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The European AI Challenge and solutions

2100 European researchers have taken on the challenge to develop a Google-inspired infrastructure for artificial intelligence to take up competition against China and the US. The collaboration is called Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (Claire) and includes experts from 29 countries. As Europe has a great number of startups within the field. It has also important deficits in comparison with its competitors especially when it comes to infrastructure, funding and a… Continue reading

Robot helps pupils to participate in class without being in the classroom

Pupils that for different reasons cannot participate in the education within the classroom can in a primary school, Hedeskolan, in Kungsbacka in the western part of Sweden, now remotely both socially and as a learner participate. This is made possible with the classroom robot that pupils can connect with from their tablet or smartphone from home. After connected the pupil can speak through the robot’s loudspeakers and also gain attention from the teacher and the… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Introducing AI to all fields of study

If you want transformation and change, start with yourselves, is a motto with a lot of truth. In this spirit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is taking the lead in the development and integration of computing and artificial intelligence, with a special focus on the ethical aspects of the development. The power of computing and AI will be integrated into all fields of study at MIT, which besides bringing better learning environments also is expected… Continue reading

Human versus Machine: Better Adaption of Pedagogy to AI than to our Kids

According to  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 Education says to Business… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – €13.7 million to LifeLong Learning

“Lære heile livet” (Learning the whole life) is a new competence reform that is now being proposed by the Norwegian government. The funding of €13.7 million is directed towards developing a more flexible educational market for lifelong learning. The focus is set on digital competence, programmes for different business fields where a lot of new competence is required and module-based learning. Where this, in the next step will be one of the engines to transform the… Continue reading

Children’s abilities in focus for the next generation AI

eLearningworld News Children’s abilities next generation AI Josh Tenenbaum, at the Computational Cognitive Science lab at MIT, describing to MIT Technology Review that the next generation AI will have a stronger connection to cognitive science and neuroscience. Professor Tenenbaum explains: “Imagine we could build a machine that starts off like a baby and learns like a child. If we could do this it’d be the basis for artificial intelligence that is actually intelligent, machine learning that could… Continue reading

5G EdTech Challenge: $1 million to the best AI, AR or VR solution

eLearningworld News Verizon is launching a US-nationwide Challenge October 15 with focus on the best 5G empowered EdTech to transform middle school education. The target groups for the competition are nonprofit EdTech developers like research groups and universities, and the winners of the challenge will share totally $1 million. With 5G as the engine of Edtech technologies, the winner is expected to be found in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality developers. As the… Continue reading

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

eLearningworld News The municipality of Norrköping in central-eastern Sweden is now introducing robots in school to initially explore the use in education and later also in elderly care. As the digitization is speeding up and coding is being introduced in school the municipality is introducing five humanoid robots that will enter the public education. Where the purpose is that the robots will be a compliment and a tool for the teachers in their teaching. The… Continue reading

AI that makes ethical decisions?

eLearningworld News A new study from the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, shows the next step in the development of autonomous vehicles and its ethical implications. According to the study the artificial intelligence is developing into making ethical decisions when the human driver has to make a choice and are not able to. And in this context, the AI will be able to evaluate the human’s behaviour and take action… Continue reading

Business Schools to move into Virtual Reality

Education is one thing, and working life put into practice something else, or is it? Many business schools are now experimenting with virtual reality in order to make the learning experience more authentic to what is waiting outside the doors of the university. Business theory education thereby is complemented with actual training of business skills. Robin Teigland at the Stockholm School of Economics says: “Instead of talking about virtual teams, we could practice being virtual… Continue reading