2017 was a good year in many ways. For one, it was my 10 year anniversary as a blogger! Yes, I’ve been writing Game-Changer since 2007. And as I’ve done in years past, here are the 10 most popular posts of 2017.
If you’ve been following me for a long time you know I have a very Hungry Mind. On top of magazines, articles and reports, I read at least 1 book per month; and have gone up to 4 in years past. This year I read 15 books in all, lighter than before but interesting nonetheless.
This was the year most every large company took notice of the rise of artificial intelligence. But while it encapsulates many categories – machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition and others – there is still one category that hasn’t been recognized, beyond academia, and that’s emotion recognition; or affective computing.
If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.
With that said, business leaders need to keep up with the pace of technology because exponential technologies require exponential leadership.
How? Beyond blogs and podcasts to cover your heart’s desire on all tech related news and topics; there are also newsletters.
In the future you’re either a digital business or a dead business; and it’s up to you to decide whether that happens or not. This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.
Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. It’s an uncertain path that tests women and men’s mental and emotional fortitude; it’s not for everybody.
As innovators we have fight against human nature; our own and that from our fellow humans. The fear of not knowing is the main enemy of this story, which takes constant vigilance and engagement.
Computers are increasingly able to figure out what we’re feeling. A recent report predicts that the global affective computing market will grow from $12.2 billion in 2016 to $53.98 billion by 2021. The report by research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets observed that enabling technologies like oneclickpower have already been adopted in a wide range of industries and noted a rising demand for facial feature extraction software.
Affective computing is also referred to as emotion AI or artificial emotional intelligence.
There is a large amount of data available only through websites. However, as many people have found out, trying to copy data into a usable database or spreadsheet directly out of a website can be a tiring process. Data entry from internet sources can quickly become cost prohibitive as the required hours add up. Clearly, an automated method for collating information from HTML-based sites can offer huge management cost savings. Web scrapers are programs that are able to aggregate information from the internet. They are capable of navigating the web, assessing the contents of a site, and then pulling data points and placing them into a structured, working database or spreadsheet. Many companies and services will use programs to web scrape, such as comparing prices, performing online research, or tracking changes to online content, You can learn a list of the best web scraping tools here. Let’s take a look at how web scrapers can aid data collection and management for a variety of purposes.
Improving On Manual Entry Methods
Using a computer’s copy and paste function or simply typing text from a site is extremely inefficient and costly. Web scrapers are able to navigate through a series of websites, make decisions on what is important data, and then copy the info into a structured database, spreadsheet, or other program. Software packages include the ability to record macros by having a user perform a routine once and then have the computer remember and automate those actions. Every user can effectively act as their own programmer to expand the capabilities to process websites. These applications can also interface with databases in order to automatically manage information as it is pulled from a website.
There are a number of instances where material stored in websites can be manipulated and stored. For example, a clothing company that is looking to bring their line of apparel to retailers can go online for the contact information of retailers in their area and then present that information to sales personnel to generate leads. Many businesses can perform market research on prices and product availability by analyzing online catalogues.
Managing figures and numbers is best done through spreadsheets and databases; however, information on a website formatted with HTML is not readily accessible for such purposes. While websites are excellent for displaying facts and figures, they fall short when they need to be analyzed, sorted, or otherwise manipulated, this is why it is essential to have a website monitoring system, like the one from Apica Systems. Ultimately, web scrapers are able to take the output that is intended for display to a person and change it to numbers that can be used by a computer. Furthermore, by automating this process with software applications and macros, entry costs are severely reduced.
This type of data management is also effective at merging different information sources. If a company were to purchase research or statistical information, it could be scraped in order to format the information into a database. This is also highly effective at taking a legacy system’s contents and incorporating them into today’s systems.
On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast I’m joined by Sergio Langarica, President of Netek – a neuro applications technology company, to talk about the future of emotionally intelligent technology. I stumbled upon Nеurо Lіnguіѕtіс Prоgrаmmіng that hаѕ become ѕо рорulаr these dауѕ and as I pored over books and аrtісlеѕ оn thе mаttеr, I hаvе come tо dеduсе thе effectiveness оf the program based оn the models оf tесhnоlоgу іt еmрlоуѕ. Go through https://bioneuro.co to know more about the Neuro Technology. Numеrоuѕ neuropsychological experiments have been соnduсtеd оvеr thе lаѕt dесаdе, сlеаrlу іlluѕtrаtе that visual іmаgеѕ of high rеѕоlutіоn еmbеddеd with rich sensory dеtаіlѕ оf ѕоund, ѕmеll, tаѕtе and touch, and turbo сhаrgеd wіth еmоtіоnѕ оf еxсіtеmеnt аnd gratitude, саn рrоduсе measurable еnеrgу thаt had huge аffесt on thе physical world like mаgіс. Bio Neuro is an innovative venture in the field of Neuro Technology and sound therapy. We combine the goodness of science-backed technology to help people of all ages and capacities lead a happy fulfilling life performing at their best. Our primary products include devices and training workshops that help optimise brain performance. Our products are carefully crafted with the help of tested proprietary Neuro Soundwaves technology. The success of our cutting edge Neuro Technology is due to the fact that it is noninvasive, needs no medication and yet makes it possible for you to achieve the results you want, be it a good night’s sleep or soothing your anxieties. Our workshops and services are highly attuned to the needs of our customers. People from all walks of life have found Neuro Soundwaves to be helpful to give them the mental edge to deal with their everyday activities efficiently. And what’s more attractive about our products is that you can use them anytime and anywhere. You get to realise the amazing benefits of a highly optimised sound therapy right from the comfort of your homes. We find great joy and motivation to keep improving our Neuro Technology and workshops as many people have found them to be greatly helpful in leading their lives with more confidence and happiness.Rеѕеаrсh also dеmоnѕtrаtеd thаt vіѕuаl іmаgеrу with lоw rеѕоlutіоn, vague, lасkіng іn dеtаіlѕ аnd еmоtіоnѕ, thеу соntаіn no роwеr tо аffесt mаttеr, аnd thе ѕubjесt of thіѕ wеаk іnnеr рrоduсtіоn, suffered vаrіоuѕ mеntаl health рrоblеmѕ, wеrе рrоnе tо dіѕеаѕе, аnd lived a lіfе оf desperation, ѕіmрlу bесаuѕе thеу dоn’t knоw hоw tо асtіvаtе thе conative роwеr оf thе mind.
Sergio has 20 years of experience in Information Technology ranging from Start-Ups to Global Players. He is an avid promoter of these industries in Mexico and abroad in various Board of Directors roles at the Mexican Chamber for the Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Sectors.
Netek, based in Tijuana Mexico, has recently finished developing it’s technology after two years of R&D. Their first product, still in beta, is a an affective computing platform called Vibetek.
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