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'It's a beautiful thing': Ahmadi Muslims find strength at UK gathering

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Driven from Pakistan and now reeling from murder of Asad Shah in Glasgow, Ahmadis seek ‘spiritual uplift’ at Jalsa Salana

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Cassie Mahakian: Winner of the Samsung App Challenge!

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Meet Cassie Mahakian, a thirteen year old coder, tennis player, musician, and self-described “girly girl.” Cassie recently won the Samsung Mobile App Challenge and is looking forward to studying engineering at Erie High School in the fall. Want some words of wisdom from this awesome young #GirlBoss? Read the interview below!

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#Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | #Coaching #LEARNing2LEARN 

#Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | #Coaching #LEARNing2LEARN  | good | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/practice-put-students-in-the-drivers-seat-how-to/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:46 AM

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When Does Real Learning Happen?

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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 


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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Julie Wedgwood's curator insight, March 22, 11:26 AM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Juan Quiñones's curator insight, March 28, 11:43 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, March 29, 5:12 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

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Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids

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Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years (see Google Tends), but some people believe that listening to a good book is not as legitimate as reading one. In fact many authors, such as Dickens, wrote their books to be read out aloud. You can make the case that listening to Dickens’ books is more authentic than reading them.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 12:49 PM

Nice collection of stories with text and audio.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, February 23, 8:50 AM

Going to give a talk on this soon. Collecting data.

Malachy Scullion's curator insight, February 24, 3:10 AM

Great free site with a variety of stories suiting a variety of students. The stories are read in a variery of accents depending in the reader. For me, this makes it quite useful.

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Intervention Next: The Benefits of Hands-On Learning - Teachability

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Take a spin through any science center worth it’s salt and you’ll notice a theme: everything is hands-on. That’s no accident. Hands-on learning for many subject areas can greatly increase learning, growth and retention of knowledge. This is especially true in the younger grades, but incorporating elements of hands-on learning is important at any stage of learning. Let’s take a deeper look at just why that is.

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What are Lavakas?

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"The word lavaka means 'hole' or 'gully' in Malagasy, and it has become the accepted international term for the spectacular erosional features that characterize the highlands of Madagscar. Lavakas are gullies formed by groundwater flow, with steep or vertical sides and flat floors."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2015 1:44 PM

Lavakas are often seen as an ecological catastrophe since rapid deforestion leads to young, active lavakas that can silt up rice fields.  While obviously not desirable, these scars on a deforested landscape do offer a glimmer of hope as well. Some National Geographic explorers are finding that older, stabilized lavakas can become great agricultural pockets for rebuilding in these denuded communities.

 

Tags: Madagascar, erosion, environment adapt,  environmentecology, political ecology, Africa, National Geographic.

Patty B's curator insight, February 11, 4:09 PM

This article from williams.edu, titled What are Lavaka’s, focuses on just that. It describes that a lakava, meaning “hole or “gully” in Malagasy, are gullies found in Madagascar that are caused by erosion. They are found on slopes and generally at an altitude of roughly 1,000 feet. Lakavas form where there is a concentration of softer material that is susceptible to erosion and frequent earthquake activity. For communities near lakavas there can be severe consequences to be alongside these geographic features. The article explains that lakava erosion can “damage infrastructure, remove hillslope pasturage, and causes debris flows that devastates agricultural land in the valleys.” Lakavas and the destruction they can potentially cause reveal an important fact of class distinction: the rich get the good land and the poor get the infertile, uninhabitable, dangerous territories. 

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2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Infographic

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Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 11:12 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:35 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

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Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers - TeachThought

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Professional development can come from a variety of sources–conversation, books, blogs, social media, YouTube, and more–courses, for example. Nanocourses, more specifically.

What’s most appealing about these courses is the low time-investment necessary, combined with the visual elements–examples, models, and other explanations to support what’s being explained. All but two of the following courses for teachers are 5 hours or less in length, and can supplement your reading and school-based PD usefully.

Also note, though we have gone in and hand-picked these courses for relevance and even instructors (Monica Burns, who has published on both TeachThought and edutopia, is among the instructors), these are also affiliate links, which means we get a small percentage of any purchase you might make. To keep this from happening, you can simply go directly to udemy.com and search for the specific course.

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Cardboard, MakeyMakey, @Scratch instruments with @EmilySticco and 8th graders. #GlobalCardboardChallenge

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"Emily Sticco is one of the stellar music teachers at The School at Columbia University, and I’m excited to co-teach an 8th grade mini-course, #BitsOfMusic, with her. Emily was inspired to do a music/tech project for her 10-week elective and reached out in late August to start planning. She wanted “the students to compose an original piece of music and based on the music have something move, light up, or just respond to the music they composed.”

 

I discussed two possible projects with Emily. We’re in the middle of the first project now — the students are building and programming a Cardboard Jam Band. This can be super simple or more nuanced depending on the students. The tasks:È


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15-year-old invents $12 probe that harnesses energy from ocean currents - Interesting Engineering

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"Many of us have been bestowed the project of a pen pal in school. Teachers assign these projects in hopes of children being able to get a glimpse of another child’s life and culture, opening their mind to how other kids around the world live. Hannah Herbst, a 15-year old teenager in Florida, did not take this project lightly but used her pen pal’s story to inspire a pretty impressive invention for harnessing energy from ocean currents.

“I found out that she’s living in energy poverty, and she doesn’t have access to things that I take for granted every day,” Herbst explains the motivation from her 9- year old pen pal in Ethiopia. “Then I was boating with my family through the Boca Raton Inlet, and our boat was really jerked around by the current. I thought, why not use this power?”"


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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/success-story-of-life-long-learning-best-practice-ict-eskills-for-jobs/

 


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

maralma's curator insight, October 15, 7:39 AM
INTERESTING!

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Cassie Mahakian: Winner of the Samsung App Challenge!

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Meet Cassie Mahakian, a thirteen year old coder, tennis player, musician, and self-described “girly girl.” Cassie recently won the Samsung Mobile App Challenge and is looking forward to studying engineering at Erie High School in the fall. Want some words of wisdom from this awesome young #GirlBoss? Read the interview below!

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We Are All Teachers Of Literacy

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Literacy today is taking on a whole new meaning and many years from now it will mean something entirely different. Therefore, we have to look at literacy through a new lens and expand on our definition of what makes kids and all of us literate and examine how technology supports our ability to do so.


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 17, 11:07 AM
Our view of literacy needs to expand and include all the skills needed to be successful in our changing world.
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Todos serão mestres e aprendizes.

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We are all students of literacy, too.
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#Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | #Coaching #LEARNing2LEARN 

#Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | #Coaching #LEARNing2LEARN  | good | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/practice-put-students-in-the-drivers-seat-how-to/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:46 AM

Could not agree more and approach my trainings that way...

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When Does Real Learning Happen?

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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 


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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

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Julie Wedgwood's curator insight, March 22, 11:26 AM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Juan Quiñones's curator insight, March 28, 11:43 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, March 29, 5:12 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

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Who Are the 198 Million Ad Block Users?

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Popular wisdom says that everyone hates advertisements. It’s why Netflix is so popular, cable subscriptions are steadily declining, and ad blocking has grown from 21 million users in 2009 to 198 million in 2015.  

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Michael Bani's curator insight, February 24, 3:58 AM

Qui sont les utilisateurs d'ad-block

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 27, 10:52 AM

Interesting points of view on ad blocking. Maybe if the ad industry didn't create such terrible content, was less intrusive, more inclusive and actually produced valuable information, people wouldn't ad block? And I was a copywriter for many years! 

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Mastering Content Marketing: 7 Required Principles for Success

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If you don’t understand why you should use a particular tactic, you won’t know when to use it. This means you’re playing a guessing game, and the results will be all over the place.

 

I want to clear up as much of this as possible in this post.

 

We’re going to look at the 7 most important principles of content marketing and how you should apply them.

 

Once you understand how these principles affect your overall content strategy, you should be able to get a better grip on when you need to use specific tactics....


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BYCNOW WEB PORTAL's curator insight, January 12, 7:23 AM

BYC NOW is the Best Education Portal For Those Student who are going to #preparation for all #Competative exams. 
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Visit: http://bycnow.com

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Oh How I need to master these 7 principles. Maybe you do to. Check them them out and leverage their effectiveness.

Steve Hall's curator insight, January 13, 6:38 PM
Everyone Needs Traffic....get ALL YOU NEED Right here...

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13 of the Best Hand Puppets for Creative Learning and Fun - FRACTUS LEARNING

13 of the Best Hand Puppets for Creative Learning and Fun - FRACTUS LEARNING | good | Scoop.it
Hand puppets are a relatively simple toy. They don’t require batteries, have lots of parts, or use blinking screens. However, they do use your child’s creativity and can easily provide endless hours of interactive fun. Puppets encourage children to actively use their imagination. They also foster communication skills, motor skills, language, and hand-eye coordination. They are fun for play on their own or kids can put on performances in a puppet theater.

In addition to play, hand puppets are excellent teaching tools. They are an engaging way to educate about different animals and are perfect for storytelling time. A hand puppet acting out a story is a wonderful way to keep an entire classroom of children entertained.

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Pecore e aironi, Le Marche come l'Africa

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Gli ovini sono tranquilli al pascolo ed in effetti tra l'erba, ci sono anche una ventina di Aironi guardabuoi. Bellissimo, un pezzo di savana africana proprio sotto casa...Be', Africa, in effetti non vedo ne' gazzelle ne' bufali ma con un po' di fantasia si potrebbe pure immaginarli...


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Le Marche come la Savana Africana? La Tropicalizzazione porta gli Aironi Guardabuoi nei prati di erba medica delle Marche

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10 of Our Favorite PVC Projects | Make:

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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a popular, readily-available plastic polymer material used in plumbing and other piping applications. It is relatively cheap, very easy to work with, chemically resistant, durable, and long-lasting. Besides plumbing, it can also be used as a Tinkertoy-like building system for creating all sorts of lightweight and durable framed structures. Here we have gathered several of our Skill Builder pieces to bring you up to speed on how to use this material and some of the best PVC projects we’ve featured over the years.

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Forget Apps: By 2020, This Technology Will Run Your Smartphone -- The Motley Fool

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Smartphone users love their apps. According to Nielsen, U.S. consumers access 26.7 apps and spend an average of 37.5 hours in them each month.

But a recent report from research company Gartner predicts that by 2020, nearly half of our mobile interactions will be done through virtual personal assistants, like Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Cortana, and Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Now.

Here's what Gartner had to say:

By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the postapp era will begin to dominate. Smart agent technologies, in the form of virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and other agents, will monitor user content and behavior in conjunction with cloud-hosted neural networks to build and maintain data models from which the technology will draw inferences about people, content and contexts. Based on these information-gathering and model-building efforts, VPAs can predict users' needs, build trust and ultimately act autonomously on the user's behalf.

Having our phones predict the exact information that we need, when we need it, is already a theme major tech companies have implemented into smartphones to a small degree. But each is making big moves to expand their VPAs, too.

What Apple's doing
Last year, Apple made headlines when it was discovered that the company was diving further into neural networks (a type of machine learning where computers use algorithms to process information in similar ways that our brains do) to make Siri's voice recognition much smarter. 



IMAGE SOURCE: APPLE.

More recently, though, Apple's made a handful of acquisitions that could beef up Siri once again -- and lead to Gartner's prediction of smarter VPAs. In October, Apple purchased natural-language speech recognition company VocalIQ, which made a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that actively learns from conversations, as opposed to just listening. The technology could help boost Siri's ability to understand the meaning behind what someone is saying, instead of simply what a person is saying. 

Apple also recently picked up the deep-learning company Perceptio, which built a system that allows AI to run in apps without having to collect massive amounts of user data. Perceptio was working on technology that helped AI classify photos without being told what they are. But the technology could be applied to other areas where a phone needs to learn something new without specifically being told. 

Aside from its acquisitions, Apple has also made several recent hires in artificial intelligence as well, including a deep-learning expert from NVIDIA. Of course, not all of Apple's AI moves are geared toward Siri, but considering the iPhone accounts for 63% of Apple's revenue, you can bet the company is working toward ensuring its phones outsmart other VPAs. 

What Alphabet's doing
Alphabet's Google already implements neural net processing in some of its apps, like Google Translate. This allows the app to translate images of a language instantaneously into another language, all without having to access the Internet for information.



IMAGE SOURCE: GOOGLE.

Similarly, the Alphabet's Google Photos app uses a deep-learning system called TensorFlow to categorize images in the app (like pictures of beaches), so users can find images they're looking for much faster. 

But Google isn't just interested in deep learning and neural networks to power Photos and Translate: The company also uses its AI systems to become the best predictor of what users want as well. Google relies heavily on all of the information from its other apps, Gmail, and online searches, and then offers up predictive information through Google Now. 

As an article in SearchEngineLand recently mentioned, "Google Now is fully cloud-based. Whatever it learns on any device or in any way you interact with Google all goes into a common profile in the cloud." 

So, Alphabet's Google is already using cloud-based information to power Google Now, and as the company dives into more cloud-based neural networking, you can be sure Google Now's predictions will get even better.

What Microsoft's doing
Microsoft has already tapped into neural networking with its Skype app, which can help translate different languages in real-time conversations. And Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana, uses natural networks for speech recognition as well. 

But the company continues to expand its AI focus, and earlier this year, Microsoft Research revealed that its deep-learning system was able to identify a set of images, within 1,000 possible categories, better than humans. Microsoft's deep learning system had an error rate of 4.94%, while humans had an error rate of 5.1%.



IMAGE SOURCE: MICROSOFT.

As with Apple and Alphabet, Microsoft isn't expanding its use of neural networks and deep learning just so users can have better photo classification. Eventually, the company wants to use these systems to infer what information users want from their mobile devices. 

Microsoft's Cortana uses cloud-based information to help it understand what users are asking, and pulls information from Bing searches, emails, and Web-browsing history to help it understand what users want. As more of Microsoft Research's findings are put to use with Cortana, the company will be able to expand its VPA's ability to better predict what users want.

No clear winner yet
It's hard to say which platform is expanding its neural-networking expertise better at this point. Right now, virtual personal assistants still feel a bit like a nice-to-have feature, but they aren't critical in helping users get things accomplished throughout the day. Still, if these tech companies continue to pursue neural processing, deep learning, and other AI systems, then they'll likely be one of the most important aspects of our future devices. 

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