Artificial intelligence is getting smarter IOL Business Report


A mere four years ago AI was not even able to pass a Grade eight science test. Seven hundred computer scientists competed in a contest with a significant amount of money as prize. They had to build artificial intelligence that could pass a Grade eight science test. The computer scientists did their best, but not even the most advanced AI system could score better than 60percent in the test. It seems that the AI was just not advanced enough to fully reach the language and logic skills expected of students in the eighth grade.

Alumna uses artificial intelligence to make talk therapy accessible, affordable Gies College of Business


Making mental healthcare easily accessible to anyone is what led Rima Seiilova-Olson (MSTM '10) to become co-founder of Kintsugi Mindful Wellness, talk therapy software that combines machine learning and voice journaling to tackle stress, anxiety, depression and loss. "There's a big opportunity right now to use artificial intelligence for good. AI is not'summoning the demon' like Elon Musk says. When you're suffering, you need affordable access to help right away," said Seiilova-Olson, who met Kintsugi cofounder Grace Chang at an OpenAI hackathon in San Francisco. They quickly discovered they shared a passion for exploring how technology can help people address their mental health needs.

CBSE schools have introduced artificial intelligence as a subject in class IX: HRD Minister


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been introduced as a subject in classes VIII, IX and X from the session 2019 to 2020 in CBSE schools, said the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal'Nishank' in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 5 December 2019. The initiative has been undertaken in schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in order to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching-learning and to sensitize the new generation, according to a PIB release. While AI has been introduced as a subject for class IX students, a twelve hours'Inspire' module on artificial intelligence has also been announced, which schools can take up with the students of class VIII. The study material for teaching artificial intelligence in classes VIII and IX has already been provided to schools through the official CBSE website. CBSE has collaborated with several organizations such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Private Schools, and so on.

Getting High School, College Students Interested in CS

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If I told you only 4% of all high school students in the U.S. were taking science or math classes, you'd be aghast. If 96% of students were not getting science or math classes, you could reasonably argue it does not exist in any practical sense. Over the last few months, several reports provided new insights about U.S. high school computer science (CS): California and Texas are two largest states based on U.S. population, but we can't generalize to everyone based on those states. We don't have data on who is taking CS across the U.S., due to our state-centric, decentralized model of primary and secondary school education. California and Texas are among the leaders in implementing CS education.

Top 5 Changes That AI Is Set To Have On The Education Industry - AnalyticsWeek


Whether you are conscious of it or not, the presence of automated tech is overwhelming, with applications in the average individual's life that won't even occur to them until it is pointed out. From online shopping, to financial trends, the data revolution is fueling huge amounts of AI technology that is shaping the future of all sorts of different industries. With an almost unlimited potential influence, it's useful looking at the more unusual areas that AI can have an impact on. One such area is education. The importance of education is so great that it is always worth keeping up to date with how it is changing, so let's look at 5 ways AI is changing the education industry.

Drexel University cuts ribbon on new artificial intelligence lab


Drexel University has a brand new lab dedicated entirely to artificial intelligence. It's being used by 100 students who are getting master's degrees while working with the company D.X.C. Technology. They will use the space to work alongside professionals to develop and launch new products for D.X.C., which specializes in I.T. services and solutions.

Popular Deep Learning Courses of 2019 - KDnuggets


Deep Learning is gaining more momentum and notoriety among the data science generation of this decade. A few years ago, it was not as mainstream as Machine Learning techniques, such as Logistic Regression and Random Forest for example. Nowadays, it is all about Neural Networks, Activation Functions, Multiple Layers, Drop-out, etc. There is good reason for this one, which is simply, Deep Learning has shown to perform better than Machine Learning algorithms at times. The following courses are famous among peers for knowledge on the new wave of Deep Learning and AI.

Machine Learning: Its True Essence


Conceptually, Machine Learning (ML) is the art of teaching machines. Now, obviously teaching is such that when a student is taught by a teacher/tutor, he is capable of facing and answering any question which is either explicitly taught or not. Say, there is a subject covering m number of possible questions. A student is taught n out of the m questions by a teacher (where n is less than m for sure). Now, say there is an examination in which there are x number of questions asked.

The AI Bot Preventing Suicides in China


Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. According to the World Health Organisation, about 800,000 individuals commit suicide every year, with many more people attempting suicide. In China, an AI bot is looking to reduce that figure. Founded in 2018, the Tree Hole bot finds potential suicidal intentions posted on social media network Weibo and connects the posters to volunteer psychologists, consultants and psychological scholars. In China, a "tree hole"--inspired by an Irish story about a man who told his secrets to a tree--is where people post secrets online for others to read.