Verizon holds $1 million contest for 5G education tech with AI, AR, or VR

In the foreseeable future, mixed reality glasses with 5G capabilities will change education, enabling some students to learn from far-away teachers and transforming fundamentals of the classroom experience for others. To make that future happen sooner for more kids, Verizon and NYC Media Lab are teaming up for the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, a contest to harvest 5G-based education solutions using mixed reality and/or machine learning technology, with a total of $1 million in prize money to encourage the submission of ideas. Starting today, Verizon is inviting education tech nonprofits such as research groups…

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Institutes are moving beyond the campus, enabling tangible change

Education is stepping out of the classroom in interesting ways, as students and faculty collaborate with local communities on projects and research initiatives. A system to harness solar power, created by students and faculty of IIT-Madras, is lighting up homes in villages in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Manipur; a project of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is helping pig and silk farmers in two districts of Assam to take their products directly to markets, thereby increasing their profit margins; students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)…

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