State of the artificial: Finland expanding free online AI course to all EU languages
“Our goal is to demystify AI,” proclaims the website of Elements of AI, a free online course from the University of Helsinki and the tech firm Reaktor, now available in an increasing range of languages. Our reporter signs up to learn about artificial intelligence and how it affects our lives.
Kids ask the Finnish government questions in corona info session
For the first time ever, a Finnish prime minister held a press conference in which the journalists asking the questions were schoolchildren. Sanna Marin and her colleagues addressed the nation’s kids directly.
As Finnish teachers move classes online, family routines change
Families in Finland and all over the world are facing new challenges. Many parents now have more experience of working from home, and many children and educators are now well acquainted with distance learning. They are wondering if they will need to use those new routines in the future.
Happiness report elevates Finland and other Nordics, shows that people should look after each other
The annual World Happiness Report seeks to measure how happy people are in more than 150 different countries. The Nordic countries have repeatedly done well in this listing, and in the 2020 edition of the report, Finland is at the top for the third year in a row.
Finland remains among top nations in PISA education survey
Since the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) began in 2000, Finnish 15-year-olds have consistently done well. In the results released in December 2019, Finland lives up to its reputation, and also seems to show a good balance between academic achievement and life outside of school.