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Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning

22 September, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialised. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an AI program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children’s cognitive development.

Karolinska Institutet is now starting up the first MOOC in Sweden

9 September, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

Today, Sweden’s medical university, Karolinska Institutet, becomes the first university in the country to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). This means that the university will be enriched this autumn by more than 70,000 new course participants from all over the world who will benefit from the top expertise of its teaching staff on a daily basis.

The virtual keyboard can soon be a reality

6 May, 2014 - Mälardalens universitet

Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will open up a whole new world. Shortly there will also be a virtual keyboard on the market, created by researchers at Mälardalen University in Sweden. This is advanced equipment for the modern user which will change the potential for working and using new technology.

Look into the future with genetic programming

7 April, 2014 - Högskolan i Borås

With predictive modeling techniques, it is possible to predict anything from clients’ shopping habits and illnesses to a golfer’s handicap. The only prerequisite is to have enough examples. In a doctoral thesis from the University of Borås in Sweden, Rikard König has adapted the technique of genetic programming so it can be used for such purposes.

Swedish medical university offers world class MOOCs

10 February, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

One of the world’s leading medical universities, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, now offers online MOOCs (massive open online courses). This gives hundreds of thousands of students worldwide access to the university’s leading edge expertise.

Dark personality traits revealed on Facebook

29 November, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

Analyses of your status updates on Facebook can show if you have psychopathic personality traits. Narcissistic traits can also be discerned from Facebook. These are the results of a new study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University.

Towards a Practice-Based Media and Journalism Research

26 September, 2013 - Jönköping University

Jönköping University’s School of Education will be holding its 2nd international conference titled Towards a Practice-Based Media and Journalism Research.

The conference highlights the need for practice in journalism and media research and how to apply research findings to the practical problems media practitioners and their outlets face. It brings together an impressive array of international media executives and editors as well as outstanding media scholars.

Smart homes technology tested in Örebro

10 June, 2013 - Örebro universitet

A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in close collaboration with the intended users, the project is now about to test the new technology in real homes.