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Robots teach itself to Grasp objects and Interact

Robots teach itself to Grasp objects and Interact

Baxter Robot Grasps objects A human baby very fast learns to grasp different objects in unstructured environments. Until now this has been a complicated and very slow task for robots. Lerrel Pinto and Abhinav Gupta at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has taken up this challenge and invented the Baxter robot. The general purpose was to create a robot that interacts with everyday objects in an intelligent way. In order to make this happen Baxter… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence and its ability to improve healthcare

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

Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new research

Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new research

Employers 2019 are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, according to an analysis from business networking site LinkedIn. However, 57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills. The soft skills that companies have the highest demand for, are firstly, creativity. This is the number one skill since as robots are optimizing yesterday’s solutions, creative humans are developing future solutions. Second is persuasion, to buy a product,… Continue reading

The European AI Challenge and solutions

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

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

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

AI that makes ethical decisions?

AI that makes ethical decisions?

eLearningworld News A new study from the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, shows the next step in the development of autonomous vehicles and its ethical implications. According to the study the artificial intelligence is developing into making ethical decisions when the human driver has to make a choice and are not able to. And in this context, the AI will be able to evaluate the human’s behaviour and take action… Continue reading

Imaginative AI to explore the world

Imaginative AI to explore the world

eLearningworld News To make artificial intelligence think more like humans it has to have the ability to make better sense of the world, which means becoming more imaginative. Sam Gershman from the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard says: “In contrast, humans can answer an infinite variety of queries about a scene.” This is one of the areas where Alphabet’s subsidiary DeepMind is breaking new ground within this area. The focus is to make an artificial… Continue reading

Enrich educational impact with support of AI

Enrich educational impact with support of AI

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION MAY 23 2018 Artificial intelligence could be a bridge. The connector to improve human interaction and adapting education in accordance with individual preferences and skills. And at the same time, automating administrative tasks in the educational process to make more room for learning and teaching. Data is here the AI language to make it all work. Last thing first, the process of grading homework,… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence – if you like or not – and why Europe is lagging behind

Artificial Intelligence - if you like or not - and why Europe is lagging behind

“AI is the new electricity,” Andrew Ng announced. He is the adjunct Stanford professor that founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project and also is one of the co-founders of Coursera. Since AI already is making an impact on everyday life and we are now approaching the end of the beginning. To use Andrew Ng’s words again: “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major industry. AI has advanced to the point where it has… Continue reading

Latest tech inventions in Japan

Latest tech inventions in Japan

eLearningworld News CEATEC located in the Tokyo-region is the biggest electronics show in Japan. This year robots was taking a huge amount of space, including everything from Omron’s artificial intelligence (AI) Automatic Transportation Mobile Robot that is designed to offer a co-operating workforce of robots for factories, to Panasonic’s social robot that is designed to be the perfect babysitter, it is both able to be the child’s support as well as a friend to the… Continue reading