Prospects of Aviation industry after Locked Down 4.0 in India

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is expected to lose around 2.9 million jobs in the aviation(1) sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger traffic has declined to 47 percent and the revenue has fallen to US$11.221 billion compared to the 2019 financial year. It is a known fact that every airline job assists another 24 jobs in the travel and tourism sector. Civil Aviation ministry has geared up to resume the domestic flight operation within a week. Air travel will change with the new norm of SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Government officials, top bureaucrats, prominent doctors, airline officials, and DGCA officials have formulated a standard operating procedure (SOP) for passengers and flight members.(2)There will be a social distancing norm in check-in counter queues, and waiting for lounges. You can’t ask for any kind of service during the flight. Before boarding, you should follow the thermal screening procedures, wearing masks and gloves. The committee is collaborating with airlines to keep vacant the middle seat. It means a 186-seater Airbus A320 will have only 106 seats for ticket booking. Top airline experts have conveyed their thoughts that keeping the middle seat won’t fulfill the purpose of mandatory 6 feet distance between two co-passengers as it will provide only 2 feet distance. Meanwhile, airlines have stressed upon wearing protective suits and a negative certificate from the lab for a safe and secure COVID-free journey. However, government officials are considering their views and it may happen in the near future.

Air travel has new norms of SOP

Government assistance to the aviation industry

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fourth tranche of the fiscal stimulus package. However, she hasn’t mentioned any bailout package for the airline industry. But she emphasized on to use the free airspace that can benefit the aviation industry ₹1,000 crores per year.(3)The finance minister has proposed to auction six more airports to private players in the third round. In the first and second rounds, the government earned the revenue of ₹13,000 crore investment done by the private players. The government is also emulating the plan to provide a rationalized tax regime for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). However, FICCI has shown disinterest over the government reforms in the aviation industry. It has sought a bailout package from the finance ministry that can support by cash-flow, interest-free soft loans, and a two years’ tax holiday. But the Indian government is not in a condition to provide a bailout package for the aviation industry.

Meager Govt. Assistance to the Indian aviation industry

Final Thoughts

As other industries are sending their employees for layoffs, the aviation industry has commenced its staff personnel to go for unpaid leave without cutting the jobs. Most of the Indian airlines have not created a contingency fund for emergency purpose or economic turmoil. This led toa severe revenue loss to the Indian airline industry. The assistance of the Indian government is insufficient as compared to other countries. The US has announced a $71 billion bailout package. (4) Finnair has reimbursed the $650 million loan guarantee, Norway has released the $450 million and Sweden has decided to release $500 million. In the wake of other nation bailout package, the Indian aviation industry has produced a grim picture and they are hoping to normalize the air travel to regain their revenues.

Challenges and Solutions of Human Resources during COVID-19 outbreak

Challenges and Solutions of Human Resources during COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak has changed the perspective of work when several countries have enforced the severe locked down restrictions. The outbreak has posed serious challenges to human resources personnel to keep track and maintain regular communication with employees. Remote work has compelled organizations to amend their policies and provide the best possible employee-support solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. When you proceed to this article, you will find the key challenges of human resources and how technologies give them a beautiful solution to tackle the ongoing outbreak.

Challenges

Communication

CEOs, Managers, and Staff personnel are facing a void of their mutual communication in remote work and virtual medium. Without a proper communication channel, it is difficult for the top official to be in sync with managers and staff personnel. It is a difficult task to congregate all employees one platform because either they don’t have access to the technology or not get trained to the concerned technology. HR personnel is facing difficulties taking video interviews with the candidates. Most of the time candidates have no access to that technology.

Communication Gap: A Major Issue during COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid Policy Change

Every company is amending policies on the wake of coronavirus outbreak. The HR department has the highest responsibilities(1)to make aware of the latest policies for workers and new employees. HR personnel is responsible to introduce the policy change to the working employees. Employers need flexible hours to complete their chores. They should constantly conduct webinars to give advice and necessary tools to the employees. Start-up and new emerging companies are facing difficulties to change their policies citing financial resources.

 

Solutions

Virtual Media

HR personnel keeps track of interviews via Skype or Zoom to the candidates. Excel, Google Sheet, Google docs, and e-mail become the inevitable tools to connect the employees about important guidelines and work assessment. Eightfold.ai(2)has known as the best AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform. They are helping organizations to recruit candidates by incorporating online events. It is shedding light on the recruitment process by identifying promising candidates and retaining top performers.

 

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Companies of all sizes can incorporate ATS to search, organize, and communicate with a large group of candidates. ATS is a human resources software(3)that can accommodate a large pool of applicant data. HR personnel can select the candidate by sorting keywords like skills, location, education level, candidate experience, etc.  In the time of coronavirus pandemic, recruiters can perform all recruitment processes online by interview scheduling and onboarding functionality of ATS. ATS encompasses knockout questions to narrow down the pool of applicants. If any of the knockout questions are answered incorrectly, your application will be rejected. After that recruiters select candidates based on their specific keywords.

Applicant Tracking System: An agile approach of recruitment

Final Thoughts

COVID-19 pandemic has given nice opportunities for companies to build a fine roadmap in the event of a pandemic and locked down condition. HR management has tremendously benefitted by smart and agile technologies like AI and mobile supercomputing. Many organizations have been utilizing this opportunity to re-skilling their workforce. Companies can develop an ecosystem dedicated to creating an AI-powered skills inventory, reskilling, and exploring new possibilities for recruitment services.

 

 

Challenges and Solutions of Hotel Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of Coronavirus has shut many medium and small hotels. Since the aviation industry has completely shut, the flow of tourists has dropped significantly. The hotel industry has a direct connection with the aviation and tourism industry. Major nations have blocked international flights. This led to a complete dip of the flow of international tourists. Domestic tourists have been staying in their homes during coronavirus outbreak. So, the hotel industry has been facing dual hardships from the complete absence of local and international tourists. The article will provide prospects of overcoming the major challenges from the hotel industry.

Challenges

Unprecedented Layoff of employees

Nearly 15% to 25% of employees have been working as contractual labor in India and their salary reimbursed weekly or daily basis. Last two months, hotels have witnessed rapid cancellations of its bookings. This led to shelving a large number of contractual laborers. Recently, we have seen the mass exodus of laborers from top metropolitan cities. Hotel chains across India are capping an option of layoffs. The wide layoffs have increased the unemployment multidimensional percentage in India. Experts anticipate the grim situation will be over after three to four months.

Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Industry: A Million Jobs Lost and Thousands of Layoffs

Loss of Revenue

According to hotelivate,(1)the hotel industry is considering a whopping loss of US$1.55 billion. The unprecedented loss of revenue accommodates 140,000 branded/organized hotel rooms across the nation. Experts estimate that there will be a 32% erosion in the overall revenue as compared to the previous year. The given losses only accommodate 5% of the lodging sector. Rest 95% encompasses bed & breakfast (B&Bs), guest houses, unbranded, and unorganized accommodation rooms. If you calculate the total loss of the hotel industry in India there will be an additional loss of US$4.7 billion to the alternate accommodation industry. So, the total loss of revenue across the accommodation industry in India would be US$6.2 billion.

Solutions

Know Your Customer

It impedes that many customers are feeling insecure to lodge in the hotel. Hotels can separate the rooms for quarantine and normal uses. Millionaires and billionaires have quarantined themselves in five-star hotels with a lavish package. Hotels can take advantage of big data of customers to know their behavior. They can provide customized services by classification and management system of AI. (2)Al can help visitors with personalized options and recommendations.

Hotels Leveraging Artificial Intelligence

Dedicated mobile apps can guide the entire hotel premises. A virtual tour is the need of time. People need to know all the precautionary measures before coming for quarantine in hotels. Hoteliers can make a sound 3D virtual tour to attract customers. Machine learning can help them equip with the best services based on customer behavior data. Amazon’s AI-based cloud software service Alexa can provide voice-enabled experiences to customers. Alexa’s conversation help hotel personnel to narrow down the actual requirement. This will help hotel personnel to save time and provide smoother and convenient customer service.

Leveraging AI: Helping Hotel Industry to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Final Thoughts

Hotels can provide the initial monetary support to contractual workers as they are the backbone of the hotel industry. Hotels can file for a moratorium to their debt payments. Hotels can register to online food delivery platforms like Zomato, Swiggy, and Ubereats to provide the home delivery foods. They can also provide taxi services and itinerary planning. These efforts will help them to lessen the apathy of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How AI is combating the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The global pandemic has begun with the Wuhan, China in December 2019. It has spread over 214 countries within three months. 2,938,308 people have confirmed the positive cases of coronavirus infection and 203,797 people have died from the Covid-19 pandemic as reported by worldometers(1)on 26 April 2020. AI-based approaches that cater to Machine learning and Deep Learning become a powerful tool to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The nuanced approaches of AI-based technology have helped in monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and in the real-time prediction of infected people. Big data has facilitated patient health analysis, drug manufacturing, and diagnosis resistance. Let’s analyze the current capability of AI and data science to alleviate the COVID-19 outbreak.

Disease Surveillance AI

COVID-19 is tremendously spread by human-to-human contact. So, it is important to trace the infected humans from residential complexes.  In December 2019, Canadian based BlueDot has identified a cluster of pneumonia-like disease(2)in Wuhan, China. The report was way ahead before the WHO and CDC of the USA. It incorporates AI algorithm to analyze big data from various sources like health data, news reports, airline ticketing data, government notices, and disease networks for detecting the appearance of new infectious diseases. AI can predict the early spread of infection or pandemic. Mobile phone data play an important role to track the early spread of disease by analyzing the movement of people. Blue Dot predicted the early spread of Coronavirus disease from Wuhan to other Asian cities based on airline ticketing data. Public health authorities can implement their health policies and strategies based on AI-driven disease spread data.

Disease Surveillance AI: Tracking the Early Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

Diagnostic AI

Zegami, a UK-based organization, has created an ML model that can identify the coronavirus cases by incorporating x-rays of COVID-19 infected lungs, artificial intelligence techniques, and data visualization tools. It has gathered data from NHS foundation trust, UK. According to Zegami, the new model(3)can differentiate COVID-19 cases from other lung infections like bacterial pneumonia and viral pneumonia. Researchers from Tianjin Medical University, China randomly assigned chest CT scan images from the COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients to test their deep learning algorithm. They claimed that their AI-model identified COVID-19 from CT scan images with 89.5% accuracy. The result gives hope that AI can give an accurate diagnosis from a chest CT scan.

Diagnostic AI: Giving accuracy to COVID-19 cases

Curative Research AI

AI is consistently giving its arms for researchers to find a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Google’s DeepMind has released AlphaFold that can predict the 3D protein structure of its genetic sequence. DeepMind has released protein structure related to SARS-CoV-2 helping researchers to better understand the virus.Iktos’ Ai technology works on deep generative models that enhance the speed and efficiency ofthe drug discovery process. The company is aiming to design virtual novel molecules that can accommodate all the characteristic features of a novel drug candidate. Further, SRI’s SynFiniTMand Iktos’ generative modeling technology(4)have collaborated to design novel and optimized compounds to treat coronavirus and viral infections. This has solved the key challenging issue of drug design and paved its way for clinical testing.

Curative AI: Paving a Way Ahead for Novel Drug Discovery for Coronavirus

Facial Recognition and Fever Detector AI

Sonovia, an Israeli startup, has made AI-based anti-pathogen and anti-bacterial face masks. It helps to prevent the spreading of coronavirus pathogens from coughing and sneezing. Fever is the prime symptom of coronavirus pandemic. So, detecting fever at the airports, bus stations, and railway stations can eliminate the entry of infected personnel in the residential population. Rokid Corp, a Chinese firm, has developed the AI-enabled glasses(5)that detect the body temperature of people. It works based on non-contact thermal augmented reality. It is fitted with a camera and a cable sending alerts and making digital records by detecting fever to the visitors.

Fever Detector AI: Detecting Body Temperature by AI-Enabled Glasses

Virtual Healthcare Assistants (ChatBots)

The overwhelming cases of coronavirus infection have led the Government to set up a virtual healthcare assistant that can solve the queries related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Canadian company Stallion-AI has built a multi-lingual virtual healthcare agent(6) that can answer queries related to coronavirus infection. It accomplished its establishment by leveraging its natural language processing capabilities. Virtual chatbots can recommend protection measures, provide reliable information, monitor symptoms, and advise individuals whether they need hospital screening or self-isolation at their homes.

Final Thoughts

The potential of AI is not fully utilized by researchers and Government organizations. There are miles to go to achieve a standard dataset for AI. The current use of AI is extremely constrained by lack of data, scarcity of historical data where AI can train its models, unavailability of open datasets to work on, and non-adjustment of algorithms. Besides, scientific facts and findings need to be evaluated before clinical trials. At last, the world is needed more open datasets where AI can perform its supreme ability to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Codeigniter vs CakePHP vs Laravel: which one is better for web development?

The recent advancements in PHP programming languages have produced three innovative frameworks;Codeigniter, CakePHP, and Laravel. These web frameworks are open source and follow MVC (model-View-Controller) approaches. Still, they have their own pros and cons. Based on the advantages and disadvantages, I try to find out the best framework for web development.

 

Advantages

 

Laravel

Mail integration is the fundamental need of a website and everybody is needed to enhance their customer base. The ‘Swiftmailer’ library of Laravel provides a clean and easy API(1) configuration for mails with individual accounts. Without integrating the caching process, your back-end performance hinders a lot. So, Laravel manages the excellent integration of caching to improve the back-end performance of your website. It is well-equipped with automation testing that takes less time as compared to manual testing. It provides a secure platform by preventing against suspicious threats like SQL injection, cross-site request forgery, and cross-site scripting.

Laravel Framework: Today’s need for web development

 

CakePHP

MVC (Model-View-Controller) helps in data handling, data rendering and data responses to a correct database for the preferred framework. It works in a planned manner for data processing. With the help of components, extensions, helpers, and behaviors you can rescue your code within the existing facility. CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) feature of CakePHP (2) allows you to update, modify and produce your work anytime and complete control over the final outcome.

Codeigniter

You can’t deny the need for customization because you have to customize the website based on the specific needs. It provides the easiest way to customize your web format based on your needs. It is considered as the best user-friendly interface by delivering the finest pieces of responsive web platforms. The superb migration support services of Codeigniter gives you an easy interface to migrate(3) your database from one server to another server.

Codeigniter Framework: A revolution in web development

 

Disadvantages

 

Laravel

Due to lightweight, it has less in-built support. It can be solved by third-party tools, but it would be tedious tasks for a large and customized website. All the components are designed in a systematic manner. The dependency injection proves to be complex(4) at various levels which make amateur developers practice a lot to become an expert Laravel professional.

CakePHP

The documentation of CakePHP is heavy that leads developers to learn and practice various steps by giving a sound amount of time and effort. It doesn’t provide the seamless experience of migration.It is difficult to migrate the second version of CakePHP into third version (5). Developers need to update the default routes to integrate the fancy URLs which adversely affects the efficiency of web development.

CakePHP: A novice web development framework

Codeigniter

It requires exhaustive libraries for customizing the web development platform. The framework is not fully based on ORM (Object-Oriented Mapping) (6) but it depends heavily on third-party solutions. Since it is not the community-driven, any change will be maintained only by company norms and policies.

Final Thoughts

After an exemplary analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the above mentioned three frameworks, I think Codeigniter is better as compared to CakePHP and Laravel. Since it doesn’t show the complexity at various levels of implementation, developers find it easy to build the code. Though the customization process requires an exhaustive level of libraries. But the end result is praiseworthy. It doesn’t show any issues withthe migration process. It gives you the seamless experience of web responsive platform by incorporating Codeigniter.

 

Is Magento 2 a developer-friendly e-commerce platform?

Magento 2 is an open-source e-commerce platform that offers a blend of extensibility, scalability, and flexibility at your fingertips. The finest features include automatic updates, customizable themes, and mobile-friendly configuration. It seamlessly scales across desktops, tablets, phones, and laptops by efficiently managing customers’ financial information. Though it has plenty of advantages, sometimes it has shown its limitations. Let’s discuss all the relevant aspects here.

 

Advantages

Seamless Performance

Developers can improve the Magento 2 performance by integrating various modules. You can remove unnecessary characters from the source code without changing its functionality by minification. (1) It is aimed at CSS and JavaScript optimization. You can augment the page load time by FPC (Full Page Cache). This will help reduce the server load, enhance SEO and sales conversion. Magento 2 CloudFlare is a superb CDN (Content Delivery Network) that can dramatically enhance the performance of Magento 2. You can send plenty of JavaScript, image and CSS files to various servers around the world. It also provides resource caching, additional form and files security, DDoS protection, etc.

Magento 2: An Effective E-Commerce Platform

 

Enhanced User Experience and Front End

Improved layered navigation features of Magento 2 allow buyers to navigate comfortably to your e-commerce site. ‘Filter multiselect’, ‘Search by product attributes’, ‘possibility to remove selected options’, ‘multiple values for the same filter criteria’, and ‘no admin configuration’ (2) are the enhanced features of improved layered navigation. Developers won’t get enhanced search capabilities of the Magento 2 default version. Sphinx Search Ultimate module delivers the three extensions; ‘Advanced Sphinx Search Pro’, ‘Search Autocomplete & Suggestions’, and ‘Search Spell-Correction’. This will give ample opportunity for developers to enhance their search framework with 665 stop words and 60730 synonyms. Developers can create stunning sliders, popups and banners by incorporating Magestore Super Campaign Magento 2 extension. These popups, banners and campaign rules cater to the newly created elements on the frontend.

 

Amazing Extensions

Magento 2 SEO suite extension helps developers to eliminate duplicate content issues, improve site indexation and make it SEO-friendly. Integrating Google analytics extension helps you to analyze checkout sales funnel and you can analyze where customers exit during the checkout procedure. The default version doesn’t give assistance for blog and WordPress integration. Blogs are the real traffic generator. Magento 2 WordPress integration and Blog Extension for Magento 2 by FishPig (3) are the finest options. Integrating with Google AdWords help you track conversions at your convenient time.

Extensions enhances the performance of Magento 2

 

Disadvantages

Technical Expertise

Magento 2 has plenty of themes and extensions, and daily third-party companies have been releasing new extensions and themes for it. Making a sophisticated e-commerce website needs an expert Magento 2 developer that can have the sound expertise of the most important features and extensions. Tough, it seems to a costly affair for small companies, though it requires an expert professional to work on their project.

 

Complicated Migration

Magento 1 will stop functioning from June 2020. So, companies working on the older platform need to upgrade themselves in the competitive market. Magento has not provided any seamless interface for migrating Magento 1 to Magento 2. Developers find it difficult to migrate Magento 1 store data to a Magento 2 database. (4) Plenty of extensions won’t work on Magento 2 that can be migrated from Magento 1. Sometimes, it’s better to have a nice e-commerce website rather than wasting time on migrating Magento 1 to Magento 2.

Migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2

 

Expensive Hosting

The default version of the Magento 2 platform doesn’t provide hosting. Since the Magento 2 is a complex platform that requires a lot of data and resources. A shared or simple hosting platform won’t accomplish your goal. You need to purchase a dedicated hosting platform for your e-commerce platform. Purchasing a sophisticated hosting platform makes it expensive for developers.

Hosting: An Expensive Affair for Magento 2

 

Final Thoughts

Though Magento 2 serves a great platform for e-commerce giants. But it lacks the seamless integration of all the tools, extensions and themes on one platform. Developers need to scroll plenty of third-party companies that can provide the best tools for Magento 2. This makes it a complex software to learn and implement on the e-commerce platform. Small businesses need developers to migrate their e-commerce platform from Magento 1 to Magento 2. Here, Magento won’t provide a seamless interface where developers can comfortably migrate Magento 1 to Magento 2. Learning and implementing Magento 2 is a costly affair. Magento needs to develop a forum where developers can get solutions for their problems. Magento needs to provide an easy interface where developers can implement important tools and extensions comfortably on e-commerce sites.

 

 

How robotics is changing the education sector?

Robotics has opened enormous dimensions in the education sector. Instructional robots is one of the important aspect that will help children to learn on their comfort zone. Robots act as the connecting link between teacher and student. Robots add values to social cooperation and it also augments the educational execution & excellence.

 

Social Robots: helping special need children

Children with mental and physical disabilities keep themselves isolated from other peer students and teachers. Teachers are working hard to teach them social skills. However, it creates additional burden and stressful situation for teachers to deal them the same lessons repetitively. Social robots equipped with robot-assisted therapy (1) trigger novel sensory stimuli that can help them learn social behaviors. Children with special need can show their behaviors in specific social situations by learning context-specific behaviors from a robot. Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can enhance their social communication skills with the help of ‘co-therapist robot’ that is well-equipped with socially relevant questions and their responses.

 

Social Robots: A bless for special need children

 

Career in robotics

As robots become an indispensable entity in our daily life. The demand of robotics specialists will surge in near future. Robotics engineer can design and manifest the robot and they can modify the structure according to the need. They should analyze and evaluate the robots and have a keen eye how they can improve the robots on the current circumstances. Robotics technicians should have a profound knowledge of robotic system and they can serve as the prime technical support personnel. Robotics sales engineer (2) can help industries and academia to provide the most suitable robots for their organizations. They should have a knowledge of every aspect of robot and robotic products. Robotics software developers can embed the required command to the robotic devices. They should analyze how robots are responding by giving the verbal commands or typing some keystrokes. Students can opt for robotics engineering as a career which would be an interdisciplinary course where they need to study electronics, computer science, biotechnology, manufacturing and cognitive sciences.

 

Robotics Engineering: A future career

 

Robotics: An indispensable part of STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has high prospects in 21st century and various academic institutions are incorporating robotics in school curriculum. A brief survey has mentioned that students have shown a positive impact on robotics (3) by reinvigorating cross-curricula activities. Robotics has the higher capability to foster scientific reasoning and creative thinking among students. Educational robotics can facilitate students with coding, developing, designing and operating robots to strengthen their skills in STEM courses. Some institutions have launched the STEM-friendly robot kids that have helped students to solve realistic problems with the assistance of STEM-robots. Robotics is more interactive and creative as compared to the traditional ways of teaching and it has become a lead catalyst for students to pursue STEM courses after high school.

 

Robotics & STEM: An indispensable part of school curricula

 

Medical Education: Changing Prospects

Robotic-assisted surgery has galvanized the role of robotics in medical education. Sooner, robotic surgeons will be high demands in healthcare units. The recent advancements in genomics, digital drugs, AI, ML and robotics have the changed the patient care in a new level. Today, medical students and existing medical professionals need to take enhanced training in robotic-assisted surgery. NHS (National Health Service) has a long-term plan to integrate robotics (4) with genomics, AI and data analytics in medical education. Soon autonomous robots will become the vital component of healthcare facilities and medical institutions. One of highly successful medical robot is ‘daVinci’ that can perform the surgery with very tiny incisions, accurate precision, less bleeding, faster healing and low risk of infection. Other leading medical robots are orthoses, targeted therapy micro-robot, disinfectant bots, clinical training bots and many more.

 

Medical Robots: Changing dimensions in medical education

 

Educational institutions look a prospective aspect of robotics on introducing it in the formal education. Robotics become the foremost core of innovation as it furnishes creativity and acquisition among students. It is the high time to integrate robotics in school curricula by imparting technological intricacies for future needs.

 

How IoT is Transforming the Education Sector

IoT (Internet of Things) exchanges and compiles a range of information connecting a network of various devices like electronics, software, and network connectivity. It becomes the imminent technology in the fast-changing world of education. It leverages the maximum potential of the education sector by integrating rapidly changing technology into existing technology. IoT provides digitized education by facilitating core competent IoT technology. Sooner academic institutions can access more IoT-enabled devices than smartphones.

Assisting Special Need Children

IoT plays a major role in connecting devices and can make a smart grid of embedded devices. IoT gives a nice interface where physically disabled children can interact and involve in active discussions in a class with the help of a mobile device. IoT will enable the refined user interface that can assess the individual physical limitation. This will further help them to develop learning and writing skills step by step. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the key component of IoT (1) where it helps visually disabled children to track the location and they can easily access all the amenities provided in the schools.

IoT: Giving a seamless interface for special needs children

Smart Classrooms

The concept of smart classrooms can be possible with the help of MQQT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport). (2) It is the most suited connectivity protocol for IoT. It refines the accurate data by filtering only the requested data and eliminating the need of ambiguous data. The speech is incorporated into ALEXA by the Wi-Fi mode of communication. Various types of sensors and actuators control humidity, light, and temperature by remotely and automatically turning on and off the electrical appliances. It becomes the facilitator of energy conversion and automation by eliminating traditional architectural practices and providing a friendly interface for every type of user.

IoT: Visualizing the Concept of smart classroom

Safety and Security in Schools

Security becomes the top-notch problem for academic institutes. The major concerning areas are vaping, smoking, noises, disturbances, bullying, theft and cyberbullying. (3) Out-of-suspension compels administrative personnel to do additional oversight, counseling, augmenting criminal justice costs, parents meeting, and many more. Institutions employ a variety of tools to monitor their security procedures. IoT integrates CCTV cameras, HVAC systems, and sensors to give a seamless experience of security measures. It fulfills the expectations and goals of all the important users in academia like students, teachers, parents, SPOC (Single point of contact), and vehicles by providing the seamless experience of communication. It also facilitates crisis management, staff training and intervention strategies fostering a safe place for students in institutions.

IoT: Facilitating a safe gateway for students

Future Career Prospects of IoT

Many universities are focusing on IoT based courses and it gives a diverse set of career opportunities. Business Intelligence (BI) gives the fine picture of corporate data by combining software tools, software applications, and data from internal and external sources. The onset of IP-enabled devices has increased cybersecurity threats. Thus expert IoT personnel are in high demand to give a safe interface of data security. Application design needs various systems and tools to deliver outstanding graphics quality. In the future, the industry needs those designers that can implement various graphics tools in one format by assisting IoT and transform the layout of company products. Mobile technology is transforming generation after generation. The industry needs those personnel that can implement AR, VR, cloud computing, wireless technologies and mobile technologies on mobile applications.

IoT: Career opportunities in IoT sector

IoT can furnish latency, competent bandwidth and incomparable security to various educational infrastructure. IoT is globalizing education by facilitating the latest trends in technology and providing a seamless interface of accessibility, efficiency, and security.

 

AI: Future Navigator in the Education Sector

The education industry is constantly facing serious challenges to incorporate life skills among students. Our education system is fervently meant to cater to the aspirations of corporate sectors. Professional skills are the utmost requirement but life skills do require to transform the person’s identity. AI has emerged as a big catalyst to learn human capabilities and frame the standard curriculum that can encompass both professional and life skills.

Administrative Tasks Made Easy

AI will leverage various repetitive tasks like catching duplicate files, inappropriate information, out-of-policy statements, data management and many more. AI would be able to reimburse employees in a single day by auditing files in real-time. Many schools suffer from the problem of the high volume of applications in academic sessions. Eradicating low priority applications and uplift the potential candidates are the tedious tasks for administrative personnel. AI-empowered tools are capable of filtering the candidates into the desired batch which will further automate the interview steps. In this way, AI is sustaining the admin staff with various admin jobs in a rational manner. Asking repetitive queries is the major burden for various educational institutes. AI-enabled chatbots (1) are pre-aligned with a set number of repetitive questions and their answers. So, it gives a big relief to admin personnel from answering similar questions repetitively.

AI: Capable of doing administrative tasks.

Personalized Learning Soon To Be A Reality

‘’One curriculum fits for all’’ doesn’t fit in the real world because the learning capacity of every student is different. AI is helping teachers to give customized feedback (2) to every student. In this way, teachers are now capable to teach pupils with more efficiently. Teachers can create different groups based on learning and intelligence level and they can give the tasks based on their competency. It is also the boon for disabled children where each child has their own level of difficulties. Teachers are trying hard to get the appropriate data and unable to incorporate it into them. Here, AI comes to rescue to these teachers. AI will gather all the students’ data and based on their learning adaptability, the algorithm will be able to construct personalized learning for disabled children. Machine vision systems will be able to detect the facial expression and body language of disabled children on the difficulty level of the particular subject. Learning difficulties can be analyzed by behavioral analytics to assess the competency level of disabled children suffering from ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and memory-related problems. Nowadays, several students are complaining about stress and they are unable to cope with the pressure of their academics. Many universities and colleges are introducing the AI-enable tool woebot (3) that can track the mental condition of students by the intelligent mood tracking system. In this way, we can filter those students and give them proper counseling.

AI: Benefitting Disabled children

Future AI trends in the education sector

Leading educational institutes estimate that nearly 50% of today’s jobs will be replaced by AI technology. It is estimated that course materials will be prepared with the help of AI & ML that can cater to the need of every student by 2030. Educational content is transforming at a fast pace over the internet. Leading institutions like MIT, Harvard and multibillion corporates like P&G, General Electric are providing their own version of massive open online courses (MOOC). (4) As more and more over-the-top (OTT) contents are uploading on various educational channels on the internet. It requires an algorithm that can assess the student’s likes and dislikes. Based on the interests and current trends in the ed sector, AI and ML can frame the new OTT content that can fulfill the requirement of smart content. Soon, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will cover the vast market of educational institutes and advanced learning curricula. AI will ease the difficulty level of content and it will be directly transmitted to our brains via the brain-computer interface (BCI). In the future, AI will be helping in making content that suits the AR and VR technology by enhanced feasibility, affordability and accessibility.

AI: Future Trends and Prospects

Final Words

AI has leveraged its full potential to cater to the needs of students. However, there are roads ahead that can be traveled by AI. There is the utmost need to assimilate the tripartite skills emotional intelligence, creative skills and cognitive skills to frame a future curriculum. Still, the best interface of human capabilities and AI is yet to come that can perfectly assess every student.

 

Boost your Google My Business Listing – few tips

Tips to Boost your Google My Business Listing

So you are altogether finished with your Google My Business Listing however then still can’t perceive any outcomes accordingly. This blog will assist you with understanding the necessities required for web crawler accuracy. It’s a major test to get results when Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization are concerned. So it’s dependably a decent practice to keep your postings refreshed like right location, telephone points of interest, store hours. Now and then extremely basic things could convey a contort to your Google My Business Listing and could have any kind of effect comprehensively.

Address Accuracy:
Indeed, you have refreshed your store address superbly however check in the event that it pursues perceived rules. Any non-consistency could have an awful effect in query output. Continuously pursue the rules of worthy arranging of location spread out by your nation.

Geocode Specification:
Google My Business Listing produces geocodes (Longitude and latitude) to find your store in Google Maps. So it’s vital to guarantee your posting has exact geocodes(Longitude and latitude) which would enable your client to discover your store effectively. Without a doubt now and again it turns out to be exceptionally hard to look through your business in a metropolitan zone. So be additional careful on this factor.

Posting Categories:
Google has a shrewd calculation which gives the best outcome firmly lined up with client inquiries. With each refresh the posting the accuracy turned out to be more important. So it’s vital to be exact with your posting classes. Try not to make over general classes however give precise attributes of your business to improve results.

Survey Response:
More surveys you have increasingly the introduction of your business gets. Urge your client to leave an input with respect to your business administration or item at Google My Business Listing. Now and again negative input could leave an awful notoriety for your business. So it’s in every case better to reaction to both positive and negative surveys to share your perspectives towards the clients. This would enhance your posting.

Make Content:
Continuously attempt to draw in your client with new materials. Offer substance identified with your business which is an extraordinary method to help your neighborhood page positioning. Make utilization of Google Posts which permits distributing occasions, advancements which straightforwardly refreshes Google Search and Google Maps.

Transfer Images:
Numerous stores ignores or abstains from transferring pictures in their Google My Business Listing. An important picture transfer will help the clients on their online hunt. Clients do jump at the chance to see item pictures, store structure, signage before visiting a business. Transferring important pictures may have enormous impact on your nearby positioning.

Try not to evade these rules to get a decent outcome in Google My Business Listing. On the off chance that you are running a site and might want to support your online nearness you can simply get in touch with us for Search Engine Optimization or Social Media Marketing and would be cheerful to encourage you.