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Augmented Reality to improve your Interior Design

AR is trending and included in this trend is AR-apps for practical use where one interesting example is improving your interior design skills in a trial and error mode. Since the 3D- visualisation makes it possible to turn your living room or any other room into a test- and learning lab until you are completely satisfied with the result. After this optimization, it is time to actually go to the store and buy and taking… Continue reading

Gamification and learning – developing assessment Part 2

Fresh knowledge has in most cases an expiry date. In the new century, it is often much closer than before. The societal transformation that took decades during the past centuries now takes years and sometimes months. Despite this, the school-system still focuses on distributing and measuring knowledge. This is troublesome since it to a large extent prepares the learners with the knowledge that concerns yesterday’s news. Deficits with traditional testing Besides the problems with the… Continue reading

Blockchain in the creative industry and education

The blockchain technology buzzing is everywhere via investors, entrepreneurs, even politicians and in higher education. As Harvard Business Review has termed it a foundational technology and global market forecasts show the prospects of an extraordinary growth the buzzword on everybody’s lips is very likely to turn into one of the main transformative forces to go further into the digital society. The creative industry and education are two of the fields where blockchain can have a… Continue reading

Using Eye-Tracking for skills development with VR-Analytics

eLearningworld News What happens if you combine eye-tracking, VR and analytics? The answer is that you get an environment to monitor what drives human attention across an unlimited number of hypothetical scenarios. This includes areas like improving marketing where e.g. retailer that quickly can optimize a store design after tracking the visual attention of shoppers in the store. Skills development is another area where this concept is making great improvements. For instance, a manufacturing company… Continue reading

AI that manages rough conversation on social media

eLearningworld News Bullying, threats and other failures in web-conversations is continually a big problem on social media. Some people seem to sway out of their personality in the real-world into an evil avatar when they entering different forms of web-conversations often with strangers. Human administrators of websites are in most cases always at least one step behind in detecting and managing abuses, and then the damage is already done. A team from Cornell University and… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence about to leave Primary School for Secondary School?

eLearningworld News Google showed more than a week ago its latest development within AI, when the Google Assistant with its Duplex feature made authentic phone calls to reserve a table on a restaurant and a haircut appointment. It manages to pass through all the hurdles as the calls change directions. The humans at the other end do not expect that they are talking to an AI. However, the technology still only works in closed domains,… Continue reading

BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

A few weeks ago we wrote about the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and that Europe is lagging behind within the field. Now the EU Commission has presented the European strategy to get into the game, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past, AI is transforming our world. It presents new challenges that Europe should meet together in order for AI to succeed… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence – if you like or not – and why Europe is lagging behind

“AI is the new electricity,” Andrew Ng announced. He is the adjunct Stanford professor that founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project and also is one of the co-founders of Coursera. Since AI already is making an impact on everyday life and we are now approaching the end of the beginning. To use Andrew Ng’s words again: “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major industry. AI has advanced to the point where it has… Continue reading

Taking Language skills to the Next Level

Science fiction can often be seen as a sketch of what the future will be like. One of the most inspiring is Star Trek where the first episode was broadcasted in 1966, and new episodes and movies have kept on coming for more than half a century. One of the devices that now is becoming a reality is the universal language translator for real-time communication. Such devices are on MIT’s list of breakthrough technologies 2018,… Continue reading

Eye-tracking technology the next big thing?

The areas of use are many for eye-tracking technology, besides the augmented experience in gaming, and the practical improvement of different human behavioural diagnoses like to discover dyslexia, assistive communication, market research, AR/VR, security system in vehicles and research etc. As both Apple and Google recently has bought eye-tracking technology companies and Microsoft has opened Windows to support eye-tracking hardware and software, the market is about take off. For instance research from the Swinburne University… Continue reading