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How virtual schools are engaging 100,000 students at EuroKids International - Express Computer

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EuroKids International, India's leading early childhood education company, has a portfolio of six brands – EuroKids Pre-School, Kangaroo Kids Pre-School, EuroKids DayCare, EuroSchool and Billabong High International. Major investments in technology, has enabled the company to continue engagement with its 100,000 students across the chain of schools, during the lockdowns. "As a responsible educational organisation, we are mindful of our duties towards the next generation at all times, and particularly during times like these. We use technology and digital platforms to enable and enhance the learning experience for our students. Even during the lockdown, our virtual schools are engaging with students," says Prajodh Rajan, Cofounder & CEO, EuroKids International, further stating that in addition to academic and non-academic learning engagements, they have rolled out programmes to help children stay positive during the lockdown phase.


CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

Boston Herald

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered. Customers will have to confirm their identity in order to unlock their delivery after the vehicle arrives. Nuro has previously started partnerships to test the delivery of pizzas for Domino's or groceries for Kroger, also in the Houston area.


CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

Associated Press

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered. Customers will have to confirm their identity in order to unlock their delivery after the vehicle arrives. Nuro has previously started partnerships to test the delivery of pizzas for Domino's or groceries for Kroger, also in the Houston area.


Deakin Uni's timely cloud prep helps 62,000 students move online during COVID-19

ZDNet

When March 1 hit and social distancing was imposed, Deakin University, like many organisations, were forced to rethink how it would help its 10,500 staff and 62,000 students, including some located overseas, work and learn online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, for the Melbourne-based university, offering online learning to students was not completely alien. Deakin University has been offering online learning through what it dubs CloudDeakin, a cloud-hosted learning management system, since 1993. Deakin University chief digital officer Craig Warren told ZDNet that while its cloud campus looks a lot different compared to how it was when it first launched, CloudDeakin is considered as the university's fifth campus, alongside its four physical campuses, where some 27,000 students from 73 different countries are enrolled to study exclusively online. "Our virtual environment has always been dear and most important to us … and has been our fastest growing campus, experiencing 7% year on year growth over the last five years," he said.


From Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Minecraft, 11 multiplayer video games to play co-op

Daily Mail - Science & tech

If you've played every board game and completed every jigsaw puzzle in your house, multiplayer video games might be another great option for some family fun. From Nintendo titles such as Mario Kart to Playstation 4 fan favourites like FIFA and Minecraft, we've rounded up 11 of the best family-friendly games to play local multiplayer with your kids. Some you can also play online co-op with your friends if you have the required online pass. The original game is back with more than 80 brand new mini-games to get the party started, including the all-new Joy-Con controller enabled mini-games. Test your skills as you take turns with up to four other players to race across the board to win the most Stars.


The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Retail

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As we've seen unfold in recent years, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics are rapidly changing the speed at which the retail industry operates. As these technologies become increasingly popular among leading retail companies, it's clear that early adopters of AI have seen a sizable financial advantage compared to retailers that haven't yet adopted the technology. Non-adopters will need to erode their margin to stay competitive on price, while adopters with sizable financial gain will be able to weather volatility on price inputs. AI is being used as a differentiating factor between smaller retailers as a way to get ahead and capture market share. The gap between adopters and non-adopters will continue to grow, meaning AI is no longer just a way to get ahead of competitors -- it's become a pivotal part of staying relevant in the industry and maintaining innovation.


[L4-BD] Introduction to Big Data with KNIME Analytics Platform - Online

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This course focuses on how to use KNIME Analytics Platform for in-database processing and writing/loading data into a database. Get an introduction to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and learn how to write/load data into your big data cluster running on premise or in the cloud on Amazon EMR, Azure HDInsight, Databricks Runtime or Google Dataproc.. Learn about the KNIME Spark Executor, preprocessing with Spark, machine learning with Spark, and how to export data back into KNIME/your big data cluster. This course lets you put everything you've learnt into practice in a hands-on session based on the use case: Eliminating missing values by predicting their values based on other attributes. This course consists of four, 75-minutes online sessions run by one of our KNIME data scientists. Each session has an exercise for you to complete at home and together, we will go through the solution at the start of the following session.


Detecting/Preventing Infections, and Moving Instruction Online

Communications of the ACM

As of March 17th, 2020, more than 188,297 people have been infected with COVID-19. How can technology aid in curtailing the spread of infectious diseases that have the potential to create panic and infirm thousands of people? The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of interconnected systems and advances in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and connectivity, can help by providing an early warning system to curb the spread of infectious diseases. China's efforts to control the coronavirus have meant many residents stayed at home and factories just shut down. That had an unintended effect: less air pollution.


Online dating platforms are set to offer 'digital health passports' to UK singletons

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Online dating giants are set to offer digital health passports to millions of UK singletons to prove they are free of coronavirus. Manchester-based cyber firm VST Enterprises (VSTE), is pioneering technology which it says can be used to safeguard daters when coronavirus restrictions are eased. The company says it has been approached for its digital health passports by several leading dating app companies. Tinder and Grindr are believed to be two of the dating apps that are waiting to launch them. The technology, called'VCode', would enable a doctor or nurse to upload the results of a government-approved Covid-19 test to the digital health passport.


Elon Musk: Tesla raises cost of 'self-driving' cars

BBC News - Technology

Tesla is raising the price of its "self-driving" option on its electric vehicles worldwide starting with a $1,000 (£820) hike. Founder Elon Musk tweeted that the price "will continue to rise" as its technology improves. But the entrepreneur said the technology it's adding will be worth more than $100,000. Mr Musk has been in a battle with officials in California over the restarting of Tesla's US car assembly. Tesla's "full self-driving" (FSD) option is called Autopilot, although it isn't fully autonomous.