Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education
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Looking at the newest tech trends and their potential impact on global higher education
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Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation

Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Translating from one language to another is hard, and creating a system that does it automatically is a major challenge, partly because there are just so many..
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Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy

Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
A team has developed artificial intelligence software that analyzes mammograms for breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy. This could help keep women from undergoing unnecessary biopsies, and would shield them from the agony of false positives.
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"Fishy-Looking" Technology Leads to Advancement in Nanorobotics - SERIOUS WONDER

"Fishy-Looking" Technology Leads to Advancement in Nanorobotics - SERIOUS WONDER | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
The nanorobotics field has just made some headway with the development of nanoscale metallic fish! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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5 ways to practically incorporate virtual reality - eCampus News

5 ways to practically incorporate virtual reality - eCampus News | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
How higher education can harness virtual reality for services beyond the campus tour.
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Google DeepMind: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Google DeepMind: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bought by Google in 2014 for 400 million pounds, DeepMind is an AI company best known for beating the world champion in the game Go. TechRepublic's comprehensive guide explains how it works.
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Reactor Core founder: short-term programs, not four-year degrees, are the future of tech education - TechRepublic

Reactor Core founder: short-term programs, not four-year degrees, are the future of tech education - TechRepublic | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
TechRepublic's Scott Matteson spoke with the co-founder of Reactor Core about criticisms of coding schools, and how his organization addresses those.
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Coursera's Koller: 'Yesterday's degree doesn't prepare for tomorrow's jobs'

Coursera's Koller: 'Yesterday's degree doesn't prepare for tomorrow's jobs' | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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"Artificial Synapses" Could Let Supercomputers Mimic the Human Brain

"Artificial Synapses" Could Let Supercomputers Mimic the Human Brain | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers say the technology could improve robots, self-driving cars and stock trading  
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Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed -- Campus Technology

Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed -- Campus Technology | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open source learning platform Moodle today released version 3.1, which introduces new features for competency-based education.
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This AI stockbroker could be the future of financial advising

This AI stockbroker could be the future of financial advising | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Named “Chloe,” 8 Securities is planning to launch a virtual advisor service that uses machine learning to give investment advice.
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AI2 CEO calls for 'full disclosure' in artificial intelligence after students learn their TA is really a bot - GeekWire

AI2 CEO calls for 'full disclosure' in artificial intelligence after students learn their TA is really a bot - GeekWire | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
A class of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently learned that Jill Watson, the teacher's assistant they'd been interacting with all seme
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IBM makes quantum computing available free on IBM Cloud | KurzweilAI

IBM makes quantum computing available free on IBM Cloud | KurzweilAI | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Layout of IBM's five superconducting quantum bit device. In 2015, IBM scientists demonstrated critical breakthroughs to detect quantum errors by combining
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AI talent grab sparks excitement and concern

AI talent grab sparks excitement and concern | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook and other tech firms are changing how artificial-intelligence research is done.
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Colleges look to innovation as alternative revenue resource

Colleges look to innovation as alternative revenue resource | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Get a front-row seat in Harvard’s largest class, thanks to virtual reality

Get a front-row seat in Harvard’s largest class, thanks to virtual reality | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
With an acceptance rate of 6%, Harvard University is one of toughest universities to get into.
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Google launches Android camera app for virtual reality photos

Google launches Android camera app for virtual reality photos | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google released a new Android app Thursday that allows you to take panoramic photos and view them through Google's Cardboard virtual reality viewer.
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The dangers of the uberization of higher education (essay)

The dangers of the uberization of higher education (essay) | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
In higher education, we are increasingly facing the distinct possibility of a faceless future, teacherless courses, online everything, argues David Theo Goldberg.
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Who needs an HR administrator when a chatbot can do the job?

Who needs an HR administrator when a chatbot can do the job? | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Chatbots are being prepped to take over many administrative tasks.
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How Google is Remaking Itself as a “Machine Learning First” Company — Backchannel

How Google is Remaking Itself as a “Machine Learning First” Company — Backchannel | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you want to build artificial intelligence into every product, you better retrain your army of coders. Check.
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Want to Know about Deep Learning and AI?--Check This Out

Want to Know about Deep Learning and AI?--Check This Out | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the innovators who created the technique that is taking the tech world by storm tells how it works
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Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
The fastest way to learn everything going on in tech is to read this report. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing these..
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The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. In this article, a librarian and an art historian discuss the many ways that VR may transform learning and student experiences.
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Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’

Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’ | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be "the..
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The next AI is no AI

The next AI is no AI | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in -- and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming..
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5 ways to make it easier for adults to learn to code

5 ways to make it easier for adults to learn to code | Tech Trends and Innovation Impacting Global Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bring better snacks.
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