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Predicting The EdTech Trends Of 2017

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'I think we'll see an increased use of online, cloud-based platforms at schools' says Geoff Stead. It's perhaps for this reason that 75% of educators surveyed believe that digital learning content will replace the printed textbook within the next 10 years, according to Deloitte's 2016 Digital Education Survey. Machine Learning for Greater Personalisation'We will see more personalised adaptive learning powered by machine learning' says Priya Lakhani'We will see more machine learning, adaptive learning and cognitive platforms supporting autism' says Alan Greenburg, who references the work of Professor Simon Barron-Cohen from Cambridge University and The Autism Research Trust. Many hope that 2017 will see a wider use of mental health chatbots, such as Facebook Messenger's Joy.


Engineers create ultra-high resolution images in anti-counterfeiting breakthrough

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The team of engineers developed nanoscale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the orientation of the light that hits it. Plasmonic colour filtering has provided a range of new techniques for "printing" images at resolutions beyond the diffraction-limit, significantly improving upon what can be achieved using the traditional, dye-based filtering methods. While a typical printed image in a magazine might consist of around 300 coloured dots per inch of page, or 300 DPI, a page printed with structural colour techniques could reach a resolution of 100,000 DPI or more, the engineers explained. Lead researcher and PhD student at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering Lei Wang touted the complex holographic image advancement as opening the door to imaging technologies such as those seen in science fiction movies.


[session] Embracing Hybrid Cloud @CloudExpo @IBMSystems #Mobile #DX

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


Intel has invested more than $1 billion in AI companies ZDNet

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an op-ed Monday that the company has invested more than $1 billion in business that are advancing the field of artificial intelligence. The investments have come through the Intel Capital investment fund and include financing for a number of AI startups, including Data Robot, Mighty AI, and Lumiata. Intel is making strategic investments spanning technology, R&D and partnerships with business, government, academia and community groups. That deal closed last month and Intel is already working on a fleet of level 4 autonomous vehicles using Mobileye's computer vision, sensor fusion, mapping, machine learning, and AI technology.


Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks

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Earlier this year, Kaggle ran a $1 million contest to build algorithms capable of identifying signs of lung cancer in CT scans, helping to fuel a larger effort to apply neural networks to health care.


Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund - ETtech

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The venture arm of Salesforce.com is launching a $50 million fund to invest in startups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday. "There's a tremendous surge in companies who are providing unique AI innovations," said John Somorjai, executive vice president of Salesforce Ventures. Venture capital investment in AI startups is rising quickly. For 2017, global financing for AI startups is projected to surpass $10.8 billion - nearly double the $5.6 billion spent in 2016, according to research firm CB Insights.


Facial Recognition Is Only the Beginning: Here's What to Expect Next in Biometrics on Your Phone

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Apple says its version of the technology, called Face ID and available when the phone ships in November, uses a suite of sensors to map your face in 3-D. An infrared light illuminates your face, and a projector projects an array of infrared dots at it. Anil Jain, a Michigan State University professor who studies biometric recognition and computer vision, notes that it uses an existing tactic called structured light to capture your visage in three dimensions--something he employed for object recognition back in the 1980s. Beyond the work the company has done to keep the wrong people out of the phone, Apple claims that Face ID will let the right person in even in the dark, while wearing glasses or a hat, and after growing a beard. Jain says it's conceivable that smartphones will eventually include sensors for face, iris, and fingerprint recognition--a rarity now.


Why IBM Security

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The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup

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Between 1962 and 1970, the Beatles recorded nearly all their singles and albums at London's Abbey Road Studios using one of EMI's innovative REDD mixing consoles. "We are aware of the studio's heritage of continually tracking technology as it changed over the years," says Jon Eades, innovation manager at Abbey Road Red, the studio's technology incubator, which launched in 2015. Uberchord, an AI-powered guitar-learning app, now has licensing deals with Sony and Universal, including a collection of Beatles songs; another graduate, Tokyo-based QRATES, is the first online crowdfunding platform for artists and labels to collect pre-orders from fans to fund vinyl pressing. Abbey Road Red's latest intake includes AI Music, which has created an app called Ripple that personalises tracks for each listener.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Speed up Recruitment Processes 7wData

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Artificial intelligence aims to revolutionize the hiring process by integrating technology with recruitment. Recruitment -- as a process -- is data driven, and by using this data in an effective way, Human Resources (HR) is able to gauge how successful an employee will be in an organisation. Artificial intelligence also incorporates employee experiences at previous companies as well as extra-curricular skills and other qualities. Since a large number of resumes are received by Human Resources (HR), there is a huge build-up of valuable data, which can be tabulated and analysed accurately, with the support of technology.