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  • October 5, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Another busy week around here Today we’re feeling the afterglow from the Udemy for Business People Innovators Summit, which drew a big crowd of learning & development professionals to SF for a day of inspirational content and knowledge-sharing Meanwhile, the news goes on! The Coders Programming Themselves Out...

  • September 28, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Greetings, roundup readers Fair warning, this week’s edition is heavy on artificial intelligence and robots They’re making art, monitoring health, making space history, and hiring job candidates What could possibly go wrong AI-Produced Artwork Is Moving From The Fringes Into The High Art World Auction house...

  • September 21, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    This week’s highlight was the release of new original research in our Udemy In Depth series More about that at the end of the roundup! In China, Retired People Are Queuing Up To Go Back To University China’s over-60 population is exploding, and now the government is making a big investment in their education...

  • September 14, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    There’s not much to say about today’s roundup except: flying cars Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading Here’s What Experts Say Audiobooks are a great diversion while you sit behind the wheel or clean the house, but some wonder whether reading comprehension suffers when people aren’t looking at the...

  • September 7, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    What’s on tap for the weekend Read the roundup, then go do something nice for yourself To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New We know from our own research that the modern worker is stressed out Now, a bunch of academics have come up with what we think is the perfect remedy: focusing on learning as a...

  • August 24, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday to all Lots of stuff to read today, including robots doing robot things and some human things, too Plus, the grief of a job change and advice for what to put in your OOO message Why You Should Take Time to Mourn During Career Transitions This article tells us, “Grief is common when you leave a job...

  • August 17, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, all you hard workers Thanks for taking a moment to catch up on the news with us before you log off This Spaghetti-Breaking Problem Stumped Physicist Richard Feynman Two MIT Students Have Now Solved It Why do dry spaghetti noodles splinter into multiple pieces when you try to break them in...

  • August 3, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday, everyone! We’re hoping all the Udemy LIVE attendees from last weekend have made it home safely and are busily applying what they learned We learned a lot too! Today’s roundup might teach you a thing or two as well 4 Billion New Minds Online: The Coming Era of Connectivity Just stop a minute to...

  • July 27, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the third annual Udemy LIVE weekend! A bunch of instructors were already on site yesterday, and final preparations are happening right this very minute Things kick off for real tonight, and we couldn’t be more excited to spend in-person quality time with our instructor community again this year Follow...

  • July 13, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Big weekend for World Cup soccer May the best team win! In the meantime, check out the roundup We start with how “pseudo-AI” is being used today and wrap it up with how people in the last century imagined science and electronics of the future The Rise Of 'Pseudo-AI': How Tech Firms Quietly Use Humans To Do...