University-customized Alexa devices will answer students’ questions

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:17:00 -0700

Saint Louis University (SLU) has rolled out 2,300 Alexa-powered Echo Dot virtual assistants to all of its student living spaces to provide answers to university-related queries about events, speakers on campus and more.

The university also plans to extend use of the artificial intelligence assistant into classrooms and meeting rooms in future and aims to use the technology to support workplace productivity for its faculty staff, according to CIO, David Hakanson.

Students arriving at SLU this month can access a custom skill that answers questions relating to university services, such as “When does the library open?” or “Where is the registrar’s office?”

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Engaging students in cybersecurity: a primer for educators

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 04 May 2018 16:52:20 +0000

The continuing rise of cybercrime calls for a new breed of fighters. Are teachers prepared to take on the challenge of training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals? How can they introduce and engage students in this fast-growing field of study?

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