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Machine Learning for Education: Benefits and Obstacles to Consider in 2020

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Want to learn more about how you can use machine learning for education within your organization? Attend ODSC East 2020 and learn from those who have made it happen. AI and Machine Learning are doing wonders in school education already. In their recent report, the Wall Street Journal covered the current effects of AI and Machine Learning on education in China. China's achievements in implementing AI and Machine Learning in education are incredible: Teachers, who were interviewed by the WSJ, unanimously support these innovations, saying that the implementation of AI in school education makes students more diligent and improves their academic performance.


Scientists discover bees are capable of attraction and subtraction

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists have discovered that bees are able to count and do basic arithmetic. A study has proved that they can add and subtract as well as being able to understand the concept of zero. Researchers say the discovery expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power. A study has proved that bees can add and subtract as well as being able to understand the concept of zero. Australian and French researchers set out to test whether bees could perform basic arithmetic.


This Emotionally Intelligent Device Is Helping Kids with Autism Form Bonds

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In June 2015, Ned Sahin paid a visit to a 23-year-old man named Danny who is on the autism spectrum. Danny can't speak, can't care for himself, and can't recognize or respond to human emotions. For most of his life, he's lived in a residential care facility in upstate New York. Sahin is a neuroscientist and the founder of Brain Power, a tech company dedicated to creating wearable AI systems to help people with brain-related challenges like autism. That morning, Sahin brought Danny a pair of Google Glasses equipped with a program designed to help children with autism.


Conference debates how AI can shed its 'black box' image Business Economy and finance news from a German perspective DW 16.03.2018

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"I'm a nerd!" Jana Eggers tells us in a tone that suggests she is very much at ease with the description. Realistically, this airy room in the Berlin offices of the state of Baden-Württemberg, where a major conference on artificial intelligence (AI) took place on Wednesday and Thursday, is probably full of self-confessed nerds unlikely to be too upset by the moniker. Considering the tasks many of them have taken on in their professional lives -- the understanding and developing of artificial intelligence systems -- that brain power is needed. In effect, they are trying to build tech that mirrors the functioning of that most remarkable of natural organs, the human brain. Read more: Teachers for AI -- can robots create more jobs than they retire?


Artificial Intelligence, The "Brain Power" Behind Next Generation Smart Textiles

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I decided to give a keynote on the merger of Artificial Intelligence with textiles because I believe that A.I. is capable of creating the next wonder material. With the rise of smart textiles creating a fourth industrial revolution for the textiles and fashion industry, I think that once fabric gains intelligence nobody would want to go to dumb again. Representing a significant opportunity for new and established textile companies to evolve, A.I. as the brains behind smart textiles could mean that wearing tech on the wrist could become obsolete.


Apple's Macs, iPhones and Siri will get new AI brain power

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Apple's Craig Federighi touts new machine learning and AI features coming to iPhones at WWDC. Your Apple hardware is about to get a notch smarter as the company builds new artificial intelligence abilities into Macs and iPhones -- and lets other programmers tap into that power. AI technology will mean Siri better understands what you want and speaks with a computer voice that Apple says sounds natural. Craig Federighi, senior vice president in charge of Mac and iPhone software, announced the AI technology Monday at the company's annual WWDC event for developers in San Jose, California. On Macs, it'll monitor your web browsing behavior to block advertising companies from tracking some of what you do online.



Apple's Macs, iPhones and Siri will get new AI brain power

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Apple's Craig Federighi touts new machine learning and AI features coming to iPhones at WWDC. Your Apple hardware is about to get a notch smarter as the company builds new artificial intelligence abilities into Macs and iPhones -- and lets other programmers tap into that power. AI technology will mean Siri better understands what you want and speaks with a computer voice that Apple says sounds natural. Craig Federighi, senior vice president in charge of Mac and iPhone software, announced the AI technology Monday at the company's annual WWDC event for developers in San Jose, California. And on Macs, it'll monitor your web browsing behavior to block advertising companies from tracking some of your online behavior.


People want AI for its brain power, not its people skills

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Artificial intelligence ("AI") is fast becoming the next great democratizer for services. In the medical field, 56% of consumers surveyed see its potential to lower cost and break down barriers in providing medical access to lower income adults. And the beginnings of that technology can already be seen: an AI system has successfully identified autism in babies with 81% accuracy, while a Stanford-led experiment used AI to identify skin cancer with 91% accuracy. But as much as these technologies develop and become more successful in application, the majority of consumers still want a human touch accompany cutting-edge tech. While consumers trust AI to make vital decisions on the back end in terms of data processing and analysis, they still prefer a human to deliver information to them or to help explain a result.


Musk startup Neuralink seeks to get brains to interface directly with computers

The Japan Times

LOS ANGELES – Not content to reach for Mars and dethrone fossil fuels, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Tuesday is turning his focus to delving into people's minds. In a message fired off Tuesday on Twitter, Musk appeared to confirm he is creating a startup called Neuralink devoted to enabling brains to interface directly with computers, accessing processing power and perhaps even downloading memories for storage. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to," Musk tweeted. The Twitter post by the founder of electric carmaker Tesla and exploration firm SpaceX came a day after a Wall Street Journal report saying the company had been formed. The Journal reported that the new startup will focus on "neural lace" technology, which involves implanting tiny brain electrodes capable of uploading and downloading thoughts.