Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Nature has given human beings an amazing ability to learn. We learn complex tasks, like language and image recognition from birth and continue throughout our lives to modify and build upon these first learning experiences. It seems natural then, to use the concept of learning, building up knowledge and being able to model and predict outcomes and apply that to computer related processes and tasks. The terminology used to describe the technologies involved in this paradigm in computing are Artificial Intelligence (AI). Continue reading

How is the digitization of real estate shaping the future?

How is the digitization of real estate shaping the future?

There is an amazing video dating back to the 1960s called “The Home of the Future: Year 1999 A.D.” (The Home Of The Future: Year 1999 A.D.). In this video, a passage predicts what is to come. It shows a “housewife” talking to her husband and son via a video connection using VoIP which looks like a basic version of the Internet of Things. This home of the future integrates the use of technology to make life easier; it is exciting and novel. Now, in the first half of the 21st century, we find ourselves transitioning into a 4th industrial revolution. This revolution is expressed in the form of digitizing our way of life. From transport to health, education to manufacturing, everything we do and use is in the process of being digitally transformed. The digitization that we are seeing today created the “home of the future”, but in a way that we could never have really envisaged. Digitization has become involved in real estate and is in the process of transforming it. This digital transformation is definitive and global. It concerns all aspects of the sector – from construction to asset management, marketing to sales, as well as our home and professional environment. Continue reading

Connected objects: How to make an IoT project successful?

How to make an IoT project successful.

New uses and products, technological innovations and also new customer relationships, new economic models… The tidal wave of connected objects is inescapable. How should we deal with this revolution? Although the IoT (Internet of Things) creates growth and value, implementing such a project demands an approach that must be iterative, flexible and collaborative and which immediately takes into account the security requirements. Continue reading

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

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“In sum: Alexa is kinda my new best friend,” writes Rebecca Hanover, an author and blogger on Mommyproof. As a mother of young children, it’s not hard to see why: Hanover details the joys of virtual assistant Amazon Echo, which functions as a kind of combined kitchen helper, child entertainer and DJ. “Is it weird that Alexa feels like my trusty little friend during that six pm witching hour, gently guiding me through dinnertime?” Continue reading

Building the contact centres of the future

Building the contact centres of the future

The boom in digital technology (smartphones, tablets, internet of things, etc.) results in an increase in remote communication channels between customers and companies. Customer behaviour becomes almost compulsive to get a satisfactory answer in real time, regardless of the request made to customer services.  Companies need to constantly rethink their positioning. How should they prepare themselves for future changes? What strategies should be implemented? How will future customer relationships be integrated into these business strategies? How will current contact centres, which are the pillars of customer relationships, evolve in order to address these changes? Two things are certain: technology will continue to evolve and customers will be increasingly more demanding. Continue reading

The Revolution of the Internet of Things is gaining momentum

IIoT

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The 4.0 Industry, also known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is more than just a fad. Within the next 15 years, this sector could contribute up to $10.6 trillion to the economy. In Canada, no one thinks about IIoT as a future thing: They speak about it in the present. One province in particular, Ontario, has already taken the lead in this sector. Continue reading

The Security of Things in a Connected World

The Security of Things in a Connected World

According to Gartner, by year 2020, there will be more than 25 billion connected devices. These devices would connect with the cloud (and other devices) without any human intervention.

What used to be dumb machines, devices, sensors, cars etc. would now turn intelligent with added computing and network capabilities. Systems and assets, which used to be isolated from external networks, would get connected to the Internet.

What does this imply in the context of cybersecurity? And public safety? Continue reading