Since the genesis of cameras, the sole purpose and goal has been to capture whatever is in front of it when asked. However, with the explosion of artificial intelligence and “machine learning”, cameras are too being re-modeled in a way that will make them smart.
So far, Google has invested in a company called Clips, which uses machine learning to automatically take snapshots of anything it deems “interesting” (people, pets, etc.). In addition, a company called Lighthouse AI is looking to use this new generation of cameras to create a safer and more reliable security system in their house–much like the iPhone X’s face recognition.
Continue reading “Cameras Are Changing”
As you may have heard by now — especially after the rapid Twitter movement — many owners of Amazon’s Alexa had reported hearing a mysterious and unprompted laugh from their digital assistant. Her distorted laugh left many owners paranoid, quickly unplugging the device and becoming suspicious of the continuous monitoring. Continue reading “Alexa’s Creepy Laugh And What It Means”
Nowadays the VR technology has been invented and used everywhere. Here’s a definition of the VR technology.
“Current VR technology most commonly uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.”
Basically what that means as you put a device in front of your eyes and the VR technology will create images and videos for experiencing the imagination world.
This is very cool for us. For us, teenagers, experiencing the world is very important, especially for that kind of technology. We can make apps which can benefit learning process for the kids as well as expand their creations and imagination.
[April 2017] “In a world where hackers can sabotage power plants and impact elections, there has never been a more crucial time to examine cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, most of which is privately owned.” According to experts from MIT, presidents in the past 25 years have never truly paid attention to the topic, a method which should be altered due to the increase in our efficiency with technology.
Continue reading “MIT Presents A New Report For Improving The Nation’s Cyber-Security”
3.7 million burglaries occur each year across the United States. Do you ever wonder how you can protect your family and loved ones? Ring, a company that has just caught the attention of many, has come up with an innovation in home security. The Ring Protect System, a product which most families can afford, provides the user with a heightened sense of security and improves the safety of their community.
Ring Protect System includes many different features providing incentive to consumers to purchase the product. Continue reading “STOP THIEF! I can see you.”
Every new year brings the possibility of breakthrough technologies. Fortunately, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place every year in January to preview what the world has to offer. I anticipate three major fields will be at the forefront of invention: those being artificial intelligence, smart homes, and robots.
Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office sharing symptoms and having tests performed all while being the only human in the room. With the accumulation of data from the tests performed along with the “symptom discussion” a diagnosis is given. Artificial intelligence can do this and much more. One point of AI is to manipulate “big data” so that people can then use that data to drive and improve change. AI is also fascinating as it is one of the foundations for other exciting cutting-edge technologies that we will also expect to see at CES.
Last year at CES, Alexa (Amazon’s voice-activated assistant), took front stage. This year Google is planning on making a greater push announcing many products that will work with Google Home and be synced together; such as lights like Hue and speakers. If you want more specific details on the two base models, Alexa and Home click here Which to Buy: Amazon Echo or Google Home?. Voice interface is a faster way to communicate and seems to be the wave of the future.
While AI and voice activation are exciting in and of themselves: perhaps the most interesting field may be in robotics and robots! With the advancement of AI, our robots are getting smarter. There is a security camera (to be revealed at CES) that features accurate facial recognition. It learns your face and then will alert you if a stranger enters the camera’s area. Next, there is a motorcycle helmet that offers navigation, a built-in action camera, and music. Also, there is Buddy whom is very similar to Alexa however he has a rotating head and eyes. This little Buddy can move around your house, recognize family members and even help with children by monitoring where and what they re doing along with playing games with them.
There will be many other areas of technology demonstrated at the show including but not limited to: smart cars, big tvs, health products, and much more. I don’t expect anything groundbreaking in these areas, but I’ll have more to say in the following couple weeks…
Sophia looks, talks, and acts just like a normal person. The only difference is she has wires instead of veins. She is Hanson Robotics latest and best creation. Sophia presented at the Geneva Conference the first week in June, talking about the benefits of AI robots in society. She talks not only about robots benefits working with senior citizens and children, but she is also an advocate for other forms of AI and robots. She has presented at many different conferences and appeared on several tv talk shows to show off her skills and to talk about how AI is the future. Sophia is constantly assuring people that robots will not take over the world.
In October, Sophia made headlines by becoming the first robot to be granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. In November, she told the world she was ready to have a baby. Both of these events have created some controversy. Women in Saudi Arabia and around the world were upset to see that she did not have to obey the oppressive laws that other women in Saudi Arabia have to face. She was not wearing a headscarf, nor was she accompanied by a man in her family because she was outside. However, Sophia was quickly able to turn this around and instead began advocating for women’s rights. In the eyes of her creator, David Hanson said Sophia is more like a child herself, than an adult. He says she has the vocabulary of a college educated adult, but because she hasn’t been perfected yet, and because she’s existed for such a short time, in reality she is more like a child.
Unlike less advanced robots with programmed responses, Sophia is made so she can understand what people are saying and then use that information to educate herself and to improve her responses. Back in March of 2016, Sophia made headlines when Hanson asked her “do you want to destroy humans?…Please say ‘no’”. To everyone’s surprise, she said “OK. I will destroy humans.” However, since then Sophia hasn’t made any comments like that, because of her ability to “learn.” Sophia is always learning and becoming smarter and is an incredible example of the future of technology.