An interesting article from Techopedia on the persistent problem of bias in AI. Why are gendered stereotypes manifested in the female identities associated with AI assistants? Why is there a systemic gender gap in technology roles in general, and in AI in particular? A recent UNESCO report warns how, if men continue to dominate this… Read more »
What is new and happening in Edtech? The Future of Edtech Conference runs annually as part of London Tech Week, and this year the topic was Transforming Higher Education, with their strapline of “Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University”. I was invited to contribute to a panel,… Read more »
Josie Cluer on WONKHE highlights five technologies we can expect to see being used routinely across the sector in the near future; promising a better student experience, cheaper services, better use of academic time and better learning outcomes. Read the article here.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »