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Living with Astro, Amazon's home robot


Amazon's household robot is exactly what I expected, but it's not what I wanted and it definitely isn't what anyone asked for. Instead of a multitasking mimicry of me that can empty the dishwasher, pick up my kids' shoes, feed the dog, and clean the house, Amazon's first attempt at a home bot is simply a souped-up Echo Show on wheels. It also has two cameras that it uses to find people and places in your home to deliver items, reminders, or timers. It can act as a security guard and patrol your home when paired with a Ring subscription, and it can fart and burp. In short, the Astro does everything Amazon's smart home products and services already do -- only on wheels. But the Astro is a robot. And that part is really cool.

What leveraging AI in hybrid security systems means for enterprises


Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common than you may realise. Many of society's leading technologies are driven by AI technology, as their automated functions streamline processes and help people do more with less time. Now, AI is integrating into commercial security systems and starting to revolutionise technology. Modern security systems with AI technology can help security teams better detect threats and provide faster responses to protect your business more effectively. Enterprises can leverage AI to enable security operators to analyse data more efficiently and streamline operations, allowing teams to adjust their focuses to more critical matters and better detect anomalies as they occur.

DuoVox Mate Pro: A fun but imperfect night vision camera


Smartphones and cameras are better than ever for night shooting, but there are still a lot of caveats. You have to hold your phone still to get decent photos as multiple exposures are added together, and video is out of the question. However, there's an emerging category of cameras dedicated to shooting in the dark using sensitive CMOS sensors and even infrared capability. Some of those models are designed for commercial or military purposes, like SPi Infrared's incredible X27 color night vision camera, but a few new models are aimed at consumers. One is the DuoVox Mate Pro, featuring a Sony STARVIS 2 CMOS surveillance camera sensor that's supposedly a thousand times more sensitive than the latest smartphone sensors.

A Beginner's Guide to The Internet of Things (IoT) 2022


We are able to turn on the lights in our homes from a desk in an office miles away. The built-in cameras and sensors embedded in our refrigerator let us easily keep tabs on what is present on the shelves, and when an item is close to expiration. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's lukewarm or brisk, depending on our preference. These are not examples from a futuristic science fiction story. These are only a few of the millions of frameworks part of the Internet of Things (IoT) being deployed today.

Will artificial intelligence ever be a threat to human kind?


This is the article I wrote for the University of Cambridge, with the theme "Will artificial intelligence ever be a threat to human kind?". This article gave me the opportunity to take a Computer Science course at Cambridge and Oxford, but I didn't go because I didn't have the money to pay for the course! The father of computing, Alan Turing, said that if a machine or computer mimicked the behavior or responses of a human being thus causing another human not to know whether he is talking to a machine or a human, it could prove that machines think. It may seem strange, but Turing's statement can be applied today very easily. Currently, anything around us in its production or modification process was directly or indirectly necessary to use a machine or computer in its execution, they are taking more space in our personal lives and industries, especially in the use of Artificial Intelligences that are being used as "tools" to accomplish a goal.

Federated Learning and Privacy

Communications of the ACM

Machine learning and data science are key tools in science, public policy, and the design of products and services thanks to the increasing affordability of collecting, storing, and processing large quantities of data. But centralized collection can expose individuals to privacy risks and organizations to legal risks if data is not properly managed. Starting with early work in 2016,13,15 an expanding community of researchers has explored how data ownership and provenance can be made first-class concepts in systems for learning and analytics in areas now known as federated learning (FL) and federated analytics (FA). With this expanding community, interest has broadened from the initial work on federations of mobile devices to include FL across organizational silos, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and more. In light of this, Kairouz et al.10 proposed a broader definition: Federated learning is a machine learning setting where multiple entities (clients) collaborate in solving a machine learning problem, under the coordination of a central server or service provider. Each client's raw data is stored locally and not exchanged or transferred; instead, focused updates intended for immediate aggregation are used to achieve the learning objective. An approach very similar in both philosophy and implementation, federated analytics17 can be taken to allow data scientists to generate analytical insight from the combined information in decentralized datasets. While the focus here is on FL, much of the discussion on technology and privacy applies equally well to FA use cases.

How Hackable Are Cars?


Here are the most common car hacks and how manufacturers can better protect their cars from them. Vehicle hacking refers to all the ways in which hackers can exploit weaknesses in a vehicle's software, hardware, and communication systems to gain unauthorized access. Below are a few examples of different attacks that hackers can perform on other services inside a vehicle in order to hack self-driving cars. Cyber threats include ransomware, a hacker who gains access to your car's infotainment system, and even a hacker who can remotely control your car. With the help of electronic accessories and software, a determined hacker can intercept or block your remote control signal, break into your car's software, and even remotely control your car.

Report: The Future Lies in AI and Machine Learning


A new market research report by ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm on cyber security in robotics market includes industry analysis 2014-2021 and opportunity assessment 2022-2029. A new market research report by ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm on cyber security in robotics market includes industry analysis 2014-2021 and opportunity assessment 2022-2029. As per the findings of the report, the cyber security in robotics market reached a value of US 3.5 Bn in 2022. The report investigates and provides critical insights on cyber security in robotics market. Furthermore, the cyber security solution market is expected to experience substantial growth over the upcoming years, due to various factors, such as increasing demand for cloud security in robotics, increasing use of machine learning and artificial intelligence for cyber defense and increasing data protection for information security.

Information Security and Privacy


Mobile Web/Mobile apps (for work) Cookies Search engines - everything you search is tracked Google mapping - location tracking malicious links and scams Bluetooth and wireless security and hot spots anti-virus software Security threats in collaborative activity - sharing features Social Media Blogging & personal web sites that are tied to work Using 3rd party applications Business Continuity Planning Responding to an emergency/mishap (virus attack/stolen laptop) Information classification (company-specific?) / Data Classification Policy Business Identity Theft Advertisements (check for searching competency) Equipping yourself for Data Recovery (backups/best practices) FTP/Network protocol/network security Organizational Independence Hard Drive/USBs

The Metaverse Will Radically Change Content Creation Forever


A man tries the "Metaverse" via VR technology at the Mobile World Congress MWC in Barcelona, Spain, ... [ ] March 1, 2022. The 2022 edition of the MWC opened its doors on Monday, for a four-day event that is expected to host between 40,000 and 60,000 people. Flashback to the beginning of 2021 and most people hadn't heard of the term "metaverse." Today, the "metaverse" has found a home in everyday conversation--so much so that it has been called the "buzziest of buzz words." Although the term has only recently entered the popular lexicon, it was coined about three decades ago by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel, Snow Crash, which portrays a next-generation internet powered by virtual reality.