Chalets, cottages, cabins are synonymous with a low-tech lifestyle. For most people, a retreat to these spaces brings to mind shoddy cell-service, spotty LTE, and boxy television sets from the days of Yore. The low-tech lifestyle has charm. Playing life on hard mode has a way of putting city life into perspective. And although many would balk at the idea of bringing technology into their retreat – other cottage owners are integrating ad-hoc technology to
Agri-Tech Offers Hope for Food Security The world’s population will exceed 9.1 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to harness all the government and technological supports available to ensure production is raised by 70% to accommodate all the new mouths. Some scientists are saying the situation is more tenuous than originally thought. 2023 is expected to be the crossover point when we will no longer produce enough calories for our population. To meet
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Build-up to AI The first use of the word robot comes from the Czech word robota, a term used in Karel Capek’s 1921 play Rossum’s Universal Robots, to signify a factory wherein biosynthetic machines were used as slave labour. The famous science fiction pioneer, Isaac Asimov, popularized the term robot during the 1930s and 40s. His Robot series features 38 short stories and 5 novels which feature conscious, aka positronic, robots.
The Internet of Everything Love it or hate it, the Internet of Things is here to stay. The days of analog are gone – touch screens are omnipresent: interface windows for our fingertips to access the internet. Each year, these windows become increasingly resilient, useful, and ubiquitous. Screens, however, are not the lowest common denominator for smart, connected objects. Bluetooth and Voice Recognition has freed our hands, allowing us to interact with devices at a
Frankenstein – The First True A.I. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been a passive witness to the evolution of mobile phones. I shrugged off any real understanding of how cell phones worked by telling myself “they’re just like little computers” (If only I knew how a computer worked). This reductive mindset shoves all the interesting tidbits about how cell phones tick under the rug. A smorgasbord of sensors in your mobile phone is the