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Report: Spending on AI and Cognitive Systems to Grow 50 Percent Yearly Through 2021

Expert shopping advisors and product recommendations will be the use case to see the fastest growth throughout the period, at 96.6 percent CAGR, with public safety and emergency response close behind at 96.2 percent and intelligent processing automation holding the third spot at 69.2 percent CAGR.

TechSmith Updates Camtasia with 2 New Apps

The newest version, Camtasia 9.1 for Windows and 3.1 for Mac, adds a screen recording app for iOS 11 and an app, also for iOS 11, that allows users to put overlay effects on specified parts of a static image.

How Should Schools Respond to Law Enforcement Requests for Student Records?

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has released a new paper designed to help school and district personnel understand how to respond to law enforcement requests for student information.

California State Assembly Passes Resolution in Favor of Net Neutrality, E-rate

The California State Assembly has passed Assembly Joint Resolution 7, a measure pressing the federal government to support net neutrality.

Poll: Academic Achievement Less Valuable than Career Prep

Academic achievement is highly over-rated — at least to many Americans. The U.S. public would like to see their education dollars to go into programs that support career preparation and soft skills while giving a thumbs-down to vouchers and standardized testing.

NetSupport Expands IT Asset Management to iOS, Chrome

NetSupport has updated its IT asset management solution to work with a wider array of operating systems, to better manage users and more.

Academy School Revamps STEM Program for Classical Ed

The independent Berkeley-based school takes a Socratic, constructivist approach to education.

STEMscopes Update Improves Accessibility, Adds Games

Accelerate Learning has updated its digital science curriculum, STEMscopes, in an effort to improve engagement, increase accessibility and more.

6.5 Million Students Lack Adequate Access

Altogether, 74,000 schools, 2.6 million teachers and 39.2 million students now have at least the minimum connectivity to access digital learning, while 1,587 rural schools still lack adequate infrastructure to meet the requirements.

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