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AI : The new arms race?

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Part 2 (Link to Part 1 ) In 2012 google brain team used a specific type of machine learning algorithm called Neural Networks. It was inspired by the working of the neurons in the human brain. Even though it was invented in 60's no one really cared about it since it took large amounts of data and computing power. So when google brain experimented with this algorithm they came to realize that it outperforms every other existing machine learning algorithms. This is when the AI hype began. Everyone started chasing this (Neural networks is also called deep learning). AI started to regain its long lost glory. Thanks to the massive computing power we have today and the data (thanks to world wide web) it became easier to create AI systems than ever before. People started solving problems that were never possible before. AI started revolutionizing banking, healthcare, manufacturing, cyber security, engineering and lot more. It not only revolutionized other industries, it als

AI : The new arms race?

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Part 1 AI is went mainstream last year. But AI has been there from a long time. Since the 60's. Why it has become a hot technology suddenly?   To answer this, let's travel back in time. To the 60's. It was 60's when the first AI boom was happened. (Also, bust) Researchers made grand claims about creating a generalized AI system that can solve any given problem in the next 20 years. Billions of dollars were invested in R&D. Suddenly everyone was hyped about this. (Just like whats happening now) At the time, there were AI systems that could solve problems that were hard for humans. Something that required prior knowledge. Things like diagnosing a disease. And researchers assumed that the problems that are hard for humans are hard for computers also. So if they could solve hard problems, they can solve everything else. They completely overlooked easier problems (For humans) like character recognition. Its only a decade later they started

[Smartphones] | Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s leaked, again

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2018 is officially the era of smartphone notches. I would be complaining if a notice had a point in every case such as the iPhone X. Android phones, as usual, criticized Apple when the iPhone X was launched and then copied it from top to bottom. But don't worry, this article is not going to be about me ranting about how Chinese manufacturers copy Apple, and then try to stand out in comparison to them ( which is nothing but plain stupidity). We are going to be focusing about one such phone which started the trend of removing the bezels and making display big they Xiaomi MI MIX series. Particularly the Mi MIX 2S which has been in the news for quite a long time now. If you are following the internet news on sites such as read it, Mi MIX 2S appeared a couple of months ago with a ugly notch on its forehead. The display seems to be big and beautiful as usual for the series, but I am not sure what the knots was therefore, considering the Mi MIX 2 hardened elegantly cut foreh

[Smartphones] | The Vivo Apex | A working concept like no other!

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New Dope Concept phone! Alright fine, I admit it! I was wrong about Vivo . I thought they make pretty stale, selfie oriented phones in the market, so I didn't bother covering any of the smartphones before in my blog. Hey customer camera personal standpoint your selfie camera so never any good at all, and that was the only feature about the phone which was advertised to be great, 24/7. I thought they were was incapable of serious innovation, until I saw there under the display fingerprint sensor at CES. I never expected them to come up with the X20 Plus UD and actually manage to pull off the under the display fingerprint sensor thing, with a little help from Synaptics. I mean, for all the concepts and renders that we've seen, This phone is actually out there in the market, available for purchasing. OOH! And just as I was beginning to think that maybe Vivo isn't just another crappy Apple photocopy, they've come with a concept phone that has left the Sams

[Smartphones] | An Android phone with a Notch? | Asus Zenfone 5

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Asus is literally stepping it up a "notch" If you have been around the mobile market for long enough, you will know all about it it isn't that Apple faced for the notch on its iPhone X. In my fair opinion, Apple deserves all that criticism. Being such a huge company, they should have found a better way to include the true depth array sensor without that hideous notch up top. But no matter how hideous Apple's designs turn out to be, leave it to the China phones to make it and make it popular in Asia. Boo to the notch, Yay for the jack! Asus, who manufacture decent smartphones, decided to take a piece of the Apple pie by making an iPhone X look alike. I am of course talking about the Zenfone 5 family. That's right, there are more than one devices with that hideous notch. Asus will tell you that it's about 20% smaller than Apple's, but that doesn't make it any less ugly. To be honest the smartphones are pretty good in terms of features and

[Smartphones] | Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ | Everything that's new

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It's here! Last year's Samsung galaxy S8 was a fantastic device, and is still worth buying in 2018. But it is not the latest flagship from Sammy anymore. The galaxy S9 and S9+ are out, and here is everything you need to know about them. As you might've realized already, the galaxy S9 is merely a refinement of the S8. Obviously, there weren't a ton of issues with the S8 in the first place. The S9 takes the handful of annoyances with the S8 and improves upon them. Right off the bat, you'll notice the changes around the back of the phone. The fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the bottom of the camera, so it's a bit easier to reach. You see two cameras with the S9+ but not with the S9. The Bixby button is still there and there's a new color: lilac purple . "New crowd favorite" These are all the most noticeable changes in the S9 as compared to the S8. Then there are the free subtle changes like the front bezels are slightly less pr

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: I was wrong!

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I was (kinda) wrong about budget devices The world of Budget smartphones is evolving at an insane speed. We have started to get great phones at 4 digit price tags (INR) nowadays. Of course, this isn't the first time we are witnessing cheap phones, but cheap phones that do not "feel cheap"? Now that's awesome! In the world of budget phones, Xiaomi is arguably one of the best phone makers out there. They make devices with very satisfying quality at very affordable prices. But being the flagship lover that I am, I always looked down on these phones and never considered using any of them as a daily driver for myself. I would rather use an old flagship (hence my current Galaxy S7) than a new mid-ranger. And that won't change anytime soon. But my thoughts and opinions on these budget badasses have changed a little recently because I got my hands on one of them for personal use. I got my hands on the ultra-affordable Xiaomi Redmi 5A. I couldn&

[Wearables] | Intel made some non-geeky smart glasses | Intel Vaunt

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Is this what we Vaunt ? The world of wearable tech is vast and is still growing at an incredible rate. But almost all of that growth is seen in the smartwatch department, as any other form of "wearable" tech seems unconventional, foe very good reasons. The reason why smartwatches are such a hit is because you could have almost any kind of interface on them without looking like a goofy alien in public. It stays on your wrist and only comes into picture when you actually want to use it. Intrusive tech has never been very catchy among the public and the failure of Google Glass is a prime example of it. Smart Glasses be like.. That smart spectacle had a prime display, a camera, a microphone and a touch sensitive pad on the right ear side. It didn't look like a smart glass, but more like the Scooter scanning glass from Dragon Ball Z (if you got that reference, you should grow up). Now, Intel has also made a smart glass which has none of the above mentioned traits