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How Chatbots are Thawing the Touch of Technology (Part 1): Education

<b>This article has been divided into two parts where the first half focuses on the applications of chatbots in education whilst the second will</b> …

Chatbots

Request for Education Startups

At YC, we’re deeply interested in education because of its power to transform lives and societies and to maximize human potential. On a micro level, …

Behind the Scenes of the Cinematic Dialogues in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher

The Next Phase Of UX: Designing Chatbot Personalities

When the conversation is the interface, experience design is all about crafting the right words.<p>You may have heard that “conversational interfaces” are the new hotness in digital product design. Why open and close a bunch of apps on your phone to get stuff done when you can invoke a …

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools

In San Francisco’s public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 “innovation grants” and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders and less like bureaucrats.<p>In Maryland, Texas, Virginia and other states, Netflix’s chief, …

Silicon Valley

AWS Tips I Wish I'd Known Before I Started

Moving from physical servers to the "cloud" involves a paradigm shift in thinking. Generally in a physical environment you care about each invididual …

Edtech is the next fintech

David Bainbridge Contributor<p>David Bainbridge is CEO and founder of Knowledgemotion.<p>Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the …

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Einstein chatbot shows Facebook Messenger's potential as an educational tool

An Albert Einstein chatbot on Facebook Messenger is a window into how the chat service could be used as an educational tool — at least when it comes to simple facts.<p>The chatbot is intended to promote National Geographic’s new show <i>Genius</i>, which is about Einstein. And it does that, with a constant …

New apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, or their phone connects to WiFi. It may not seem like much, but filling these gaps can can a significant …

School dropout biggest crisis in India, says Singapore deputy PM Shanmugaratnam

Drawing attention to a high dropout rate in upper primary schools, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam today said schools are …

Reimagining education

Penny: Friendly Finances

Meet Penny, your personal finance coach.<p>Good things happen when you chat with Penny: spend smarter, save more, live happier.<p>Good things happen when …

Experience our first conversational article

<b>State of the conversation</b><p>Eight trillion. That’s the number of text messages sent every year. For the record, that’s 23 billion texts sent every day. …

Chatbots

Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming

In the market for online education, Udacity remains focused on teaching its students about software development, data science and machine learning. To this avail, Udacity brought out its M&A team for the first time to strategically acquire CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding …

Edtech founders: it's time to go out for that Milken-Penn cash

Trying to get your edtech idea off the ground might get easier after taking home some cash to get it all started. And the <b>Milken-Penn GSE</b> annual …

Education Technology

Awesome bots

Please read the contribution guidelines or the creating a list guide if you want to contribute.<p>We also run one of the most active Facebook …

Imagining an AI-First Student Experience

by Big Tomorrow | March 3, 2017 | More Articles<p><i>This is the third installment in a larger series exploring the intersection of design and existing</i> …

Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing

<i>Content originally posted at http://21ct.com/blog/.</i><p>Before deep learning, the meaning embedded in the words we write was communicated to computers …

The Two Paths from Natural Language Processing to Artificial Intelligence

Why isn’t Siri smarter? AI has accelerated in recent years, especially with deep learning, but current chatbots are an embarrassment. Computers still …

Natural Language Processing

Could an artificial intelligence-based coach help managers master difficult conversations?

MIT alumni develop an executive coaching bot.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | February 23, 2017<p>The Coach Otto bot in a Slack messaging interface<p>Facing a …

Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

Series-ly tho…<p>Readers spend almost five million hours per month on Medium, following the latest smart ideas from their favorite writers. Today, we’re …

Bernie Sanders

MIT to offer labs, certificates to virtual students | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing technology that will allow students taking courses online to use simulated labs, interact with professors and other students, and earn certificates.<p>Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and 2005 Nobel Prize in …

How Khan Academy is using Machine Learning to Assess Student Mastery

02 Nov 2011<p>See discussion on Hacker News and Reddit.<p>The Khan Academy is well known for its extensive library of over 2600 video lessons. It should …

Why Digital Publishing is the Future of Education | Inc.com

Digital publishing is a booming market. For a decade, since the Amazon Kindle was released in 2007, books have captivated audiences via mobile devices. Even the most staunch paper book fundamentalists have turned into avid digital bookworms.<p>Consumer and educational electronic book publishing …

Coding needs a new youth movement

Josh Seides Contributor<p>Josh Seides is a freshman at Harvard University, nonprofit founder of Technocademy and contributor to Entepreneur, Yahoo and Fast Company.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The New Era Of Youth Startups<p>Let’s face it — coder or not, at one point or another you’ve thought of …