Scientists aim to free millions of Zika bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia. This bacteria decreases the mosquitoes' ability to spread viruses. The bacteria named Wolbachia will be injected to the mosquitoes, that is responsible for removing their capacity to pass on viruses to humans.
Accelerating innovation requires both political leadership and private sector leadership. Bill Gates believes the best leaders have the ability to do both the urgent things that demand the attention today and at the same time lay the groundwork for innovation that will pay dividends for decades.
by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist
As ASTRA’s Executive Advisor and Futurist, I applaud the perspectives so eloquently expressed by Bill Gates in the video Why Governments Should Invest in Innovation and in his print column ‘Accelerating Innovation with Leadership,‘ first published in GatesNotes.com.
As the US presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century. From electricity and cars to medicine and planes, innovation has made the world better.
The Inspark Science Network creators Arizona State University and Smart Sparrow believes that general science education is a big factor affecting college completion. That is why they developed the course with the aim to have more students complete their college education. Smart Sparrow, one of Inspark Science Network creators and a firm originally based in Australia has been receiving positive responses for the course.
With the use of education chatbots, Prepathon CEO Allwin Agnel explained that the artificial intelligence-driven education technology bots are able to execute precise and detailed tasks that can improve or alter educational experiences by facilitating personalized learning. Agnel also added that creating several specific bots were much better than building a "one-size-fits-all" AI-driven education technology assistant because it eliminates the problems.
Bill Gates believes that by 2030, online courses can bring wildly better education to anyone with a smartphone or tablet.