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The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines

"The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, Jeopardy!-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up acts. As we move deeper into the second machine age we’ll see more and more such wonders, and they’ll become more and more impressive."

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Artificial Intelligence Cracks 4,000-Year-Old Mystery - Wired Science

Artificial Intelligence Cracks 4,000-Year-Old Mystery - Wired Science | Education Technology | Scoop.it

An ancient script that’s defied generations of archaeologists has yielded some of its secrets to artificially intelligent computers.

Computational analysis of symbols used 4,000 years ago by a long-lost Indus Valley civilization suggests they represent a spoken language. Some frustrated linguists thought the symbols were merely pretty pictures.

"The underlying grammatical structure seems similar to what’s found in many languages," said University of Washington computer scientist Rajesh Rao.

 

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Mental Wi-Fi: The Advancing Technology of Brain-Controlled Devices

Mental Wi-Fi: The Advancing Technology of Brain-Controlled Devices | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Imagine accurately making an object move left, turn right, stop, and back up, all without touching it or moving any part of your body.

This astonishing feat is made possible by the technology of brain-controlled interfaces, also known as BCIs, which can send commands from your mind to a devic
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 “The promise is irresistible: from restoring sight to the blind, to helping the paralyzed walk again, to allowing people suffering from locked-in syndrome to communicate with the outside world,” Will Oremus wrote about BCIs in Slate. “In the past few years, the pace of progress has been accelerating, delivering dazzling headlines seemingly by the week.” 
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An Equation for Intelligence: Alex Wissner-Gross at TEDxBeaconStreet - YouTube

What is the most intelligent way to behave? Dr. Wissner-Gross explains how the latest research findings in physics, computer science, and animal behavior sug...
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New Bionic Hand Gives Amputee a Grip — And a Sense of Touch - Wired Science

New Bionic Hand Gives Amputee a Grip — And a Sense of Touch - Wired Science | Education Technology | Scoop.it
“Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand in a fireworks accident during a family holiday when he was in his mid-twenties. Last year, the 36-year old Danish man got a chance to test out a new prosthetic hand that connected to his nervous system and allowed him to grip and manipulate objects. Even more remarkably, he actually felt what he was touching for the first time in the 9 years since his accident, according to a report published today in Science Translational Medicine.”..
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What's Driving Google's Obsession With Artificial Intelligence And Robots?

VideoGoogle is without question one of the most innovative companies on the planet.  It’s a company that is known mostly for its amazingly successful search and advertising businesses, and will probably be known for this for the foreseeable future. But lately it’s also quickly becoming known for its rather unorthodox array [...]
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Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI | Education Technology | Scoop.it
With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for radically amplified human intelligence (IA). It’s an open question as to which will come first, but a technologically boosted brain could be just as powerful — and just as dangerous – as AI.
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Gartner: Bio 3D printing to ignite major ethics and regulation debate

Gartner: Bio 3D printing to ignite major ethics and regulation debate | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The rapid development of 3D bioprinters is set to spark calls to ban the technology for human and non-human use for ethical reasons, according to Gartner
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Games for Change

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Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.
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Google to keep Motorola's Advanced Technology group, including Project Ara modular phone

Google to keep Motorola's Advanced Technology group, including Project Ara modular phone | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Google's blockbuster $2.9 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo won't include the Advanced Technology and Projects group led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. The news was confirmed...
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How will education race the machines?

How will education race the machines? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
What will the increasing automation of jobs mean for education? The concept is pretty well known by now.  We assume that automation of job functions will keep increasing, via robotics, software, or...
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Multi-Color 3D Printing!

Multi-Color 3D Printing! | Education Technology | Scoop.it
3D printing in different colors and materials, controlling your TV with hand gestures, and an app to give you all the extra info you need to beat your favorite game!
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▶ 10 Future Technologies That Already Exist YouTube - YouTube

▶ 10 Future Technologies That Already Exist YouTube - YouTube | Education Technology | Scoop.it
future nano technology www.tricks-world.com
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Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App

Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Evernote's an amazingly powerful notebook app. But it can also be rather overwhelming at first. Here's everything you need to get started with Evernote and get your info saved into notes, organized with notebooks and tags. You'll even learn how to clip anything you find online into your notebook, and search like a pro. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: App Training, Productivity, Evernote

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niftyjock's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:46 PM

Love Evernote

Marco Pozzi's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:15 AM

Esistono delle applicazioni veramente notevoli. Avrebbero una ricaduta importante nella didattica così come nel lavoro di tutti i giorni.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:39 AM

If you've ever thought of getting into using Evernote, but weren't sure where to start, this would be a good place. Teachers can use Evernote to organise all sorts and share with students. It's a great tool, I'd recommend giving it a go.

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Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells (w/ video)

Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells (w/ video) | Education Technology | Scoop.it
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It's not exactly 'Fantastic Voyage,' but it's close. The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped metal ...
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 Welcome to the future!:  Scientists manage for the first time to control motorized NanoBots inside a living cell!

This could have revolutionary ramification in the field of Medicine
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The Future is in Seeing the Past - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future is in Seeing the Past - SERIOUS WONDER | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Neurowear developed the Neurocam, an augmented iPhone camera that records emotionally significant moments. - Gabriel Sistare for Serious Wonder
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Best Tech Stories from Around the Web (February 3-February 7) | MIT Technology Review

Best Tech Stories from Around the Web (February 3-February 7) | MIT Technology Review | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
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Top 5 Java Programming Books - Best of lot, Must Read

Top 5 Java Programming Books - Best of lot, Must Read | Education Technology | Scoop.it
 Top 5 Books for Java Programmers - Best of lot, Must read

Java is matured programming language but same time very vast as well. There are lots and lots of book written over Java, covering different aspect of language and platform. Over the year, some Java books have been outstanding and still relevant today. This list of Java books are collection of such of the best books to learn Java and programming, which deserves a place in any Java programmer 's shelf.
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The Myth Of Learning Styles - Edudemic

The Myth Of Learning Styles - Edudemic | Education Technology | Scoop.it
After several years of writing for Edudemic, I'd have to say that one of the most controversial topics we've ever written about is the concept of different learning styles.
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This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An excerpt from James Barrat’s ‘Our Final Invention’.
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The Serval Mesh - Android Apps on Google Play

The Serval Mesh - Android Apps on Google Play | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Help us to make mobile phones go the extra mile during disasters by joining our indiegogo campaign; http://igg.me/at/speakfreely.

Mobile phones normally can't be used when cellular networks fail, for example during a disaster. This means that millions of vulnerable people around the world are deprived of the ability to communicate, when they need it most.

We have spent the past three years working with the New Zealand Red Cross to create a solution. We call it the Serval Mesh, and it is free software that allows smart-phones to communicate, even in the face of catastrophic failure of cellular networks.

It works by using your phone's Wi-Fi to communicate with other phones on the same network. Or even by forming impromptu networks consisting only of mobile phones. Mesh communications is an appropriate technology for complementing cellular networks. Think of it like two-way radio or CB radio that has been propelled into the 21st century. For truly long-range communications you will still need to make use of cellular or fixed telephone networks or the internet.

This software allows you to easily make private phone calls, send secure text messages and share files in caves, in subways, in the Outback, in Australia or Africa, in Europe or the United States -- even when cellular networks fail or are unavailable.

You can also keep using your existing phone number on the mesh, which is really important in a disaster when people are trying to get back in contact with each other.

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History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education

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History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education is a free online class taught by Cathy N. Davidson of Duke University
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A great massive open online course (MOOC), challenging some key characteristics of the 'mainstream' MOOCs. It's not a course for teachers only, but for all those who love learning.

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7 ways games reward the brain

We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why?
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Tom Chatfield has some really inspiring ideas about the gamification of everyday life, and I think that when he expands upon these ideas they have a lot of potential to improve our lives quite dramatically. In a talk that he gave at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy festival in the UK, he goes into a bit more detail about how these new technologies can allow us to thrive. You can watch the full talk online here:

 

http://iai.tv/video/how-to-thrive-in-a-digital-age

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Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles

Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles | Education Technology | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, which states that the...
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They Built A COMPUTER NANOPROCESSOR Smaller Than A NEURON !!!

Now, the possibility of building nanobots is open...

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Hyperemployment, or the Exhausting Work of the Technology User

Hyperemployment, or the Exhausting Work of the Technology User | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Feeling overwhelmed online? Maybe it’s because you’re working dozens of jobs
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