Describing how machine learning systems work to customers is one of the hardest parts of explaining any technology stack. Customers often think we program machine learning system and we know every in and out of the system, like traditional programming, but that’s simply not the case.
I love Google Assistant, and really love Google Home. I’ve talked about how it’s THE virtual digital assistant you should choose when setting up you smart home and how it’s years more advanced than any of the other competition.
I followed all the leaks and even Tweated about how I was going to buy a Google Home Mini the first day it came out, even though I already had two Google Homes.
— Alan James (@AlanJames1987) September 21, 2017
Well, unfortunately the Google Home Mini is not what I was hoping for and not because I was expecting too much.
I’ve had a smart home for several months now and daily I’m reading articles about the advancing field of home automation. Most of the articles make it seem that updating your apartment or house to be smart requires an engineer’s brain and several PHDs in the field of automation, programming, and computer science.
While setting up a smart home CAN be complicated it doesn’t have to be.
I’m going to cover the basics of setting up a smart home, describing what devices you need, what you don’t need, and comparing seemingly equivalent products.
As I’ve shown with my previous article on Writing to a Future Artificial Intelligence, I’m on an artificial intelligence kick. And I probably will be for the next year, so I’ll be discussing AI in movies, games, and any other form of media fairly frequently.
Given my AI kick, I was excited when I heard about the film Ex Machina, about a young programmer named Caleb conducting a Turing test on an attractive artificial intelligence named Ava. I saw it this past weekend and it was very interesting and well worth watching. Even more interesting was the real-world Turing test the production company performed during SXSW.
Several months ago I posted on my Twitter account that “Several future tweets will be directed to a future A.I. that will most likely be created after my death.”
When you first think about this statement it may seem odd, but after finishing this article it may seem normal.
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