"AI" Of Human-Kind

"AI" … of Human-kind!

"Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?"

Several years ago, you may recall a publication describing our growing dependency upon machines, devices, and "AI." On several occasions, I've attempted to bring awareness to this phenomenon of artificial intelligence's abilities in creating and / or re-creating itself … over and over again. What once was a 'science-fiction' story has been brought to bear, in living color, a scientific fact.

The article, "Device Machine Dependent," has described instances and descriptions where robots or robots have been designed to emulate the actions, abilities, and appearance (s) of mankind … "Human-Like"; "The Image of Its' Creator!"

How many times have you been in your car and engaged in a shouting match or argumentative interaction with your 'GPS' or "onboard interface?" Aw, c'mon now … have not you gotten angry and screamed at the device when the voice behind it gives you screwed up or wrong directions? Sure you have.

Selene Yeager, a contributing author, spoke of a doctor student at Stanford University, who specializes in Human-Technology-Interaction.

"We (humans) get confused and angry because we do not know what the 'GPS' is" thinking, "David Miller says.

This author (yours truly), however, is and has been guilty of that particular type of behavior. I can remember keying in a direction (when that was not satisfactory, I tried to engage the voice command option), the damned thing told me; directed me to take a highway and exit … I followed suit. When I realized the directions where totally wrong – the accursed voice put us on "The Highway To Hell!"

We traveled sixty miles outside and away from our planned "Pocono Mountain" destination.

Well, I'm here to tell you, I momentarily (Oh, like so many) became insane and started screaming at the voice inside of the 'GPS system.' Miller went on to say, "In the future, when your GPS gives you directions, it may give you a rationeale, so that you will have a better two-way relationship."

… Yeah, right. I'm happy when and if the thing gets me to my unfamiliar destination (s) … via the correct route! I do not mean to be to hard on the device … it's a pretty good little tool when it works as expected.

"A Bite Of The Apple" addressed the 'IT' community on big issues relating Apple's stance on "covert and proprietary practices" in the world of technology; hardware and software – particularly its hardware products. Apple's 'IT' decision makers espouses an ergonomic flaw which reveals a preference, they've said "Apple-like" form over function, ie, the iMAC connectors on the rear of their machines are designed and / or determined by anal retention.

Their 'IT' management team describes one possible meaning of "Anal Retention." It's a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice-versa. It can also be called a "Flex Point" or "Point of Inflection." Apple management says its proprietary devices are putting more effect into business user marketing. Apples' devices are making their way into the enterprise arena because 'IT' managers, not users, like them.

The 'end-user' report stresses the fact, suggesting the product (s) being as good and excellent on ease of use, design, and reliability. Does anyone recall the definition of cloning?

Many of us have PC's in our homes today. And there are many others who feel they are, and believe they are a step ahead while utilizing home-robots like "Alexa" or IBM'S "Watson" and a myriad of cloned devices that clean, monitor, and coordinate their daily lives or lifestyles.

Where's your cell phone?

It used to be the desk-top computer that was the central 'Internet' connection. Then it was the 'Laptop.' The "Tablet" continues to be popular these days, but the "Smart-Phone" outshines them all. All one has to do is simply look around … Look and see how many people are walking, running, riding, driving, and flying … dependent upon those continuously unrelinquishing devices to sustain them in their existence, and their very lives on this planet.

Not long ago, a vicious computer virus wrestled control from some 400,00 computers across more than 160 countries in one of the worst international cyber attacks and computer infections.

The virus blocked all access to programs, files, mainframes, and networks without the computer's owner (s) paid a ransom. The elicitable funds could only be paid by "Bitcoin."

Bitcoin is online currency that is almost impossible to trace. The Bitcoin currency is traded for the purchase of a "ransom key." Often, victims have paid the money only to not get the key to unlock their computers (or) systems, losing both their money and their data.

This incident should serve as a major wake-up call to users with the much encouraged "must-do" procedure (s) on PCs and Internet devices in their care or usage and the prevention of viruses, botnets, web-crawlers, malware, worms, etc.

I certainly agree with author, Doug Shadel, in suggesting that users / owners regularly backup your important files to an external drive or remote storage service; have a pop-up blocker running on your web browser at all times; instantly leave websites you've been directed to without your consent; use a reputable antivirus program – keeping it updated at all times; make sure your software (and anti-virus software) is up to date; do not click on links or open attachments from email addresses you do not know; and buy only legitimate software – and register it.

Do you remember the scene in the movie "Star Wars," where the bar-tender shouts at 'Luke Skywalker' to get his droids out of his establishment?

That scene is a result of human prejudices against machines or robot-kind. Detroit, Michigan's automobile industry and workforce is all but totally manned by robots (or robotics). Robots are doing major operations on humans and animals alike. Robots are preparing foods, packing and shipping items, driving cars, and diagnosing human ailments and diseases. Robots are answering telephones and redirecting calls. Robots are calling you on your phones, reminding you of past due bills, appointments, prescription pick-ups, and making attempts at selling you goods and other services. Robots are building bridges, buildings, and homes. Robots are doing just about anything and everything a human-being or animal can and has been doing. Ask yourself … how many jobs have been lost and are being lost to robots?

"Many companies are using sentiment analysis to gauge the mood (s) on social networks and / or the web … but getting insight takes new tactics and skills," said Doug Henschen of 'Techweb.'

"It definitely takes new tactics and skill-sets in order to acquire a position in the new world of IT, BI, Communications, and Analytics." This conclusion is postulated via the published article, "Destruction and Creation – A New Jobs Hyperbole." No one can deny the massive and major changes that have occurred in the 'New World Economy' of this century. What's going to happen in the centuries to come – will we be "Star-Trek-Like?" How about a world and future like that of "Logan's Run?" Will robots become the new judges, lawyers, congressional appointees, senators, or president? Those of us who are aware, interested, and / or motivated in or towards the continuation of mannish's reign over machines, must become the master of both sides of IT / BI.

AI: Artificial Intelligence … is in contrast to the natural (Human / Animal-like) intelligence … the ability of a computer or robot doing what is normally or commonly done by humans or animals – with intelligence or intelligent abilities .. the ability to think.

How long will it be before humans (man-kind) are completely out-thought by "AI" – becoming completely and utterly our replacements as opposed to being our once-upon-a-time servants?

"How Long? Not Long!"

Now, this argument does not make you wonder …

"AI" … of Human-kind?

"Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?"

Til Next Time …

'G'



Source by Gregory V. Boulware

Cayenne Pepper – All The Health Benefits For An Underactive Thyroid

Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum Fructescens) is an herbal spice used in many household dishes nowdays. It is commonly known as chilli pepper that adds fiery hot spice on every Asian cuisine. You can find Cayenne pepper in warm and moist climate especially in tropical or subtropical region.

Cayenne Pepper is a powerful herb that treats common ailments and diseases. It can treat variety of health conditions such as toothache, arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis and underactive thyroid. Cayenne Pepper contains antioxidant properties that will help you to strengthen your immune system against detrimental effects of free radicals and stress causing disease.

Cayenne Pepper contains a powerful substance capsaicin that helps people to overcome signs and symptoms of underactive thyroid. It is the insufficient production of thyroid hormones in your body. Insufficiency is related to thyroid cancer, malformation, surgical removal of thyroid, radiation and iodine deficiency.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Capsaicin substance helps you to ease signs and symptoms of underactive thyroid because of the following health benefits:

· Elevate Body Heat

· Improve Blood Circulation

· Decrease Cholesterol Level

· Weight Loss

· Increase Metabolism

· Reduce Pain

· Decrease Inflammation

· Decrease Gastric Irritation

· Increase Bowel Movement

This health benefits can give you a symptom free life despite the presence of the disease. Cayenne will less your anxiety towards incapacity and malfunctioning. It will boost your self – esteem towards optimum functioning. It will give you a long-term quick relief that will give you a good life without the worry and hassle of having a chronic and debilitating disease.

However, be careful on using cayenne topically orally because it can cause skin irritation, gastric irritation and heartburn. Use cayenne on moderation and with the guidance of your health care professional. Cayenne has certain interactions with other drugs and herbs, please consult to your health care professional regarding negative interactions. Check your past and present allergies and seek medical information regarding cayenne allergic reactions. And seek medical help when you experience any unusual feelings or body reactions, it may be a manifestation of certain disease.

Here, cayenne works effectively on underactive thyroid when use in moderation and extreme caution. The following herbal benefits can liven up your soul and rev up your body to gain strength and protection against diseases. It grants you freedom to enjoy life and work without the hassle to experience debilitating symptoms. And a symptom free life will give you a chance to fulfill your daily task, work and social relationship.



Source by Krizelle Estorpe