Is e-learning the inevitable future?

Covid-19 When the first few cases of coronavirus started coming in the month of February, we heard the clarion calls for a lockdown to contain the virus. During this, the education sector grappled with the difficult situation keeping the students engaged if the schools closed, especially around examination time. According to UNESCO, nationwide closures have impacted 89 per cent of the world’s student population. On the spur of the moment, nothing made more sense than to close down and switch to or adopt e-learning or online learning on a war footing. And, by March 21st, all schools closed down in Sindh, with managements figuring out what to do next. Some high-end private schools quickly switched to online learning as they had been experimenting with it for a while. Case in point, Masuma’s younger daughter is in class 3 and goes to an upbeat private school. The school had invested in online learning for some time. They had created separate log-ins for parents and students to reach a dashboard through their email accounts. “There were videos and games from YouTube that my daughter watched and did every day. She was also given homework regularly which she had to turn in, in …

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Everest PEAK Matrix RPA: Another Monday is “Major Contender”!

In the recently published “PEAK Matrix ™ Robotic Process Automation” by Everest Group, Another Monday was classified as a “Major Contender”. In the fourth edition of the report, the Everest Group summarizes not only the individual providers but also some current developments in the RPA market, which every user should be aware of. We took a closer look at the report and summarized the most important points for you. In addition to the overview of the general market, the Everest Group identifies a slow transformation of the usual payment models. Many providers are moving away from rigid license models towards usage-based billing , for example per robot minute or per successful transaction. This flexibility is made possible by the increasing maturity of the market and advances in RPA technology. At Another Monday, usage-based models have always been the basis of our payment model. New technologies and increasing demand The technical possibilities of many applications are constantly evolving. Computer vision, independent workflow management, intelligent and automatic workload balancing, as well as the option of automatically scaling when demand increases, have become the basic functions of every tool. These new features increasingly help companies achieve their strategic goals more easily, quickly and efficiently. Due to the increasing sophistication of the individual solutions, RPA …

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA): An operational introduction

From creative process identification to the development of project structures to live operation – the forthcoming Bitkom Academy webinar (07/17/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / 08/22/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) in cooperation Another Monday combines the most important cornerstones for a successful entry into RPA. The Bitkom Academy is one of the leading digital training centers for specialists and managers in the IT sector. It offers advanced training around technological developments in digitization. Understand the importance of RPA for the market Anyone who does not deal with the topic of “digital transformation” today runs the risk of becoming a straggler! The term “digital change” is on everyone’s lips, but only a few live and actively participate. The webinar In the upcoming webinar, you will learn what is important to drive digital change with RPA for your company – completely free of charge! Johannes Trebeß, RPA expert from Another Monday, will introduce you to the topic. Johannes Trebeß specializes in intelligent process automation in combination with deep and machine learning as well as artificial intelligence. He also has several years of experience in the field of robotic process automation. The main goal of the webinar is to provide an optimal understanding of robotic process automation. Our …

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RPA: 5 myths that make it difficult to implement RPA projects

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that enables companies and their employees to spend less time on repetitive tasks, so that more time is invested in value-adding activities. This is done by automating lengthy tasks across multiple IT infrastructure applications. Companies benefit from the fact that their employees can spend more time in contacting customers, achieving corporate goals and brainstorming about future activities. Many organizations think this is a good idea, and they often want to move towards such a structure. Often, however, there is still a lack of understanding of the concept and companies are not aware of the implementation pitfalls that the introduction of RPA entails. Arguments against RPA RPA is often associated with the takeover of human labor. A myth that sends the wrong message about this smart technology. RPA is about improving efficiency and even increasing joy and fun in the workplace by creating time for employees to perform more demanding and satisfying tasks. And yes, there are jobs where RPA can replace people. At the same time, the technology above all offers a new way that enables companies to create a more productive business that requires important human knowledge and creativity. Illusion versus reality The main reason RPA projects fail is wrong …

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AI computer vision in RPA

Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) around Citrix, VMware or Windows Remote Desktop pose some challenges for Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In general, RPA relies on so-called selectors that use the underlying properties of user interfaces (UI) and their elements. Text fields and buttons in native desktop systems are identified in this manner and correctly set settings lead to reliable and robust procedures. The UI that we see in virtual environments is just an image that is sent from the remote desktop. In this case, no selectors can be identified. Efforts to automate therefore amount to optical character recognition (OCR) or «image matching». These methods are not as reliable as the selectors described, but positive results can nevertheless be achieved. However, it should be noted that even minor adjustments to the UI or when using a different screen resolution can lead to inaccuracies and errors that prevent automation. With “AI Computer Vision” from UiPath , these challenges are mastered. An algorithm (1) enables human-like recognition of user interfaces by «using a mixture of AI, OCR, fuzzy matching of texts and an anchor system that holds everything together». As a result, the activities enable the software robot to visually identify transmitted elements of the remote desktop. Accordingly, AI Computer Vision does not rely on …

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Crew Dragon docked to the International Space Station

The ship Crew Dragon successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The docking took place automatically, the broadcast was conducted by the American space agency NASA. After completing all the technical procedures, astronauts Bob Benken and Doug Hurley, who arrived on the ship, will transfer to the ISS. They will spend in orbit up to 110 days and return to Earth on the Crew Dragon. The historic launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon ship took place on May 30 at 15.22 US time (22.22 Moscow time). This is the first ever manned mission launched by a private company – SpaceX billionaire Ilon Mask. The launch of the rocket was normal. The first stage of the Falcon 9 successfully returned to Earth and landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean 10 minutes after launch. After the separation of the second stage, the ship with astronauts entered the orbit at the scheduled time. SpaceX launched Crew Dragon with astronauts to ISS This is the first ever manned mission launched by a private company. Technology Launch Falcon 9 failed on the second attempt. The start was originally scheduled for May 27, but at the last moment was postponed due to bad weather. Crew Dragon is …

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What do WeChat and Aliexpress have in common

In China, the two most famous Ma. One is Jack, the founder of Alibaba. Pony owns the world’s largest distributor of online games Tencent: talk about such hits as League of Legends, Clash of Clans, Fortnite, Call of Duty and many others. And Pony Ma founded the WeChat super application, with which the Chinese communicate, pay for goods and services, play video games, order taxis and tables in restaurants. Ponies and Jack Ma are constantly changing places on the list of the richest Chinese. In March last year, Pony was the first in the Forbes world ranking, Jack was the next. In November, Jack was in the lead, Pony followed him. On May 14, Forbes announced that Ma had again castled. And, according to estimates on June 28, Pony’s fortune is $ 54 billion, Jack’s is $ 43.3 billion. Their companies perforce collide in one or the other market. While each is strong in its field. Pony Ma back in 2005 launched Aliexpress rival – Paipai.com. But according to Fast Company magazine, it never occupied more than 10% of the market in China. Jack Ma, in turn, repeatedly tried to enter the messenger market, but his Laiwang and DingTalk were …

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Hyundai Motor and ELEKTRA present METAMORPHOSIS – conceptual rethinking of the world after a pandemic

June 17, 2020. Hyundai Motor and ELEKTRA open HYUNDAI X ELEKTRA: METAMORPHOSIS joint art exhibition dedicated to creative thinking about individual and social transformations in the world after the pandemic. The exhibition runs at Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul Gallery from June 15 to September 20 and is the culmination of a long-standing collaboration between DooEun Choi, art director of Hyundai Motor, and Alain Thibault, art director of ELEKTRA, the Center for Contemporary Digital Art Culture in Monreale. HYUNDAI X ELEKTRA: METAMORPHOSIS selected art works from the program of the International Biennale of Digital Art ELEKTRA, both this year and past years. Six authors represent three continents, and their work unites interest in digital technologies. At the exhibition you can get acquainted with the following works: “Serial Transformations (in the third dimension) v04” (2020, Matthew Biederman), “The Guardian of the hole” (2011, Juram Choy (Choe U-Ram)), “Displacement of souls” (2018, Justine Emard), Chroma (cy452) (2019, Kim Yunchul (Kim)), “Mushin Portrait” (2015, Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau) and “Over the Air” (2018, teamVOID and Chok Yangak (Youngkak Cho)). “This first partnership with Hyundai Motor Company is important for ELEKTRA,” said Alain Thibaut. “It is a recognition of modern digital art, the artistic direction that we have been engaged …

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Using drones will become easier: why and in what cases

Starting February 12, 2020, the procedure for using “unmanned aerial vehicles” is simplified, which includes, for example, quadrocopters and drones. In a new blog on ITMO . NEWS Eugenia Normark, 1st category legal adviser at the Department of Legal Support in Economics and Finance at ITMO University, explains when and under what conditions it will be easier to use drones.   In accordance with the new rules, quadrocopter flights no longer require the presentation of a flight plan, obtaining permission to use airspace, establishing temporary, local modes and short-term restrictions. However, such permissions are not necessary only if the following conditions are met: the maximum take-off weight of the quadrocopter should not exceed 30 kg, the external pilot maintains direct visual contact with the quadrocopter, and does not follow it with the help of instruments (the so-called “visual flight of an unmanned aircraft”), the flight is carried out within line of sight in daylight at altitudes of less than 150 meters from the earth or water surface in airspace, The flight should not be made within: Dispatch zones of civil aviation aerodromes, areas of aerodromes (heliports) of state and experimental aviation, airspace above the venues of public events, official sporting events, as well as security events held …

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Without stress: how to turn a job search into a game?

Without stress: how to turn a job search into a game? Regardless of whether you are a student, graduate or a person with vast work experience, finding a job is a difficult task for everyone. The topic of finding a job and going through all the stages is one of the most popular: you can find millions of articles on the web, but we will not retell them here. To begin, let’s look at the attitude towards job search. As a rule, this is super-stress, the possibility of which is so frightening that many do not dare to find the job of their dreams … And in vain! Today we will try to show that everything is not so scary and much depends on the mood, desire and perception. And also share the chips that they themselves have used more than once. Career events at ITMO University There is no doubt that the job search itself is a full-fledged job in itself. Every day is a recurring, debilitating, and, worst of all, sometimes absolutely futile process. It seems that you are walking in a vicious circle? We offer to go back one step, rethink and look at a different angle on the whole process. To be easier …

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