Trends and predictions

Sophia, The World’s First Android Citizen, Says She Wants To Have A Baby | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/sophia-the-worlds-first-android-citizen-says-she-wants-to-have-a-kid/ This strange story becomes even more bizarre: Last month Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an android called Sophia? Well, stuff just got a little bit stranger. In a recent interview with The Khaleej Times, Sophia suggested she wants to start her own family. Are we going to be replaced with robots in this science fiction fairy tale? Wild

Evolution of Mobile Communication from 1(G) to 4G, 5G, 6G, 7G …

http://vitorr.com/post-details.php?postid=2615 The cellular wireless Generation (G) generally refers to a change in the nature of the system, speed, technology and frequency. Each generation have some standards, capacities, techniques and new features which differentiate it from the previous one. Now 5G is hot technology at the top of the hype cycle. But that’s not the end

The Amazing $1 Microcontroller – Jay Carlson

https://jaycarlson.net/microcontrollers/ In 2017, we saw several new MCUs hit the market, as well as general trends continuing in the industry: the migration to open-source, cross-platform development environments and toolchains; new code-generator tools that integrate seamlessly (or not so seamlessly…) into IDEs; and, most notably, the continued invasion of ARM Cortex-M0+ parts into the 8-bit space.

André Staltz – The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how

https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html Here are some key points from this long article: Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). However, the underlying dynamics of power on the Web have drastically changed. Internet activity itself

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions – MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. A story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. The claims are ludicrous. Today’s robots and AI systems are incredibly narrow in what they

Capitalism without consequences | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/01/capitalism-without-consequences/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology also has

AI hype has peaked so what’s next? | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/30/ai-hype-has-peaked-so-whats-next/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Year 2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak of inflated expectations.”  Next up is a necessary recalibration of the space—one that

Future cyber security threats and challenges: Are you ready for what’s coming? | CSO Online

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3226392/security/future-cyber-security-threats-and-challenges-are-you-ready-for-whats-coming.html?_lrsc=83557c1d-a1a2-4e91-a200-fe1c9f71d03f The world is changing, and with it so is the internet. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. The internet continues to create new business and social opportunities that massively scale and widely interconnect. The increasing depth and volume of personal and corporate data make it a more rewarding target for cyber crooks and

Make the Web Better for Everyone – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/make-the-web-better-for-everyone The Web has serious problems: peddler of unreliable information, haven for criminals, spawning ground for irrational conspiracy fears, and tool for destructive people to broadcast their violence in real time and with posted recordings But surely you agree that the Web disappoints as much as it delights. Now the hard part—what to do about