Is this the future of the Internet of Things?


This article is published in collaboration with SAP Community Network. Imagine that your home security system lets you know when your kids get home from school. As they're grabbing an afternoon snack, your kitchen takes inventory and sends a shopping list to your local supermarket. There, robots pr...

Do Computers Really Think?


Do smart assistants demonstrate, or just mimic, intelligence? In 1950, British computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing conceived of a test to answer the question, "can machines think?" If you carefully read his proposal in the paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence, according to Jim He...

Developing Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI - Future of Life Institute


Private companies and military sectors have moved beyond the goal of merely understanding the brain to that of augmenting and manipulating brain function. In particular, companies such as Elon Musk's Neuralink and Bryan Johnson's Kernel are hoping to harness advances in computing and artificial inte...

Top 15 Python Libraries for Data Science in 2017


Finally, a word about Plotly. It is rather a web-based toolbox for building visualizations, exposing APIs to some programming languages (Python among them). There is a number of robust, out-of-box graphics on the website. In order to use Plotly, you will need to set up your API key. The grap...

OracleVoice: 3 Examples Of How Emerging Tech Will Change Your Work


We hear a lot about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. But it's fair to ask: Will these really change how I do my job every day? The likely answer is yes. To picture how, take a look at three examples shared by Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product dev...

TechX365 - Conversational AI Will Become Ubiquitous, Says Microsoft AI Product Manager


The evolution of artificial intelligence is empowering technology companies to evolve the user experience. Conversational AI, chatbots, and virtual assistants are a key way that artificial intelligence has been implemented. Michael Tjalve (below left), principal product manager of Conversational AI ...

7 reasons why Conversational Interfaces will replace Web Forms - Maruti Techlabs


There has been a fair amount of hype surrounding conversational interfaces or conversational UI lately and for good reason. Interfaces that allow users to interact with the machines using natural language processing either by talking or writing – akin to human-to-human conversations. With every pass...

Stand Aside, Alexa And Siri: You Control This Stereo With Water


That's the idea behind Pour Reception, an art project by Tore Knudsen, Simone Okholm Hansen, and Victor Permild, featured recently on Creative Applications. It's a radio that you tune by filling, drinking, and tapping on two glasses of water. By pouring water from one glass to the other, you scrub through frequencies to find a new station. By touching a jar, you can fine-tune its signal and remove distortion. Finally, to turn the music down, you just plunge your finger right into the water. Holding it submerged will eventually pause the music, too. The interface looks impossible, but it's born from extremely common capacitive technologies. Through principles that work just like your iPhone touch screen, everyday objects can conduct micro amounts of electricity, which becomes a signal affected by our touch. In Pour Reception's case, the radio plate, the glass, and the water itself are all different layers of this capacitive interface, enabling its strange-but-familiar mix of controls. Of course, as fun as it looks, you might wonder, why would anyone build this thing? "It is possible to augment our physical world in ways that challenge our perceptions of the objects we interact with. In this project, we aim to change the user's perception of what a glass is–both culturally and technically," the team writes on the project page. "Pour Reception is an example of how technology can give new meaning to our cultural and functional perception of objects." Indeed, interface experiments that blur the bounds between analog objects and digital platforms are crucial to pushing our own societal expectations for a more connected environment. In the future, any object could be smart and sensor-filled, but do you want to live in a world of touch screens on every surface? Me neither. Plus, we should all probably be drinking a bit more water, anyway.

The need for artificial intelligence in mobile app development


Innovators in the science field are not the only ones concerned with Artificial intelligence. It is also of great interest, exploration, and expansion to those in the business world and mobile app development in particular. When most people hear AI, they immediately picture Apple's Siri and Google's...

When artificial intelligence meets human stupidity


Our learning, Our memories and Our Emotions Which part of our brain is difficult to be replicated? Common sense, Decisions, Intuitions, Free-will, Morality and Consciousness What is our brain made of? A brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons. Neurons are interconnected electrically and chemically by around 100 trillion connections They make us feel, imagine and think. Imagine the permutation and combination?