Arquivo para a ‘User interaction’ Categoria

Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

23 Aug

Autonomy linked to the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been changingSistemasAutonomosEng its connotation over time, and today we can say that it is linked to the generic idea of interaction with information and social environments, which of course is a little too vague.

So creating relationships between the field of Intelligent Agents and Complexity development, matters that have a very consistent formalization is Agent-based compueter is a good idea, and makes the concept less abstract.

According to Nicholas Jenning (2000), intelligent agents-based computer: “ represents an exciting new synthesis both for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more generally, Computer Science. It has the potential to significantly improve the theory and the practice of modeling, designing, and implementing computer systems. Yet, to date, there has been little systematic analysis of what makes the agent-based approach such an appealing and powerful computational model. Moreover, even less effort has been devoted to discussing the inherent disadvantages that stem from adopting an agent-oriented view. Here both sets of issues are explored.

A very important point, and little explored yet, but cited by Jenning is the question of social interaction, says the author: “The standpoint of this analysis is the role of agent-based software in solving complex, real-world problems. In particular, it will be argued that the development of robust and scalable software systems requires autonomous agents that can complete their objectives while situated in a dynamic and uncertain environment, that can engage in rich, high-level social interactions, and that can operate within flexible organisational structures”.

A field that is not well explored is whether robots and intelligent systems that have effective social interaction can be “aware” of this interaction, in the phenomenological sense, which says that it is consciousness of “something” that its activity directed to certain objects.

This is our next question.

Jenning, Nicholas. On agent-based software engineering . .  Artificial Intelligence 117,  Science Direct (Elsevier licence), 2000.



Twitter will compensate use of Periscope

26 Jun

A reaction from Twitter’s Periscope, which allows YouTube videos to be streamed on microblog, TwitterLikeLogoYouTube’s Alphabet competitor that has released live video streams to mobile devices with users of more than 10,000 followers, can leverage digital currency compensation using apps .

In 2015 when Twitter launched Periscope, the growth of broadcasts was progressive, according to the company the volume reached 77 million hours of live videos in the first three months of 2017, high volume, but there is no information on views. Alphabet’s YouTube Alphabet, in addition to the requirement of more than 10,000 followers, has expanded its own offer to help online artists make money, but Twitter wants to compensate ordinary users, but fan fees for artists only.

However the digital monetization of these systems could affect the use of digital currency, leveraging it for other services. How to leverage business?

According to The Verge, Periscope will allow tags to be added to the application’s custom hearts in real-time streams, alongside the normal multicolored hearts that appear when the viewer presses the usual “like” button.

The first American franchise is Fast and Furious, with “like” adding its “F8” colored logo, other brands will be able to use, the service for the moment only in the USA can arrive soon here and other countries.


TOM TOM go Brasil

03 May

The Tom Tom GPS is already famous all over Brazil, and already had TomToma version for many countries around the world now, now has come Tom Tom Go Brazil, at least for now free and better than Waze, because it works even if your phone is off -line and update all maps online without needing that: “update and gps”.
The application already works for Androids devices and is promising soon for brazilian HiPhones, and enters a direct competition with Waze, the popular application for transit here.
The driver can check the traffic conditions on various routes; know where speed radar in many cases identifying mobile speed radars, such as maximum speed of the route, but the most interesting option to download several diverse maps.
Although this is interesting, it gives some balls, for example, Ceará is in the Northeast region, but it is pointed as North, so to download make sure for sure in which region is according to Tom Tom.
It has interesting services like telling friends the arrival time, it will calculate and redo the schedule according to the traffic and stops, ideal for caronistas and people who love to stop for the snack.
Until July 13 (because of this date), the “Get Tom Tom GPS Navigation ‘application can be downloaded for free, after this date it will cost $ 1, about 3 brazilian reais.
The bad news is that after the testing period, the user has to pay US $ 15 a year to use the licenses of the maps, or it will be outdated, and it is unknown if the service can be cut.


Touchless beyond IoT

04 Apr

In addition to devices and sensors that allow the Internet of Things (IoT), touchless technology Touchless2predicts that anything touchable can trigger devices and controls in our environment, is the fiction of the 2002 Minority Report, now almost within reach.

In the film John Anderton related to databases through the holographic movement of hands with gestures and clicking on the air choosing elements for interaction.

As we move forward, cloud storage and intelligence linked to the data, sensing through gestures, it will soon be possible to communicate without a keyboard, without a mouse or sensors, just if we have some “wearable” equipment in our body: a clock , A bracelet, or even clothing that has Wifi or Bluetooth communication.

What is missing from the movie Minority Report are the holographic environments, how do we go about triggering them? Still the technology has advanced little in this direction, because they would be thousands of pixels (actually voxels, because they will be volumetric pixels) to be processed.

What is already available are projections on surfaces and cameras that capture the movements on these surfaces where we can touch switch images, and projected virtual control devices and camera captures, the future is there.

They will say that it is more of a barbarity, but as soon as the barbarians are launched they invade the market.

Let’s talk about the technologies that are already available.



Contraceptive Billings 2.0

28 Mar

Our grandparents and the parents of the elders used the method basedtabelinha on control of the fertility cycle, popularly called the “board table” but the right name is Billings.

Now thanks to technology that combines very simple applications to be used in smartphones and intelligent algorithms that, with correctly fed data, can make a contraceptive control quite efficient, the method is already approved by authorities, for example, by the German Ministry of Health, But already widely used throughout Europe.

The application is called Natural Cycles, which is certified, as there are others, and has versions for Androids and iPhones.

The algorithm is much safer than the old table, because through intelligent algorithms and according to the menstrual period, they respect the fact that women’s cycles are different and few have a chance to get pregnant, they also use the principle, which strictly , Only in six days of the month is it possible for the woman to become pregnant. The algorithm and the application have also solved 20% of the cases in which women want to become pregnant, since it allows greater autonomy, knowledge and control of the women’s own body, besides not having any of the side effects of contraceptives.

To download the Natural Cycles app go to Google Play or the Apple Store, or click here.


Art that reeducates the look

22 Mar

Whenever we look at certain scenes and public places we see something beyondCowParade the real, it is our imaginations that recall our memory and our fantasy about that place, it was easier to do this in the old days because there was a little poetry and art in the air, and now?

Well the digital world, demonized by some and still misunderstood by many analysts, everything takes a time of maturation, already has several facilities and news.

This is the case of the artist and photographer Gerson Turelly, whose design Gordinhasand OlharNovodigital manipulation were made in Israel, but most of the sights with virtual

imagination are from Brazil.

His project has the name of “Looks New” and as he says the goal is “to create a playful connection with the baggage of memories of each individual in relation to the spaces and sights of his city.”

You can follow the creative work on the artist’s website, where you will get more information about this project, such as the process you use in composing your creations.

It is in my opinion a reinvention of works that we already know as the “chubby” of Salvador, works by the plastic artist Eliana Kértsz, where the variations are arms, legs, cheeks full of curves and volume.

Also called the “Cow Parade”, or “cow parade”, which ran the world, but in each city allowed its visual communication with the space, for example in several tourist points of Belém the cows made of fiberglass that were Customized by selected regional artists, and had Fafá de Belém (she is brazilian singer) as godmother.

The interactive and participative enter into the imaginary of contemporary art, and it is Art.


Chip revolutionizes IoT

24 Feb

A company almost bankrupt decides to invest in the development of a chip for the ESP8266Internet of Things (IoT) not only saves the company itself but promises to revolutionize the market.

The chip is the ESP8266, from Espressif company, the price $ 5 (5 collars), less than a coin and integrated in several solutions, for example, communication with the serial interface of most computer models, the UART Universal asynchronous transmission), this means transmission with which devices with TCP Internet interface.

It is a System-On-Chip with built-in Wi-Fi, It has GPIO connectors, I2C buses, SPI, UART, ADC input, PWM output and Internal temperature sensor, CPU operating at 80MHz, capable of operating at 160MHz, 32-bit RISC architecture, 32KBytes of RAM for instructions, 96KB of RAM for data, 64KB of ROM for booting, SP SP memory and Winbond W25Q40BVNIG of 512KBytes .

To program them, the company has a repository in GitHub, where it provides code samples for RTOS firmware and AT commands, and its SDK, for example, in addition there is an ESP8266 developer forum, maintained by Espressif, where it is possible Find a wide range of materials.

Will we have new developers of garages around the world?


Latin America regulate IoT or not

09 Feb

IoT (internet of Things) is there, cars, clocks, medical equipment and other devices IoTneware already on the market, this should grow to the full connection between things that communicate.

According to data from the 5G Americas report “Internet de las Cosas en América Latina” (made in the Spanish language), the concern over excessive regulation may impede the business model, while in Brazil, experts point to the contrary: the need for urgent regulation, Who is right?

Both of them, but it takes a matter of common sense, in general in Brazil it regulates to the shape of the pins of the outlet (a joke, but it is true), while abroad the concern is with security and standardization for everyone to adopt similar measures .
The main concern should go to the sense that it takes a lot of attention not to prevent the advancement of a new business model while ensuring more security, but without panic and exaggeration, nothing is totally safe, but of course it is necessary to adopt measures, more Equipment will mean less security.

According to the 5G Americas report, through one of its director José Otero: “The risk of excessive or ill-conceived regulation could delay the enormous growth opportunities in the Internet of Things. For this reason, it is necessary that the entire ecosystem of actors dialogue and collaborate with regulators on this important technological advance. “

According to a Machina Research consultant, Andy Castonguay, if the fragmentation and complexity of the IoT system and its many technological approaches make the deployment a challenge, it will be somewhat dangerous if regulators are prohibitive in their mandates or if they favor Technologies.

One of the main considerations regarding public policies in the sector should be made considering the sovereignty and privacy of information and for security


Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and God

24 Nov

We continue reading Peter Kreeft, now the interlocutor of Sócrates,dedodedeusia Peter Pragma is urgently to solve his problem of profession and seeks Socrates.

Peter started his philosophy classes and the teacher asked the question: what is the difference between human intelligence and computer intelligence, this is what the idea of going into computing referred to, we are on page 55, to which Socrates asked:

SOCRATES: You want to become a computer program, you mean? For the only thing that goes into computers. It’s the only language computers understand.

The teacher has thrown this question that Socrates considers it easy to answer, but Peter does not want any evasion, and Socrates goes straight to the point:
SOCRATES: Artificial intelligence can not do what your natural intelligence has just done.

 PETER: What?

SOCRATES: She keeps doing it.

PETER: Oh … oh. Asking questions, that’s it.

SOCRATES: Congratulations. You find the treasure.

Peter and Socrates are talking and realize that the very origin of sophisticated programs, such as artificial intelligence, should be spoken of in “people” and not just in machines.
But what is the beginning of all this? First we need an unscheduled programmer, or a programmer who can question your schedule, there is an initial piece of dominoes.
PETER: This sounds like a new argument for the existence of God.

SOCRATES: The same principle works in one case as in the other. It is the principle of causality, which says that you can not give what you do not have, that effects can not exist without proper causes, that there can be no less in the total cause than in the effect.

PETER: I do not know about God. Let’s talk about something we know: ourselves.

SOCRATES: Something you know, maybe. As for me, I find myself a mystery, just as I find God a mystery.

Peter will remember Socrates’ phrase: “Know thyself,” and say,
PETER: Why is it so difficult to know yourself, Socrates?

SOCRATES: Because the self is the knower himself. How can the subject become his own object? How can I become this? That’s why I also think God is a mystery. The human self is an image of the divine Self.

 And continue …


Trends for 2017

09 Nov

While Gartner points out that desktops will start to disappear from themachinelearningdocker marketplace if the companies of these monsters do not begin to reinvent themselves, ThoughtWorks has released a list of emerging technologies with highlights for the growth of concepts such as Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR / AR), processes Based platforms, and clouds service platforms (PaaS), producing a “microservice” architecture.

These micro-services are processes that run in virtual cloud environments as the primary environment for the development of digital “activism” that influences markets, according to ThoughtWorks’ Mike Mason: “we see an advance in the levels of abstraction” of what is considered “activism “, That is, not only political and social, but also economic and business.

Although the “Pokemon” phenomenon is restricted to entertainment, this concept should migrate to other application areas and should influence IT teams now mobilized for the development of Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Docker is already an example of success in this line, made to put solutions in clouds, that the market has called by the name of this metaphor “containers” (a possible translation for Docker).

Docker is an open source project that automates the deployment of applications within software containers, providing an additional layer of abstraction and virtualization automation at the operating system level.

Another solution in this line is the development of Natural Language, the expected years for learning solutions, this type of auxiliary solution the so-called Machine Learning, that is, services that lead to a rapid learning of processes using computers, in relationship a human/interactive machine.

 Machine Learning is a method of data analysis that automates the development of analytical models using any algorithms that “learn” intelectively from data, this permit the learning by “machine”.