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IoT Trends 2021: A Focus on Fundamentals, Not Nice-to-Haves


As we approach the close of a whirlwind 2020, connected devices will continue to define numerous industries in the coming year. Several trends continue to gather momentum, fueling IoT's prominence in 2021, from data-intensive experiences that use Internet of Things (IoT) devices (such as self-driving cars or wearable devices) to basic health-and-safety needs as COVID-19 continues to take center stage. At the same time, the IoT landscape remains fragmented, with various prevailing standards, connectivity options and use cases abounding. This fragmentation will continue, predicted Forrester Research, and connectivity options will be diverse rather than standardized. While 5G has been touted as the holy grail for IoT, "there will be a variety of connectivity options," said Michele Pelino, senior analyst within the infrastructure and operations research team at Forrester.

My Name Is GPT-3 and I Approved This Article


So far, their impact on real-world technology has been small. But GPT-3 -- which learned from a far larger collection of online text than previous systems -- opens the door to a wide range of new possibilities, such as software that can speed the development of new smartphone apps, or chatbots that can converse in far more human ways than past technologies. As software designers, entrepreneurs, pundits and artists explore this system, each new experiment stokes an already heated debate over how powerful this breed of technology will ultimately be. While some say it may be a path toward truly intelligent machines, others argue that these experiments, while endlessly fascinating, are also misleading. "It is very fluent," said Mark Riedl, a professor and researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper


A convolutional neural network, or C.N.N., is a type of artificial intelligence that is designed to analyze information that can be processed as a grid; it is especially well suited to analyzing photographs and other images. The network sees an image as a grid of pixels. The C.N.N. that Dr. Crespo designed starts by giving each pixel a rating based on how red it is, then another for green and for blue. After rating each pixel according to a variety of additional parameters, the network begins to analyze small groups of pixels, then successively larger ones, looking for matches or near-matches to the data it has been trained to spot. Working in their spare time, the two researchers ran 1,212 satellite images through the network for months, asking it to look for circular stone tombs and to overlook other circular, tomblike things such as piles of construction debris and irrigation ponds.

When A.I. Falls in Love


This is a great time to be alive. The only problem is that, in the next five years, A.I. will replace millions of jobs. By 2020, over five million jobs will be lost, and the number of jobs will continue to increase with each passing year. By 2030, 50 percent of jobs will be lost. However, there will be a silver lining.

Amalgamating ML and IoT in Smart Home Devices


MCUNet embeds deep learning neural networks on the off-shelf microcontrollers to reduce memory usage. Artificial Intelligence is a technology which is getting heavily researched on a routine basis. Researchers all around the world are working to make the application and implementation of AI faster and better. Over the years, humans have encountered instances where AI led to potential breakthroughs. Be it in the early detection of heart diseases or in discovering historical events, AI has come far since its inception.

Get Philips Hue Smart Lighting with up to 40% off in Amazon's Black Friday Week event

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Amazon's Black Friday Week event has kicked off with a great range of discounts on everything from Amazon devices and Nintendo Switches to smartwatches and speakers, placing the best tech at your fingertips for less. Although Black Friday itself isn't officially until November 27, there are plenty of smart home gadget savings to take advantage of already, with the Echo Dot (3rd generation) now £18.99 and home security from Eufy reduced by 25 per cent. If you've been curious about smart lights, but don't know where to start, it's worth taking note of the deals on Philips Hue Starter Kits this Black Friday week, with up to 40 per cent off on Amazon. However, we recommend signing up to Amazon's Prime subscription service for a free trial to take full advantage of their Black Friday Week as you'll receive free next-day delivery and access to some exclusive offers. The Hue Starter Kits on sale all include three bulbs (screw, cap or spot) and the Philips Hue Bridge, which is an internet-connected central hub.

Google Assistant can finally schedule your smart lights


Google Assistant already works with Hue and other smart lights, but functionality has been limited to turning them on and off, using them with alarms and a few other features. Now, you can schedule lights and other electric devices to turn on and off at specific and even general times, as Android Police and Reddit users have noted. The feature works via Google's "Scheduled Actions" feature. That allows you to say "Hey Google, turn on the lights at 7 AM," for example. You can set times for the current day or any other day over the next week by saying "Hey Google, turn on my coffee maker at 8 AM tomorrow," or "run my sprinkler in a week at 5 PM," for example.

Lesson of the Day: 'Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?'


Option 1: Consider the implications. As this article indicated, every time you refresh you will see a new face created by A.I. Play with the site for a few minutes as inspiration to make two lists. In one column, put all the positive uses this technology could have for our society. In another column, put all the negative uses you can think of. To help you brainstorm, you might start small by considering how you personally could use such technology, then scale up gradually, considering how, say, your school or local neighborhood could use it, then how corporations, governments and other large entities might use it.

The new Amazon Echo is already $30 off


SAVE $30: Save on the all-new fourth generation Amazon Echo this Black Friday, and get it for only $69.99 starting on Nov. 22. Sometimes it just feels like you need an assistant. Daily life is as hectic as ever, between working from home and virtual learning, so a little assistance could be a lot of help. The all-new Amazon Echo is like your personal home assistant. It can help you manage your home, answer questions, keep track of your calendar, and play your favorite entertainment with simple voice commands. Just in time for the holidays, the fourth generation Echo is on sale for $30 off to help make home life easier.

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming The World


Whether we realise, or accept it, artificial intelligence (AI) has already become an integral part of our everyday lives. It is everywhere, our workplace, homes, cars, phones, and computers. AI can influence our choices of TV shows, movies, and music based on things we have watched or listened to in the past and making suggestions through our Smart TVs, social media platforms, and other devices. Ads are targeted towards our interests based on our search history and we are more connected now than we have ever been through the use of artificial intelligence. Dating apps can pair you with your'perfect mate' with the use of algorithms based on a set of questions you are asked when signing up.