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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

Children’s abilities in focus for the next generation AI

eLearningworld News Children’s abilities next generation AI Josh Tenenbaum, at the Computational Cognitive Science lab at MIT, describing to MIT Technology Review that the next generation AI will have a stronger connection to cognitive science and neuroscience. Professor Tenenbaum explains: “Imagine we could build a machine that starts off like a baby and learns like a child. If we could do this it’d be the basis for artificial intelligence that is actually intelligent, machine learning that could… Continue reading

5G EdTech Challenge: $1 million to the best AI, AR or VR solution

eLearningworld News Verizon is launching a US-nationwide Challenge October 15 with focus on the best 5G empowered EdTech to transform middle school education. The target groups for the competition are nonprofit EdTech developers like research groups and universities, and the winners of the challenge will share totally $1 million. With 5G as the engine of Edtech technologies, the winner is expected to be found in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality developers. As the… Continue reading

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

eLearningworld News The municipality of Norrköping in central-eastern Sweden is now introducing robots in school to initially explore the use in education and later also in elderly care. As the digitization is speeding up and coding is being introduced in school the municipality is introducing five humanoid robots that will enter the public education. Where the purpose is that the robots will be a compliment and a tool for the teachers in their teaching. The… Continue reading