Artificial Intelligence

4 Key Factors To Consider Before Implementing An AI Virtual Assistant In Your Business – Education Article

What You Need To Consider Before Implementing An AI Virtual Assistant Artificial intelligence (AI) has become, for many of us, a part of our daily lives. Yet, misconceptions still abound. If you’re thinking about implementing an AI virtual assistant in your business, these are questions you may face. Navigating change management can be a challenge, but you can prepare for it. Take a look at this list of key factors you should consider before implementing an AI virtual assistant in…

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You’ve Heard Computers Have Low EQ, Not Anymore – Education Article

By: Tom Vander Ark and Vic Vuchic You’ve heard that computers don’t understand human emotions well, so people should focus less on basic skills and more on social and emotional learning. It’s a prevalent narrative but it just isn’t true anymore. Artificial intelligence (AI) is actually already brilliant at understanding and engaging (even manipulating) people’s emotions and social interactions in powerful ways. Facebook is a giant social and emotional learning engine. Facebook has many of your emotional memories (your photos…

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Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down! – Education Article

Any Stranger Things fans out there? Stranger Things is a Netflix horror series about a boy who vanishes from a small town, and in the process of investigating his disappearance, the locals discover some supernatural things. (I’ll keep it at that, so I don’t spoil anything!) It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do enjoy the 80’s throwback setting, Joyce’s antics, and seeing kids solve problems! I even quoted the teacher from the show, Mr. Clark, in my book!…

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Educators, Civic Leaders, Businesses and More Unite For Student AI Showcase – Education Article

On January 22nd, the Montour School District opened its doors for a special “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Grand Showcase” event to showcase the first AI middle school program in America. The showcase was called “grand” because the highlight of the event were an upwards of 100 students, grades five through eight, who presented projects that are direct byproducts of the curricula. The topics included practical applications for autonomous robotics, transportation, ethics, music, and more. In fact, over 500 students have participated…

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Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry: Could Your Next Learning Buddy Be One? – Education Article

Explaining Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry By 2020, the average person will have more conversations with bots than with their spouse. From answering frequently asked questions to ordering pizza, chatbots are everywhere. Chatbots are efficient and provide much convenience for consumers. You probably talk to a chatbot at least once a day on your mobile device, asking for directions or setting a reminder for an event. Chatbots have become a part of our daily lives and they are already…

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5 Ways AI Is Changing The Education Industry – Education Article

How AI Is Changing The Education Industry Artificial Intelligence is now a part of our normal lives. We are surrounded by this technology from automatic parking systems, smart sensors for taking spectacular photos, and personal assistance. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence in education is being felt, and the traditional methods are changing drastically. The academic world is becoming more convenient and personalized thanks to the numerous applications of AI for education. This has changed the way people learn since educational materials are…

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Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

The UK Educational Gap When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter. Schools can be Academies, Grammar Schools, State Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, and so forth. It is a long list of different school types and classification. In the past few years, there have been discussions amongst teachers and amongst politicians on whether this is the best system or if it should be reformed. The…

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4 Radical Shifts in How We Teach Kids – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog 2018 was a bonanza year for STEM, and 2019 holds even more promise for good things to happen. When it comes to building well-prepared students and a well-prepared work force, STEM education is cultivating key skills, talents, and expertise. That’s good news, but we face some big challenges to get STEM education where it can fully deliver on its potential. The national nonprofit 100Kin10 has mapped out over 100 grand challenges for STEM education. I’ve compiled a more…

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Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs – Education Article

The new year has begun with a flurry of activity from the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that provides a blueprint for education and business leaders concerned with the future of work. In September, the WEF published the Future of Jobs Report 2018 and it’s now a hot topic at the annual gathering of business leaders at Davos. The report noted the following: “By 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be…

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Reading List: Nine Smart Books on Artificial Intelligence – Education Article

Some great new books on artificial intelligence were published recently. We compiled a list of nine. Dave Touretzky, CMU professor and chair of AI4K12, recommended four written for non-specialist adults, but they are also accessible to high school students. How Smart Machines Think by Sean Gerrish. If you want to discuss recent AI achievements with your students, such as how self-driving cars work, how Watson beat two of the best human Jeopardy! players, how NetFlix uses AI to recommend movies to people,…

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Let’s Make Sure America Succeeds in the Age of Agility – Education Article

Like many newcomers to the Mile High City, Tim Taylor came for the quality of life. He launched a youth-serving nonprofit and quickly met business leaders interested in better education statewide and, a dozen years ago, Colorado Succeeds was born. After six years and some local successes, Taylor launched a national organization, America Succeeds (@AmericaSucceeds). Both are based on the core principles of business that apply to education: transparency, return on investment, accountability, competition and customers first. With support from the Albertson…

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It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition – Education Article

Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. The same is true about elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. Usually, the robots are teleoperated to perform a task like picking up objects and putting them in a bucket. The rules change each year but the scoring is the same—the most stuff in the bucket wins. The…

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Why Every High School Should Require an AI Course – Education Article

By: Tom Vander Ark and Kyle Barriger Shouldn’t young people know about the most important change force that will influence their lives and livelihoods? We think so. That’s why every high school should offer a course on artificial intelligence (AI). Or, better yet, incorporate a set of competencies into graduation requirements that ensure that every young person understands the technology drivers and the implications for the economy and society. The prevalence of AI has increased dramatically in the last few…

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4 eLearning Trends For 2019 – Education Article

eLearning Trends For 2019 Here are 4 top eLearning trends for 2019 you should look for along with some advice from the experts. 1. AR & VR Continue To Break The Barriers Two buzzwords, in technology in general, and eLearning in particular, that have captured our imagination are AR and VR. Augmented and Virtual Realities immerse the learner in a more tangible, realistic learning experience that drives their engagement. However, eLearning experts are making different predictions about these technologies. Though…

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