CMU 15-110: Principles of Computing
Hot Topics in CS

Today we watched several short videos covering some current and trending topics in CS.
  1. Computational Thinking
    3 ways to make better decisions by thinking like a computer Tom Griffiths [ Start at 3:00, hence 9 minutes ]
    (Explore-Exploit Tradeoff (37%), The LRU (Least-Recently Used) Algorithm, and more)

  2. Quantum Computing
    Quantum Computing for Dummies : A Simple Explanation for Normal People [6 minutes]

  3. Environmental Impact
    Death by Design Trailer [2 minutes]

  4. Hacking
    This is How Hackers Crack Passwords! [6 minutes]
    (Passwords, md5 hashing, rainbow tables, brute-force attacks, salting, and more)

  5. 5G
    How 5G will change your smartphone, and your life in 2019 [7 minutes]

  6. AI / Singularity
    Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris [14 minutes]