Tag Archives: Technology

Education technology and Indian schools

An important challenge for the Indian economy over the next few decades is to exploit the “demographic dividend” of having a large share of the population of working age. This dividend will only be earned with a well-educated workforce which in turn requires a strong school system.In recent decades, India has increased school enrolment but struggled to deliver actual learning. ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number of students learning languages in Australia has remained stubbornly low. Rapid improvements in machine translation and speech recognition technologies in recent years appear ... Read More »

Tech firm Smartron collaborates with University of Southern California for research on education through technology

A partnership has been established between the Indian tech firm Smartron and University of Southern California for research on education by using wearables and machine learning technologies. The partnership with USC’s Centre for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) will focus on understanding the influence on learning when smartphones and sensors are used. About tBand Smartron’s ‘tBand’ ... Read More »

Dundee leading the way in technology

Council leader John Alexander Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dundee is set to lead the way in some of the most innovative technology on the planet as the “internet of things” becomes an everyday reality. By providing a smart infrastructure network across the city, individuals and businesses will have access to superfast broadband and future 5G services. John Alexander leader of ... Read More »

Drones, tractor hacks and robotic sprayers: the technology of farming

The Hands Free Hectare project, out of Harper Adams University in the U.K., successfully planted, tended and harvested 1.5 acres of barley using only autonomous vehicles and drones. (Hands Free Hectare) ​Farming may not be the first industry that comes to mind when we think of technological advancement, but that’s changing — fast. Agricultural giant John Deere, for instance, just spent $305 million to buy a robotics ... Read More »

How technology is disrupting wealth creation

Australian families traditionally built wealth through buying property, investing in shares or putting cash in bank term deposits. But in the past five years we’ve seen an astonishing disruption in financial services that gives consumers different ways to invest. Amazon CEO becomes world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon has dethroned Bill Gates as the world’s richest ... Read More »

Technology Is Already Eliminating Driver Jobs — Here’s How To Trade It

Shutterstock Everyone is worried about robots. Elon Musk fears they will kill us all if we give them both deadly weapons and autonomy. He certainly has a point, but the non-lethal scenarios are no picnic either. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Worse, artificial intelligence (AI) systems ... Read More »

The very dirty history of on-demand video technology

It’s the Sony U-Matic in all its analog glory. This device was used in the early 1970s to stream X-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a closed-circuit broadcasting device on the hotel roof. In 1973, a young Roger Ebert reviewed the movie Deep Throat. He was not yet a household name or a Pulitzer Prize winner, but he was a ... Read More »

Qualcomm Unveils ‘First Depth Sensing Camera Technology’ for Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm has announced three new camera modules in Spectra The ISPs are capable of depth sensing using infrared It is expected to arrive on Android phones next year With the iPhone 8 widely expected to have depth-sensing and infrared camera abilities, it appears that Android users may not have too long to enjoy these features. Qualcomm announced new depth-sensing features that will make ... Read More »