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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

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

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

Making Education adapt to the Digital Age with AI, Blockchain and Gamification

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION FEBRUARY 13 2018 Boosted involvement and engagement, deepened personalisation and streamlined administration, this is what these technologies basically accomplish for education, but there is loads of added value beyond this. And since the digital age is triggered by trial- and error applications, embraces and demand individual talent and skills, and mobility and automation is other signs of the time, gamification, artificial intelligence and blockchain… Continue reading

AI that has the ability to learn like a child

eLearningworld News Artificial intelligence is not at all smart. As a matter of fact, a three-month-baby is much smarter than any AI-system, which is something that researchers at MIT have acknowledged. The team has started exploring the fundamentals of human intelligence with the aim to in the first step “reverse-engineer human intelligence” and in then in the longer term build a machine that learns like a baby, and in the next step a child. To… Continue reading

Virtual job coach that detects real-time social and emotional signals

eLearningworld News Let’s recapture a scenario that most people will enter, the job interview, including the tension and fears of making mistakes, giving the wrong impression. Of course, you can have training sessions with human job coaches, but they still will be during a limited time, and the outcome to a large extent will depend on your mood at that particular moment. To improve this form training the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence has… Continue reading

Robots are taking over, human labour lost … or not

A new report from Oxford University and Yale University shows that it is 50% chance that AI will outperform humans on all tasks within 45 years and of automating all human jobs in 120 years. This is the conclusion of a worldwide survey with machine learning researchers as respondents. Within the next ten years AI will be better in tasks like translating languages (by 2024), writing high-school essays (by 2026), driving a truck (by 2027),… Continue reading