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Part 2 of this eight part lecture series covers growing unrest in the Middle-East, Japan's invasion of China and Germany's march into the Sudetenland, Austria and Danzig. It will cover Germany's signing of a nonaggression pact with Russia and Britain's decision to introduce conscription.
David Barrett was born in London, England just before WWII began in 1939. He and his mother endured the nightly bombing of the city during The Blitz before being evacuated to Coventry in the English Midlands. Shortly after, Coventry became the target of Nazi bombing raids forcing Barrett and his mother to return to London. His father served in the British Army during the war and David would go on to be conscripted into the RAF at age 19.
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This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From art, music, and writing, Artificial Intelligence or A.I. is going to completely change the way we interact with the world. While companies are in a digital arms race to be the first to bring this technology into our everyday lives, it leaves many of us questioning. How can a computer create art and what does that mean for their human creators? When A.I. like ChatGPT and Bard search the internet for you, where are they going to get those answers? Will they always be right?Listen to technology librarian Robby St. John as she explains the basics on how A.I. technology is being used today, what are the pros and cons of such technology, and where it might be heading in this simplified overview.
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If you or your daughters read this book growing up, come join us for the first film version of this beloved and best-selling classic. Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, this timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations. At 11, Margaret is moving to a new town and beginning to contemplate everything about life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother (McAdams), who offers loving support but is herself finding her own footing in a new place, and her grandmother Sylvia (Bates), who is coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. For all three, questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to a life will draw them closer together than ever before.Rated PG-13. 111 minutes.