AI

The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own

Research productivity—the number of researchers it takes to produce a given result—is declining annually. Could AI make research faster and more productive, reviving areas that have become too expensive for businesses to pursue? This MIT Technology Review article looks at the way AI is reinventing the way we invent, the predictions for machine learning and… Read more »

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?

Pile of books

Universities and schools must take action to reduce the crippling workload that teachers and academics are facing.  This issue has once again been highlighted this week by the BBC, regrettably with a story about a widow who blames her husband’s HE marking workload for his tragic suicide.  Follow this link to read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47296631  … Read more »

Data Science: a short briefing from Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL

Image of 2019 in figures with robot and man

Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL and an expert in data, AI and AR/VR shares the first is  series of short postings: These days, if we are involved in research, policy or just trying to find evidence for good practice we need data science.       https://www.datasciencecentral.com Data Science Central is a site… Read more »

12 Days of AI Healthcare impact innovations

Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare Artificial intelligence is poised to become a transformational force in healthcare. How will providers and patients benefit from the impact of AI-driven tools? AI offers a number of advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques.  Learning algorithms can become more precise and accurate as they interact… Read more »

5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions for 2019

Futurist Bernard Marr is predicting more hype around AI in 2019 as businesses and society increasingly realise its benefits and look to adopt it.  AI will become more pervasive as it becomes a more trusted technology and will initially create more jobs than it replaces. Read the full article here.

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »

AI- Empathy and Human Interaction. What are the implications for educators?

On Radio 4 this morning Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discussed AI with some of the world’s leading thinkers.   The programme started by highlighting the amazing advantages that AI can bring to the human race. For example, AI will enable cheap and fast diagnosis of medical conditions.  They already have an algorithm that can diagnose 40… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018

HE review deadline approaches – the latest on fees and funding Thank you to the staff and students who responded to the HE review survey that we ran before and after Easter, we are preparing our response and will use the data from the survey to inform it. We asked respondents for their top 3… Read more »