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Top 10 Tech Trends 2019, according to Gartner

During the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo October 14-18, 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 was identified. The definition of such a trend is that it should have substantial disruptive potential or being a rapidly growing trend with the tipping point within the next 5 years. Some of the most interesting trends identified are Autonomous things, such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles, which means AI that goes beyond rigidly programmed tasks with more focus on more natural… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Integrating tech in Primary School

46 schools in Denmark have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to integrate understanding of technology in all school subject fields as a mandatory part of the education. The interest to participate in the project have been high, with totally 140 applications from schools around the country. At the end of this year, the teachers at the 46 schools will receive training to integrate tech into their teaching. In February 2019, 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

The Power of Internet of Things

The web connected people, now the internet of things is about to do the same with the devices. This development has turned into a hype in media, but what is it really about? Gérald Santucci, Head of the Unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks wrote in 2011: “When objects can sense the environment and communicate, they become powerful tools for understanding complexity and responding to it effectively. Though such smart… Continue reading

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

“Making robots easier to live and work with”

eLearningworld News Leila Takayama is a leading researcher of robotics at University of California where her work is directed on the field of human-robot interaction. Takayama explains: “I’m interested in building robots that interact with people, that do things for people in their day-to-day lives, not just in factories and on battlefields.” Today, people in general has a very split opinion about robots, either we are intimidated by them or we have developed an emotional… Continue reading

Museum offers school’s in poorer suburbs education in coding

eLearningworld News The Museum of Technology in Stockholm now launching the MakerTour for Coding in School. During three years the museum will offer Middle Schools in poorer parts of Stockholm free teacher training, workshops in school and at the museum, as well as holiday activities with coding courses for the pupils is included in the programme. The focus is to improve the digital competence both for teachers and pupils in playful way in order to… Continue reading

Augmented Reality: To bring the app-experience out of the phone

eLearningworld News A new dimension is being added to the mission of designing for interaction with the user by the launch of ARkit from Apple. This delivers an illusion of actually bringing 3D-objects beyond the screen out of the iPhone or iPad to interact with the environment outside the device. Since in these AR apps, the device’s camera is used to present a live, onscreen view of the physical world. By turning their device the… Continue reading

Mismatch between business and higher education in Silicon Valley, new research shows

eLearningworld News One of the most important aspects for Silicon Valley’s continual growth and innovation is higher education, in a new book Stanford professors emeriti Dick Scott and Mike Kirst identifies several mismatches. The book with the title Higher Education and Silicon Valley: Connected but Conflicted is based on a longitudinal study describing developments in this area over the past 45 years (1970 to 2015). The research includes 350+ post-secondary educational organizations in the San… Continue reading

The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the… Continue reading