Intelligent Virtual Assistants

Intelligent Virtual Assistants

If you haven’t tried Siri, S-Voice, Cortana or Nina recently, you’re really missing-out. Speech recognition has reached a level where it’s almost uncanny in its ability to convert speech to text, and natural language understanding is likewise advancing rapidly, so...
Android Lock Screen Patterns

Android Lock Screen Patterns

Interesting research, but this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Any pattern generated by the human brain (password, lock pattern, PIN’s) is likely to follow a distribution pattern that’s heavily influenced by ease of use and familiarity. Starting in the upper-left...
Web Design: The First 100 Years

Web Design: The First 100 Years

A fascinating view on where technology may take us – well worth reading. “What if instead of dreaming about changing the world with tomorrow’s technology, we used today’s technology and let the world change us? Why do we need to obsess on...
Graphic Example of Machine Learning

Graphic Example of Machine Learning

This article is literally a graphic example of machine learning in practice, particularly it’s application in finding insight in unstructured data, and how ML today still requires human intervention. Here, Google have set out to distort the output, by repeatedly...
Rover P5B Coupe (3.5 Litre)

Rover P5B Coupe (3.5 Litre)

The hobby that seems to consume most of my spare time this year, I’ve loved the Rover P5B ever since seeing Roger Moore in The Man Who Haunted Himself when I was a child – strange how things lodge in our brains. Mine is a 1968 Coupe, and whilst not too bad...
A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

We seem to be heading towards a perfect storm, let’s say in 10 years from now, brought about by the surrendering of our privacy to companies such as Google and others (for...
The Coming of AI

The Coming of AI

An article stating the almost inevitable result of the growth of artificial intelligence. The key point it makes, which seems reasonable, is that “About 47% of total US employment is at risk from technologies now operational in laboratories and in the...

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