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Pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence

eLearningworld News As artificial intelligence is making its way into society, research on the consequences of the development is lagging behind. The German Minister of Research, Johanna Wanka, said: “Artificial intelligence can improve our lives if we use it properly. But for this, we need to know what we can benefit from the systems and what the weaknesses are. There are still many unanswered research questions why we need a comprehensive research more than ever … Continue reading

New approaches to develop design skills and build motivation

What can a museum do to develop design skills? As a matter of fact, it could be a dynamic creative space to such skills development. In this spirit, Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a school project with the mission to “promote design education for the future” that is called DesignLab Nation. The museum focus on promoting crafts skills from the heritage of manufacturing and design in industrial cities, thereby the project is … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence uses intuition to win Poker Games against professional players

A research team from University of Alberta, Canada and Charles University and Czech Technical University have developed a poker bot called DeepStack that have defeated several professional human players in one-on-one games of no-limit Texas hold’em poker. The research team writes about their invention: ”It combines recursive reasoning to handle information asymmetry, decomposition to focus computation on the relevant decision, and a form of intuition about arbitrary poker situations that is automatically learned from selfplay … Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence learns to visualize the world in 3D

eLearningworld News from US Cognitive science research indicates that humans uses a form of three-dimensional model to perceive and take action in the close environment. Now researchers at MIT is using this approach to improve artificial intelligence’s ability to interact in real world. According to professor Josh Tenenbaum, at MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, AI 3D-visualisation will have immense  impact for the development of robots, he explains: “This is definitely something we’re going … Continue reading

Human versus Machine Part 2: Learning skills

eLearningworld Weekly Review Learning to speak a new language brings health benefits and in addition we could be predisposed to speak more than one language, new research suggests. In this spirit multilingualism has shown to have social, psychological and lifestyle advantages as well as direct health benefits like faster recovery from a stroke or delaying dementía. Something that could mean that to reach your brain’s full potential and to “empower” it, multilingualism is a great … Continue reading

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: 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: Artificial Intelligence bringing a renaissance to Sales

eLearningworld News from US Research of 168 large companies’ sales-methods by Accenture Institute for High Performance shows that 76% are targeting higher sales growth with machine learning. In the meaning that AI software is continually learning from big data and serves the human sales force in real time with improved business intelligence to increase sales and improve marketing. The authors of the report, H. James Wilson, Narendra Mulani and Allan Alter, identify three dimensions where … Continue reading

Latest News: AI according to Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos and Ginni Rometty

eLearningworld News from US AI analytics research is an industry that is expected to grow to $70 billion by 2020 from $8.2 billion in 2013, according to IDC research. Engines of this development are companies like IBM, Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. However, most agree with Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, that the work of building machines that teach themselves still belongs to science fiction. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty express the 105 year-old company’s vision … 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