WEF: These US tech giants have the most AI-related patents

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the way we live, and the tech giants are racing to stay ahead of the curve.

“The coming era will be looked back upon as the ‘AI era,’ when AI became the defining competitive advantage for corporations, government agencies, and investment professionals,” predicts David Nadler, founder of Kensho Technologies.

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Girls in STEM – 1st AI bootcamp in Athens

The future is the promise of a generation.

A unique Microsoft A.I. bootcamp in Athens designed to empower girls in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with participation from 16 countries.

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6 reasons why the government must adopt blockchain technology to help farmers

End results are cryptographically secured transactions which are approved through general consensus. Agriculture consists of 40 percent of the global workforce, thus generating a greater quantum of jobs on a worldwide basis...

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20 Ways Blockchain Will Transform (Okay, May Improve) Education

With assistance from Educause and CB Insights, we’ve identified 20 ways that DLT could be deployed by school districts, networks, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations to improve learning opportunities.

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Microsoft’s phone-to-Windows app is available for Android

If you’ve been waiting to be able to access your Android phone’s files and notifications on your Windows desktop, you can relax. The PC app, called “Your Phone,” is now available for everyone, not just Insiders.

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The cloud computing service empowers students, helps them innovate to combat Parkinson’s disease, bullying by Professor Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis

My electrical and computer engineering students from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, finally received exposure for their work on the PROGNOSIS project when they placed at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals.The PROGNOSIS project focused on how to find early prognostic indices of Parkinson’s disease from the everyday use of smartphones and smartwatches.

What looked almost impossible for my students in the beginning, Azure made possible. Azure can archive and analyze data features from many users, allowing for large-scale computing processes and implementation of predictive analytics.

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Schoolteacher uses PowerApps to transform classroom management and motivate students

Learn about Brian Dang, an educator who is using PowerApps to revolutionize teaching.
From the beginning of his teaching career, Mr. Dang relied on spreadsheets to keep track of his third and fourth graders’ classroom activity.
In early 2016, Mr. Dang found out about Microsoft PowerApps and learned he could create custom web or mobile apps without any coding experience.

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