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AI, the IoT, and Content: Ethics and Opportunity

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During a recent visit to my brother's house, my sister-in-law pointed out their new Amazon Echo Dot. "It's so cute," she said, before showing me her primary use case: "Alexa, tell me a joke!" The sound of Jimmy Fallon's voice suddenly filled the room with a corny joke that made my sister-in-law laugh as she went about her day. Later that afternoon, I was in the house alone. In the time-honored tradition of sibling pranks, I decided to ask Alexa a few precisely worded and detailed queries, asking it multiple times and in multiple ways.


CN112199982 Smart home system based on deep learning

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The invention discloses a smart home system based on deep learning. The system comprises a video recording subsystem, an information processing subsystem, an intelligent control subsystem, a behaviordata analysis subsystem and an early warning subsystem. The video recording subsystem is used for continuously recording the indoor real-time condition of a user for 24 hours by utilizing a high-definition camera and machine learning; the information processing subsystem is used for carrying out image data processing and feature value extraction on the recorded video data so as to further detect abnormal behavior data; a convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithm is adopted to detect abnormal behavior data, abnormal behaviors are divided according to abnormal levels, and different early warning measures are adopted according to a preset abnormal threshold value and the abnormal levels, so that the safety of a user is guaranteed to a great extent; and the system also has a behavior data analysis function, and daily behavior data of the user is analyzed by utilizing technologies such as a big data analysis technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, so that the system canserve different users in a more humanized manner.


5 Applications of Artificial Intelligence In Different Business Areas

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Artificial intelligence (AI) helps improve predictive analytics, sales forecasting, customer needs, process automation and security systems. The concept of artificial intelligence or machines that aim to emulate human thinking is undergoing vigorous research and is a topic that is increasingly being associated with the Internet of things. An AI enabled IoT system extends the functionality and value of an organization's offering, without the need for committing additional resources to achieve the increased value. This is exemplified by under Armour(UA) and IBM's collaboration on the UA Record app, which is an AI-based personal fitness coaching system, that uses a variety of sensor data to suggest highly personalized, context-relevant fitness activities to users. Such applications of AI are going to be more commonplace in the future as they are already having a significant impact on many industries.


Start making your own IoT devices with this Arduino coding bundle

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Arduino Coding Power Course Bundle is on sale for £28.89 as of Sept. 8, saving you 98% on list price. So, you might as well prepare now with some new ways to stimulate your mind over the winter months. If you're over the puzzle craze and you've played every video game in your arsenal, perhaps try something more challenging, like coding your own Internet of Things devices. It's not as scary as you think, thanks to this Ultimate Arduino Coding Power Course Bundle, which features a baker's dozen of courses on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ROS1, and ROS2. For the uninitiated, Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. It consists of a physical programmable circuit board and a piece of software that runs on your computer used to write and upload code to the board.


The future outlook of IoT technologies and applications

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For over a decade we have witnessed a proliferation of internet-connected devices. Nowadays, the number of internet-connected devices is estimated to be around 25 billion. Most of these are mainstream consumer devices that enable human communications and facilitate human-machine interactions. There is also a growing number of devices that are deployed in industrial environments to enable the collection of digital data about operational performance such as efficiency and quality. By analyzing this data, industrial enterprises derive insights on how to automate and optimize their business processes. In this direction, devices, and smart objects with actuation capabilities such as robots, drones, smart sensors, and automated guided vehicles can be used to reduce human errors, increase automation, and improve the quality and reduce the cost of industrial operations.


Why AI and ML go hand-in-glove with IoT - ET CIO

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By Aveekshith Bushan The future of Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to be limitless. The total installed base of IoT connected devices in the world is estimated to grow to almost 31 billion by 2025. From connected cars, smart cities, smart home devices to connected industrial equipment, an exciting wave of IoT applications are set to emerge, brought to life through intuitive human to machine interactivity. These advances in IoT will be accelerated by increased network agility and the ability to automate diverse use cases. IoT's potential is not just the deployment of billions of devices but leveraging the data from those devices, for actionable insights.


Best Amazon Echo 2021: Which Alexa device is right for you?

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You know what Alexa does. She turns on your lights. She answers your math questions. She's your canister of helpfulness wherever your voice can be heard in your house. She does everything you need, that you should be able to do yourself. And, as long as she doesn't wake up one morning, decide to take over the world, and murder us in our beds, she'll be a friend to us all. But Alexa is more than the Echo, that black Pringles Can of Doom we met back in November 2014. Since the Echo was introduced, Amazon has been fielding a plethora of Alexas, a veritable Alexapalooza of devices.


Stay connected this fall with Google Nest smart home devices on sale

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As of Sept. 1, a handful of Google Nest smart home devices are on sale at Walmart for up to 39% off: OUR TOP PICK: Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) -- $69.98 (save $30.01) BEST BUDGET PICK: Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) -- $29.99 (save $19.01) BEST VALUE: Google Nest Audio -- $79.98 (save $20.01) BEST FOR VIDEO CALLS: Google Nest Hub Max -- $199.98 (save $29.02) No one is more ready for fall than Walmart, apparently. The big box store is kicking off September with some surprisingly steep discounts on Google Nest smart home devices, the likes of which we don't normally see until Black Friday rolls around. It's basically the retail equivalent of getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte or breaking out the flannel when the temperatures are still in the 70s. Anyone who's in the market for a new smart speaker ahead of Montero or Red (Taylor's Version) can expect savings of up to 39%, while those of us who have grown to like the whole video call thing can get up to $30 off a new smart hub or display.


The best smart lock 2021: Business and home use

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No longer do you have to worry about who has the keys to your home or business. With the best smart locks for business and home use, you can go digital for better accessibility and even greater convenience. A smart door lock can work alone or integrate with your smart home security system to ensure that the keys to your castle are always in the right hands. However, with so many to choose from, today's market can be more than a little challenging to navigate. That is why we have put our proprietary methodology and analysis to the test, weighing each option to find the absolute best smart locks for your home and business use in 2021.


Looking for a new hobby? Try making your own IoT devices with Arduino.

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Arduino Coding Power Course Bundle is on sale for only $39.99 -- that's a 98% discount -- as of Aug. 30. It's looking more and more like we'll be enjoying another cold-weather season indoors. So, you might as well prepare now with some new ways to stimulate your mind. If you're over the puzzle craze and you've played every video game in your arsenal, perhaps try something more challenging, like coding your own Internet of Things devices. It's not as scary as you think, thanks to this Ultimate Arduino Coding Power Course Bundle, which features a baker's dozen of courses on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ROS1, and ROS2. For the uninitiated, Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects.