One of the things in my opinion has not been utilized to its potential has been AI.
Having done some work with it in my graduate studies and used it for modelling way back in late 90s, I always thought it would become mainstream and booming in early 2000s but looks like it has taken considerable time to make it big time.
After reading a recent article about Google Glass losing the early enthusiasm that it generated, I started thinking why this awesome technology gadget may not seem like a good fit for the modern tech enthusiast
Looks like the modern enthusiast is tired of having gadgets sticking on him/ her and would like to have a "hands free" experience to the gadget.
Also to me it wants users to wear Glasses all the time to do the same activities that you can pretty much do with the normal smartphone.
Not many practical applications have been seen using the Glasses. There are other companies like Epson's Moverio who have targetted much more pragmatic use cases that the Google Glass and put a premium pricing just for that. Now that to me, makes some sense..
Apart from the usual, the merits of positive thinking, in my opinion, allows the brain to think in a multidimensional way, paving the path for innovation. If you continue to work in a silo, the brain behaves in the "secure thy self" mode which hinders constructive growth.
The Internet of Things Is the Hackers' New Playground
Along with a lot of updates that the IoT is the next big thing in the industry, there are concerns around the security of these things. Hackers are finding vulnerabilities in these and beginning exploitation.
It is only a matter of time before this science fiction like headline will become a reality. We already have simulated the human brain like capability in labs and POCs. Time now to take it to the next level..
Looking at the latest F8 conference updates, looks like FB
has finally come off age as a company understanding the Mobile ecosystem.
If you look at the announcements in the
Move to develop their own mobile advertising
Committing to two-year API stability for its
core developer platforms
Handful of other improvements such as anonymous
log-in that lets consumers try an app before having to fork over their personal
info and deep linking.
Doesn’t look like it is doing an OS or any
Mobile Phone yet, but its strategic moves in the past couple of yrs should make
people, sit up and take notice. They had missed the boat early but have caught
up I think. They could serve as a bridge between the AAPL and GOOG ecosystem.
Cloud data integration and loading has been a consistent theme in the last 3 months and have a solid roadmap for the next year. This is an area which will see a lot of action but does not have enough governance and best practices defined at this point in time.
I recently tried Storm (http://storm.incubator.apache.org/), a very nice distributed realtime computation system. Use cases for Storm include realtime analytics, online machine learning, continuous computation, distributed RPC and ETL. I was impressed with the way it could do analysis of data streams in complex ways and get results..
A nice article on how GOOG picks the best talent that really differentiates it from the rest in the industry.
Some of these traits are seemingly contradictory but it is very much possible to have them in the same person. How we get them combined in the same person is an interesting case study.
It is becoming increasingly important in this day and age to be able to unlearn and relearn newer techniques at a rapid pace. Contrary to the older belief that GPA and percentages were barometers for success, a new approach is to measure how quickly a person learns new items. The below article explains some of the points in details
There continues to be a lot of buzz around the internet of things. A report outlining the potential for such applications in the tech world talks about taking things to a different level since it could be more than both mobile and PC combined...
For those who have been following the recent announcement from Google about the Lens that will help detect Glucose levels, a boon for Diabetic patients, there is another article from Microsoft claiming a similar research that started almost 3 yrs back.
The following post is from Desney Tan, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Tan manages the Computational User Experiences group in Redmond, Wash.