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Apple's low-power AI acquisition will bolster its surging AR play

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Apple reportedly spent around $200 million to purchase US artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai, according to GeekWire. The startup's low-power, edge-based AI tools will allow Apple to add AI features to power-constrained devices, like smart cameras or phones. For instance, Xnor.ai's most notable technology is an AI-based image recognition tool that enables on-device human detection for smart home cameras. Apple will also have access to a platform created by Xnor.ai that allows software developers who aren't well-versed in AI to implement AI-related code and data libraries in their apps. Apple's Xnor.ai acquisition is just one of many it has recently made, as it aims to create more powerful and personalized AI features.


From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality to Peer-to-Peer Learning, 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

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"Technology has taken over the century, creating a rapidly changing landscape that has dramatically touched nearly every aspect of social interaction, business and entertainment. Education, though, has proved slow in experiencing the digital disruption, says Michal Borkowski, CEO and co-founder of Brainly, an online peer-to-peer learning community. He views the 2020s as technology's time to shine in education." Your email address will not be published.


eLearning Trends In 2020 To Look Out For - eLearning Industry

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In December 2019, I began work on my eBook and this article on eLearning trends in 2020. This is the ninth in a series of articles and eBooks on eLearning trends since 2017. Here is my list of eLearning trends in 2020. I believe all of these will be an integral part of workplace learning in the near future. Given the large number of trends, I have logically grouped them into 3 sections.


Edge Computing Trends for 2020 & the Next Decade

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Phillip Marangella, CMO for EdgeConneX explores how edge data centers can help us rearchitect the internet in a way that will support the flood of data and massive traffic flows generated by emerging technologies like AI, cloud gaming, VR/AR and multi-cloud deployments, and more. The internet was not constructed to handle the traffic flows of today, and it's only going to get more congested in the coming months and years. Traditionally, traffic flows on the internet have largely been download-centric and networks have been built out to support those flows. However, the gravity of data and compute has shifted from the core to the edge as a result of technologies like the Internet of Everything (IoE), artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud gaming and HD streaming and virtual reality. There is much more content and data that is now being created, stored and processed at the edge.



Image sensor evaluation kits support VR and smart buildings -- Softei.com

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Evaluation kits from ams support eye tracking, presence detection and object recognition in virtual reality headsets, smart lighting and home and building automation products. The Raspberry Pi and Arduino-based NanEyeC evaluation kits are based around the ams NanEyeC miniature image sensor. The NanEyeC camera, image sensor is supplied as a 1.0 x 1.0mm surface-mount module. It produces 100kpixel resolution up to 58 frames per second and can be used for video applications where the camera needs to be accommodated in an extremely small space, such as eye tracking in virtual reality (VR) headsets. It can also be applied in user presence detection, to support automatic power on/off controls in home and building automation (HABA) applications such as air conditioning, home robotics, appliances and smart lighting.


Emerging Technologies That Are Transforming Healthcare - Latest, Trending Automation News

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With the advent of new trends and innovations, it has become more exciting to work in any field in this era. Now we don't talk about just a profession; we talk about the technologies related to it and making it grow. The same is true for healthcare. Health technology includes all tools, medications, vaccines, procedures, and systems designed to streamline health care processes, minimize costs, and improve patient quality. Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, voice search, chatbots, and virtual reality (VR) are among the most promising health technologies in 2019.


Emerging Technologies That Are Transforming Healthcare - Latest, Trending Automation News

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With the advent of new trends and innovations, it has become more exciting to work in any field in this era. Now we don't talk about just a profession; we talk about the technologies related to it and making it grow. The same is true for healthcare. Health technology includes all tools, medications, vaccines, procedures, and systems designed to streamline health care processes, minimize costs, and improve patient quality. Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, voice search, chatbots, and virtual reality (VR) are among the most promising health technologies in 2019.


Gartner's top 10 strategic predictions for 2020

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Technology is creating ever-changing expectations for people, and Gartner's top predictions for 2020 reflect these new challenges. The predictions were revealed at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 in Orlando, which runs through October 24. More than 9,000 IT leaders and CIO's are in attendance at the conference. "Technology is changing the notion of what it means to be human," said Daryl Plummer, distinguished vice president and Gartner Fellow. "As workers and citizens see technology as an enhancement of their abilities, the human condition changes as well. CIOs in end-user organizations must understand the effects of the change and reset expectations for what technology means."


NextMind is building a real-time brain computer interface, unveils Dev Kit for $399

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NextMind is developing a brain-computer interface that translates signals from the visual cortex into digital commands. We tried NextMind's device, which lets you input commands into computers and AR/VR headsets with your visual attention. Eventually, the Paris-based startup wants to let you do the same with your visual imagination. We spoke with NextMind CEO Sid Kouider ahead of CES 2020, where his company is unveiling a dev kit shipping to select developers and partners this month for $399. After the early access period, a second limited run (waitlist) of dev kits will begin shipping in Q2 2020. NextMind is part of a growing number of startups building noninvasive neural interfaces that rely on machine learning algorithms. In September 2019, Facebook acquired Ctrl-labs, which was developing an electromyography wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands. NextMind is also developing a noninvasive device, but it's an electroencephalogram (EEG) worn on the back of your head, where your brain's visual cortex is located. "We are really focalizing directly on the cortex," Kouider told VentureBeat.