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Latest News: Cambridge University launches new Centre for Artificial Intelligence

eLearningworld News from UK What in the 20th Century was science fiction today is the developing reality of artificial intelligence. In this light the Cambridge University now is taking a big leap into this field. Huw Price, Cambridge’s Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, will lead the new Research Centre for AI and it will receive €14 million in grants from Leverhulme Trust. Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities supports the… Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of people in focus of new research project

eLearningworld News from Germany The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) are launching a new research program that includes three focus areas: Smart mobility, digital society and healthy life. Focus will be set e.g. on digital technologies for modern knowledge acquisition in the practical university education and service robots for the dependent people in their own homes. The key for the project to be successful is to develop user-friendly applications. For example, a… Continue reading

Latest News: Very little innovation in Artificial Intelligence the past 10 years, founding father claims

eLearningworld News from the US In 60 years Marvin Minsky, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence (AI), has made important contributions to the development of AI. In an interview with MIT Technology Review Minsky now 88 years old, gave his views about the development in the field of artificial intelligence. He claims that very little growth of new ideas within the field has appeared the past 10 years. Instead the focus has been… Continue reading

Latest News: Baxter Robot teach itself to Grasp objects

eLearningworld News from US A human baby very fast learns to grasp different objects in unstructured environments. Until now this has been a complicated and very slow task for robots. Lerrel Pinto and Abhinav Gupta at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has taken up this challenge and invented the Baxter robot. The general purpose was to create a robot that interacts with everyday objects in an intelligent way. In order to make this happen Baxter… Continue reading

Latest News: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: Machine Teaches itself

eLearningworld News from US It almost 20 years ago IBM:s Deep Blue super-computer beat the reign world chess champion Gary Kasparov the first time. Deep Blue’s basic method to play the game was to evaluate every possible move, which would mean 200 million per second in DP:s case. While humans that plays at the same level, which is unable to do this, use a probability method that carry down the game to a few possible… Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence – After Speech Recognition: What is next?

eLearningworld News from US Most of us are familiar with the speech recognition on today’s smartphones that basically is algorithms based on training data from human experts. MIT researchers’ are now taking the next step when developing a system that is unsupervised, which means it acts directly on raw speech files. The basic idea comes from that all languages has its own collection of phonemes, the English language has e.g. 35-45, from which spoken words… Continue reading

Latest News: What do you get if you add Gamification to Brain Research?

eLearningworld News from US The answer according to Sebastian Seung at EyeWire, Seung Labs, is an engaging learning game to learn about the research of neuroscience. 160 000 users from 145 different countries are already playing the EyeWire-game. It is structured as a 3D-puzzle. Regular competitions are held and a weekly “happy hour” on Fridays. During challenges, players compete for bonuses, profile icons, unique chat colors and even neuron naming rights. EyeWire’s founder, Sebastian Seung said… Continue reading

Latest News: Co-Founder of Apple believes Artificial Intelligence will replace teachers

eLearningworld News from the World The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak visited Sweden this week. In an interview with idg.se he pointed out his concerns with the educational system and the need to modernise it. To make it effective a one-to-one pedagogy is required where each pupil will have its own teacher, according to Wozniak. The future solution would be smart computers with Artificial Intelligence that in 20 to 200 years would replace teachers.  However,… Continue reading