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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

Latest tech inventions in Japan

eLearningworld News CEATEC located in the Tokyo-region is the biggest electronics show in Japan. This year robots was taking a huge amount of space, including everything from Omron’s artificial intelligence (AI) Automatic Transportation Mobile Robot that is designed to offer a co-operating workforce of robots for factories, to Panasonic’s social robot that is designed to be the perfect babysitter, it is both able to be the child’s support as well as a friend to the… Continue reading

Robot learns to compose its own music

eLearningworld News Shimon is a robot at the Center of Music Technology and School of Music, Georgia Institute of Technology, with the ability write and play its own music compositions. With the force of artificial intelligence and deep learning it autonomously without human interference selects bits from 5000 complete song compositions ranging from Beethoven to Lady Gaga. The first two compositions is now published on YouTube with Shimon playing with its four arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82nYLOnKtM and… Continue reading

Robots, Internet of things etc. What do people think? New Danish survey

eLearningworld News A new Danish survey from Nordstat shows that 32% of the Danes embrace the development of digital technologies and believe it will create new and workable opportunities for them in the future. While 15% fears an interconnected future with robots and IoT, e.g. because of the fear of losing the job. The group the most fears the development of digital technologies is voters of the xenophobic party, Dansk Folkeparti. 20% of the participants… Continue reading

The next generation of robots more flexible and sensitive, research projects from MIT

eLearningworld News GelSight sensors is a new technology for robots that has been developed at MIT. It uses physical contact with objects to provide a detailed 3D map of its surface and thereby determine what the object is. By putting the GelSight sensor on the grippers of the robot’s arm it can also determine the hardness of the object it touches and chooses the right object in a collection that looks similar. These skills are… Continue reading

Robots at your service in future homes

eLearningworld News How can robots be of best service for people at home? This question the Professors Matthias König and Sven Battermann with a multi-disciplinary team are researching. The focus of the research is directed on optimizing the communication and thus the interaction between service robots and the intelligent environment of a building. The other focus is on the user-specific human-machine interaction. The research is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research… Continue reading

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