”

A&M-Texarkana PLACE to present the FBI and “Protecting Children in an Ever-Evolving Digital World”

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present “Protecting Children in an Ever-Evolving Digital World” featuring a special agent from the FBI on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in University Center 217 on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

The FBI will cover current trends in internet crimes against children world-wide, current websites and applications utilized by predators, some case studies and methods to protect ourselves and children, and efforts by the FBI and law enforcement to combat Internet crimes against children, child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children in general.

“This is a serious topic in today’s time and the community needs to equip itself with the tools and resources necessary to protect our children,” said Dr. Corrine Hinton, assistant professor of English and chair of the PLACE program at A&M-Texarkana.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “science and technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE.

*There will be no photos or videos allowed during the presentation.

 

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A&M-Texarkana to present lecture “Sentient Machine”

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Kevin Rose will present The Sentient Machine: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Artificial Intelligence for the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana on the Northeast Texas Community College campus, 2886 FM1735, Mt Pleasant, TX.

The lecture will take place in the NTCC HUM 101 (the Humanities Community Room) from 12:20-1:20 PM on Tuesday, March 20. It is free and open to the public.

During the lecture, Dr. Rose will attempt to answer the questions: What does the age of the sentient machine mean for society and learning? Will robots be able to learn faster than humans? Will they ultimately take over the humans’ roles, and thus creating a ‘jobless future’ for the human race? What will humans need to learn if robots are the ones performing the work?

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “science and technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at http://www.tamut.edu/PLACE.

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