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European Time Machine project to reinvent the past for the benefit of business

European Time Machine is one of six proposals that received funding in a large-scale research initiative from the European Commission. The project focus on using historical big data to design and visualise the historical development of cities across Europe. Amsterdam is one of many cities that now are following in steps of pioneers like Venice and Lausanne to develop a time machine for their city. 3D reconstructions of the city The technology is based on… Continue reading

AI that thinks more like a Human is on the way

Artificial intelligence is not at all smart. As a matter of fact, a three-month-baby is much smarter than any AI-system, which is something that researchers at MIT have acknowledged. The team has started exploring the fundamentals of human intelligence. With the aim to in the first step “reverse-engineer human intelligence”. Then in the long term to build a machine that learns like a baby and in the next step like a child. To accomplish this… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence and its ability to improve healthcare

As artificial intelligence is making its way into society, research on the consequences of the development is lagging behind. Artificial intelligence can improve our lives if we use it properly. But for this, we need to know what we can benefit from the systems and what the weaknesses are. Technology should support us, not alienate. Below follows some great examples of benefits with AI within healthcare. AI to improve healthcare and medical diagnosis Research from… Continue reading

The ICT Agenda 2018 in the EU

Imagine Digital – Connect Europe (ICT 2018) was the biggest event during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It took place December 4-6 in Vienna with more than 6300 participants from 120 countries. The discussion included EU funding within the framework programme Horizon 2020. Since 2014 it totally has funded ICT development projects with 75 billion euros. Where some of the focus-areas are active and assisted living and ehealth. Artificial Intelligence… Continue reading

Human versus Machine: Learning skills

Learning to speak a new language brings health benefits and in addition. We could be predisposed to speak more than one language, new research suggests. In this spirit, multilingualism has shown to have social, psychological and lifestyle advantages as well as direct health benefits like faster recovery from a stroke or delaying dementía. Something that could mean that to reach your brain’s full potential and to “empower” it, multilingualism is a great practice. This is… Continue reading

The European AI Challenge and solutions

2100 European researchers have taken on the challenge to develop a Google-inspired infrastructure for artificial intelligence to take up competition against China and the US. The collaboration is called the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe  (Claire). It includes experts from 29 countries. As Europe has a great number of startups within the field. To meet the competition Europe has to improve infrastructure, funding and a clear develop a strategy for AI. One sign… Continue reading

Robot helps pupils to participate in class without being in the classroom

Pupils that for different reasons cannot participate in the education within the classroom can in a primary school, Hedeskolan, in Kungsbacka in the western part of Sweden, now remotely both socially and as a learner participate. This is made possible with the classroom robot that pupils can connect with from their tablet or smartphone from home. After connected the pupil can speak through the robot’s loudspeakers and also gain attention from the teacher and the… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Introducing AI to all fields of study

If you want transformation and change, start with yourselves, is a motto with a lot of truth. In this spirit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is taking the lead in the development and integration of computing and artificial intelligence, with a special focus on the ethical aspects of the development. AI in all fields of study The power of computing and AI will be integrated into all fields of study at MIT. In addition to bringing… Continue reading

Human versus Machine: Better Adaption of Pedagogy to AI than to our Kids

According to  research from Carnegie Mellon University kids solve math problems by going through four distinct stages: encoding (reading and understanding the problem); planning (working out how to tackle it); solving (crunching the numbers) and responding (typing in the correct answer). This follows the general path that is set out in school, but is not something missing? Learning to Learn Jonathan Rochelle, head of the product management team for Google for Education says to Business… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – €13.7 million to LifeLong Learning

“Lære heile livet” (Learning the whole life) is a new competence reform that is now being proposed by the Norwegian government. The funding of €13.7 million is directed towards developing a more flexible educational market for lifelong learning. The focus is set on digital competence, programmes for different business fields where a lot of new competence is required and module-based learning. Where this, in the next step will be one of the engines to transform the… Continue reading