Recent reports indicate has launched a venture capital division that focuses on artificial intelligence. TechCrunch reports the new division will be run by Anna Patterson, who is a longtime vice president of engineering at Google. The program will include a cast of engineers instead of Google’s traditional cast of venture investors. It is no surprise that Google plans to build a venture capital program based on the company’s CEO recent announcement it will become “AI first” instead of “mobile first.”
Google introduced new processing unit chips that engineers promise will train AI faster for businesses and researchers. The company also announced at the I/O Developers Conference that its virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant, will become more conversational. The new development also plays into the hands of the company’s recent acquisition of Kaggle, a software platform that hosts machine learning and data science competitions.
Reports indicate that Google’s new AI venture capital arm will work separately from its investment organization, Google Ventures. The new program aims to target AI startups and to offer mentorship from some of the company’s best people in its AI department. Some entrepreneurs are wary of Google’s foray into AI corporate venture capital, thinking the company may be biting off more than it can chew. However, tech experts are quick to point out that Google is an industry giant and is a powerhouse in AI research and development.
There is a fine line between an online entity and its clients. In spite of rising familiarity with the dangers postured by clients with advantages for consents, most associations still permit a heap of inward and outward gatherings to get to their most profitable frameworks and information. Many are setting trust in both workers and outsiders without reliable methods for overseeing, controlling, and observing the struggles that these people, groups, and associations need to work with basic frameworks and systems. Reports see insider dangers and outsider dangers to be independent and unmistakable issues. On account of outsider dangers, a review found the quantity of merchants of an organization’s system to have multiplied in only one year to a total of 181. Every week and every month, two in three organizations have encountered an information rupture in light of unsecured seller. It is no big surprise that more cybercriminals are seeing outsiders as a door into an organization’s system. Insiders give an alternate sort of info since they need to have some system access with a specific end goal to play out their employment obligations.
However, it’s their practices that have security faculty concerned. It just takes one worker to leave an association helpless. With the continuation of prominent information breaks, a large number of which were brought about by tradeoffs for long term certifications, it’s vital that associations control, oversee, and screen special access to their systems to relieve these hazards. The discoveries of this report disclose to us that many organizations can’t sufficiently deal with the hazard identified. Instead, it needs special attention beyond the ordinary. Insider ruptures, regardless of whether they are malevolent or inadvertent, can possibly go undetected for quite a long time. Months or years of this practice can crush an organization. When it comes to insiders and outsiders, businesses must be extra careful to not disclose any unnecessary information. It is not always evident which entities are reliable sources. In a situation of doubt, it is always better to side on the side of safety for precautionary reasons.
A recent study by Stanford University scientists has found out that most fitness trackers in the market can only be used to measure heart rate but not the amount of calories burnt during a workout. This means that you need to exercise caution when it comes to buying and using these devices. As a result, you are advised against using fitness trackers to judge what you eat.
This study has jolted the technological world. There have been calls for companies that manufacture fitness trackers release data indicating how their gadgets work out measurements. During the study, the accuracy of 7 fitness trackers was tested with 60 participants being asked to run, cycle, and walk. In the end, it was established that six of the seven fitness trackers could only estimate wearers’ heart rates. The six are the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, MIP Alpha 2, Samsung Gear S2, and PulseOn.
Only five devices were able to keep track of the participants’ energy use. Nonetheless, their measurements were still inaccurate because none of them had an error rate lower than 20%. The study’s coordinator Dr. Euan Ashley from Stanford’s department of cardiovascular medicine points out that fitness enthusiasts ought to be aware of the limitations and strengths of fitness devices before buying them.
Dr. Ashley further adds that those who use these gadgets should know that what they get are only rough estimates but not the actual energy expenditure. This is not only dangerous but also deceiving. For instance, you might engage in a workout and think that you have lost 400 calories. As a result, you may relax thinking that you have 400 calories to play around with. This can particularly be an issue more so among people who tend to base their diets basing on what they think they might have burnt off in their workouts.
In as much as technology for monitoring heart rate has improved, little can be said of the effectiveness of gadgets that purport to measure individual’s energy expenditure. This may have been caused by failure by companies to use heart rates. Besides this, there is a huge difference when it comes to energy expenditure among individuals. Therefore, a single parameter cannot be used to measure the amount of calories burnt during a workout.
In a recent report from IREA, 2016 saw employment within the solar energy field spiking 17 times as fast as the economy of the United States. In total, more than a quarter billion people work for the solar industry, an increase of nearly 25 percent from 2015’s statistics. This boom in the solar industry can be attributed to reducing costs and recently-renewed federal tax credits that make it easy for homeowners and businesses to install panels. While growth in renewable energy has slightly slowed in Japan and Europe, IRA expects global employment in the renewable energies will reach 24 million by 2030.
Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital, a company that finances the installation of solar panels, remarked that solar is one of the few remaining high-pay jobs for blue-collar workers that have no knowledge of computer coding. Birsic added that solar is labor-intensive due to the relative ease of acquiring sunlight; costs can be focused on paying workers to install, produce and sell panels. While most solar jobs are in installation, every facet of the industry is seeing various gains. While men hold most of solar’s jobs, women are growing in prevalence; 28% of the solar industry consists of women.
Growing awareness of climate change and its effects on the planet have also played a factor in this solar boom. Elon Musk has contributed by having his company, Tesla, offer solar roofs comprised of shingles; the solar shingles are intended to diminish the aesthetic complaints of normal panels while providing the same energy output to homes. The wind industry has also seen an employment rise of 28 percent, with nearly one-fourth of its 102,000 jobs occupied by manufacturers.
While the solar and wind industries have continued to improve and strengthen, especially as solar energy’s production cost has halved in the last five years, the coal industry is spiraling into trouble. Nearly half of all US coal jobs have vanished since 2011; Kentucky has lost more than 60 percent. In an effort to appease the people who voted him into power, the 45th president has signed orders to bust regulatory issues that affect the coal industry. Despite Trump’s efforts, the coal industry will likely continue to falter due to the availability of cheap natural gas.
When the announcement was made to roll back some of the rules of net neutrality, many people have launched into protest about the proposal. Even many of the large companies have made statements against such a proposal. Among the companies that have stood against the proposal was Netflix and Google. They have shown themselves to be adamantly against the proposal because of the idea of what that could mean. Basically, one of the ideas behind net neutrality is that some of the larger service providers can decide on who and what can get high speed service and who is going to have to suffer.
Recently, some of the large companies have shown themselves to be loosening their stance. Among the companies that seem a little okay with the end of net neutrality is Netflix. It has stated that they are no longer too concerned about what the end of net neutrality could mean. They know that the popularity of the of the video company is enough so that they would not risk lowering the speed of the service. After all, this would cause the customer to lose interest in the service. Also, this could cause the internet service providers to lose money from all of their services.
People who are on the side of net neutrality have stated that the rule of net neutrality is actually a new thing. The internet was not broken when net neutrality was implemented. They are saying that there will barely be any difference with net neutrality. However, the meaning of the end of net neutrality remains to be seen for now. Instead, there is still hope to fight for a favorable solution to concerns.
As of right now, things are okay when it comes to net neutrality. The fight is only beginning to decide on how things are going to turn out. If the people who are against net neutrality get their way, one can expect that there are going to be gradual changes over time.
Warm weather means everyone is looking forward to picnic season. The problem is getting your food to a picnic or a day at the beach is difficult when it comes to freshness and safety. Martha Stewart has the answer and it is called the gcooler. You can see your foods temperature on your smartphone.
The gcooler is the first smart cooler the world has ever seen. This amazing cooler uses bluetooth technology to establish communication between your cooler and your phone. You will always know your foods inner temperature without having to let hot air in by unzipping the bags.
Martha Stewart has a lovely article on this cooler at http://www.marthastewart.com/1515020/just-time-picnic-season-smart-cooler-will-tell-you-temperature-your-food. The way it works is simple. You insert a g-tag into a waterproof pouch then clip it right inside the cooler. Then you proceed to pack your cooler with your favorite foods. Since cold air will travel down it is best to place your ice on top. Now zip up your cooler and take out your phone. Set up your gcooler application so it will give you an alert if your cooler gets to a specific temperature. The cooler is made with five layers of excellent insulation because just knowing the temperature will not keep your food cold for a longer period.
The idea for this cooler began a year ago with three partners. Sara Song, Justin Kang and a software engineer named Bo Ryu came up with the concept after Kang became ill after eating food that was left outside in the sun too long. Kang had a strong background in the IT field and started thinking about the effectiveness of a gadget that tells you the temperature of food. This would prevent people consuming something that was not safe and becoming ill. They used bluetooth technology and since Song has a background in fashion design she took the lead on the actual design. Rye handled the technical details and the result was an amazing product.
This spectacular cooler is now available for purchase on Amazon. We all enjoy picnics and eating outside and now you can do so more safely than ever before. The best part may be that you will never have to drink warm iced tea again.