Artificial Intelligence

Robots Will Never Replace Teachers. They Can Only Displace Us – Education Article

 My favorite movie of all time is “2001: A Space Odyssey.”     And my favorite character is the computer HAL 9000.   In the future (now past) of the movie, HAL is paradoxically the most human personality. Tasked with running the day-to-day operations of a spaceship, HAL becomes strained to the breaking point when he’s given a command to lie about the mission’s true objectives. He ends up having a psychotic break and killing most of the people he…

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Intelligent Tutoring Systems (a Decades-old Application of AI in Education) – Education Article

While “AIED” may seem relatively new, a deeper look shows us it has been developing for over half a century In the last few years, numerous developments have led to a growing awareness of the maturity of Artificial Intelligence. Self-driving cars and personal assistants like Alexa and Siri are some of the consumer-facing technologies that have helped to fuel this awareness. This knowledge can also bring with it a certain dystopian fear about robots and technology “taking over”. While we…

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Student Innovators Use AI to Improve Public Speaking – Education Article

By: Divyesh K., Olivia B., Omar I., and Roberto M. Fear of public speaking, formally known as glossophobia, can have a huge impact on a career. In fact, it has been shown those with the fear make about 10% less than those who don’t. Knowing this problem – we created an app to combat the problem. VoxLion, a public speaking app uses artificial intelligence to coach students in real-time on their public speaking. The app will analyze a student’s presentation…

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Ofsted’s Complaints Process Explained … – Education Article

In 2017, the High Court concluded: “that Ofsted’s complaints process implied that the decision-makers processes are always effective and therefore impeachable, thereby preventing an aggrieved party from pursuing a substantive challenge, is not a rational or fair process.” (Source: Browne Jacobsen, 2017) It was ruled that until Ofsted amended the relevant section of its complaints procedure or successfully appealed the High Court’s ruling, any school placed in an ‘inadequate’ category has sufficient grounds for a challenge on the basis of…

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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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A ‘Safe’ Smart Speaker for Kids? Startup Chatterbox Promises to Put Privacy First – Education Article

Kevin Elgan believes that the best technology is the kind that gets out of the way—it doesn’t have to be on your wrist, in your hand or at your fingertips to add value. That’s why people, himself included, love smart speakers so much, he says. But smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home, which function almost like virtual assistants, come with a catch. Reports surface regularly of them turning on without being prompted, listening in…

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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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