By Adina Bresge The Canadian Press Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 Lisa Clyburn knew she had found the perfect gift for her nine-year-old son: a feline-themed logic game that would appeal to his passion for cards and cats. But when the Edmonton child psychologist pulled out her phone to show her son a funny cat video on Facebook, she fears she may have inadvertently tipped him off to the Christmas Day surprise after an ad for the present she had just ordered online popped up in her feed, catching the boy’s eye. “It wouldn’t have been on his radar had he not seen it,” Clyburn said with a sigh. “I wanted it to blow his mind that mom found this cool game that I knew that he would like.” Clyburn is one of a number of social media users who say they’ve been burned by online advertisements spoiling romantic getaways, season tickets and even an engagement ring, with some internet shoppers taking precautions such as searching for decoy gifts in … [Read more...] about Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raise privacy concerns, say experts
Online artificial intelligence degree
In today’s world, children as young as pre-schoolers have already started using tablets while top executive education programmes boast high-tech facilities where corporate leaders can learn in new ways. We have also seen the rise of e-learning and distance learning for many university degrees, with students learning online without ever having to step into a classroom. In today’s world, children as young as pre-schoolers have already started using tablets while top executive education programmes boast high-tech facilities where corporate leaders can learn in new ways. We have also seen the rise of e-learning and distance learning for many university degrees, with students learning online without ever having to step into a classroom. In other words, learning today is accessible in many forms beyond the conventional formal setting of the classroom and through textbooks. It can take place anywhere and at any time.One technological advancement that has been attracting more … [Read more...] about The impact of AI on organisational learning
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is at our doorstep, with artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation threatening unskilled workers and new graduates who are at risk of being left unemployed by job-killing androids. As these technological breakthroughs take place, automation and AI are compelling blue-collar workers to improve their skills and do more sophisticated work. Those who fail to adapt will be left behind.Plans to cut jobs have already begun in the banking and telecom sectors, signalling a trend that retail may soon follow as customers enjoy self-service through digital channels."Laid-off workers may have skill sets unfit for future organisations, but the education system seems to be incapable of harmonising the country's economic development, as 16% of recent graduates are still unemployed," said Siriyupa Roongrengsuke, deputy director of academic affairs at the Sasin School of Management.AI, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly being used in … [Read more...] about Thailand 4.0: Rise of the machines?
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has a net worth around $21.5 billion. Musk has never received a paycheck from Tesla, refusing his $56,000 minimum salary every year. He now says he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. Elon Musk may be the world’s richest rocket scientist. The 46-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and cofounder of OpenAI has said he won’t be happy until we’ve escaped Earth and colonized Mars. Luckily, he has the mind and the money to make it happen. Despite a massive net worth hovering around $21.5 billion, Musk has never taken a paycheck from Tesla, refusing his $56,000 minimum salary every year. On Tuesday, Tesla announced it would pay Musk nothing for the next 10 years – no salary, bonus, or stock – until the company reaches a $100 billion market cap. If and when that happens, Musk could potentially … [Read more...] about Elon Musk could become the richest man in the world — here’s how he spends his $21 billion fortune
Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first “nanodegree” in flying car engineering.With companies from Airbus and Amazon to Uber throttling up development of their own autonomous aerial vehicles, Thrun believes “in a few years time, this will be the hottest topic on the planet.”As usual, Thrun intends to be on the cutting edge of this emerging technology.The 50-year-old PhD computer scientist and former Stanford University professor, co-founded Udacity in 2012 and says the online school’s self-driving car program has attracted 50,000 applicants since 2016. He expects the new flying car curriculum, which opens in late February and begins taking applications on Tuesday, to draw at least 10,000.Udacity is offering two 12-week terms, at $1,200 each, including a course in Aerial Robotics and one in Intelligent Air Systems, that provide an online … [Read more...] about Self-driving car experts offer online degree in ‘flying cars’