Deep Learning is one of the most significant aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), as it enables computers to learn on their own through pattern recognition, rather than through pre-programming by humans. Moore's Law, (Gordon Moore's 1965) states that "the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years". This prediction has been incredibly accurate and insightful. Moreover, in tandem, the burgeoning development of computer processors and computer memory, along with increasingly faster network speeds, continues unabated. Mobile phones, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, industrial robots, precision agricultural machines, skimmers, smart homes, smart electric and water meters are just a few examples.
The holidays are upon us, and with them this time of year brings joy, excitement, sugar, and chaos. Not to mention, lots and lots of lights. And between running from one event to another, managing your holiday shopping list, and ensuring your house is decorated to seasonal perfection, you're juggling more than your fair share of festive balls in the air. Which is why the idea of smart Christmas lights might be appealing. Look, you've probably already embraced the wonder of a smart home.
This news shouldn't surprise you: the market for artificial intelligence solutions continues to grow at a fast clip and represents tens of billions of dollars in revenue. Case in point: a report by research firm IDC in September said global spending for AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023, a staggering increase from the projected $37.5 billion that will be spent this year. That means the annual growth rate will be 28.4 percent over the next several years. This means 2020 will be a critical year to set the tone for the next decade of innovations in the AI space and continue the existing momentum. But what does that mean for organizations who are selling and buying AI solutions?
The smart home is dead. I'm not sure exactly when the time of death should have been called, but it happened at some point between Google trying to rebrand the smart home as "the helpful home" and the publication of this article, which expresses dismay that at five years of age, Amazon's Alexa offers little more than a new way of interacting with things, without deep functionality or truly new use cases. This week in New York, at an IoT Consortium event, I listened to executives of dozens of companies associated with the smart home talk around its death but never address the fact directly. Instead, they talked about a lack of compelling use cases, how to move beyond a device-specific mindset, and the ways they are trying to handle consumer demand for interoperability in the smart home without actually providing such interoperability. For example, Google's Mark Spates, who works in the smart display and speaker division, said onstage, "I don't think we've done a good job explaining our value proposition to consumers. We have to come up with new stories that isn't just'Go buy another Mini.'"
UPDATED, Nov. 13, 2019: Bleutech Park announced last week it secured a 210-acre parcel of land on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard. We are happy to announce we have secured a 210-acre parcel of land for our energy efficient mini-city at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas, it's time to revolutionize the world for the future and it all starts here. The developer touts this as a step forward in building a futuristic "mini-city" equipped with vertical gardens and advanced smart buildings featuring self-healing concrete and energy-generating materials, though some details remain unknown. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports there is no guarantee the deal will close, and noted the planned amenities are described using "an arsenal of buzz words."
We all have a camera in our pockets, and nearly anyone can live video chat with minimal barrier to entry. Today, the ability to connect to anyone in the world through video is easier than ever -- and it will only get easier as technology advances. One emerging trend in the video space is live-streaming, or streaming video simultaneously captured and broadcast in real time. But live video has a dangerous downside: the lack of control. There's no "oops" button when live-streaming -- anything can happen, and it's difficult to contain what happens to the content.
Question: How can I tell if my Ring doorbell has the update that protects me from the latest vulnerability? Answer: The Ring doorbell is an extremely popular device that millions of households around the world have installed for security purposes and because it's so popular, it's also the constant focus of security researchers. In the most recent vulnerability, it was discovered to be possible for your Ring doorbell to broadcast the password for your Wi-Fi network in plain text (http:// instead of https://) which could technically allow anyone nearby to capture it and access your home network. Once a malicious user has access to your home network, they can potentially access sensitive information or other devices connected to your network. This vulnerability was only possible during the initial setup process, but researchers pointed out that fake messages to the user could trick them into thinking that they needed to reconfigure their Ring device and it's not hard to figure out which homes have the doorbell.
Rapid advances are happening in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and big data. One event in Silicon Valley is showcasing how those technologies are converging to transform our work and daily lives. More than 12,000 people from around the world are attending the Internet of Things Tech Expo to see the latest innovations. AlwaysAi is a platform helping to equip robots with computer vision. In the startup's demo, a robot recognizes that a toy action figure, The Hulk, has fallen and needs help.
Contestants at the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 took down an impressive number of high-profile products during the competition's first two days, including a Sony smartTV, Netgear router and an Amazon Echo Show 5. The two-day event paid contestants a total of $315,000 with Team Fluoroacetate, Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, being named Masters of PWN. Day One, November 6, saw more than $195,000 awarded for 12 bugs that were found. Overall, those participants had nine successful attempts against seven targets in five categories, several of which were new for 2019. The first day was dominated by the eventual event winners Team Fluoroacetate.
There is nothing new about the fierce competition going out there across the globe; the fear of staying behind compels each one of us to ride the growth in your business you have to adapt to market trends. But the question is what does it mean to adapt to market trends? Over a span of years, disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, AR/VR seems to have created a huge impact on our lives. Everything seems changed right from the way we view, use, analyze and most important of all interact with these smart devices especially in the profit-spinning realm. Days have come where we are able to witness how internet-connected virtual assistants, appliances, security systems and more can all communicate and coordinate with each other, allowing business owners to automate as well as streamline mundane, time-consuming activities.