5 ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming education system

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How Artificial Intelligence is transforming education system

The face of the education system has undergone a sea change in recent years. The present-day educational structure is competitive, challenging, and needs to be capable of meeting international benchmarks. The emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are changing our lives as they are being put to different purposes. And just like other areas, AI is disrupting and creating an impact on the education system as well.

AI is making long strides in the academic world, turning the traditional methods of imparting knowledge into a comprehensive system of learning with the use of simulation and augmented reality tools.

Here are some ways in which AI is transforming education as we know it:

1. Effective management of administrative tasks

Through the automation of administrative work, artificial intelligence allows ample time for teachers that they can utilise to engage with students in an improved manner and assist them through the challenges efficiently. AI helps with school admissions via the automation of the categorization and processing of paperwork. It also helps with the grading of test papers as AI helps assess both objectives as well as subjective answer sheets.

This saves time and efforts of the teacher along with avoiding human errors of lapses in attention or even unconscious biases.

2. Access to quality content

Automation has also made quality education accessible to a larger population in the form of smart content. The professors can compose or design study materials customized according to the different needs of the students in different regions with the help of evolved applications of AI. The learning material can be shared in diverse forms that may consist of virtual formats such as video conferences and lectures.

In addition to the intelligent tutoring system, smart learning content created using AI will assist


How many coronavirus cases are there across California State University system? Nobody really knows

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How many California State University students and employees have the coronavirus? On most of the 23 campuses, nobody really knows.

The CSU chancellor’s office in Long Beach allows each campus to decide whether to require virus testing for employees and students. Most do not.

Instead, nearly all rely on students to voluntarily report if they feel ill or test positive elsewhere. As a result, the official number of coronavirus cases tends to be low on campuses that don’t test, and higher where they do.

“It’s scary,” said Ben Davis, who teaches a daylong TV journalism class in person every Monday at Cal State Northridge in Los Angeles, where the coronavirus prevention rules are clear.

Before class, Davis uses the school’s coronavirus screening app to answer four familiar questions: Been near anyone with COVID-19? Runny nose? Fever? Cough? If he answers no, he’s clear to enter the campus, where he is an assistant professor of digital journalism. He and 12 students spend the day creating a TV news show. No more than eight can be in the studio at once — all 6 feet apart. And when the anchor reads the teleprompter unmasked, everyone else has to clear out. After that, the room stays empty for 72 hours.

The class is one of about 7% conducted in person across the CSU’s 23 campuses, all of which adhere to similar safety rules. But to Davis — and many others who think about college in the coronavirus era — those precautions don’t go far enough.

“I feel safe with what (Northridge) has done so far, but putting in the extra resources for testing would be more safe and prudent, I think,” said Davis, whose tennis partner, another professor, steers clear of the campus because of the uncertainty. For his part, Davis sprays a


Teacher shortage, Covid-19 create perfect storm for education system

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The debate over how and where to educate students, from preschool to university, has been among the fiercest fought throughout the pandemic. Nearly every solution presents challenges for parents, students and teachers alike.

The Covid-19 crisis and an ongoing nationwide shortage of qualified teachers have created a perfect storm in the education system that may only worsen in the months to come.

Educators such as Cynthia Robles are feeling it firsthand.

Robles is a special education teacher at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island, with more than two decades of experience. She is currently working in school, doing both in-person and remote learning, while helping to cover other classes during unassigned periods to make up for a lack of substitute teachers in the district.

“It’s truly a challenge every day. Teaching is challenging anyway, but with the lack of teachers in some rooms, and the rest of us having to kind of pick up the slack. … It’s exhausting. Honestly, it’s even heartbreaking,” Robles, a union member, said. “You sit back and you really look at these children. And you end the day with, ‘Did I give them everything they need?'”

The district is currently short some 100 teachers and could use an additional 100 to fill substitute needs, Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro said.

Educators are being forced to make tough decisions about their own health and safety, and that of their family members, simply by going to work.

Data from the American Federation of Teachers, the national labor union, shows that 1 in 3 teachers say the pandemic has made them more likely to retire earlier than planned, particularly among those over age 50 and with more than 20 years’ tenure. The American Enterprise Institute projected that more than 18% of all public and private


The US Army wants to build an autonomous drone charging system

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The US Army is looking to build an autonomous charging system that can support hundreds of drones. It has funded a four-year research project with the ultimate aim of kitting out ground-based vehicles with charging stations that swarms of drones can fly to by themselves. 

The University of Illinois Chicago landed an $8 million contract from the Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory. Researchers will work on a system that will enable small drones to determine the location of the closest charging station, travel there and juice up before returning to their mission. The university is working on algorithms to help the drones determine the best route to a charging port. 

“Imagine in the future, the Army deploying a swarm of hundreds or thousands of unmanned aerial systems,” Dr. Mike Kweon, program manager for the Army Research Laboratory’s Versatile Tactical Power and Propulsion Essential Research Program, said in a press release. “Each of these systems has only roughly 26 minutes with the current battery technologies to conduct a flight mission and return to their home before they lose battery power, which means all of them could conceivably return at the same time to have their batteries replaced.”

Without the charging stations, soldiers would need to carry thousands of batteries on missions, which really isn’t a viable option. Using an autonomous recharging system would also mean soldiers wouldn’t have to swap out batteries manually, freeing them up for other tasks.

Army-funded researchers will also develop mini fuel-level sensors for larger drones. This would allow future drones that could partially run on petrol to detect when they’re running low on fuel, according to DroneDJ. The devices could then return to base to refuel or recharge before they run out of juice.

“This research is critical not only for air vehicles


North Korea scientists criticize Oracle’s database system as slow, costly

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Oct. 7 (UPI) — North Korean engineers gave Oracle’s database management system low marks in a research paper published by Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University, according to a South Korean press report.

NK Economy reported Wednesday the second issue of Volume 66 of
an academic journal of geo-environmental studies from the university included a paper about “indexing for constructing a large-scale panorama image database management system.”

North Korean researchers wrote that “database management systems such as those of Oracle take a great deal of time” to process and store large amounts of data.

“It’s time consuming, it’s expensive and impossible to search for [storage] space.”

North Korean engineers also claimed they researched methods of storing and managing image data using file indexing and basic search methods. The paper compared the North Korean method to those of Oracle. The North Korean method of data management “cut processing time by about half,” and the North Koreans were able to “speed up search in very large databases.”

North Korean evaluations of U.S. database systems come at a time when North Korea is under heavy international sanctions. Pyongyang could be referring to an older generation of Oracle DBMS products. The paper also indicates demand is high in North Korea for database management systems capable of processing large numbers of photos and other images, according to NK Economy.

Kim Jong Un has declined to meet with world leaders amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the regime could be building new defense systems.

The office of South Korean lawmaker Yoon Joo-kyung said Wednesday North Korea may have completed a “square structure” about 10 meters long on all sides in North Hamgyong Province that is designed to resist penetration of bunker busters, or missiles built to destroy hardened bunkers, News 1 reported.

The structure may have been built

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