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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

The transformative potential of AI and Gamification in Healthcare

eLearningworld News At the summit on transformative artificial intelligence technologies in biomedical sciences and healthcare hosted by MIT, Robert Califf, the vice chancellor for health data science at Duke University and former FDA commissioner said the following: “Things have to change, but the fundamental that shouldn’t change is that you have to validate that your technology has human benefit and the benefits outweigh the risk for the intended uses.” And Phillip Sharp, an MIT Institute… Continue reading

Digital Day 2018: Transformation a joint European project

eLearningworld News Today is the Digital day taking place in Brussels. The EU Commission is bringing together ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation where the discussions will focus on how technologies will shape the future Europe and how to develop a dynamic digital market with top-level digital literacy. The day is directed towards five areas, including collaborating on AI,… Continue reading

PM of Singapore and the CEO of IDEO on Design Thinking to shape the World

eLearningworld News The old industrial society was built with systemic plans, labour division and growing mass markets with the one-size-fits-all concept. All of this has proven to be contra-productive in shaping the evolving digital society. In this spirit, and if we turn the outlook to find a workable method, we will find design thinking. Here follow two interesting perspectives of how to shape the society from the prerequisites of design thinking. In a speech at… Continue reading

To improve cybersecurity awareness in an organisation, new report

eLearningworld News A new report from McAfee shows that 46 percent of respondents believe that the number of cyberthreats will increase and where some think it will be impossible to defend against them. The problem becomes much worse because of “the cybersecurity skills crisis”, according to the respondents. Automation is seen as one key ingredient in the struggle against the cyberattackers. While to make people engage in the more manually required tasks gamification is forming… Continue reading

Crowdsourcing research to improve outcome

eLearningworld News Anthony Gitter and Casey Greene, both professors of Bioinformatics, wrote in 2016 a paper about biomedical applications for deep learning. Today, they have 40 collaborators whereof most of them now are regarded as co-authors of the paper. Since the professors after finishing the paper set it out for crowdsourcing. The crowdsourced version is called “Opportunities and obstacles for deep learning in biology and medicine,” and was published April 4, 2018, in the Journal… Continue reading

What AI can tell about the human brain, new research

eLearningworld News It is an often used method to use research of the human brain to develop AI-applications, but what happens if we turn the perspective around? What if the research is directed on artificial intelligence aiming to better understand the human brain? Aude Oliva of MIT said the following 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS): “The fundamental questions cognitive neuroscientists and computer scientists seek to answer are similar. They have a… Continue reading

Foreign Language skills improves by Listening to Vocabulary in Sleep, study shows

eLearningworld News A research project from Oxford University by Thomas Schreiner and Björn Rasch has put the hypothesis that listening to a foreign language during sleep can help improve vocabulary. Since sleep has a beneficial role in memory consolidation. To investigate the hypothesis in practice totally 68 healthy humans were involved whereof 32 female that was divided into four different groups. Everybody had German mother tongue and without any Dutch language skills where the vocabulary… Continue reading

To activate content marketing with a VR-experience – Nike breaking new ground

eLearningworld News Reactland is a new campaign in form of a virtual reality game from Nike directed towards customers in four shops in China. The game lets the customer’s test drive the shoes in a virtual environment in form of an avatar. Where they run and jump in a rough training session that shows the shoe’s ability, but without any danger for shopper’s own safety. It includes every terrain you can imagine around the world… Continue reading