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Council Post: How To Leverage AI, Visualization And IoT To Simplify And Improve Security


Our new normal has created an even greater need for simplification and very crisp outcomes. Company executives and technology leaders can use artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) technology to enable desired outcomes -- not just for experimental efforts -- and can use visualization to prioritize and communicate the value of security investments. Here are a few examples of how organizations can do that. Understand that cybersecurity complexity is a widespread problem. In the world of security, there is no dearth of point tools.

Is the Market Ready for Fully-Connected Smart Homes?


In the last few years, the smart home has been built up as a kind of domestic nirvana. Consumers simply need to purchase multiple smart devices, such as televisions or appliances, and, presto!--they all work together to create a personalized and ultra-connected home. Recent research shows four major barriers impacting the adoption of smart homes. Let's take a closer look at each. The cost of a home automation system typically ranges from $404 to $1,830, with a national average of $1,045, according to HomeAdvisor.

The Use of AI for Accessible Education


Many times AI has been put on a pedestal as the future of x y & z, however, many seem to agree that education is a sector in particular which will see stark changes in both admin, teaching styles, personalisation and more. I had the pleasure of speaking to three individuals working in the field, including, Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientist at Coursera, Kian Katanforoosh, Lecturer at Stanford University & Sergey Karayev, Co-Founder and CTO of Gradescope. We began by having Sergey of Gradescope walk us through his product, which has been recently acquired by turnitin. The concept, it seemed was formed from the simple and widespread issue of both lack of consistency, lack of insight through time constraint and delayed feedback on academic work. Sergey found that scanning the papers onto an online interface when paired with a rubric can allow for accurate marking in seconds across several papers.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) : Redefining Business


If you look around yourself, you will find at least one object which is connected to Internet. It might be a smartphone, television, air conditioner, or even door bells. Collection of these things can be called as IoT or Internet of Things. Its ability to collect, share and receive data, via Internet, is transforming everyday objects into smart devices. However, analyzing massive incoming data from countless IoT devices can make the process much complex.

Industrial Internet of Things & Factories of the Future


The manufacturing industry is undergoing a new age of evolution, with major changes occurring on multiple fronts. Companies keen on digital transformation are taking inspiration from the Internet of Things (IoT) to power their factories of the future. As a growing subcategory of IoT, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leverages smart sensors and actuators to connect humans and machines with the Internet, boosting manufacturing and industrial processes in terms of efficiency, productivity, and safety. Along with cyber-physical systems (CPS), cloud computing and cognitive computing, the IIoT is key to building the Industry 4.0 era. The market opportunities for IIoT are massive.

Consumers want AI-enabled smart homes but not smart workplaces, O'Reilly reveals


Consumers are the most positive and excited for AI technologies that benefit their lives outside of work, research from O'Reilly shows. The survey, which delves into the opinions of consumers and compares them to that of AI-creators – those working to develop AI driven solutions including CTOs, data scientists, software engineers, solutions architects and IT Directors – reveals a wider indifference to the potential of AI in a work setting. The results suggest that while AI may be inserting itself into our lives in more ways than we recognise, to encourage adoption, developers should focus their efforts on leveraging AI to make consumers lives easier, augmenting existing experiences to make them more seamless. Adoption and acceptance outside the office, will ultimately lead to the same in a work setting, alleviating fears of job loss and instead focusing on job enhancement. Rachel Roumeliotis, Vice President of Data and AI at O'Reilly said: "Consumer conceptions of AI are still very much influenced by popular culture, science fiction and the virtual assistants they use every day. However, there are strong areas of overlap between AI developers and AI users. Both groups appreciate the success of smart home technology and are watching the development of autonomous vehicles very closely. It's up to these sectors to capitalise on the hype, but the results are also a call for the creators of work-focused AI to make solutions that capture the imagination and generate excitement."

Researchers uncover off-the-shelf smart home devices can improve wellbeing of seniors


Off-the-shelf smart home devices such as robotic vacuum cleaners and smart lights can support the wellbeing and independence of older Australians, a new study undertaken by Monash University, Deakin University, and regional, rural, remote aged care provider McLean Care has uncovered. The research published in Smart Homes for Seniors [PDF] evaluated the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of incorporating smart home devices in the homes of older people living in regional communities. It involved running a trial between November 2019 and June 2020. McLean recruited 23 households from its existing client base in regional New South Wales communities in Inverell, Tamworth, and Gunnedah, who were each provided a range of commercially available off-the-shelf smart home devices from different vendors and diverse functionalities. These included Google Home devices, Aeotec smart lights, Kogan smart kettles, and Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners.

This is the best price we've ever seen on Google's Nest Audio smart speaker


SAVE $20: As of Feb. 24, the Google Nest Audio is on sale for only $79.99 at B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Target, and the Google Store as of Feb. 24. After taking each of them for a test drive, Mashable tech reporter Brenda Stolyar noticed "plenty of differences between each one that might sway your opinion." Ultimately, though, she gave the crown to the Nest Audio for several reasons: It looks great, its companion app is easy to use, it's compatible with lots of other smart home accessories, and its voice assistant the most knowledgeable of the bunch. But don't take our word for it: B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Target, and the Google Store all have the Nest Audio on sale for just $79.99, so you can save $20 when you see what all the fuss is about. The Nest Audio comes in five different colors (left to right): Sage, Sand, Sky, Chalk, and Charcoal.

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There are three levels of technologies, - Ordinary technologies, from elemental tools and simple machines to complex machinery - General-purpose technologies (GPTs) - Integrative GPT GPTs are technologies that can affect an entire economy at a national or global level, drastically altering societies through their impact on pre-existing economic and social structures. AI is the best ever strategic technology created by humanity, to be acting as the Integrative GPT. If the Digital Revolution marked the beginning of the Information Age, the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age, then the AI Revolution marks the beginning of the AI Age of Human-Machine Superintelligence. In all, AI is the driving engine of Industry 5.0, all in-formed by techno-revolutions, as in: - The Language/Communication Revolution; - The Agricultural Revolution; - The Industrial Revolution; - The Digital Revolution, 4th Industrial Revolution; - The AI Revolution, 5th Industrial Revolution of robotics, Advance automation, nanotechnology, quantum computing, fully #autonomousvehicles, cognitive computing, cyber-human machines, intelligent environment, intelligent communities and smart space.

Never miss another package delivery with a Eufy video doorbell on sale


Here are the top deals on Eufy video doorbells as of Feb. 22: If all this time at home has made you realize you could stand to upgrade your home security, a smart video doorbell will give you some peace of mind. Having a video doorbell means you'll be able to see who's at your door, even if you're not home -- so you'll always know when your packages are being delivered, and you'll be notified if a friend ever decides to spontaneously visit you. Most video doorbells also store your security footage locally, so if you ever have a break-in, you'll have much-needed video proof of what happened. As of Feb. 22, Eufy has some of their top video doorbells discounted by up to 25%, with options for homes with or without existing doorbell wiring. You don't have to have a home with existing doorbell wiring to enjoy the security that a video doorbell brings.