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Artificial Intelligence – The Future is here

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Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “Artificial Intelligence” in a room there’s a good chance you would have been laughed at. Do you remember the robots you saw in Star Trek, Terminator? Have you ever thought they could walk between us? All of these can come true by Artificial Intelligence.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

The concept of what defines AI has changed over time, but at the core, there has always been the idea of building machines which are capable of thinking like humans. Learn AI is a well-advanced concept of Data Science. Today Artificial Intelligence is so popular that you can probably use for numerous times per day without knowing it. So it is the main branch of Artificial Intelligence which is based on the idea that systems can learn from identify patterns, learn from data and make decisions with minimal human involvement.

The concept of Al includes three main sectors:                                                                    1. Mathematical Expertise                                                                                          2. Technological Skills                                                          3. Business Astuteness

Why is Artificial Intelligence so important?

The data usage is increasing day by day in each and every organization. In order to make an effective use of data, the companies rely heavily on different tools.AI helps in better utilization of data by making extensive use of highly advanced tools and latest methodologies.

What are types of Artificial Intelligence?

There are various types of concepts to Learn AI, which is being implemented in today’s generation. Some of the types of Artificial Intelligence are as follows:

  • Supervised Learning
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Reinforced Learning

Various steps involved in learning Al:

  •  Preparing the data
  • Automation and Iteration
  • Building Capable Models
  • Ensemble modeling.

What is the state of research in Al?

Research and development work in AI is split between two branches:

1. Applied Al – uses these principles of simulating human thought to carry out one specific task.                                                                                                                                      2. Generalised Al –  which seeks to develop machine intelligence that can turn their hands to any task, much like a person.

Research into applied, specialized AI is already providing breakthroughs in fields of study from quantum physics where it is used to model and predict the behavior of systems comprised of billions of subatomic particles, to medicine where it is used to diagnose patients based on genomic data.

What are the uses of Al?

The present world is almost run by Artificial Learning. AlexaSiriCortana and a numerous number of virtual assistants make our lives much faster. Ever since The world ‘Artificial Intelligence’ was coined in the year 1956, it has made little breakthroughs which were never appreciated based on it has seen advancements that has changed humanity a lot.

Help in complex tasks: There are already robotic systems that perform services like difficult surgeries, rescue during a disaster, fire-fighting, pipe inspection, bomb disposal, exploration of dangerous/unknown environments.

Banking: Banks use artificial intelligence systems to organize operations, invest in stocks and manage properties. In August 2001, robots beat humans in a simulated financial trading competition.

Hospitals and medicine: Computer-aided interpretation of medical images, Heart sound analysis etc.

In education and learning in various ways: It is used to provide personalized tutoring and analyses student’s study patterns to predict when they will get stuck and provide assistance. For students with learning disabilities, this technology can be immensely helpful as well.

In many more ways, Al helps us in our daily tasks.

What are the future prospects of Al?

We fear that development of intelligence which equals or exceeds our own, but has the capacity to work at far higher speeds, could have negative implications for the future of humanity have been voiced, and not just by apocalyptic sci-fi such as The Matrix or The Terminator, but respected scientists like Stephen Hawking.

This understandable concern has been the reason for tech giants like Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have set up Al labs. These group will suggest some measure for ethical implementation of Al, future research and deployment of robots and Al.

That’s all folks !!!

Stay Tuned 🙂

 

 

 

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Palm’s new alleged smartphone oddly impresses the mind with unconventional features

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Apparently, if you’ve ever held a Palm in your hand, you’d be disappointed to learn about the latest allegations in favor of this new Palm device. It was spotted by AndroidPolice.

The device is codenamed “Pepito,” and it has the specs of a phone launched in 2010. The bizarre new device, headed for Verizon, surprisingly has a 3.3-inch 720p LCD display, making it the smallest smartphone currently. I get it, the Palm’s meant to fit your palm but anyone today would prefer a slightly larger screen, if not a phablet. Additionally, to add up to the embarrassment, the phone can hold only up to 800 mAh of charge into its battery, which is way, way behind the general terms today.

Even with a smaller screen-size, an 800 mAh battery won’t even last you a day. Although, things get a bit bizarre acknowledging the fact that this device is gonna have a Snapdragon 435 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It doesn’t come very clear so as to why an outdated design; with a small battery, has an internal structure updated to match today’s requirements.

Plus, the phone will sport Android’s 8.1 OS, and will allegedly ship in Titanium and Gold color options. It’s a fact, judging by the photo that the phone will be adorable enough to hold it in your hands; it’ll fit in well, too. Palm has a history for compact and captivating phones, and this one seems to be no different; except for its awfully tiny screen size and battery capacity.

Again, there’s a lot of blurriness so as to whom this phone will be made for. Maybe people who don’t want to meddle with more standardized budget phones? Could it be the ultimate budget phone?

Well, there’s only one way to find out.

The Palm line of devices is historically known to be quite compelling and eyebrow-raising. The Palm Pre, for example, had impressive software along with a decent camera and a good keyboard. It was considered one of the snappiest phones of its time. It was also one of the phones which initially brought iOS-style multitasking cards into reality.

But, even at that time, Palm phones suffered from a bad battery life and worst screen qualities. And it seems that this alleged new phone tends to gruesomely continue this unholy vogue in the Palm line of devices.

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Samsung’s launched its Note 9 with a bigger battery, new S Pen, and a updated camera.

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After numerous anticipations, hopes, and prominent leaks, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 9 today.

It was clear two days before the launch event that the phone would have a slightly refreshed design with the fingerprint sensor relocated below the camera lens- courtesy of a leaked video by Samsung itself.

Anyway, despite the suspense-killing leaks, Samsung still managed to generate some hype around the Note 9. The screen is minimally larger now, around a fraction of an inch larger. And new colors have been introduced as well.

However, the most notable feature in the Note 9 is, surprisingly its 4000 mAh battery, which is a 700 mAh increase from the last iteration in the Note line. But, the reason an increased battery capacity is noteworthy on a Samsung device is due to the acknowledgment of the fact that it failed miserably doing just so two years ago. If you don’t recollect what I’m pointing at here, remember that exploding Note 7 meme? Or much better, remember that Note 7 GTA 5 mod?

Yes, those were dark times for Samsung, but the company convalesced by playing it safe with the Note 8. And while the Note 9 isn’t a significant upgrade from its predecessor, it pushes the boundaries a bit.

Another sub-product that Samsung is pacing into is the S Pen. The new stylus from Samsung packs a supercapacitor which accumulates energy when it’s parked into the slot. This battery is incorporated to back the Bluetooth low-energy technology in the S Pen. According to Samsung, the stylus will get 30 minutes of standby time from just 40 seconds of charging.

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Note 9’s new, advanced stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 video leakIf you’re wondering what’s the role of Bluetooth in the S Pen, the famous stylus has gained new abilities like controlling music playback, snapping photos with a click, and swapping to the front camera with a double-click. Additionally, developers will be able to delve into more ideas (and work on them) regarding the use of the new S Pen, thanks to Samsung’s SDK.

Another significant update on the Note 9 is its camera. Instead of focusing on hardware, Samsung has modernized the software. Just like every other Android OEM recently, Note 9’s camera software now has AI that detects the object of a photograph and relevantly chooses the best lighting conditions, among other adjustments.

However, a new feature in terms of camera software is Flaw Detection. After capturing a photo, the camera software can detect smudges, shaky bits, and noise in the photo. But, the hardware is just as important as good software; noting that, the rear dual camera has a dual-lens OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)- one is a 12 MP autofocus camera with OIS, and other is a 12 MP telephoto lens with autofocus and OIS. The front camera is an 8 MP lens, also with autofocus.

Aside from the camera, the internals includes an Octa-core Snapdragon 845 chip running on Android Oreo. The Note 9 also sports 6 or 8 GB of RAM.

But the real deal-breaker here is the increase in storage capacity. This is where Samsung is really pushing the boundaries. The Note 9 has a 512 GB storage option, which, then can be increased to 1 TB using a memory card. Although, a 128 GB version is available as well.

But, as high as these storage options go, their respective prices, too, soar high, touching the $1000 mark. The 128 GB version costs $999.99 and the 512 GB version costs a whopping $1249.99. The pre-orders are commencing at the 10th of August, and the phone will be available for sale starting 24th of August.

As for the colors, the Note 9 will ship in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple, which come with a purple and yellow stylus, respectively.

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I switched to Cake browser for a week, and I’m not going back!

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The one thing you should know about me is that my curiosity levels soar high, almost at all times. And for the same reason, I often find myself glued to my iPhone.

When computers were considered to be the latest trend in technology, there wasn’t much portability in its applications. Whenever you’d want to get insights on a topic, or simply send an email, you’d have to wait to get home to access that monstrous box with a screen which then, apparently overwhelmed you with information.

But, thankfully, progress has led us to an era where a significant part of our life now is dependent on smartphones. To sum it all up in high-school syllabus terms, smartphones are something which has made the process of acquiring information much easier, among other things.

As for me, I used to use Safari to access the web when I wasn’t near a laptop or a desktop. It’s fluid, simple, minimalistic; and the most important thing is it gets the job done, every time. It’s also probably one of the most secure browsers out there. But, after some time using the famed browser from Apple, I got bored. Have you ever felt UI sickness? I’ve coined that term for myself meaning getting bored/sick of using the same UI every day. Yeah, I felt that using Safari. Things got way too minimalistic.

Then, I shifted my focus to Google’s Chrome browser for iOS. Albeit, I got tired of that as well. Further, I tried Mozilla. It had this heaviness that repelled me away from it. Not to mention other browsers, I had tried everything to make myself more interactive towards my research. I wanted to make collecting information fun, fast, and interesting for myself. And neither of the mainstream browsers available for the platform (iOS) managed to get even close.

Later, upon contemplating the reasons for the loss of my interest in research, I realized that it wasn’t the browsers that inhibited my concerns; it was the way the browsing methods were laid on in the first place. But, eventually, in my conquest for finding a better browsing option, I found Cake.

Cake, in this case, is not something you devour by melting it in your saliva. It is a full-fledged browser which revolutionizes the way you browse. So far, we have experienced mobile browsers that are just a port of desktop browsers morphed into a compact form. No browser directs towards making the browsing experience unique for smartphones. But, here’s when Cake’s intervention shakes things up.

Cake Browser

Based in Utah, Cake Technologies Inc. is a venture-backed startup founded in 2016 that focuses on providing the best experience from a browser.

What is the most important function of a browser?- To search for things using search engines like Google, Bing, etc. However, according to a study by Moz in 2016, when searching on a traditional mobile browser, it takes 87% longer to find and click on a relevant result as compared to desktop browsers.

What Cake does is, instead of displaying a list of search results from search engines, it presents them in a card format all loaded up so that you can get to the most relevant result’s content directly. The next two results are loaded in the background so when you swipe over to them (as it’s a card format), they are already loaded. This way you won’t have to scroll, scan or involve in back-and-forth navigation while searching for your favorite kind of animal. The folks over at Cake have named this feature “Index suppression.”

The browser also optimizes pages from its side to enable faster load times. With that said, pages with a faster loading speed in a search result are given the most preference. So, even if a page ranks top in search results in a traditional browser, it won’t rank first in Cake browser if it won’t have the best load time and relevancy.

Another notable feature from Cake is group search. It groups your search results into one media type which is chosen by you. For instance, if you are looking for earphones to buy, you can type in the term “earphones” in the URL bar and then tap on the shopping cart indicating you want search results for shopping. The browser will automatically display all the results from Google’s rankings that lead to shopping earphones. Further, it loads up shopping sites like Amazon, eBay, etc. by the side so you can always swipe over.

Design

Cake browser, just like its name, uses delightful colors all over the app’s interface. Mostly, the app has a mixture of references from Google’s material design and Apple’s huge titles- even on Android. Even though there’s a lot of information and links being displayed on the screen, all at once, the browser’s designed in such a way that it doesn’t look muddled.

Cake Browser

It’s best if I describe this browser as a combination of Safari and Chrome, but on steroids. Overall, the URL bar and the settings elements are plain, bold black and white, while the homepage is radically blue.

Functionality

This browser plays a huge part in terms of functionality. It contains a plethora of ground-breaking features that enable you to save a lot of time, and also stride through the internet effortlessly. I have already educated you on the basic idea that this browser works around. So, here are some more…

Curation tools

More than it’s a browser, it’s a content curation tool. And this becomes prominent as soon as you open the app. You’ll be greeted with links for the top 5 trending searches on Google for the day. When you tap on them, you’ll be provided with articles that justify the trending result. For example, it was the International Cat day yesterday, and upon clicking the trend, the browser loaded articles providing more information on the topic.

Cake Browser

Somehow, Taylor Swift’s cats got a mention everywhere…

Slices

Slices is a pretty neat feature that comes packed in with the browser. Basically, it shows you the headlines from all the major websites depending on the topic you select.

Cake Browser

How you do it is, you open a new tab, tap on the genres available at the top for the Slices feature, and the browser will load the homepage of every website related to that genre. For instance, if you tap on “Gaming,” the browser will open relevant news websites like IGN, Polygon, etc. It’s a superb feature if you want to discover more websites, and get to know different points of view.

AdBlock and Security

Cake browser’s core functions are similar to every browser available for the mobile app market. However, as I said earlier- the app’s on steroids. It comes along with a built-in ad blocker that blocks ads on any and every website you visit. Although, there is an option to disable ad block just in case if you want to become generous towards websites.

Cake Browser

Besides, on every website, the browser indicates if it has SSL encryption or not. This helps you stay away from the ones that could potentially harm your data.

Customization

This browser supports customization than any other browser in Android as well as on iOS combined. For starters, you can customize which websites you prefer in terms of search results. For example, while searching for headphones, you want search results from eBay first instead of Amazon, you can change the preference in the swipe-down results after you search for a query.

On top of that, Cake also lets you change the app icon with about 20 options to choose from.

You can also decide upon which search engine to use, and you can change it anytime you want. But, the default is Google.

I’ve been using Cake for about a week now, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to any other mobile browser, let alone Safari and Chrome. But, that is only unless either Apple, Google or Firefox introduce the same or better features. Well, I haven’t told you about the best part about this browser yet: It’s 100% ad-free.

However, it’s not always so sweet in Cake land. There was one time when the browser faced connectivity issues, where pages would load painfully slow. Other than that, the app was fluid as hell. And it certainly changed the way I browse- a way which I couldn’t ever have imagined.

The Cake Browser is available on Android and iOS as a free download.

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