AI is so rampant it’s now impacting our sex lives Here’s how to stop it taking control

We’ve reached an inflection point with AI. It’s in the news we consume and the general cultural conversation, but there are also more tangible markers we can point to. In just two years Amazon’s Echo, and as a result Alexa, is in more than six per cent of American homes. By 2020, people will be making 200 billion voice searches every month. Or, if you prefer using the market as a bellwether, $5.4 billion (£4.2bn) was invested in AI startups in 2016 – a sum that doesn’t reflect the amount…

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ELT expenditures in Malta slip as enrolments stall

ELT students in Malta spent around €139m last year, down from €161m in 2015, and accounted for 10.7% of all total guest nights in the country. Profitability of the ELT sector fell for the second year in a row as well. Profit per student week was predicted to have dropped to €35.86 per student, a fall from €42.2 in 2015. Last year, the country welcomed 76,730 students to the country – a minor increase of 1.6% on the previous year. “The international scene in 2016 has not been without strife” This cohort…

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TAP to launch flights from London City Airport

Portuguese airline TAP has confirmed it will launch flights from London City Airport to Lisbon on 29 October. The new route will complement existing flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. TAP is the only airline to offer the route between London City, located in the financial heart of the capital, and the cosmopolitan destination of Lisbon, making short breaks and travel for both business and leisure even more convenient for those starting their journey in London. Flights will operate with Embraer 190 aircraft, with seat capacity for 106 passengers, departing London…

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How to Spend Your Post grad Life Traveling the World for Free

Entering the post-grad phase can be tough. You’re thrust into the real world for the first time with big decisions to make and daunting goals to accomplish, the safety net of campus life in the rear-view mirror. But if you’re a college senior in the U.K. who wants to avoid all that (at least for a while), we have very good news: You could win an all-expenses-paid trip around the world after graduation. Price comparison site Comparethemarket.com wants to send one student who is currently in their final year to…

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Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology

I was asked recently to name a book that changed my life. The book I chose was Cal Newport’s “Deep Work,” and for the most literal of reasons: It’s changed how I lived my life. Particularly, it’s led me to stop scheduling morning meetings, and to preserve that time for more sustained, creative work. Which is all to say that I’m a bit obsessed with Newport’s work right now, and particularly his account of how the digital environment we inhabit is training us out of concentration and into distraction in…

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Whats in Palestines first ever education law

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ratified the first Palestinian Law for Education and Higher Education on April 6, after the Cabinet submitted it on March 7 to replace the applicable Arab laws in the Palestinian territories (the Jordanian law in the West Bank and the Egyptian law in the Gaza Strip). The Ministry of Education and Higher Education hopes the new law will bring about “a significant shift in the education system, promote educational development and boost the role of the local community and its institutions in this…

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Stupid homes Experts suggest people create space without technology

I love technology, but I don’t want it to overrun my home. I’m three-quarters of my way through a master’s degree specifically focused on the management of technology and innovation. I marvel at a future of self-driving cars, computers that diagnose and treat disease and 3-D printed everything. But, at the end of the day, when I close my door behind me, after using an analog, non-digital key to get in, I’m happy to live in what I call a stupid home. I don’t own an Amazon Echo – and…

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Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria has displaced about 1.4 million children and teenagers from their homes. An estimated 900,000 of them are not in school. Historically, in conflict zones, education has taken a backseat to immediate needs like food, shelter and medical care. But more recently, there has been a movement in the international aid community to provide better “education in emergencies.” Many private companies and nonprofits are stepping up to do just this, but their efforts are not always well-balanced or well-coordinated, a new report claims. Would-be students have many…

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Which Travel Search Site Is Best It Depends on Your Goals

In the beginning, you called an airline or travel agent when you wanted to book a trip. But if you’ve done any traveling at all within the last 15 years, you’ve probably come across a fare aggregator or metasearch site. Hundreds of perfectly legitimate ones exist; you’ve undoubtedly heard of Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire, to name three. Does it matter which site you use, or are they all basically the same? These online travel agencies, or O.T.A.s, and search sites scrape data from other sources, reorganize it and present it…

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London Stansted reveals plans for £130m arrivals building

London Stansted Airport has today unveiled plans for a new £130 million arrivals building to significantly improve the passenger experience. The building is the latest phase in the multi-million pound transformation programme by MAG to support future growth at the airport and attract new passengers and airlines. Stansted is currently the busiest single terminal airport in the UK with up to 5,000 departing passengers alone passing through its doors every hour at peak times. With passenger numbers expected to increase over the next decade, particularly with runway capacity constraints at…

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