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03.02.2020, 11:26

UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform

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The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is evaluating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics after implementing Sony's REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance for video presentation content.

 

The trial will allow UWTSD staff and students to experiment with new workflows and lesson styles, and provide new use cases for several applications, including real-time capture and digitisation of diagrams and complex equations in mathematics, physics and engineering classes via a dedicated Handwriting Extraction feature (handwriting extraction technology provides an augmented reality overlay of whiteboard content, even when the speaker is standing directly in front of a board), creation of high-quality distance and remote learning materials, and creation of engaging materials for humanities and media students and staff.

 

Media students will benefit from a chroma key-less CG overlay for video content that removes the need for a dedicated studio or green-screen. It can also add supporting graphics, animated imagery or backdrops to presentations in real-time.

 

Commenting on the trial, Lyndon Shirley, executive head of technology-enhanced learning at the University, said:

"Staff have been blown away by the potential of the Edge Analytics Appliance to drive engagement and boost successful learning outcomes so far.

 

"It’s a truly intuitive and natural solution which means we can adapt to any style of learning or teaching dependent on the subject at hand. At the same time the technology broadens the applications of our learning spaces."

 

Alexandra Parlour, corporate and education marcomms manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe, added:

"UWTSD is always boldly and ambitiously rethinking its teaching and learning models. This trial is testament to the university’s commitment to putting video at the heart of the classroom, which is crucial for engaging today’s and tomorrow’s students."

 

UWTSD has announced a vision to create a learning-centred "neighbourhood" where collaboration and partnership are the key drivers for teaching, learning and innovation. Together with its partners, the university is developing new provisions to address skills gaps by creating enterprise hubs and accelerator schemes to grow new businesses, develop the skills of current businesses, and attract investment into Wales. 

 

The trial is taking place alongside implementation of Sony's TEOS meeting room management solution across the majority of UWTSD's 260 learning spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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