Blockchain - what is it? For those familiar with it, it might surprise you to realize how few people have even heard of it. Blockchain is an extremely promising technology in our endless search for ways to increase computing power, speed and security. By eliminating the "middle man," both security and speed are automatically increased, which by itself could be considered an incredible increase in computing power. Many startups are going this way. Banks, insurance companies, video games and more are either seriously considering it, or already using it.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – will the scientists of tomorrow still be human? Robotics and artificial intelligence are my passions. In fact, I am so passionate about this advancing and expanding field that I decided in the 1990s to get my doctorate in robotics and artificial intelligence. But did you know that until a man... Continue Reading →
ChatBots, once the product of inventive sci-fi writers (such as Arthur C. Clarke's HAL, the “sentient” computer), may be one of the most useful customer service inventions for business of modern times. While computers, software and the myriad of apps that have been produced (is there an app for that?) have greatly improved many areas... Continue Reading →
Think about the hottest, most competitive sectors that the big tech companies are all chasing in some fashion: Home automation. Autonomous driving. Augmented reality. The thread that runs through each of these business opportunities? https://www.fastcompany.com/40474585/how-apple-facebook-amazon-and-google-use-ai-to-best-each-other
The rapid innovation of technology is disrupting all industries, which drives company leaders to take action in terms of Digital Transformation. This adoption of digital technology in the industrial world is changing how businesses are run, right down to their core. Digital brings with it new levels of innovation and productivity that deliver real, tangible... Continue Reading →
Artificial Intelligence and Human Resources are as opposite as the north pole is from the south pole, as different as matter is to antimatter, right? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about impersonal, robotic, computerized number crunching and is, quite frankly... not human. Human Resources (HR) on the other hand... is. So, how can the two be used in one sentence?
A series of articles from MIT Technology Review showcasing progress in artificial-intelligence driven medicine. http://mailchi.mp/technologyreview/weekend-reads-ai-in-medicine
IoT or the Internet of Things is a massive field that connects literally everybody, everywhere. Well... almost. If you're living deep in the Amazon rainforest, beneath the canopy that literally blocks out the sun from ever hitting the forest floor, wear almost nothing and carry nothing that hasn't been made on site, you're probably part of the IoT. Indeed, just by reading this article on this screen makes you part of it.
Sophia's lifelike skin is made from patented silicon and she can emulate more than 62 facial expressions. Cameras inside her "eyes," combined with computer algorithms, enable her to "see," follow faces and appear to make eye contact and recognize individuals. A combination of Alphabet's Google Chrome voice recognition technology and other tools enable Sophia to process... Continue Reading →
From bots and AI to counterfeit reality and fake news, these predictions require IT leaders to pace their adoption. Here are this year's predictions: 1. By 2021, early adopter brands that redesign their websites to support visual and voice search will increase digital commerce revenue by 30 percent. 2. By 2020, 5 of... Continue Reading →
Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot is now capable of performing gymnastics. After unveiling a teaser of its SpotMini robot just a few days ago, the company is now back with a new video of Atlas just casually performing gymnastics moves like it’s Tokyo 2020. Most of the video highlights the Atlas’ ability to hop up straight and... Continue Reading →
Blockchain – what is it? For those familiar with it, it might surprise you to realize how few people have even heard of it. Blockchain is an extremely promising technology in our endless search for ways to increase computing power, speed and security. By eliminating the “middle man,” both security and speed are automatically increased, which by itself could be considered an incredible increase in computing power. Many startups are going this way. Banks, insurance companies, video games and more are either seriously considering it, or already using it.
A Time Series Database – how do I choose? A Time Series Database (TSDB) is defined simply as a software system that is designed to handle time series data the best possible way. The bigger question is, what is a time series? The answer is that it is a series of points of data arranged... Continue Reading →
Handle the Future – can you handle where we're going? Handle is a four legged, two wheeled research robot by Boston Dynamics that can run, jump, weave, climb, lift, carry and just about anything else it's creators can think of. Watch out for the latest version playing center for the Celtics in 2017 (just kidding!!).... Continue Reading →
Docker for DevOps is like VM on steroids. Actually, it's different and it's better. Generally. But can containers actually replace virtual machines (VM)? What is Docker? Read on. While VM and cloud servers solved some problems, they created others: Renting VMs comes with clunky scaling, portability issues and vendor lock-in. When you understand that... Continue Reading →
What are the duties of a CTO? In the course of this article we are going to highlight the relevant duties of this official as it relates to the betterment of the organization. To grasps fully the duty of the CTO we are going to break it into four main categories and they are as... Continue Reading →