Kentaro Toyama http://kplu.org en Results still unclear for Wash. charter initiative http://kplu.org/post/results-still-unclear-wash-charter-initiative <p></p><p>More ballots have been counted, but the results are still unclear for Washington's charter schools initiative.&nbsp;The measure is narrowly passing, but hundreds of thousands of votes have yet to be counted.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:06:37 +0000 The Associated Press 7055 at http://kplu.org "Geek heretic": Technology cannot end poverty http://kplu.org/post/geek-heretic-technology-cannot-end-poverty <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxutDM2r534&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p>Kentaro Toyama is clearly a heretic. A geek heretic.</p><p>And, based on his career path, I would guess brilliant.</p><p>A computer scientist currently at the University of California, Berkeley, Toyama co-founded <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/india/" target="_blank">Microsoft Research India</a> in 2005 and remained there as assistant managing director until 2009.</p><p>If you&rsquo;re not familiar with what they do at Microsoft Research, think artificial intelligence, computer vision, terabyte juggling, high-octane mathematics and the craziest things you can try to do with bits, bytes or any kind of information technology.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/geek-heretic-technology-cannot-end-poverty/"><strong>Read more:</strong> Mon, 09 May 2011 16:08:36 +0000 Tom Paulson 1554 at http://kplu.org