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Human versus Machine: Better Adaption of Pedagogy to AI than to our Kids

eLearningworld Weekly Review According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University kids solve math problems by going through four distinct stages: encoding (reading and understanding the problem); planning (working out how to tackle it); solving (crunching the numbers); and responding (typing in the correct answer). This follows the general path that is set out in school, but is not something missing? Learning to Learn Jonathan Rochelle, head of the product management team for Google for… Continue reading

Latest News: Romania partner with Watson to build Cognitive Computing Hub

eLearningworld News from Romania The Government of Romania has identified cognitive computing as one of the fields to boost future growth. In this spirit the government has signed a letter of intent with IBM to jointly build European and National Romanian Innovation Cognitive Hub (ENRICH). The Romanian Ministry of Communications and Information Society sees IBM with its Watson-platform as a natural first partner in developing a cluster for cognitive computing in the country. This should… Continue reading

Latest News: After the Screen Age – 10 consumer trends identified

eLearningworld News from the World The screen age started in the 1950s as TV entered mainstream popular culture. Today, in the digital age the development of artificial intelligence that empower new ways of interactions with different object makes the use of screens declining. This is one of the trends that the Ericsson Consumer Trends 2016 Report identifies. The report shows that 78% prefer better battery-capacity before bigger screens. While 85% of smartphone users believe that… Continue reading

Latest News: Development of Artificial Intelligence takes advantage of Human Learning research

eLearningworld News from US One of the most acknowledged theories about human learning was first published in 1995 and it states that learning is the product of two complementary learning systems. The theory is developed from David Marr, a British computational neuroscientist, research and it claims that the first system gradually acquires knowledge and skills from exposure to experiences, while the second stores specific experiences for effective integration into the first system. The second system… Continue reading

Latest News: Trending – 60 000 human workers replaced with robots in one single factory

eLearningworld News from China Technology manufacturers are investing increasingly in artificial intelligence. One example is Foxconn, e.g. manufacturing for Apple, that only in one single factory is replacing 60 000 human workers with robots. This should only be seen as the first wave in a general trend where AI takes over more of humans more simple works in order to reduce costs as well as removing humans from dangerous work environments. The development has great… Continue reading

Latest News: Trending – Companies using Machine Learning to become more effective

eLearningworld News from US What would speeding up business processes with up to ten times the speed you have today do for your company? H. James Wilson, Sharad Sachdev och Allan Alter, executives of Accenture writes in Harvard Business Review that machine learning with such capacity now finding its way into business organisations. The executives explain in the following way: “Our study found that organizations are using machine-reengineering to establish new forms of human-machine collaboration… Continue reading

Latest News: Making Internet of Things smarter and more effective

eLearningworld News from Singapore Internet of things can be described as devices and applications that are interconnected in order to with help by different forms of sensors improve everyday life. Researchers at Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore have developed a sensor processor node that is able to intelligent sensing while using ultra-low levels of power. Xin Liu, a member of the research team explains: “Emerging IoT devices play a key role to… Continue reading

Latest News: German survey – People prefer service robots before nursing homes

eLearningworld News from Germany Service robots or nursing home? The Germans answer is clear: 83 percent can imagine to use a service robot at home if they could continue to live longer in their own homes. This is the main result from a recent survey conducted by the opinion research institute Forsa on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka comment: “I am pleased that the citizens… Continue reading

Latest News: Google launching a bridge to Virtual Reality

eLearningworld News from the World Google’s VR View is focusing on simplifying the process of develop images and videos into a magical virtual reality experience in mobile devices as well as on the web. The native apps developer can embed a VR view by grabbing the latest Cardboard SDK for Android or iOS and include some code, while on the web VR View is as simple as include an iframe (mirror-page) on a web-page. Google’s… Continue reading

Latest News: AI Lawyer to transform Law Firms work

eLearningworld News from Australia ROSS is a legal research virtual assistant that is developed from IBM’s Watson computer that won the Jeopardy show in 2011. The developers of ROSS promote it as “a super intelligent attorney” with skills to answer general questions about legal matters and provide comprehensive supporting references to relevant statute and case law. Thereby, ROSS do the same work as trainee lawyers do, and in the same way as trainees learn and… Continue reading