Cows on Russian Farm Get Fitted with VR Goggles to Increase Milk Production

The VR goggles aren’t props for a film, however. They have been specifically made for these dairy cows, so as to improve their conditions and enable them to relax into producing more milk. Many different industries around the world are turning more and more toward computerization to improve working conditions, so why not the farming… Read more »

Is Immersive Technology The Future Of Journalism?

Forbes Article by Sol Rogers, Contributor to Consumer Tech Nonny de la Peña, named the ‘Godmother of Virtual Reality’, helped invent virtual journalism. With early pieces like Hunger in Los Angeles and Gone Gitmo, Nonny shone a light on the potential of immersive media to change journalism. Talking to VFX Voice, Nonny said, “As journalists,… Read more »

The future of assessment: five principles, five targets for 2025 – Jisc Report

This report is the result of an experts meeting exploring assessment in universities and colleges and how technology could be used to help address some of the problems and opportunities. Assessment is crucial to the educational process. Done properly, it drives improvement, shapes learner behaviour and provides accountability to employers and others. Front cover of… Read more »

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

Fifty per cent of the UK’s 10-year-olds owned a smartphone in 2019, according to a report by media regulator Ofcom. The amount of young phone owners doubled between the ages of nine and 10, which Ofcom dubbed “the age of digital independence”. In addition, 24% of 3 and 4-year-olds had their own tablet, and 15%… Read more »

EndNote Desktop for Managing References and Writing for Publication

Being a researcher involves updating your skills and learning to use researcher tools. This workshop will teach you how to use EndNote for your research and for publication. These aspects align with the following BU2025 actions: Develop and implement capability across BU to support the Fusion learning approach, including by: (a) collaborating with peer institutions… Read more »

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. The drug will be used to treat patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Typically, drug development takes about… Read more »