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Microsoft Collaborates with CarveNiche to Launch Math Learning Programme

Under the partnership, CarveNiche will also access Microsoft Azure cloud's AI services to enhance the solution, as well as make it suitable for Math curriculum in other parts of the world

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CarveNiche Technologies on Friday announced a collaboration with tech major Microsoft for a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Math learning programme to supplement classroom learning for school students.

Called beGalileo, the programme uses AI to collect and analyse performance information and customise learning to serve each student.

Meant for students from class 1 to 10, the programme supports beginners and offers them challenging questions as they advance.

beGalileo covers over 300 concepts on topics ranging from numbers and operations to algebraic thinking, geometry, data handling, measurements and many more.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

“Our product ‘beGalileo’ is a highly personalised Math learning programme for K12 education, and our motto has been to help every child fall in love with Math,” Avneet Makkar, CEO, CarveNiche Technologies Pvt Ltd said in a statement.

“This association would help us reach a wider network and would be an ideal combination of Microsoft’s advanced cloud infrastructure and CarveNiche’s rich academic content and technology,” Makkar added.

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Under the partnership, CarveNiche will also access Microsoft Azure cloud’s AI services to enhance the solution, as well as make it suitable for Math curriculum in other parts of the world.

“Microsoft’s partnership with CarveNiche is in line with our commitment to promote STEM education. The simple to integrate AI services on the Microsoft cloud will allow CarveNiche’s solution to make learning accessible and personalised for each child,” said Alok Lall, Partner Technology Lead, Microsoft India. (IANS)

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Here’s Why Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Believes That Artificial Intelligence Needs To Be Regulated

Advanced AI which is beyond chat bots will soon be used to manipulate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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The Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai stressed that "international alignment will be critical to making global standards work" on AI. Wikimedia Commons

Joining Microsoft President Brad Smith and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday called for new regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying the only question now is how to approach it.

Although new regulation is needed, “a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed on AI,” Pichai who was last month took over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in an editorial piece in The Financial Times.

“There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important not to. The only question is how to approach it”.

“Companies such as ours cannot just build promising new technology and let market forces decide how it will be used. It is equally incumbent on us to make sure that technology is harnessed for good and available to everyone,” Pichai wrote.

According to CNET, the timing of the editorial coincides with a big push from Google to reveal some of the results of its own work in AI and bring tools it has developed out into the world.

The Alphabet CEO stressed that “international alignment will be critical to making global standards work” on AI.

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Joining Microsoft President Brad Smith and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday called for new regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying the only question now is how to approach it. Wikimedia Commons

We need to take a “principled approach to applying AI, said the company, while offering Google’s “expertise, experience and tools.”

“We need to be clear-eyed about what could go wrong,” he said.

His comments come as lawmakers and governments globally are considering to limit the use of AI in fields such as face recognition system – an issue close to Microsoft President Brad Smith’s heart who has often criticized the technology, urging governments to enact legislation regarding the technology.

“Unless we act, we risk waking up five years from now to find that facial recognition services have spread in ways that exacerbate societal issues,” said Smith.

Advanced AI which is beyond chat bots will soon be used to manipulate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned recently.

In his famous debate with former Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Musk entered into a lassic argument over the capabilities of emerging technologies like AI.

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Although new regulation is needed, “a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed on AI,” Sundar Pichai who was last month took over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in an editorial piece in The Financial Times. Pixabay

Musk said that computers will one day surpass humans in “every single way”. He has predicted that a single company that develops “God-like super intelligence” might achieve world domination.

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If not regulated or controlled soon, AI could become an “immortal dictator” and there will be no escape for humans, the SpaceX CEO had warned. (IANS)