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4 Innovative Ways AI Is Being Used In Education

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Reading: Voice-enabled reading tools can help diagnose reading challenges, including dyslexia, at an earlier stage before a child even learns to read or recognize letters or letter sounds (phonics). Then, as a child starts down their reading journey, voice-enabled reading apps can listen, prompt, correct, and encourage a child as their reading progresses, just as a helpful adult would do. Immediate and accurate feedback from the voice-enabled reading app empowers a child to progress autonomously, practice regularly, and assess their own reading ability and areas for improvement. Voice-enabled reading assessments also provide educators and parents with immediate and granular insights into where a kid is struggling and help them to support the child with more personalized and individual approaches to achieving their reading goals. Language learning: Vice-enabled tools can listen while a child reads aloud and immediately return pronunciation scores and encouraging feedback--just as a supportive adult or tutor would.


Why Are Duolingo's Sentences So Weird???

Slate

In November 2020, the usual dark wet of fall settled into Seattle--and with the pandemic raging and outdoor gatherings less appealing, my social life took a nosedive. To fill my evenings, I decided to take on those things I always said I'd do if only I had more time, like practicing my Chinese. While I grew up speaking Mandarin, I'd never mastered reading or writing characters, so I fired up my long-neglected Duolingo account and committed to doing at least a lesson a day. Whether you've already got some language proficiency under your belt or are starting out as a complete beginner, Duolingo doesn't teach languages the way you might have learned them in school, with lists of vocabulary and verb conjugations. Instead, it makes you jump right in and start matching words with their meanings or translating sentences.


SignHGD -- Sign Language Recognition Using Deep Learning

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The deaf community is large and diverse, with members living all over the world. If you know sign language, you can communicate with a wide range of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf people, including students in mainstream and deaf school or university programs, as well as deaf or hard of hearing citizens and business people in your community. Sign language is a type of nonverbal human communication in which the recipient receives information through hand motions. The shape of the hands, their posture, and how they move are all distinct features of each sign. When vocal communication is problematic, such as between speakers of mutually incomprehensible languages or when one or more would-be communicators is deaf, sign language can help.


Save an extra 40% off on apps and software during this Black Friday sale

ZDNet

Black Friday isn't only reserved for massive TVs, kitchen appliances, and home furniture. The biggest sale of the year also applies to apps and software. If you don't want to pay full price for useful apps that can supercharge your productivity, you can take your pick from these 20 options that range from fitness programs to language learning apps to cloud storage. A subscription to Degoo nets you 10TB of supremely secured backup space for all of your videos, photos, software, and other large files -- for life. That's more space than Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive combined.


Save on the Babbel Language Learning App for Just $179 – Nerdist

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Other language learning platforms on the market are based on AI technology and machine learning algorithms.


Interview: Meet Doctor Google

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Craig Mermel is currently the Research Lead in Pathology at Google Health where he leads a team focused on accelerating the application of machine learning for improved diagnosis of important human diseases, especially cancer. Prior to joining Google, Craig worked at Apple on the Apple Watch and related health initiatives. Mermel completed a joint MD/PhD training at Harvard Medical School, where he developed novel statistical methods for mining the cancer genome for his PhD dissertation. He conducted residency training in Clinical Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is board-certified in Clinical Pathology. What initially sparked your interest in medicine and subsequently, AI in medicine? As a child, I was always interested in mathematics. I thought it was a lot cooler than science, so I dreamt of becoming a mathematician or a code breaker. When I was a high school freshman, we had a chemistry teacher who was this amazing human being, a cancer survivor who taught me to appreciate science. He was the one who opened my door to this amazing yet mysterious subject.


59th MDW: Alamo Spark Cell drives innovation throughout the Air Force

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Throughout the Air Force, teams referred to as Spark Cells serve as a hub for innovation. The 59th Training Group's Alamo Spark Cell is a collaborative team that focuses on improving training at the Medical Education and Training Campus. "Our Spark Cell team works with the whole campus here and also works with the Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training at Randolph," said Tech. "We have every person we can get involved within the campus, and we brainstorm ideas. We ask ourselves, how can we innovate and accelerate training?" Even during the pandemic, these innovators have implemented new ideas to help improve their students' education.


Artificial Intelligence Expert Course: Platinum Edition

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Welcome to the first course in Term 2 as part of the series "MBA in Artificial Intelligence Digital Marketing". Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be a unique technology of making a machine, a robot fully autonomous. AI is an analysis of how the machine is thinking, studying, determining, and functioning when it is trying to solve problems. These kinds of problems are present in all fields, the most emerging ones, and even beyond. The aim of Artificial Intelligence is to enhance machine functions relating to human knowledge, such as reasoning, learning, and problems along with the ability to manipulate things.


Member Spotlight: Dr. Michael Fehlings

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Neurosurgeon Michael Fehlings specializes in complex spine surgery and is the Vice Chair Research for the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of the University of Toronto Spine Program. We caught up with him to learn more about where the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in neurosurgery could be heading in the future. What inspired you to specialize in neuroscience and spinal cord injuries? I first became intrigued with serious disorders of the brain because my grandfather sustained multiple strokes. I saw the impact that brain disease had on him and it robbed him of his language. When I went to medical school I was fascinated with brain disorders and I felt that neurosurgery provided practical solutions to help people like my grandfather.


City halls tap AI to interpret sign language in Japan

The Japan Times

Local governments in Japan are turning to artificial intelligence to improve communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing at their counters for the public. A system jointly developed by the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and SoftBank Corp. converts sign-language gestures into written text. While the system currently requires equipment at counters, municipalities hope it will eventually be usable with just a smartphone. At the Narashino city office in Chiba Prefecture, a woman with a hearing disability asked directions to the restroom using sign language while standing in front of a camera. A text translation appeared on a staff member's computer display after about three seconds. The spoken response then appeared as text on the screen in front of the woman, making for a smooth interaction.