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I have always enjoyed movies that incorporated robots with artificial intelligence (AI). The Terminator series iRobot and the like, paint a pessimistic view of the worst case scenarios that could occur if a virus attacked an AI robot and it resulted in the endangerment of the human race. Well I never thought I would see the day that the possibility could become a reality. I was glad to come across Hitachi’s AI Boss story on YAHOO!, while I was enjoying my daily morning browsing session.

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Amidst the hype that followed the exciting, new releases at the Apple Event, I was surprised to see this gem of a reveal story was so hush-hush. But following the kaizen culture, this display of humility should not be a surprise. This AI robot has a sweet deal and landed its first job as a warehouse manager. The AI robot has already increased efficiency by 8%, giving us humans a run for our money. “UH-OH” is right the era of slacking off is over! This is an intriguing space to watch, and for the sake of the human race, I hope no hackers or viruses can make our fears come true.

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Random Posts of Inspiration

When you are dog-tired and wondering why you are still in the rat-race of life, it always helps to stop, take a breath and look around. This is why, I suspect, vines have become so popular. You never know where your next laugh or burst of inspiration is going to come from.

So as it’s been a while since my last post, I thought I would go back to a hobby that brings me inspiration. Watching people excel and glow with pride and joy, when they do something they were born to do. My personal favorites tend to involve dance, music and sports, the weirder the better!

Mattel Inc.

Hain Celestial Group

Credit to: somewhereovertherainbowiswisdom.blogspt.com

Credit to: somewhereovertherainbowiswisdom.blogspt.com

Finally something has been created for all the forgetful people out there, the Tile app is for you!
The Tile app allows you to sync several “tiles” to your phone (currently available for iPhones and Apple products only). This means that you can attach a tile to a bunch of keys, a bicycle or even your car and when you can’t find them you can enable the app to locate your possessions.

Credit to: techcrunch.com

Credit to: techcrunch.com

I have always thought that I would be the type of person who would lose my car in a parking lot, on a bad day. Now I can ease my nerves in knowing that tile could solve that problem. The app is synced to several tiles. When you attach the tiles to an object and lose it you can turn a tracker on.

Credit to: deviantart.com

Credit to: deviantart.com

This tracker communicates with the tile and makes a beeping noise that gets louder and faster as you get closer to the lost object. If a valuable possession has been stolen you can enable your app to send an alert to all other tiles. All the devices can “talk” to each other and share information on the specifics of the lost object. If another tile happens to get in close range with the stolen object, it can send a signal to the original tile that posted the stolen item. In this way a community of tile owners can be their own neighborhood watch.

So go on, try it out and get yourself a Tile today!

Presentation titbits

Germany and Politics

Economics

After the blast I had with Photoshop, I decided to dabble a little bit more with the features that Adobe has on offer. I have started another course with Adobe Illustrator now, and I’m excited and looking forward to all the the gems there are to discover along this short but intense journey…

 

is my first attempt at art using fonts and symbols only.