DC: 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa. What will this new platform mean/deliver?

From DSC: There are now more than 12,000+ skills on Amazon’s new platform — Alexa.  I continue to wonder…what will this new platform mean/deliver to […]

Hmmm…interesting. “Deep learning-based bionic hand grasps objects automatically.”

Deep learning-based bionic hand grasps objects automatically — from kurzweilai.net “Hands with eyes” offer new hope to amputees Excerpt: The hand’s camera takes a picture […]

Create compelling AR & VR apps quickly via the EON Creator AVR Enterprise & Education content builder

EON CREATOR AVR The EON Creator AVR Enterprise and Education content builder empowers non-technical users to create compelling AR and VR applications in minutes, not […]

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual & Augmented Reality Competition [Ravipati]

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition — from campustechnology.com by Sri Ravipati Excerpt: The finalists are: Case Western Reserve University, which […]

“Complete guide to VR careers ” [Metry] plus “VR jobs jump in the job market” [Strauss]

Complete Guide to Virtual Reality Careers — from vudream.com by Mark Metry Excerpt: So you want to jump in the illustrious intricate pool of Virtual […]

Nice experimentation here: “College classrooms try letting far-away Ss attend via remote-control stand-in” [Johnson]

Robot students? College classrooms try letting far-away students attend via remote-control stand-in — from edsurge.com by Sydney Johnson Excerpt: Someone looking in on Bill McCaw’s […]

A classroom of the future perhaps?

From DSC: A classroom of the future perhaps? These graphics depict VR-based chats/talk shows from @guntersuniverse          

Faculty members & teachers: Do your students a huge favor & assign them a digital communications project next time.

From DSC and Adobe — for faculty members and teachers out there: Do your students an enormous favor by assigning them a digital communications project. […]

Microsoft’s new Invoke speaker will offer 360-degree speakers, Skype calling, & smart home control all through voice commands.

Microsoft Cortana-Powered Speaker Challenges Amazon’s Echo With Skype Calls — from foxbusiness.com by y Jay Greene Excerpt: Microsoft Corp. is hoping to challenge Amazon.com Inc.’s […]

Veeery interesting. Alexa now adds visuals / a screen! With the addition of 100 skills a day, where might this new platform lead?

Amazon introduces Echo Show The description reads: Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video […]

The Socratic app — using AI to deliver your own digital tutor, 24×7

From DSC: I haven’t tried this app myself, but I was intrigued by the concept behind it. Machine learning/deep learning is very much at play […]

DC: Will Starbucks, Apple Stores, etc. be “learning hubs” of the future? Apple announces their “Today at Apple” program

From DSC: After seeing the postings below, it made me wonder: Will Starbucks, Apple Stores, etc. be “learning hubs” of the future? i.e., places that […]