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BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

A few weeks ago we wrote about the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and that Europe is lagging behind within the field. Now the EU Commission has presented the European strategy to get into the game, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past, AI is transforming our world. It presents new challenges that Europe should meet together in order for AI to succeed… Continue reading

Breaking the boundaries to Robotics with Storytelling on a Makerspace

eLearningworld News Makerspaces in informal learning environments is a vision now turning into a construction mode around the world. One example is Tech Tales, that is an NSF-funded project that invites families, where the parents enter a new role as learners in collaboration with their children. In the Tech Tale-project, the goal is to learn about robotics in an environment of cultural learning from the family’s own prerequisites and stories. The project is run by… Continue reading

EU Regulations towards Social Media companies on Fake News on the way?

eLearningworld News The EU security commissioner, Julian King, thinks that the tech companies is moving too slow to fight fake news in the shadow of the Cambridge Analytical scandal. He said these businesses must come up with short-term, concrete plans, that have to be in place before the European Parliament elections 2019. The basic idea is that they should sign “a voluntary code of conduct to prevent the misuse of platforms to pump out misleading… Continue reading

The Flipped Classroom paving the way from lecturing to teaching

In a traditional classroom, research shows that a lecture goes at the right speed for only 20% of the students, for 40% it goes too fast and for 40% it goes too slow. You can image the teacher standing in front of the class and convulsively holds on to the master’s desk, while he using 80-90% of the time to present the content. Then the students are sent home with the task to understand what… Continue reading

Hot Consumer Trends 2018 Part 2: to create bridges and walls to communication

Augmented hearing is one of the trends that is identified in Ericsson ConsumerLab’s report 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2018. The 63% of the respondents of the survey that form the basis of the report think that earphones that translate languages are a good idea. And as many smartphones makers now build their devices with digital multi-function ports the wired headphone is becoming a thing of the past. With this new form of mobility, you can… Continue reading

Hot Consumer Trends 2018 with Data as the new Currency

The report 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2018 from Ericsson ConsumerLabs based on the quantitative results of an online survey of 5141 advanced internet users from every corner of the world. So what do these early adopters of digital applications expect of the future development in their role as a consumer? One general conclusion is that: “Today you have to know all the devices. But tomorrow all the devices will have to know you.” This is… Continue reading

Google’s AI finds the answer to your question in the world’s library of books

eLearningworld News “Talk to Books” is a new form of search where you ask questions and Google’s AI reads and selects small pieces of different books that produce the answer. This is a new kind of search where using sentences will in most cases get better results than using keywords, since the AI is trained to understand human conversations. It handles everything from more trivial questions to global problem. The library that the AI is… Continue reading

Developing a Digital Market in Africa

eLearningworld News Still struggling with building the single digital market in Europe, EU from this experience is now helping Africa to unleash the transformative power of e-commerce on the continent. This should be seen in the light of that e.g. a 10% increase in internet access gives a 1.2% push to per capita gross domestic product (GDP). In some parts of Africa, the broadband access is as low as 16%, which means that increased connectivity… Continue reading

Billions to innovative start-ups in Europe

eLearningworld News As SME’s are the today’s and the future main engines of economic growth, where promoting entrepreneurship and startup are a key to success. The EU Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) is now launching a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme called VentureEU. The purpose for VentureEU is to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe to improve the prerequisites of commercial success. EU will finance the programme with €410 million,… Continue reading

Learning in a flipped classroom and augmented reality environment in school

eLearningworld News Schools that are using the flipped classroom in Austria, 90 percent want to continue using the pedagogy. A survey on the subject shows that e.g. mathematics and English has improved dramatically by flipping the classroom. Some of the advantages are the expansion of space and time and the opportunity to receive much more personalised teaching and learning opportunities within the classroom. One example is Josef Buchner, a teacher of history, psychology/philosophy and information… Continue reading