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4 Ways to Use Technology in a Classroom



Technology is slowly making its way into every sector. It is only a matter of time that technology is going to become a driving force of everything we do. The education sector has been criticized for many years for not promoting enough talent in students. A student’s success should be the number one priority for the teacher, and they should spend some time and research on how to promote learning in students. One of the best ways to do this is by using the latest technology. As the current generation is most affected by technology, it is only logical to use it to motivate students. Keeping that in mind, here are 4 ways teachers can use technology in a classroom.


Use Multimedia

Humans are generally more attracted to pictures and videos. Books can sometimes get very boring, and students can only pay attention to them for a limited time. Using multimedia comes in very handy if you want to enforce positive learning in students. You can make informative yet engaging presentation slides, which will definitely gather the attention of students. You can use eye-catching infographics to present large information in a summarized form so that it is easier for students to understand and learn it.


Digitalize Your Teaching Methods

If you want to reap the maximum benefits of technology, you need to incorporate digitalization in your teaching methodology. It is the world of smartphones, and it doesn’t matter how much you try to keep students and children away from it, they will most likely do the opposite. So, it is better that teachers create digital content for students. You can upload videos on YouTube so that students can learn from them. You can convert your notes to PDF format using sodapdf and share it with your students so that they can learn stuff from their digital books.


Using Social Media

As we all know that students are spending ample time on social media, we can take advantage of that. Integrating social media into the classroom to connect with students so that you can share the curriculum, share notes, spread information, and chat with them is the best way to help them. You can create a Facebook page for your class where you can start a discussion thread to discuss things. The goal of a teacher should be to promote learning in their students and you can easily do that through social media.


Gather Feedback

In the last, you can also use the internet and online polls to check how well the students are doing. Feedback should be a very core element of learning, as students can address the problems they are facing in the current system. Using online surveys can help you get the opinion of the students and figure out what’s working and what’s not. It will help you develop a teaching strategy that works best and something that students feel comfortable around. Accepting criticism is the first step towards betterment, which our education system needs to do very direly.

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AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020 Showcases AI and Robotic Innovations to Augment Human Potential



SINGAPORE, Aug. 3, 2020 — Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association (APARA), a non-profit organization founded to facilitate adoption and augmentation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, today announced AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020, an AI and Robotics event themed around ‘Augmenting the Human Potential’, will be launched between August and November 2020, aiming to facilitate the increasing dependency on AI technology into improving human lives.

An international event endorsed and supported by the International Alliance of Robotics Associations (IARA) and a number of global and regional partners including the University of Oxford, the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, Japan Science & Technology Agency, the Malaysian Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Association, among others, AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020 reviews ethical and responsible AI and robotics innovations through webinars and a virtual exhibition 24 hours a day, seven days a week from August for four months, bringing together renowned industry experts as well as a number of projects and innovative solutions from all around the world.

To enable a smart, seamless and sustainable digital conferencing experience, APARA is collaborating with Tencent Cloud, the official conferencing solution provider of AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020, to bring visitors and delegates a series of power-packed webinars and a virtual exhibition through Tencent Cloud Conference (TCC) solutions which have been widely adopted by local and overseas organizations and enterprises at online and digital business conferences, annual meetings, road shows, lectures, industry forums, among others.

“As we adjust to the ‘new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, AI has also become much more mainstream while allowing gatherings and business meetings to be held amid current circumstances. We are excited to present AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020, highlighting how AI and Robotics can truly augment human potential, which is a timely message in light of the virus-related disruptions globally,” said Shanlynn Lee, President of APARA.

“One of the benefits of us going online this year is that unlike conventional conferences, we will be serving our visitors from all around the world for the whole duration of the event, without closing for business, with seamless digital conferencing support from Tencent Cloud. What’s more, visitors can simply register with AIBotics Go-Digital to have access to the webinars and the virtual exhibition, a marketplace that never sleeps, for four months, so they can take their time and come back again and again to see all the exhibits even after the event with no rush,” Ms. Lee added.

Featuring speakers from the UK, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Korea amongst many other countries, AIBotics Go-Digital Series 2020 aims to drive and showcase AI and Robotics applications across a variety of sectors, address issues in its development and offer recommendations for utilizing such applications with the protection of important human values in mind.

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In this Interview, Leading AI Expert Mariojose Palma Talks About the Evolution and Future of AI



Mariojose Palma is a Florida based Artificial Intelligence Expert. Apart from his expertise in AI, he has successfully developed software applications for his clients throughout his career. An advent believer of the fact that AI is there to change the world for the good, Mariojose has written a famous blog ‘COVID-19 scenario planning using Artificial Intelligence’.

In this Interview, he discusses in detail the application of AI in various sectors and what AI holds in future for us.

Mariojose, Thank you for talking with us. Kindly describe your journey as an Entrepreneur so far.

This great journey started at the age of 15 years old when I began designing websites and developing applications which could play my favorite online games and of course win my friends because while I was sleeping or studying, my computer would be playing for me. Since that moment without me consciously knowing, I was trying to emulate human behavior through a machine to get certain actions as a response.

Later on, I started to work with different companies in my home country Venezuela, where they had the need to automatize processes taking data from different sources and with that data have the application make different decisions on its own.

One of the most interesting projects I worked on in my US first years was to develop an application which would obtain and show cars and boats real-time data in a user-friendly manner to make better decisions. In that time, I formally learned a lot about AI and how to apply it in a large-scale project considering smaller time frames where we would make it possible to get real-time data in 300 milliseconds which at the time was considered an “impossible” thing to achieve.

Currently I find myself working as a consultant for several companies in the financial and real state fields most of the time.

They way we perceive AI and ML has changed rapidly in the last few years. In your view, how things have changed in the last few years.

In my opinion, AI has substantially grown in the past few years. It just didn’t exist before, as a programmer you were limited to certain conditioning elements (ifs and else) to make a software work based on the current data but that did not mean it was an intelligent software as we see it now.

It is incredible the high number of Artificial intelligence frameworks that’s been born and keep getting better in only five years like TensorFlow, Keras and Cognitive Tools from Microsoft. These frameworks help to a great extent to comprehend how to solve AI problems without having the need of diving in each and every neuron of the neural network. The way AI has evolved makes me believe that with today’s tools it is possible to construct superior and stronger solutions, not only for high-end companies but for everybody in a very near future.

How can AI revolutionize health sector? Do you see its potential in the fight against Covid 19?

It seem to me AI could be of great help in the health sector specially in the preventive side due to the large amount of data a single person can have, considering all the family history for example, it is humanly impossible to analyze all the data from everyone, that is the reason AI will revolutionize this industry satisfying the need for more accurate percentages and patterns. Imagine how helpful would be for health care providers to view on their screens the key points of the patient they are about to see, that indeed would help recognize patters of symptoms and catch up with any disease in its early development.

In the case of already existing diseases like Covid-19 AI would be crucial because as I mentioned before the large amount of data that needs to be processed in order to find the best solution takes a lot of time and it is just impossible for humans to do it faster, in the meantime people die, AI is going to be essential in the fight of viruses like Covid-19.

In your experience, which sector has best used the powers of AI? Also, what are some of the untapped powers of AI?

I would definitely say the automotive industry is one of the pioneers using AI since we now have self-driving cars available for the public to buy. Cybersecurity of course, implements AI to detect credit cards frauds based on the transactions data, to name one.

The education industry could take a great deal of advantages from AI taking into consideration each and every student’s data, how does he learn? what does he likes best to learn? which is the best way he learns more? Is he a visual learner? Is he a participation-focus learner? There are so many things to be considered so our students can perform at their best, therefore AI will be a teacher’s best friend in order for them to personalize education and reward each student the proper way to maximize their outcome.

There are concerns around how AI can be detrimental to certain sectors. Moreover, there are fears around the possible misuse of the powers of AI. Are these fears justified?

As every new industry has faced in their beginnings with difficulties due to the instant and natural rejection we feel towards the unknown, AI industry is not the exception owing to the apparent fear of AI overtaking most of our jobs, such as repetitive kinds of jobs where machines take over, this staff needs to reroute and find a more challenging job which the machine itself can’t do, for instance controlling or repairing the machines.

The dark side of AI is not the AI itself but the humans behind it. AI could be wonderful or it could be dangerous if it ends up in the wrong hands, what I mean is that the same AI used in cybersecurity that prevents a credit card fraud could be used to actually perform the fraud, “attack” applications, servers, etc. What’s more there’s something called “Deep fake” which is an AI able to make any public person’s face “say” what you want, with the person’s voice and expressions. The way it works is by allowing you to video tape yourself saying whatever you want to say and the AI will transform that into the celebrity or public person of your choice, as a consequence in the near future we are not going to know for sure if what we are watching was recorded indeed by that person.

What future Trends do you see in Software Development?

In my view the trends will be towards developing applications with AI to communicate with us as if they were humans too. For example, the bots used in customer service call centers which sometimes are helpful and most of the time annoying, in this new trend, humans are not going to identify whether they are talking to a human or a bot, making this calls a lot more satisfactory and keeping the wait times very low. On the other hand, the people working on call centers are going to encounter the AI threat.

What suggestion would you like to give to someone who wants to make a career in AI and ML?

If you ask me, I think anyone who wants to learn can do so, there’s so much information on the internet and YouTube, anyone could learn anything. I’m not saying you’ll become an AI expert in one day, week or even a year but you will definitely have a better understanding on AI. I’ve been working in the AI industry for over five years and I keep learning with every project I involve myself in and It excites me that there’s still a lot more to be discovered.

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What Comes After 5G?



1G brought us the very first cellphones. After that, 2G let us text one another for the first time. Next, 3G brought us online and 4G gave us high speeds. What could 5G bring?

Each stepping stone was revolutionary for civilization and how we communicated and interacted. 5G promises blistering download speeds, more bandwidth, and lower latency. This wireless technology means self-driving cars and remote surgery.

Now is the time to think about what is beyond 5G technology. 6G or the sixth generation of wireless communication is coming. The technology does not exist yet but has led to wild speculations throughout the internet.

Most of what we know about 6G comes from a handful of researches and studies. With all the misconceptions about 6G, it’s hard to say what is fact and fiction.

If you are an investor keen on 6G prospects, NoBSIMReviews article on Ray Blanco’s “Apple Fi” will assist you. Read on to know what is real and what is not when it comes to technology beyond 5G.

Is 6G Even Real?

The big question in everyone’s mind is whether 6G is even real. The answer is both yes and no. We will tell you why.

Yes, 6G, or whatever its name is going to be, will replace 5G. However, 6G is not a functioning piece of technology yet.

Still, very much of 6G is in the research phase. The telecom industry is still working on the 5G revolution.

For this reason, they are treating 6G as a middle sibling. This means that mom and dad are going to focus on their 5G baby for the foreseeable future.

When Will The Industry Focus on 6G?

So, when will the industry focus on 6G instead of 5G? And when will 6G finally launch? Well, mobile technology evolution is historically slow. The progression of it is relatively steady. After all, there is a lot of money to make in every stepping stone.

3G came in the early 2000s and it was unbelievable. After that, 4G came in the 2010s and it too had a major impact on technology throughout the world. 5G came in the 2020s and it is still the primary focus of world industries.

 Given the pace of progression, 6G may take as long as a decade to grace the world. That means it could take as long as 2030.

Is 6G technology in The Process of Development?

Just because 6G may take as long as another full decade to see the light of day, research is not static. As we speak there are many countries and companies tirelessly working on 6G technology.

Most major companies and governments are working on 6G projects.  Many are actually talking about their plans openly.

Japan is one of the top contenders who might come up with 6G technology before any other country. They already have a 6G project running.

Samsung and LG both have 6G research centers in South Korea. Furthermore, HUAWEI also reportedly started its 6G research in China.

What About The USA?

In 2019, Donald Trump spoke about 5G and 6G technology. He wants the best technology to come to America as soon as possible.

He says that it is much faster, more powerful, and even smarter than the current standard. Furthermore, he urges American companies to step up so that they achieve 6G before others. There is no reason for the USA to be lagging behind.

It’s refreshing to see that everyone is hopping on the 6G bandwagon, even Donald Trump.

There is talk that Apple is coming up with 6G technology or as Ray Blanco calls it, the 5G killer. He says that it is coming really soon and will be faster and better than ever.

Who Will Come Up With The Fastest 6G Technology?

Many companies and governments are starting to work on 6G technology. It is hard to tell who will be first and who will come up with the fastest 6G technology.

The truth is that it is very uncertain who will win. However, that does not stop experts from guessing who the top contender will be.

What Does 6G Mean to You?

It’s great to talk about what 6G can do. Since it is just an idea at this point, you may be asking, what it means for you. The answer is mindblowing.

It’s going to be like 5G but much faster and better. You will get even higher speeds, lower latency, and masses of bandwidth.

Researchers are talking about 6G being the network to move away from wires completely. Instead, it’s going to use our own devices as antennas to create decentralized networks.

The networks will not be under the control of a single network operator. 6G can be the generation that takes power away from the big telecom companies and gives it to you – the end-user.

The Potential of 6G

5G will take a technology like autonomous cars, drones, and smart cities and take them to the next level. But that is just a child’s play as 6G will make science fiction come true.

For instance, the integration of brains in computers will be possible. Just imagine what this could mean for mankind.

Technology will soon be able to tap into our bodies through something as simple as contact lenses. This will show us a reality that is much different from what we see all around us.

You will be in a world with real-life cyborgs walking around. And we will be able to charge our phones without any sort of connections what so ever.

6G coverage can extend over oceans and even into space. This means, when we finally colonize the moon, you can still face-time with your loved ones on planet earth.

So you see, the world of infinite possibilities in science fiction books is one stepping stone away. Once in our hands, we will be more powerful than ever.

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