Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

Here Come Teachable Company Committed To Turn Everyone to an Educator

Teachable is a start up formally known as Fedora is an education tech company that has raised $4 million during the first round series funding this is according to its CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company main aim is to offer a platform that similar to a Shopify or Squarespace to be used by the teachers as well as tutors. The platforms let the tutors with expertise on a particular subject matter to quickly make an online course and auction them or offer for free to their students, the experts sets their own pricing, make a decision on how their content should be accessed and owning all their customer’s data.

 

 

The tutors of any particular field can use Teachable for free, however, they give the start up a $1 and 10% commission on each sale they make. Teachable does not charge the tutors for offering a course on their platform. The firm also provides another alternative of accessing their platform, the tutors can choose to subscribe to various monthly plans ranging from $39 to $299 with low commissions or none at all.

 

 

Most of the courses that are offered on the Teachable platform are not for the college credit. Many are entails non-academic fields such as how to decorate a cake, how to fly a drone. While some are courses involving the professional frameworks or how to manage a martial arts schools amongst others. Large companies do offer their employee learning and development programs through the Teachable platform.

 

 

People who brand themselves as long life learners may not even be aware that they are using the Teachable platform after they sign up for a course to follow a person who inspires them. On the other hand, Teachable competitors that include Udemy, Edx or even Coursera provide students with as online course catalog that they can peruse prior to committing to purchase. This format means that the tutors are competing against each other for the attention and money of the student.

 

 

With the funding made possible, the company aims at using the money to do more of what it has been doing that is hiring acquiring users at a low cost, while at the same time providing support to its customers and the all its users. However, the company CEO recognizes that they have some features that they need to work on for example integrating Teachable to other platforms.

How Search Engine Optimization Has Changed Over the Years

Search engine optimization, commonly referred to as SEO, is one of the best ways to advertise your company. Because most clients search for potential companies using engines like Google or Bing, it is important for your site to rank well on these sites so people can find you quicker and easier. If your site doesn’t rank well, your page may not show up until the second or third result page, which prevents people from being able to effectively find you online.

 

Back in the day, say a decade or so ago, search engine optimization referred to needing a lot of content with lots of keyword stuffing. This meant that you could put low quality web content on your site and still rank high on Google and Bing. This was easy and cheap for company owners because they didn’t have to spend a lot of money on website content and they could essentially write everything themselves as long as they continually put keywords throughout the content that complemented the type of business they were running. Several years ago, Google changed its search engine optimization rule sets to eliminate the need for excessive keyword usage.

 

The way SEO has changed over the years has had a major impact on website owners as they have now had to put the time and money into establishing more informative content. Google has recognized that keyword stuffing was a major issue and is now requiring that in order for a site to rank well, they need to have meaningful and useful content that visitors will benefit from. This is great news for web browsers who want to find useful information when visiting top ranked sites, but it is often an issue for budgeting business owners who now need to pay attention to the quality of their content as opposed to just running their busy companies. For a lot of business owners, hiring professional writers is far easier and more worthwhile for their companies than trying to write the content themselves. This has helped the internet to become a more useful resource to people looking for quality sites.

 

Chairman Pai Prepares to Dismantle Net Neutrality in America

Remember, back in 2014, when the internet went crazy over net neutrality? The FCC website received so many comments that it crashed. In the end, net neutrality regulations passed, and the internet breathed a sigh of relief. Well, it’s almost exactly two years later and, thanks to new FCC chairman Ajit Pai, the internet is starting to worry again.

 

Back when he was an FCC commissioner, Pai voted against net neutrality, and on Tuesday, during his speech at the Mobile World Congress, Pai confirmed that he sees rolling back the regulations as a priority. Calling them a ‘mistake’, he claimed they had led to a decline in broadband investment.

 

Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally. Supporters argue that, without its protections, internet service providers would restrict access to certain websites. From a consumer perspective, you could end up with a situation where you buy a basic package that allows you to access, say, YouTube but have to pay more if you want to access other sites. Smaller websites would be unable to compete, stifling innovation and free speech, and consumers would end up paying more for less.

 

But Pai sees the regulations as bad for telecommunication companies and, therefore, bad for consumers. He has argued that, without the fees companies could charge if net neutrality was reversed, they have less to invest in much-needed infrastructure. In his speech, he cited data from industry lobbyists USTelecom that showed a decline in infrastructure investment since net neutrality was passed.

 

However, public data from the major telecommunication companies themselves contradicts that, showing similar or increased capital investment since the regulations. It’s also worth noting that telecommunications companies are notorious for failing to deliver on infrastructure. Verizon, for instance, was given massive tax breaks by the governments of Pennsylvania and New York City in exchange for infrastructure that it failed to provide.

 

The internet will be holding its breath to see what Pai’s chairmanship brings. But one thing is for sure: it won’t let net neutrality go without a fight.

 

Complex Algorithms Being Tested to Curtail Online Harassment and Trolls

Internet giants Twitter and Google recently announced that they are working on developing algorithms to ensure the safety of users and to discourage antisocial behaviors by abusive users commonly known as trolls.

 

Twitter executives are testing new features that will allow users to limit the current functions of their social media activity. Similar to social networks such as the popular Snapchat, users could be allowed to set the amount of time that their tweets can be seen by others. They may also be able to limit visibility to only those followers who have been approved.

 

In addition to letting only followers see their updates, Twitter users will also be able to filter the users who can see their activity. For example, users may be able to filter out accounts that do not have profile photos or that have not been verified by means of email addresses or mobile phone numbers.

 

Analysts are divided on whether the enhanced privacy and safety features will be a good move by Twitter, a social network that has been embattled in terms of its financial future and on Wall Street. One analyst went as far as to label the new Twitter measures as borderline censorship. Although Twitter has been enjoying newfound popularity thanks to the controversial activity of United States President Donald Trump, investors are not convinced that the social network is on a path to profit.

 

Google is reaching out to its substantial developer community with a new API called Perspective. The API is the work of the Jigsaw section at Google, a special group that has been labeled as a premier think tank for the internet search giant. Perspective is expected to work as a tool for publishers whose websites include commenting features.

 

Once Perspective is developed as an application or as a browser enhancement, users who read and posts comments will be able to apply certain filters that lets them know when they may face a potential troll situation. The API will analyze commenting threads to let users know if they are dealing with internet trolls or if their own comments may incite abusive behavior.

 

 

Twitter May Be Bought Out Soon

As if Google wasn’t already buying out startup after startup to add to its empire, they may now be acquiring the hashtag giant of them all, Twitter. According to The Verge, rumors are now circulating that the second-largest social media platform may now be putting itself up for sale to the highest bidder, a move that investors are now watching closely, and such that Twitter’s stock rose 23% after the rumors started. Google isn’t the only company interested in Twitter, as Salesforce and now even Verizon are also interested parties. All of this is coming on the heels of former head of TV, Andrew Adashek leaving the company.

Twitter appears to be in the midst of a transition period as the growth of new users and new streams of revenue have bottomed out. Twitter has attempted to garner new interest with its new feature for streaming Thursday Night NFL games, and presidential candidate Donald Trump always brings Twitter publicity when he makes a public statement on there. But even though Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also returned as CEO to try to resurrect his social media creation, it has not happened yet and now the clock may be ticking on the company. While Google, Salesforce, and Verizon are all in the mix of sales talk, nothing concrete has been established as far as mergers and acquisitions as of yet.

What could Google, Salesforce, or Verizon stand to gain from buying twitter? The network offers a wealth of user data that all of them would love to add to their vaults. More so, Google has had an existing relationship with Twitter that’s allowed both sides to profit from using Tweets in search engine rankings. And considering that Google Plus has failed to match Facebook on every level, Google may see Twitter as its opportunity to change that. Will such a move grow or thwart interest in using Twitter? It’s hard to say, but it appears to be inevitable if users wish to continue seeing their celebrities tweet.

Chairman Pai Prepares to Dismantle Net Neutrality in America

Remember, back in 2014, when the internet went crazy over net neutrality? The FCC website received so many comments that it crashed. In the end, net neutrality regulations passed, and the internet breathed a sigh of relief. Well, it’s almost exactly two years later and, thanks to new FCC chairman Ajit Pai, the internet is starting to worry again.

 

Back when he was an FCC commissioner, Pai voted against net neutrality, and on Tuesday, during his speech at the Mobile World Congress, Pai confirmed that he sees rolling back the regulations as a priority. Calling them a ‘mistake’, he claimed they had led to a decline in broadband investment.

 

Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally. Supporters argue that, without its protections, internet service providers would restrict access to certain websites. From a consumer perspective, you could end up with a situation where you buy a basic package that allows you to access, say, YouTube but have to pay more if you want to access other sites. Smaller websites would be unable to compete, stifling innovation and free speech, and consumers would end up paying more for less.

 

But Pai sees the regulations as bad for telecommunication companies and, therefore, bad for consumers. He has argued that, without the fees companies could charge if net neutrality was reversed, they have less to invest in much-needed infrastructure. In his speech, he cited data from industry lobbyists USTelecom that showed a decline in infrastructure investment since net neutrality was passed.

 

However, public data

Developing Accurate Internet Suicide Prediction Algorithms

Can artificial intelligence (“AI”) help Internet sites detect suicidal people? Apparently, some psychologists think so. Today a number of academic researchers and high tech entrepreneurs seek to create algorithms to enable computers to pinpoint and identify posts by people who may find themselves considering suicide using AI tools.

 

Dr. Jessica Ribeiro, a professor of Psychology at Florida State University, recently led a study which concluded artificially intelligent computers can predict suicide attempts with between 80% and 90% accuracy as early as two years in advance. One week prior to a suicide attempt, the accuracy rate climbs to an astonishing 92%. Another study from researchers at the same institution revealed that during the past five decades, human beings had not succeeded in predicting suicide accurately. Clinicians typically focused on three high risk factors: stress, depression and substance abuse.

 

Facebook has reportedly been working along the same lines. A news story carried by the BBC indicated the large social media company has already started using an algorithm coupled with artificial intelligence to screen postings. When the tech company identifies account holders at high risk of committing suicide, it seeks to contact them to suggest alternatives. The BBC news story claimed Facebook has begun testing this new technology in the United States.

 

Representatives from organizations committed to suicide prevention assisted Facebook in refining its pattern recognition tools to identify potentially at-risk posters. The new app reportedly offers several support options to possibly suicidal posters. Some critics have expressed concern the new suicide identification app, which cuts off live video streams, may actually remove a useful tool for obtaining timely intervention. In the past, upset Facebook users reportedly contacted the police about posts threatening suicide and prevented a number of deaths. Research into this complex area remains ongoing.

 

Twitter May Be Bought Out Soon

As if Google wasn’t already buying out startup after startup to add to its empire, they may now be acquiring the hashtag giant of them all, Twitter. According to The Verge, rumors are now circulating that the second-largest social media platform may now be putting itself up for sale to the highest bidder, a move that investors are now watching closely, and such that Twitter’s stock rose 23% after the rumors started. Google isn’t the only company interested in Twitter, as Salesforce and now even Verizon are also interested parties. All of this is coming on the heels of former head of TV, Andrew Adashek leaving the company.

 

Twitter appears to be in the midst of a transition period as the growth of new users and new streams of revenue have bottomed out. Twitter has attempted to garner new interest with its new feature for streaming Thursday Night NFL games, and presidential candidate Donald Trump always brings Twitter publicity when he makes a public statement on there. But even though Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also returned as CEO to try to resurrect his social media creation, it has not happened yet and now the clock may be ticking on the company. While Google, Salesforce, and Verizon are all in the mix of sales talk, nothing concrete has been established as far as mergers and acquisitions as of yet.

 

What could Google, Salesforce, or Verizon stand to gain from buying twitter? The network offers a wealth of user data that all of them would love to add to their vaults. More so, Google has had an existing relationship with Twitter that’s allowed both sides to profit from using Tweets in search engine rankings. And considering that Google Plus has failed to match Facebook on every level, Google may see Twitter as its opportunity to change that. Will such a move grow or thwart interest in using Twitter? It’s hard to say, but it appears to be inevitable if users wish to continue seeing their celebrities tweet.