“Please give me the bird’s eye view.”
“Please give me the bird’s eye view.”
Artificial Intelligent (AI) “Assistants”, or “Bots” are taken to the ‘next level’ when the assistant becomes a proactive entity based on the input from human intelligent experts that grows with machine learning.
Even the implication of an ‘Assistant’ v. ‘Life Partner’ implies a greater degree of dynamic, and proactive interaction. The cross over to becoming ‘Life Partner’ is when we go ‘above and beyond’ to help our partners succeed, or even survive the day to day.
Once we experience our current [digital, mobile] ‘assistants’ positively influencing our lives in a more intelligent, proactive manner, an emotional bond ‘grows’, and the investment in this technology will also expand.
Practical Applications Range:
IBM has a cognitive cloud of AI solutions leveraging IBM’s Watson. Most/All of the 18 web applications they have hosted (with source) are driven by human interactive triggers, as with the “Natural Language Classifier”, which helps build a question-and-answer repository.
There are four bits that need to occur to accelerate adoption of the ‘AI Life Partner’:
Our AI ‘Life Partners’ may grow in knowledge, and mature the relationship between man and machine. Incorporating derived rules leveraging machine learning, without input of a human expert, will come with risk and reward.
I am constantly walking around the house shutting off lights. Kids always forget to shut off lights. I remember I was like that as a kid. I remember hearing my parents say, we don’t own stock in the Electric company! It happens every day, and I feel like saying I will take this out of your allowance. Kids never see the bottom line. I know it sounds odd, but if they are able turn off and on lights in each room by touching an NFC bracelet to a small box on the side of the door, that sends a wireless signal to another box in a room, which is a power strip, and turns off and on the power based on the NFC bracelet trigger. Then there is also a wireless signal that goes to a central small box in the house that is a PC, like a Raspberry Pi computer, stores who turned the lights on, and off, and charges the person in the house for the usage. If someone else shuts off the lights for another person the electric charge will tick off for usage for the first person, and give the second person a percentage off their next electric usage. You can get a really professional, and efficient system in place. Is it worth it? Corporations typically have motion sensors when you walk in a room, or are idle, the lights go on and off for efficiency. So is all this tech worth it?
At the show, I saw quite a few technologies that inspired me, one of the technologies for this article came right from Eureka Park from parWinr, Inc.based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. Their slogan, “We will disrupt advertising, marketing and education!” Brilliant,
Essentially, they’ve created an easy video editing tool that can take clips, and you can add the capability to produced finished videos that have questions associated with the videos, in essence, they’ve create the ability for the common amateur video content creator to:
My wife and I had children while we were young and again,when we were a bit older, tried and tried to have another child, and eventually we had Sam; however, it was quite nerve racking especially when some couples have miscarriages. The entire pregnancy, some are quite nervous if everything is OK with the baby, especially at night, if you don;t feel the baby move. Even when we were young, if my wife did not feel the baby, we got nervous, and stayed up at night until we felt a response from the baby. Leave it to the technologists at iBaby Labs to put your mind at ease any time, day or night.
We had our 3rd baby a little later in life, and were quite nervous that the baby would be healthy because of our age. We constantly listened and felt for heart beats early in the pregnancy, and were up some nights waiting for the baby to kick or move many a sleepless night. The iBaby Heart Sense allows you to instantly hear the babies heart beat though your iPad. Using simple Doppler technology, within seconds you can see and hear the babies heart beats, record them throughout the pregnancy, the software makes sure to record, and compare the babies progress throughout the pregnancy. They also are able to display information relevant to your trimester, and you can correlate it back to your own experiences. Kiss those sleepless nights goodbye waiting up to hear the baby and the nervousness that everything is OK until the baby kicks. Now, if I have a 4th, iBaby HeartSense will come in real handy for myself and the baby.
As a father of three, and already had the challenge of putting two children through potty training, and now one on the way to potty training, it can be very challenging to get the toddler comfortable with transitioning from the diaper to the potty. There were many a time where both me and my daughters were crying for different reasons, they wanted to use the diaper, and it was a struggle getting them in that comfort zone of using a potty. One of the solutions I look forward to comes from a very creative team from Brooklyn, New York, They are still working out the branding, marketing, and engineering of the potty, but as you are able to see there is a potty that the child can sit down on and play games on an iPad, or even read the award winning E-Book Once Upon a Potty on the iPad. That is how we were able to get our daughters to go potty, reading that book every night. To top it all off the “iPotty” am affectionately calling it, has a seat cover, so it serves a dual purpose. The young man demonstrating the potty was talking about using the seat after the fact. Although, I believe from a physiological effect, put the seat on first, and have the child play on the chair with the iPad, reading the Once Upon a Potty book, or iPad games so they are very comfortable with the chair, and after a while the child wont even realize they are now all grown up, and you may shed a few tears, because after this, it’s off to college.
Android and iPad mini users, don’t fret, the designers mentioned compatibility for those products as well, and for under 40 USD it’s a steal.