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Robots assist pupils with grammar, equations and socially in the classroom

eLearningworld News Robots are today rather common Danish schools. These humanoid robots’ tasks are e.g. to assist and teach pupils grammar and math. It also engages children with autism to social contacts since they become interested in the robot that makes the pupils focus longer on a task. The robot includes besides teaching abilities also e.g. face-recognition which makes it remember each pupils name, which improves engagement even further, says Francis Nørgaard, teacher at Skolen … 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

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

Latest News: Robots and Artificial Intelligence – The Next Generation

eLearningworld News from the World Commercial production of humanoid robots is just a few years away and artificial intelligence is getting integrated in almost all electronic devices. UAE University (UAEU) assistant professor of Cognitive Science, Dr Massimiliano Cappuccio, explains to Gulf News: “In the last year you can see some serious advances. There is the promise of reaching critical mass to start mass production, because you will need at least 100 000, even better one … Continue reading

Connected work, when robots taking over monotonous jobs

A new report from United Nations Conference of Trade and Development shows that the automation of factory work now also reaching the developing world. Two-thirds of the work available today, robots will be taking over. This development has been going on with accelerating speed in the developed world for a few decades. So, when politicians are saying that they will bring “home” production in globalized companies, they are really saying that they are trying to … 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: How can Artificial Intelligence learn Human Values?

eLearningworld News from US Quixote is a technique for aligning an AI’s goals with human values. But since there is no universal user manual for human beings, Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison at the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with the idea the Artificial Agent could learn through children’s stories. “The collected stories of different cultures teach children how to behave in socially acceptable ways with examples of … Continue reading

Latest News: Soon possible to choose coding as a school subject

eLearningworld News from Norway Pupils in 30 Norwegian municipalities will have the opportunity to choose coding in their school education. The Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen comment the pilot-project in the following way: “An important reason to introduce coding as a choice is to increase the pupils’ interest for technology and science. Through coding the pupils receive knowledge that science is creative and exciting, and not least these competences are important in the future.” … Continue reading