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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Is facial recognition the new trend in education tech?

A Seattle-based company is hoping its technology can make schools safer and is offering new facial recognition software to K-12 schools across the country for free. Created by a company called RealNetworks, the SAFR program integrates into schools’ existing digital security cameras as a way to recognize students, staff and visitors in real time. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from vandalism and theft prevention to gatekeeping for school entry to monitoring for potential human threats inside or outside a school. “School safety has become one of…

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Education Tech Start-Up Promising An Employable Work Force

In today’s day and age, being well educated is not enough. Being well trained and skilled for the job holds equal importance. As there is no dearth of career options to choose from, there is more than ample competition vying for those jobs. It is important to have an extra edge in the form of skill set training and work experience. Ed tech startups are a fairly new venture in India and have taken the $100 billion education sector In India by storm. It has helped the youth to acquire…

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