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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Build Smart Cities


If you have seen the Terminator movies, you have probably wondered whether your smart refrigerator will one day become self-aware and plot a world takeover with other artificial intelligence-powered tech. But Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence solutions firm ADDO AI, does not see AI that way. Instead, she sees the possibilities in applying AI to make people's lives better, particularly in building smart cities that are people-focused in terms of giving everyone access to basic services and goods. "More than anything else, AI has the potential to democratize access and make growth inclusive," she said in her keynote during the Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2021 organized by the Asian Development Bank in March. Countries need to make sure their cities are livable since each second, five people join the ranks of the middle class, most of them through migration to cities, said Khanna.

Top trending technologies 2021


Whether the thing is about to use intelligent home safety features, digital media, sharing app, fraud security, or everything else, the intelligent technology platforms like Artificial intelligence and machine learning are delivering astonishing performance. Hence the technologies are making human life easier with their fascinating and powerful presence. In techie words, Ml is a practice version of artificial intelligence programming. One can also consider it as AI and ML are innovative technologies that tech lovers are more used to analyze and observe human behavior to foresee what clients need and when they need it. These applications do exercises like online ordering, live streaming, gaming, and more.

How to utilize Machine Learning for IoT Analysis


Machine Learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been the buzzwords for the decade. These technologies find application in almost all industries, from enabling artificially intelligent powered digital assistants to the supply chain's automation. They have revolutionized not only how we interact on social media but also how we pay the bills. Here is how to use Machine Learning for IoT Analysis. Taking a glance at the Google tendencies analysis below, one can be sure that these technologies offer a profitable career, so many people are interested in learning about these.

Eve Door and Window review: This smart, Thread-enabled door and window sensor is only for HomeKit users


Eve Systems has been adding more and more Thread-enabled smart gadgets to its portfolio, including the Eve Aqua sprinkler controller (which we've previously reviewed) and the Eve Energy smart plug (ditto). Now comes Eve Door & Window, a HomeKit- and Thread-capable contact sensor, and it's as easy to set up and use as Eve's Aqua and Energy products. With able assistance from the Eve app, Eve Door & Window supports powerful automations and lets you take a deep dive into when, and how often, your doors and windows have been opened and closed. At $40, however, Eve Door & Window is mighty expensive for a contact sensor, and while it does support HomeKit, it doesn't work with Alexa or Google Assistant, which means only Apple users need apply. You can also configure it to trigger lighting scenes when you arrive home, or to turn down the thermostat when someone opens the window, so it's geared more toward home automation than home security; for the latter, you're on your own in terms of integrating the sensor with a third-party security system.

Early Prime Day deals 2021: Ring Video Doorbell Wired is on sale for £45

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Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Ahead of Prime Day on June 21, there are a ton of early Prime Day discounts on must-have smart home products, from 58 per cent off Amazon Echo Buds to great savings across Ring Video Doorbells and Blink home security devices. Today, Prime members (sign up for a free 30-day trial) can save 42 per cent on the Ring Video Doorbell Wired and Chime bundle with an early Prime Day deal. Now £45 (usually £78), the Ring Video Doorbell Wired allows you to see who is outside your door at any given time via your smartphone.

PrivacyMic looks to keep your home smart without Google, Alexa, Siri and pals listening in


Researchers at the University of Michigan have proposed a way to have your privacy cake and eat your home automation too. They've found a means of using a voice-activated smart speaker system without it having to listen to everything you say – and no, it's not "pressing a button." "There are a lot of situations where we want our home automation system or our smart speaker to understand what's going on in our home, but we don't necessarily want it listening to our conversations," said the aptly named Alanson Sample, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan. "And what we've found is that you can have a system that understands what's going on and a hard guarantee that it will never record any audible information." A video showcasing the technology explains.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: A worthy mid-range smart display


If you've decided that Alexa is the digital assistant you want in your home, the Echo Show 8 is an excellent mid-range smart display. If you've settled on Google Assistant instead and deployed a lot of those speakers, there's probably nothing here that would make starting over a worthwhile endeavor. The Echo Show 8 has a bright, vibrant 8-inch touchscreen display with moderate resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and very good off-axis viewing angles; a pair of 2.0-inch built-in speakers, plus a passive radiator, that deliver pleasing background music; and a 13-megapixel, wide-angle camera that digitally pans and zooms to keep you in the frame when making video calls. It's a worthy successor to the first-gen Echo Show 8, and enough of a step up to warrant ditching the one you already have--especially if you want to move the first-gen model into another room. And if you're using Echo devices to control your smart home, it's almost impossible to have too many of them around the house.

Apple Home Keys will let you unlock your front door with your iPhone


Apple has let use your iPhone and Apple Watch as digital car key. Come iOS 15, a new tool called Home Keys will let you do the same with a compatible smart lock to your home. It's one of several smart home-related features Apple showed off during WWDC 2021. Once you're inside your home, tighter integration between HomePod and Apple TV devices will allow you to control tvOS by issuing voice commands through one of Apple's smart speakers. For those who own both an Apple TV 4K and one or more HomePod mini speakers, the company will let you pair those devices together for a better audio experience.

Top IoT Books To Read in 2021


In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! Digital technologies--with hardware, software, and networks at their core--will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee--two thinkers at the forefront of their field--reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. What is the Internet of Things?

Make your house a smart home with this sale on Echo devices


If you haven't added voice control to your smart home collection, now is a great time for some tech upgrades. As of June 3, Amazon has tons of Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices on sale to help you automate your entertainment, connect with loved ones, and control your other smart devices using your voice. Just think: the right smart speaker will let you call your mom, turn on some tunes, and adjust your smart lighting without ever leaving the couch or picking up your phone. With so many options, picking a smart speaker or smart home hub can seem daunting. If you're not quite sure which Echo device is right for your lifestyle, check out our Echo vs Echo dot comparison for a full breakdown, and read below to discover the current deals.