Stephen Wolfram is a British scientist who won a MacArthur “genius grant” when he was only 22 years old. He claims that his project which he had been working on for more than twenty years, the Wolfram Language, “knows about the world” and can make the world computable. Even before he released the Wolfram Language to the public, he used this language as the basis of Mathematica software.
The Wolfram Language is special because it has a very extensive knowledge base, and it enables the computer to analyze and manipulate information in very symbolic ways. The user can type in phrases that people would use in day-to-day lives such as “countries in South America”, and the computer would be able to understand it and pull the data for these countries in a list. Another example would be that this “language has a command called ‘CurrentImage’ that snaps a photo of you with your webcam”. This is a big advancement in the field of artificial intelligence.
The author of this article named “Can This New Programming Language Change The World?”, David Auerbach, is a little angry and fearful of the idea that this computer language understands the world and can understand and respond to commands like humans do. David Auerbach also claims that it is impossible to know that a language understands the world because even the language we speak do not understand the world– it is the people who use these languages who have the understanding of the world.
Auerbach also said that, “The only way its “model of the world” could be viable is if the Wolfram Language really did take over the entire planet, so that our everyday lives were constrained and dictated by its logic. This is evidently Wolfram’s goal, and I hope he never reaches it”.
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…