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Intel launches "Toddlers and Technology" Programme

Intel to focus on how technology can impact life

Intel is setting out on a new quest this week with their latest project targeted at toddlers, certainly a younger audience that they're used to be an interesting idea indeed. The new scheme is called "Toddlers and Technology" and its focus is how the touch-generation could benefit from technology, more importantly on how that technology can have a positive impact on quality of life.

One of the first related events takes places in Pakistan, this will focus on the subject of whether or not children should be exposed to technology. This involved looking at the software and tools that are out there that can help with child development by providing a fun and relaxed event environment for them.

Intel said that many children are growing up as "digital natives" and that it is very important to understand how best to use technology in a more positive manner.

While these days most people just use their smartphones and device to consumer endless information on what their friends are eating for dinner, it can be easy to forget that technology can be a powerful educational tool and the use of digital devices as well as more traditional learning and playing methods could benefit the next generation.

Asma Aziz, Marketing & PR Manager, Intel South Asia said, "Today's kids are so completely at ease with navigating and flicking their way through devices to get to the latest game on a smart phone or tablet. The rapid spread of touch-screen computing devices like smart phones and tablets is creating a generation of children that we call the "Touch Generation" - and they're heralding a new era that fundamentally changes the way we interact with computers."

“The rise of the touch generation is not only set to change the way we interact with our technology, but it is also changing the type of technology we will demand in future," she added.

It's an interesting idea and one that has a lot of merit to it, but what this truly means for future generations remains to be seen.