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3 ways drones can be used in future

Drones have a lot of potential in future. Drones are already used in photography. It is expected to deliver pizza soon. But here are three surprising ways drones can be used in future.

Disaster aid

When disaster occurs, it is often difficult to deliver the emergency logistics because of physical factors. For example, if there is flood, it is hard to go to the affected areas because of the water and ruins. Drones can help in delivering the necessary emergency toolkit to these areas. Drones will be built to withstand extreme temperature and radiation. The cameras will help in search of victims.

Natural science and research

Drones can be built so small that space won’t be an issue anymore. They will be able to fly to any tight locations where it is difficult for the humans to go. So discoveries can be made easily. Drones can be used for environmental details as well. NASA has sent test drone into the atmosphere to test the interaction between ozone layer and water vapor.

Journalism and photography

University of Missouri Journalism School has taught studnets how to operate drones for gathering information. Drones can be used in crime scenes, natural disasters, and other events that are hard to film. These drones will soon become popular.

Drones can be used in many other innovative ways. The U.S has a restriction of drone usage. It cannot be used in croweded areas. But is this restriction is withdrawn then the demand for drones for various uses will increase.

3 predictions for artificial intelligence this year

There has bee a huge development in the field of artificial intelligence over the last few years. It is hoped that the trend will continue this year as well. Here are three predictions for artificial intelligence this year.

Positive reinforcement

The reinforcement technique used on animals can be applied to computers as well. In positive reinforcement, the animals learn some behaviors that have either a positive or negative outcome. Using the positive reinforcement approach, the computer will be able to find out how to navigate a maze using trial ad error method. Thus, the machine can learn without instruction. This concept can be used to solve complex problems. This year, we can expect that positive reinforcement will be applied to problems like industrial robotics or automated driving. Google has already shown interest in using this concept to make it’s data centers more efficient.

China’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) boom

China will become the major player in the AI field this year. They are no longer copying Western companies. The leading search company of China, Baidu, had an AI-focused lab. Chinese investors are looking forward to investing in startups focusing on AI. The Chinese government will invest about $15 billion in this sector by 2018.

Language learning

Language learning will be the next big thing in AI. There has been improvement in the voice and image recognition. The computer will now be able to generate language more effectively. If compters can communicate and interact with us in the language then the machine will become more useful.

If these predictions become true, then there will be a huge development in the artifical intelligence sector. We can work more efficiently than before using machines that will perform better.

4 ways Internet of Things will transform the retail industry

Internet of Things is a demanding topic now in the technology industry. People are very excited about it. Here are four ways internet of things can change the retail industry.

1. There will be a fitting room in retails with interactive mirror. Oak has already come up with such mirror, and some of the Ralph Lauren stores already have them. You won’t have to walk around the store semi dressed to find a different size of the cloth. Oak Mirror is a technology that uses RFID chips. When you select a cloth, it appears on a touch screen that is part of the dressing room mirror. If you like a different size or color, you just need to tap the screen; a store assistant will bring the desired cloth for you in the dressing room. The screen will also offer you styling recommendations.

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2. The store layout will be different. Instead of cash registers, people can walk around with iPads and go around every client. They can sit and answer their questions. This way a more personalized customer service can be provided.

3. Now retailers spend billions of dollars in online ad sales. But in the coming year’s Internet of Things will let the retailers place targeted and more relevant messages around their stores. These messages will be dependent on the customer’s unique browsing history. So, retailers will get the opportunity for cross-selling and upselling.

4. Supply chain management is a very complicated process. There are many steps involved in the ordering, producing, distributing and shelving the products. Internet of Things will let you automate some of these steps. So you will be able to connect the ordering system to the actual shelf.

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These will simply revolutionize the entire retail industry. Customers will have an amazing shopping experience. Everything will be at their fingertips.