Kevin JZ Chan

327 Flips | 4 Magazines | 40 Likes | 2 Following | 18 Followers | @kevincjz | Learning technology evangelist and gadget junkie. Searching for the next big thing in edtech.

Commentary: Outrage over Jingapore exposes an unimaginative and rigid Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) recently found itself sucked into a vortex of vitriol and it had nothing to do with trains or buses.<p>It …

Mental Disorders

Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a problem if you're a so-called smart weapon.<p>A video presented on Friday at a meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional …

Artificial Intelligence

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss reveals what he's learned after a difficult year of introspection, and how he built a passionate fanbase of millions

.<p>Tim Ferriss first found fame with his 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek." After taking a break from writing, in 2012, he became an accidental podcast star with "The Tim Ferriss Show," which has surpassed 200 million downloads. He's an investor and self-described human guinea pig. He sat down for an …

Automated Machine Learning Drives Intelligent Business

Even as enterprises explore how artificial intelligence can help their organizations and people discuss the relationship between humans and software, …

Approximate Nearest Neighbours for Recommender Systems

One challenge that recommender systems face is in quickly generating a list of the best recommendations to show for the user. These days many …

Data Science

How Carousell runs its product team

<i>The Inside series is a column where the Tech in Asia Jobs team gives an insider’s glimpse into interesting companies and professions. Search jobs</i> …

We tried the AI software companies like Goldman Sachs and Unilever use to analyze job applicants

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng’s three part act is a $150 million venture capital fund, first noted by PEHub, targeting AI …

Venture Capital

Inside the world of Silicon Valley's 'coasters' — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

On a sunny summer morning, a Facebook engineer woke up to go to work but felt ill, ran to the bathroom and threw up. "I thought I was getting sick," the engineer recalled.<p>It wasn't a virus or food poisoning. The engineer was having a bad reaction to the thought of going to work.<p>This person was …

What Is a Personalized Education, and Why Doesn't Everyone Get One?

When you strip all peer interactions out of learning, you're left with bare facts and theorems and instructions. Or, in competency-based learning, a …

Students Share the Edtech Products That Actually Make a Difference

Teachers, with the beginning of the school year rapidly approaching, it’s time to give the students what they really want: Good edtech products. So …

Face it, AI is better at data-analysis than humans

It’s time we stopped pretending that we’re computers and let the machines do their jobs. Anodot, a real-time analytics company, is using advanced machine-learning algorithms to overcome the limitations that humans bring to data analysis.<p>AI can chew up all your data and spit out more answers than …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Simcoach Games creates training games that can lead to new careers

Simcoach Games makes training games that show people how to do certain kinds of jobs, and those games can sometimes lead people to adopt new careers. That ability to change lives is why CEO Jessica Trybus and vice president Eben Myers have made more than 150 titles over 12 years.<p>Their company is …

Carnegie Mellon University

14 ways AI will impact the education sector

There have been a lot of digital “next big things” in education over the years — everything from the Apple IIe to online learning. The latest is artificial intelligence education tech (AI ed), and only time will tell what impact it ultimately has. But for something as important as education, now is …

Artificial Intelligence

Tutorbots are here - 7 ways they could change the learning landscape

Tutorbots are teaching chatbots. They realise the promise of a more Socratic approach to online learning, as they enable dialogue between teacher and …

AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021

By Meghan Bogardus CortezTeachers will get a boost in efficiency thanks to machine-learning tools.

Edtech startup Ruangguru raises series B round led by UOB’s venture arm

Iman Usman (L) and Belva Devara, co-founders of Ruangguru. Photo credit: Ruangguru.Indonesian edtech startup Ruangguru has just announced it …

This founder is building a startup at the cusp of Airbnb and Coursera

Stay on Skill founder Arjun Tuli is a coder who loves to travel. Photo credit: Stay on Skill.Guitarists sent videos of themselves playing, …

5 Hard Truths Every Founder Needs to Hear

The constant pressure and stress to do the impossible is like nothing you've ever had to do before. Are you up for it?<p><i>What are top five things to remember when starting a company? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Mockups

What is the Best Way to Learn Artificial Intelligence?

Shares 236<p>In the fall of 2016, the citizens of the United States became fed up and made a decision that was heard around the world. While not all …

Artificial Intelligence

9 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you only have 10 minutes

Big ideas can come in small packages.<p>Take TED Talks, the beloved lectures on technology, entertainment, and design. Some of the most insightful talks …

University of Pennsylvania

Modern Workplace Learning 2018 – Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

This new book contains some (updated) content from Jane’s previous books as well as new material, and is currently available as a PDF or</b> …

This is what it looks like when the Apple Store’s architects build a house

If ever you wanted to model your home after a retail store, that retail store would doubtless be of the Apple variety. And if you want your home to …

AI and the rising expectations for enterprise software

From the dawn of the information age, computers have helped us accelerate our understanding of business performance and opportunities for improvements. We rely on them to tackle the routine, yet often complex, calculations underlying our most important metrics: revenue, growth, costs, and …

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

A professor built an AI teaching assistant for his courses — and it could shape the future of education

Ashok Goel needed help.<p>In his regular courses at Georgia Tech, the computer science professor had at most a few dozen students. But his online class had 400 students  —  students based all over the world; students who viewed his class videos at different times; students with questions. Lots and …

Zynga Acquires 1-Person App Startup For $42.5M

It’s a good day to be Tim Oswald.<p>He owns Harpan LLC, an app development company with essentially one game, and game studio Zynga just bought his company for $42.5 million. And he’s not just the owner and CEO. He’s essentially the only employee, as well.<p>Zynga is a major game development studio. …

Zynga

How A.I. could affect the world of corporate training

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is already being used by businesses to interpret data, learn from customers’ actions, and even communicate to their …

Artificial intelligence is quickly rolling into your personal finances

<b>(Getty/iLexx)</b><p>New apps are emerging that nudge you toward better money habits, but are they useful?<p>Angelo Young<p>March 6, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Artificial intelligence has rapidly become an integral part of wealth management, so that computers and algorithms analyze massive amounts of financial data to …