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Digital Society Education – Introducing AI to all fields of study

Robots are taking over, human labour lost … or not

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

Children’s abilities in focus for the next generation AI

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

Sign of the time – MOOC with 1.2 million enrollments

Sign of the time - MOOC with 1.2 million enrollments

Introduction to Computer Science using Python is MITx most popular MOOC. Since the start in 2012, it has totally 1.2 million enrollments. John Guttag, the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT explains the success in the following way: “Although on the surface it’s a computer programming course with Python, it’s really not about Python or even programming.” Eric Grimson, the Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering and professor… Continue reading

Edtech competition of best practice to support education leaders

Edtech competition of best practice to support education leaders

eLearningworld News What is best practice to use technology to improve education? To answer this question MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new competition with the focus on the best models and support to identify the most effective uses of educational technology. This should be seen in the light of that the spending on edtech increases dramatically and this grows a demand for evidence-based research of what actually… Continue reading

The mother of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, has been reborn as AI

The mother of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, has been reborn as AI

eLearningworld Newz Artificial Intelligence often in movies represents the evil force in the story. In this spirit researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has developed Shelley AI that writes its own scary stories and continues stories that already have been started. The Shelley AI is named after one of the most famous author’s of horror stories, Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, that wrote “Frankenstein” that was first published 1818. Shelley AI is producing… Continue reading

The Perfect Match for Playful StartUps

The Perfect Match for Playful StartUps

eLearningworld News MIT develops new ways to support startup-companies directed on virtual reality and augmented reality. In January this year, the MIT Game Lab in collaboration with Bayview Labs and the Seraph Group, announced the launch of Play Labs. The first 13 startups was selected in June where they received $20 000 as an initial investment. Now the “graduation” event to show their accomplishments have taken place with a wide range of VR- and AR… Continue reading

The next generation of robots more flexible and sensitive, research projects from MIT

The next generation of robots more flexible and sensitive, research projects from MIT

eLearningworld News GelSight sensors is a new technology for robots that has been developed at MIT. It uses physical contact with objects to provide a detailed 3D map of its surface and thereby determine what the object is. By putting the GelSight sensor on the grippers of the robot’s arm it can also determine the hardness of the object it touches and chooses the right object in a collection that looks similar. These skills are… Continue reading

Making lifelong learning relevant as an integrated part life, a MIT solution

Making lifelong learning relevant as an integrated part life, a MIT solution

eLearningworld News How can you make lifelong learning an integrated part of your life? MIT’s WaitChatter suite’s solution, a Google Chrome extension for Gchat, is an interaction design that focuses on the micro-moments when you have time available. The suite includes vocabulary exercises in French or Spanish that you answer while you’re waiting for your conversation partner to respond in Gchat or in other moments of waiting. Carrie Cai, a PhD student at MIT’s CSAIL,… Continue reading

Today’s and future teaching and learning according to MIT

Today's and future teaching and learning according to MIT

eLearningworld News The first-ever Festival of Learning took place at MIT February 1-2 where the focus was set on to discuss and share recent advances in education technology. Professor Emmanuel Sachs demonstrated the use of a process he calls “guided discovery”. It is a method where students observe physical laws by manipulating simple physical objects, rubber bars, and beams that have been created specifically as teaching tools. “I want them to feel as if they… Continue reading

Latest News: Build your own custom drone with MIT

Latest News: Build your own custom drone with MIT

eLearningworld News from US Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT launching the first system to allow users to design, simulate and build their own custom drone. This should be seen in the light of that US government has made much easier for companies and consumers to use drones.  Users can customize the size, shape and structure of their drone based on their requirements of payload, cost, flight time, battery usage etc. MIT… Continue reading