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Live Blog – INFO V 2014: ICT Day of Visakha Vidyalaya (Day 2)

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‘Info V’ 2014,  a Mega ICT exhibition organized by Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo will be held from 21st to 22nd March 2014 at the school premises.

More info: here.

Info about the workshops: here.

 

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Catch up with our Day 2 Live Blog for more and detailed information.

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Thanks everyone for tuning in, everyone. Check our Day 1 Live Blog here http://digit.lk/live-blog-info-v-2014-ict-day-of-visakha-vidyalaya/

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After that demonstration, Harsha and Madhushka conclude their presentation. Token of Appreciation to them is given away by the VP of the School.

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Harsha and Madhushka demonstrates all the features in Office Online and Offline features.

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You can host apps on your cloud service and them stream it to your PC through internet. – Harsha

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Madushka says cloud services can be helpful to students catch-up with their school work if they aren’t able to make it to the school. A virtual classroom.

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You can get to your content via Office 365 through the servers located at HongKong. – Harsha

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How to get an outcome from cloud services for you?

Harsha and his assistant Madushka will demonstrate this to the students.

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There is a very little crowd for this registered session.

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Now we have Harsha Randeniya from Microsoft Sri Lanka to make awareness on ‘Collaborative Learning through O365. ‘

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Ruwinda concludes this session of his since no questions were asked from him. Token of Appreciation to him is being awarded now.

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You need to have courage to go in the front regardless of how many times you have fallen. – Ruwinda

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Ruwinda shares this inspiring video with us.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities: This is a trend now. You start your own business. I’d like to engrave these in your mind. It is all about the right attitude. – Ruwinda

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Ruwinda explains what are Professional Opportunities and Academic Opportunities.

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You should have the sense of using technology for a good cause. Internet is a rich source of information. – Ruwinda

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If there is no demand in the market for what your learning, it is not worth the shot. IT industry is changing rapidly. You need the better sense of what is happening around. – Ruwinda

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Experience is gained by not doing the same mistake again. – Ruwinda

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Experience are the skills you get in the long run of applying your knowledge. – Ruwinda

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Skill is the ability to apply the knowledge. – Ruwinda

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If you have an aim, regardless of which sector you want to be, you need to have knowledge. – Ruwinda

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You learn till you die. – Ruvinda

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Knowledge, experience, interest, skills are needed to get a job.

The difference between education and learning is, it is not the same. If your learning in a structured manner, it is educations. like school. – Ruvinda

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Qualifications
Communication Skills,
Extra Activities
Sports
Experience
Personality are the few options came from the floor when asked what are the needed things to get a job, beside IT knowledge.

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There are a lot of job opportunities in IT sector. Not only IT, almost in all fields, there are many opportunities. – Ruvinda

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Ruvinda Rathnagoda will talk on the topic of “A career guidance session for a successful IT career”

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Next we have 2 speakers lined up.

Ruvinda Rathnagoda and Harsha Randeniya from Microsoft SL.

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We are back. How is everyone doing?

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Rohan Jayaweera Concludes his session short and sweet.
We now are going to take a break. Will be back online right about at 2 pm for more workshops.

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The Online Market Place is a Playing field now. – Rohan

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People’s requirements are different.

We would be able to go to the moon and come back 2172 times with one gallon of Gas if the Motor vehicle industry revolutionized in the speed of the Tech and Internet Industry. – Rohan

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There are more Android devices activated each day that new babies are born. – Rohan

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Including all 40 languages we support in Google, we get 5 billion Google searches each day. – Rohan

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10 years ago, the minimum age requirements for a job was 26 where now it is 10. This is how the internet and everything has revolutionized. – Rohan

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Rohan does his presentation in Sinhala so it would reach to the crowd, better.

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Rohan shares this image with us where the paradigm has shifted in the past few years.

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Next up, we have Rohan Jaraweera, Country Manager – Google Sri Lanka on stage for his presentation on ‘An Introduction to Google Search’.

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Tokens of Appreciation shall be given away now to these two wonderful ladies for their presentation.

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Udari and Rukshani conclude their session with this note.

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Advantages of Augmented Reality:

Rich User Experience.
Inexpensive alternative media.
Personalization.

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Augmented Reality is all about marketing. A virtual fit-on group are trending these days online. – Udari

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They share this video with us.

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Augmented reality is a kind of virtual reality. It takes an existing picture and blends new information into it. Commercially for the 1st time it was used in Football games. – Rukshanie

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You can use virtual reality to get rid of your phobias. – Rukshanie

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An artificial environment is created with computer and software and presented to the user in a way where it feels like real environment. Gloves, Glasses and Earphones are used to this. – Udari

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Textile designs are marked via light projection and cut by laser with fine and precise cuts.

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Udari and Rukshanie shared few industrial videos where they use tech to enhance productivity.

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CAD and CAM are used in Sri Lankan textile industry.
These systems can be expensive to install, but maintaining and managing is easy in the long run. – Udari

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Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing printing finishing and then manufacturing. Marketing later. – Rukshani

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Style is what you pick out from Fashion.

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Fashion is , anything which is popular in a culture at any given time. – Udari

Fashion can be in Cuisine, Art, Literature and even in Software. – Rukshanie

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And now we have Ms. Rukshanie Vidyaratne and Ms. Udari Bandara, past Visakhians to talk to the crowd and make awareness on ‘ICT in fashion industry’.

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Dr. Palitha will do his session again in Sinhala. So some kids from rural area could get an insight about AI.

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Mr. Palitha concludes his speech.
Token of appreciation will be given away to Mr. Palitha by the VP of the School.

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It is not AI, but it is mathematics.

Enjoy

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A brain cap is a device which is used to understand thinking. but it only maps brain voltages but does not understands why and how they are passed. – Plitha

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ANN – Artificial Neuron Network.

What they do is a computational mapping of a human brain. -Palitha

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Palitha shares this video with us where a team from UoM won this competition for this.

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Intelligent Search engines and Data mining services are AI applications, so are Searching Algorithms. – Palitha

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Expert systems are used to replace an expert.

INtelligent image processing is successful to some extent. – Palitha

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Neuron working structure is known. How it is trained, unknown.

Neural Network is unknown in memory.

This is why it is impossible to mimic the brain. – Palitha

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Early, there was indea. A computer to mimic the brain. This has been tried but not succeeded.

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Event though these robots are insanely genius, till human s are better. They can’t do many tasks at the same time.

A turing test measure if a machine have achieved intelligence. – Palitha

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The basic idea was to have an intelligent robot so it can work like a human being.

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How would you like to have a Rot\bot as a servant to you?

AI is to use the human like intelligence by a machine for various possible applications. – Palitha

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Mr. Palitha is a Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa.

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Palitha Dassanayake will be first speaker for today and his topic would be ‘An intro to AI’.

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Await till Workshops start.

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Stay tuned with us for more updates as we just got here.

You can come and enjoy today this exhibition since it is open for general public today

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Oh Hello fellow earthlings. Today we are Live from Day 2 proceedings from Visakha Vidyalaya ICT Day.

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