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“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

eHealth: Artificial Intelligence to support diagnosis of treatment

eLearningworld News Research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) shows promising results in exploring ways for AI to help doctors make better medical decisions. The machine learning approach is based on large amounts of data from 40 000 patients of intensive-care-units (ICU). This means analytics from past ICU cases where the data comes from practice, labs, notes and demographics aiming to support real-time diagnosis of different symptoms to improve treatments. Harini Suresh,… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence to improve treatment of Cancer

eLearningworld News The expectations are now high among researchers that IBM’s Watson can become the bridge to improve treatment of cancer dramatically. “We have to change our whole behavior in looking at tumors. We are missing too much and too often treatment does not work for patients. With Watson, all oncogenes become targets.” says Dr. Ravindra Kolhe, breast and molecular pathologist and director of the Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Labs LLC in the Department of… Continue reading

Robot learns to compose its own music

eLearningworld News Shimon is a robot at the Center of Music Technology and School of Music, Georgia Institute of Technology, with the ability write and play its own music compositions. With the force of artificial intelligence and deep learning it autonomously without human interference selects bits from 5000 complete song compositions ranging from Beethoven to Lady Gaga. The first two compositions is now published on YouTube with Shimon playing with its four arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82nYLOnKtM and… Continue reading

Automated text analysis to improve student’s writing from Michigan University

eLearningworld News This autumn automated text analysis will be tested in one course at Michigan University — Statistics 250, after the upgrade of the M-Write application that is developed by the university. The main goal with the upgrade was to implement writing-to-learn pedagogies in large enrollment courses. Such courses that require a higher level of automation in order to fast identify the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s writing submission and improve the prospects of… Continue reading

69% IT-professionals says online learning more effective than offline education

eLearningworld News In a survey targeting  IT-professionals in India about how they want to learn the main results shows that a large majority prefer online learning instead of offline education. Only 8% believed instructor-led classes to be effective learning, while they preferred freedom in learning instead of directed. The learning styles the 568 IT-professionals that participated in the survey preferred was Just-in-time learning, it should be byte-sized with different forms of repetition. The most interesting… Continue reading

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

The largest company 2030 will be in Education, futurist at Da Vinci Institute predicts

eLearningworld News Thomas Frey at Da Vinci Institute said in an interview with Business Insider that: “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet.” This, in the light of that artificial intelligence research today is speeding up, and that in the next step robots will fulfill the gap of future lack of teachers and as a bridge to… Continue reading

After programming: The future of work

Even if something technologically feasible does not mean it will be generally adopted. Innovation does not matter, more than to early adopters, if the new solution does not start from and adapt to human prerequisites. Feng Li, Professor of Information Management at Cass Business School writes the following about future work: “Robots, AI and other technologies are very good at certain tasks but this does not mean they can replace humans.  My guess is, some… Continue reading

Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

eLearningworld News Professor Joseph LeDoux at New York University and Richard Brown, professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that: “Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.” In other words, emotions are a response to what our brain receives and collects and not some form of… Continue reading