I grew up during the 80s and 90s, the kind of kid who built his own computers late into the night and heard the dial-up modem's tones as my personal anthem. During this time of great promise in mankind's technological potential I remember watching early documentaries on artificial intelligence (AI). My experiences as a software programmer, patent-holding inventor and successful entrepreneur during the past three decades were fueled by this wide-eyed optimism of my youth. I still draw upon that feeling daily, but more than ever we need to see past it if we are to create the best possible future for AI, a technology I believe that will transform the world as we know it. As more people are connected online, it is more obvious than ever that such blind optimism is as anachronistic as a five and a quarter inch floppy.
With 2020 predictions looming, there's sure to be a fresh wave of hype around the edge and 5G. Now's an ideal time to solidify and update your understanding, and explore how they'll complement each other. If you're processing payments, taking online orders, detecting fraud, in the financial services industry, or exploring machine learning, these two technologies can help keep you competitive in the coming months. Edge computing is all about processing information from devices closer to where it's being created, rather than shuttling it back and forth from the cloud. Together with 5G, computing at the edge paves the way for applications that wouldn't have been possible before.
AI/Edge Vastai Technologies is using Arteris IP's FlexNoC Interconnect IP and AI Package for its Artificial Intelligence Chips for artificial intelligence and computer vision systems-on-chip (SoCs). Startup Vastai Technologies was founded in December 2018, designs ASICs and software platforms for computer vision and AI applications, such as smart city, smart surveillance, smart education, according to a press release. Smart city connections will be dominated by video surveillance and smart utility metering, says ABI Research in a report, predicting that by 2026, 87% of the smart city market will be those two device types. Low-latency 5G connections and embedded AI in video surveillance systems are some of the enabling technologies. Internet of Things The smart building market will generate over $2 billion in revenue by 2026 for software and services, says ABI Research, thanks to some new emerging applications.
AI has led to a number of impressive changes over the years. Even a number of technologies that were considered cutting edge a few years ago are obsolete in the age of AI. VPNs are a prime example. AI is creating new solutions for VPNs, which is enhancing privacy in a number of ways. A little over a year ago, Tech Radar published an article about the future of AI with the VPN industry.
Since the first true wireless earbuds were unveiled in 2015 by Japanese electronics company Onkyo, the fledgling form factor has improved in both audio quality and performance – and CES 2020 showed that true wireless technology might finally be ready for the bigtime. In the past, true wireless earbuds were riddled with connectivity issues, poor audio quality, and bulky designs – however, based on what we saw at CES this year, the best true wireless earbuds of 2020 will be able to compete with wired headphones on a much more level playing field. We finally saw the kind of specs we can expect from true wireless earbuds in 2020; from noise cancellation to long-lasting battery life, so here are three reasons why, if you've been holding off, you should consider a pair of untethered earbuds to enjoy your tunes every day. For a while now, true wireless earbuds have typically cost more than their wired counterparts – but CES 2020 showed us this form factor doesn't have to come at a premium. The new JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds are a great example of the growing accessibility of cord-free listening; at just $29 / £29 (about AU$40), they're nearly eight times cheaper than the current class-leading model, the Sony WF-1000XM3.
BIG3 spoke with Dallas Mavericks owner and BIG3 supporter, Mark Cuban. In the interview, he spoke on his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks, misconceptions of Shark Tank, his opinion of BIG3 and more. When asked what the next evolution of the internet was, his answer was artificial intelligence. In the video, he discusses why he believes it to be true and what makes it so different from anything else we've seen.
Smart is a word in transition. Once almost exclusively applied to human (and some animal) intelligence, today everything and anything is called "smart." With the growing field of AI (artificial or augmented intelligence) predicting self-learning inanimate objects, smart might be a minimum term with genius close behind. In construction, the application of computer technology to every facet of the trade is achieving inroads at companies large and small. But the focus is now turning to the implementation and installation of smart technology in the actual buildings.
What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? Ahead of the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," ArchDaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can read the "Eyes of the City" curatorial statement by Carlo Ratti, the Politecnico di Torino and SCUT. Technologies of the virtual realm present an opportunity to rethink the experience of space, society, and culture. They give us the possibility to engage with the city of the future, shaping the built environment of the 21st century.
This book explains the application of recent advances in computational intelligence – algorithms, design methodologies, and synthesis techniques – to the design of integrated circuits and systems. It highlights new biasing and sizing approaches and optimization techniques and their application to the design of high-performance digital, VLSI, radio-frequency, and mixed-signal circuits and systems. This second of two related volumes addresses digital and network designs and applications, with 12 chapters grouped into parts on digital circuit design, network optimization, and applications. It will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in computer science and electronics engineering engaged with the design of electronic circuits.
Smart utility metering for power, gas and water, and video surveillance will remain by far the largest smart city segment, representing 87 per cent of the total number of smart city connections by 2026. This is according to new analysis by ABI Research. While metering is mainly focused on usage monitoring, savings and efficient operation of utility networks, video surveillance is no longer just about security and crime detection and prevention, ABI Research's Smart Cities market data report finds. Video surveillance is increasingly enabling new applications like urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones to reduce air pollution, mainly in Europe. These systems use licence plate recognition to identify older vehicles banned from entering the zone.