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June 30, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Robot fruit pickers could help solve the industry’s skilled recruitment crisis, says a Kent farm manager.

Giles Cannon, who manages Roughway Farm near Tonbridge, says his farm has been “overwhelmed” with job interest in recent weeks as hundreds of people seek to work as fruit pickers.

It comes several weeks after a national call was made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, urging students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work amid feared shortages.

However, hiring experienced staff has proved challenging for the agricultural sector, according to Mr Cannon.

Mr Cannon, who has worked in the farming sector for decades, said: “To call fruit picking an unskilled job is doing the industry a disservice.”

Farmers around the world are increasingly interested in robot technology to address the long-term decline in skilled labour, according to 2019 research carried out by Fieldwork Robotics, a company linked to the University of

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Devices, apps, robots, and everything else that makes technology essential to your modern life.

Gadgets

Security

Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the sensationalism to assess which threats could pose the biggest problems and dig into the repercussions that ripple through our lives once security has been compromised. KEEP GOING

AI

Sure, artificial intelligence can generate hilarious song titles and paint colors, but it’s also powering some of the most compelling new technology of our time. Machine learning and neural networks are playing larger roles in almost every device and system we use. It’s built into your smartphone, your smart home, and maybe

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We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends everyone should get ready for in 2020.

AI-as-a-service

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative tech evolutions of our times. As I highlighted in my book ‘Artificial Intelligence in Practice’, most companies have started to explore how they can use AI to improve the customer experience and to streamline their business

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MVES Technology Mission Statement

 With the understanding that the use of technology will be an integral part of our students’ lives, it is Mesa View Elementary School’s responsibility to prepare students for this future.  Our classrooms must have the equipment, technology, and technical support to allow teachers to use technology in their everyday lessons.  As we integrate technology, we will support the teaching and learning that promotes intellectual growth and lifelong learning for students and staff. 
The technology mission of Mesa View Elementary School is to provide equitable access for all students and staff to technological resources. These resources promote the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills that are required for students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in a technologically complex, multicultural, and global environment.  This mission includes the use of technology to enhance, preserve and highlight Dine’ language, culture and traditional teaching philosophies.

MVES Technology Vision

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Business Information Technology | Business Information Technology | Virginia Tech


Introducing a new BIT option: BIT-Cyber

In the Department of Business Information Technology, we work with data, people and technology. We build decision support systems to help managers run their businesses and make better decisions. We use data and technology to manage operations across a global supply chain. And now, with the launch of BIT-Cyber, we teach students how to make secure and ethical decisions about data use, keep IT systems secure, and protect both businesses and their customers from cyber harm.

Data visualization class held in the Athenaeum classroom in Newman Library.

Poster presentation 2019

College Factual has ranked BIT the 4th best Management Science and Quantitative Methods program in the nation, and the 3rd most popular destination for students interested in Management Science and Quantitative Methods in a Business School.

Data visualization class held in the

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There’s always something new for us to discover, as well as old favorites. I am so grateful to have activities handed to us… Fun and easy ones that can be put together in a moment’s notice! You’re awesome Jamie and I appreciate you sharing your activities and ideas!! – Melissa C.

“I absolutely love that this takes all the prep work out of engaging my children. It is so easy to just put up the calendar, and glance at it for inspiration when we are in a funk.” – The Activity Room Member, Rachel

I have found it impossible to Google ideas from a million different sites, get organized, shop for supplies, etc. This is exactly what I have been searching for! Thanks for making something so organized and easy to use. – Early Years Activity Plans User, Melissa C.

This takes down the need to scour the internet for

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The Engineering & Design Department office is currently closed for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.  We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions.  Please call 360.650.3380 or send an email to engd@wwu.edu.  We are available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund application provides an opportunity for students to apply for financial assistance to alleviate or minimize an unforeseen financial barrier, including financial emergencies related to COVID‐19. Funding is intended to address an expense to support enrollment, persistence, and completion. In most cases, students should apply for and accept all other sources of funding, including their financial aid award, before applying. Due to limited funds, average awards are $500. Turn in completed applications to the scholarship center at Scholarshipcenter@wwu.edu . The application link is below. 

Link to Student Emergency Fund Application

 

 

Alumni

Graduates of the programs have consistently

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Technology in the classroom can be so much more and so much better than the stereotypical cell phone going off in the middle of class. Technology can actually be a major tool, both in terms of pedagogical resources and in terms of connecting with the younger generations. But how does this work?

The top seven important concepts to understand when examining the use of technology for educational or instructional purposes include:

1) Active engagement with the learning material.
Technology is interactive, and students learn by doing, researching, and receiving feedback. This helps students become passionate about what they are learning. For example, they may study geography using interactive software such as Google Maps or Google Earth, instead of looking at a picture.

2) Use of real-world issues.
This model encourages the use of real-world problems in the classroom. By using the Internet, students can research real issues happening at that

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