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ASC20 Finals to be Held in Shenzhen, Tasks Include Quantum Computing Simulation and AI Language Exam
Quantum computing is a disruptive technology, considered to be the next generation … The other task revealed is Language Exam Challenge. Teams will take on the challenge to train AI models on an …
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:50:00 GMT

Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Help Develop Novel Sign Language Technology
researcher has received a million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that could lead to significant breakthroughs in technology platforms for the ASL-signing Deaf Community. Erin Solovey, …
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:09:00 GMT

Chinese coding language ?Mulan? found to be Python fork
a research fellow at the Institute at Computing Technology (ICT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told state news agency China News Service Wednesday that he and his team had released a ?fully …
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:55:00 GMT

WPI to Help Develop Novel Sign Language Technology
Erin Solovey, assistant professor of computer science, will investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of computer interfaces that will allow deaf individuals to navigate, search, and interact with …
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:54:00 GMT

Technology Is No Substitute For Client Face Time
In our world of technology, it is easy for folks to feel isolated. Yes, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn can help, but nothing takes the place of personal touch-points.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:30:00 GMT

Facebook Invented a New Language for Machines to Solve Complex Math Equations
And using the same kind of technology that translates English into Mandarin … the program turns equations into a tree that can be read by a computer like any other language. There?s already an …
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:06:00 GMT

Online Language Learning Market 2019-2023 | Flexibility and Cost Benefits of Online Learning of Languages to Boost Growth | Technavio
Backed with competitive intelligence and benchmarking, our research reports on the Online Language Learning market are designed … Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory …
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:43:00 GMT

Slator 2019 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report
2019 was another active year in language industry M&A and language services and technology startup funding, and surpassed 2018 as probably the most active year in language industry M&A history if …
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:13:00 GMT

5 technology trends for the roaring 20s, part 2: AI, Knowledge Graphs, infinity and beyond
Picking up from where we left off with part one of the top technology trends for the 2020s … In 2019 alone, we’ve seen great progress in domains such as natural language processing, games, and …
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:34:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia to Teach Chinese as Third Language
transport and technology, all of which are expected to bring bilateral relations to a new high. China will reportedly fund part of the language program, which is expected to open the door for Saudi …
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:18:00 GMT

In the now with Alicia Eggert at PULSE Art + Technology Festival
What if time and language are constructs that aren?t as universal as we thought? That?s the gist of the work of conceptual artist Alicia Eggert, whose piece ?Now? will be on display at the PULSE Art + …
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:43:00 GMT

Netflix wins back US Latino VOD audience
The seemingly simple expedient of extensive investment in Spanish-language content, has seen subscription video-on-demand leader Netflix regain its hitherto declining US Latino viewing base says …
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:25:00 GMT

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5 Ways Learning a Foreign Language Will Make You Smarter
In English, it’s a bow made of rain, while in Spanish it’s an arch (arco … So why not download that language app, sign up for the night class, or agree to that foreign assignment? I can promise that …
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:08:00 GMT

NYPD Welcomes First Officer Whose First Language Was American Sign Language
Before Angel Familia ever learned how to speak, he learned to communicate through sign language ? making English his second language. That’s because Familia is ACODA: a child of deaf adults. “Growing …
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:46:00 GMT

Meet the New Orleans group helping immigrant parents, students access language services in schools
Access to language services is guaranteed by the federal government, but making sure it?s being applied in practice has been an uphill battle.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:42:00 GMT

Dual language program in Hammond to help make students bilingual, biliterate, bicultural
The 20% of English gives teachers the opportunity to explain things to students if they … ?The brain research out there supports that those students who can at least speak a second language do …
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:54:00 GMT

Our View: Time has come to rescind useless English-only ordinance
An ordinance was passed in 2013 that made English the official language of Carroll County. At the time … ?I think it puts a stain on Carroll County, and I would like to get that off,” said Frazier, …
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:20:00 GMT

Forsyth County schools set Dual Language Immersion meetings
?DLI is an instructional model where, starting in kindergarten, students are taught 50% of the day in a target language and 50% in English. The goal is for students to graduate high school bilingual …
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:14:00 GMT

English as a Second Language at Port Chester-Rye Brook Library
One of your neighbors posted in Neighbor Posts. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author?s own.) …
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:54:00 GMT

\’Hundreds if not thousands \’ take English tests over 30 times to qualify for permanent residency: expert
Sydney resident Shirin Lakhani came to Australia in 2008 from the south Indian city of Hyderabad to do a second master’s degree in accounting. She told SBS Punjabi that she sat IELTS (International …
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMT

Improve English Language Skills at Middlesex Community College
One of your neighbors posted in Neighbor Posts. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author?s own.) …
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:36:00 GMT

Why learning language early jumpstarts a child\’s education
“In kindergarten through second grade, our students receive 80 percent of their core … and art ? that are taught exclusively in English.” So, what are the benefits of learning a foreign language at …
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:36:00 GMT

The Life-Changing Advice for a Writer Whose English is a Second Language
There has to be a straightforward phrase for you to tackle it. Imagine how a six-year-old would say it in English. This will transform your English from a second language to your second nature. Here?s …
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:30:00 GMT

Sanskrit To Replace Urdu On Railway Signboards In Uttarakhand; State?s 2nd Language To Be Added After Hindi, English
English and in the second language of the state. In 2010, the Uttarakhand government had become the first in the country to give Sanskrit the status of second official language. The then chief …
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:48:00 GMT