A Simple Introduction to Quantum Computing

Quantum computing has been a hot topic on the lips of buzz word enthusiasts for the past few years but there is still a lot of confusion around the topic. This article seeks to clear the fog of mystery surrounding the subject and clear up a few misconceptions. Continue reading “A Simple Introduction to Quantum Computing” »

5 Examples of Machine Learning

Machine learning is a subset of AI systems that has become an essential tool for many. The phrase is used to describe the process of a programs ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Essentially, we are talking about programs that write themselves.

Financial

Investment firms, traders and hedge funds are using machine learning to create artificial intelligence with the ability to predict when the market will rise and fall. After making predictions these programs then automatically buy and sell based on those predictions. Rapidly implementing strategy faster and more accurately.

Marketing

More data than ever before is being collected about peoples personal lives. Between mobile devices and social media we are generating over two and a half quintillion bytes of personal data every day. Marketers are using that data to find and identify buying patterns, media preferences, dislikes, and preferences. The content and placement of advertisements is being customized using machine learning to find the optimal times, place and way in which to introduce their products to new customers.

Health

Machine learning is being used in the medical field to identify and treat illness much earlier than before. Early detection systems are trained just like other machine learning systems by training the program with tens of thousands of examples.

Automotive

Smart cars, driverless vehicles and data collection systems fitted on our driver operated vehicles are playing a role in collecting huge amounts of data about driving conditions, hazards, patterns and behaviors. As we transition to vehicles which are more connected to each us, each other, and the world around us that data will continue to grow. Wherever there is a lot of data there is an opportunity to use it and despite the already obvious impact machine learning is having on driverless cars we are only scraping the tip of the iceberg.

Security

Data security firms are making use of machine learning to analyze and react rapidly to cyber attacks. Being able to identify the signs of an attack and implementing quicker responses could prevent or neutralize many common threats including ransomware and malware.

Every avenue of technology in our society is growing and evolving. The impact of these technologies is changing all of the time. The near future holds a lot of possibility and machine learning is just one of the technologies that is making a widespread global impact. In the next decade machine learning is expected to be a part of almost every industry. The question isn’t “if” but “how” will your industry use it?

An idiots guide to cloud computing.

Not quite sure what cloud computing really means? Maybe you have a vague idea but want a little more information. This article is your opportunity to get caught up on the subject by simply starting at the beginning. Continue reading “An idiots guide to cloud computing.” »

Save Time and Automate Your WordPress

Managing a WordPress site can be time consuming. Comments, social media, and blog content can take a lot of your time. Today we are going to go over the various ways to automate what we can and take a little of our time back each day. Continue reading “Save Time and Automate Your WordPress” »

What is the difference? AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning

In this article we are going to go over the key differences between these topics and clear up a few misconceptions surrounding them. We have heard a lot of talk about these subjects and as can be expected of buzzwords they can be a little confusing or even misleading at times. Continue reading “What is the difference? AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning” »

A Simple Explanation Of Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates

Lets Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (otherwise known as a CA) that provides FREE SSL certificates. The intention of giving away these free certificates is to promote a more secure internet and although they are free certificates, they are by no means less safe. Today we are going to talk about the benefits of this type of SSL and when it’s most appropriate to use it. Continue reading “A Simple Explanation Of Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates” »

Should I Choose Linux or Windows For My Website?

To a lot of us the difference between hosting solutions seems like a no-brainer and to others it seems a lot less obvious. This blog is meant to dispel a little of the confusion and hopefully help us all make better decisions. Continue reading “Should I Choose Linux or Windows For My Website?” »

What exactly is SMTP?

SMTP is an abbreviation for “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol”. SMTP is a type of accepted protocol which allows different computers to exchange information in a previously agreed upon and understandable way. Through the process of standardization over time we all hope to increase efficiency overall. This protocol improves our lives everyday but you may not have noticed until now. Continue reading “What exactly is SMTP?” »