Sunday, August 9, 2020
John Nyanganyi (left) attempts to dribble past Cosmas Asunga during Sports Day at Moi Avenue Primary School on Wednesday. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Ruth Chirchir is an educationalist, mentor and leader in her own right. She has taught thousands of Kenyan pupils spread over five counties in the East African nation. Her stellar career, which has spun over 30 years, gives Chichir the pedigree in matters education, life skills and child development. We sat down with the head teacher...
Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.
London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in England and Wales. A significant aim in their last manifesto, moves were put on the back burner as Brexit matters held sway in ministers’ minds. Now a pledge of £50 million to fund additional places in...
Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant salary, rising dollar black market, cash almost inexistent, and so on. These issues are not isolated in the void. They bring deep social hardships. The critical impoverishment of many Venezuelans who struggle to eat on a...
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.
London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from exam studies when their progress indicates that they may not attain grades considered appropriate for a selective school. However, parents and education...
Uruguay: Self-sustainable school.
Montevideo, Uruguay (VIAnews) – What if someone had already figured out a way of building completely self-sufficient houses? Apparently, someone already did. Michael Reynolds is a 72-year-old architect who grew up in Kentucky, USA. He has written several books on sustainable housing, founded the world-class Sustainable Buildings company "Earthship Biotecture", and is the drafter of New Mexico Sustainable Testing Sites. According...
Theresa May
London, UK (VIAnews) - Theresa May has announced a freeze on tuition fees for students in England. She has also stated that the threshold at which students will need to start paying back loans once they begin work will rise from the current figure of £21000 to £25000. However, whilst this may help graduates who go on to earn...
Boys British School, Saffron Walden Independent Schools Association, Boys’ British School, East Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. Photo by: Janine forbes.
London, UK (VIAnews) - OFSTED chief Amanda Spielman feels that schools are paying lip service to the teaching of British values, rather than making sufficient commitment to inculcate these beliefs into young people. British ‘values’ of religious tolerance, democracy, individuality and the rule of law have to be explicitly taught in the school curriculum. Speaking at the Birmingham School Partnership conference,...
Nick and Sally Rowe in an interview for "Cristian Concern".
An Isle of Wight couple are taking their son’s school to court over a decision to allow another pupil to attend classes dressed as either a boy or a girl. Nick and Sally Rowe, who are strong Christians, feel that the actions of the other pupil, who is six, are causing confusion to their own child. They say that their concerns...

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How to Keep an Edge in the Era of Pervasive AI?

AI adopters should be proactive in implementing certain measures if they want to gain or maintain an advantage over their industry peers...

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Coronavirus Made Startups Get Real About Their Business Models: Virtuleap’s CEO

As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down...

Future of Work

Robotics

The Heasy robot has been designed as a smart home terminal, able to educate customers and move alone in space. Photo by: LSA.

Artificial Intelligence Is Leading a Revolution in Robotics

Robotics, as a discipline has been around for a long time. The increasing demand for automation, however, has seen interest in robots grow exponentially. Statista estimates that the market for Robo-advisors will be worth...
An aquatic soft robot, inspired by a lionfish and designed by James Pikul, former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Rob Shepherd. Photo by: Cornell.edu.

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robotic Fish

For the longest time, robots have been essential, even as developers tried to make them more human in the way they operate. Fast forward researchers at Cornell University have demystified this thought...

Artificial Intelligence

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How to Keep an Edge in the Era of Pervasive AI?

AI adopters should be proactive in implementing certain measures if they want to gain or maintain an advantage over their industry peers as the disruptive technology becomes mainstream, according to global accounting...
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COVID-19: A Pivotal Moment for Future of AI

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the need for artificial intelligence solutions as the technology can help businesses run more nimbly and reliably, says a marketing manager at TAIGER, one of Asia's fastest-growing...
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AI Replacing Teachers Will Have Dire Consequences

As technology is taking giant leaps and bounds, artificial intelligence is sweeping aside old notions of education and human tutors are expected to be sidelined soon. There are many...

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Finance

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Fintech Evolution

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The shock wave of the coronavirus is driving technological adoption in unanticipated ways around the globe, transforming societies and economies at a...

Is Facebook Stock Still a Buy After the Advertising Boycott?

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The advertising boycott on Facebook has resulted in a 12% dive in the stock price since Friday. A couple...

What’s Direction Of Global Mortgage Brokers Industry?

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Since the first quarter of 2015, the global House Price Index has been on the rise, according to figures by Deloitte. Particularly,...

Is Peer-To-Peer Lending Platforms Industry Ready to Disrupt Global Finance?

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Gone are the days when the word ‘loan’ existed only in the dictionary of banks and shylocks. Today, technology is revolutionizing global...

Take a Selfie and Open a Bank Account in El Salvador

Banco Agrícola, a leading bank in El Salvador, recently launched "Cuenta Fácil", the first 100% digital product that allows the complete opening...

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Microsoft (Bing Maps) shipping container. It has about five petabytes of storage. The Bing Map team processes its maps and redistributes them to other datacenters using this datacenter. Photo credit: Robert Scoble.

What’s Ahead for Data Processing, Hosting Industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) may have popularized big data but applications like the internet of things (IoT) are taking it to the next level. The need to analyze large datasets to come up...
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Venture Investments in Space Industry Drop Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a considerable decrease in cash flow for the space industry but a sustained upward trend in interest heralds strong public-private partnerships in the remainder of the year,...
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Global Esports Market to Generate $973.9 Million in 2020

As physical sports were grounded by the coronavirus pandemic across the globe, esports not only continued to thrive but also found new fans along the way. Multiple industry reports...
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78% of Startups Globally Plan to Hire by Year-End

Seventy-eight percent of startups plan to hire new staff before the end of the year despite being caught in mid-air by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey by the world's...
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7 Consumer Behavior Trends Emerging From COVID-19

With the economy expected to remain on rocky footing potentially beyond 2020 and COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns ebbing and flowing on a rolling basis, new trends in consumer sentiment and behaviors are...

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