My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Google and AI - The Matrix and Terminator Rise of the Machines

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Google and AI - The Matrix and Terminator Rise of the Machines

The Glorious Sun
Stays in his course and plays the alchemist
Turning with splendour of his precious eye
The meager cloddy earth to glittering gold.

Shakespeare, King John, III, 1

It is bad enough that the coming of All-Electric Vehicles, some of which are running on Microsoft Auto OS and using SYNC, the industry supported Genivi Alliance to develop Open Source Standards for in-vehicle entertainment and even Google Android may be hackable via the cloud enabled by the adoption of “White” Space Frequencies as suggested in the article “Cars: The next hacking frontier?”, published August 31, 2010 11:07 AM PDT by Elinor Mills, CNET News - InSecurity Complex.

Full credit to many past arguments with the Seventh Day Adventists for spotting the lax security as our lives, gadgets and appliances become more and more intertwined with the Internet. Now Google is pushing AI (Artificial Intelligence) as stated in the article “Google Uses AI to Make Search Smarter”, published September 21, 2010, 12:01AM EST by Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek - SPECIAL REPORT?

I knew there was more to Google Instant than met the eye, as I saw it merely a fancy time saving search gimmick as stated in the article “Google Instant: Better but not revolutionized search”, published September 8, 2010 11:12 AM PDT by Stephen Shankland, CNET News - Deep Tech and as further confirmed in the article “Google Instant: 2 Doubts”, published Sunday September 12, 3:05 pm ET by Paul Suarez, Yahoo! News.

It never dawned on me that it may have been an implementation of AI as stated in the article “Google Uses AI to Make Search Smarter”, published September 21, 2010, 12:01AM EST by Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek - SPECIAL REPORT.  AI has come a long way, mainly fueled by the exponential increase in the computing power of CPU (Central Processing Units), better memory architecture and the lowering of the cost of said architecture as resplendent in smart phones and their ubiquitous-ness.

Throw in the improved cloud computing due to database interconnected AI Systems and their improved AI algorithms to search said databases via the ever expanding broadband capability and you begin to see why AI is coming to a gadget near you, be it an appliance, smart phone or even All-Electric Vehicles.

You can also begin to appreciate the fact that the recent inculcation of voice search on smart phones, a subset of Speech Recognition AI, Facial Recognition now embedded in most smart phones with GPS, accelerometers and magnetometers providing motion feedback.

All of which can be tied together in Augmented view as stated in the article “Augmented Reality Goes Mobile”, published November 3, 2009, 12:44AM EST by Rachael King, BusinessWeek - AUGMENTED REALITY and as stated in the article “Augmented reality edges closer to mainstream”, published June 3, 2010 2:17 PM PDT, by Declan McCullagh, CNET News - Gaming and Culture

Like it or not, our future controlled world, the “Internet of Things”, may in fact be controlled by AI systems as stated in the article “AI's Time has Arrived”, published September 21, 2010, 12:02AM EST By Gary Morgenthaler, BusinessWeek - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

For the lucky few early adopters already wearing their guinea pig suits and testing these gadgets that utilize AI, the results are promising. AI may eventually do everything for us, including cook, much to the pleasure of Carlette Deleon aka The Pet Tale Chick aka “Dilly” on Smile Jamaica aired on Television Jamaica, who will definitely like that, many times stating that she cannot cook.

Philosophical foibles and Skynet jokes aside, Google Android OS 2.4, which will be AI enabled in its third iteration, named aptly Gingerbread, most likely due to the fact that the Gingerbread Boy in The Brothers Grimm (2005) fairy tale came to life, will soon be in everything aside from mobile smart phones.

Samsung is already looking towards having Google Android OS in its lineup of 3-D HDTV sets much to the delight of Simone Clarke-Cooper aka “Tiger Bone Simone” of Smile Jamaica fame on Television Jamaica as stated in the article “Report: Samsung interested in Android-based TV's”, published April 27, 2010 11:20 AM PDT by Erica Ogg, CNET News - Circuit Breaker.

Tablet will also be sporting Google Android as stated in the article “It's showering Android Tablets”, published Tuesday September 14, 12:20 am ET by Agam Shah, Yahoo! News, despite not being optimized for that form factor.

A fact that LG and HTC have taken into consideration, deciding to wait out the nascent and nebulous tablet market until it begins to solidify into separate market segment that they can enter with a version of Google Android OS that is more stable, optimized for the Tablet and AI baked in, namely Gingerbread as stated in the article “HTC waiting until next year for Android 3.0 tablet?”, published Wednesday September 15, 12:53 pm ET by Ben Patterson, Technology Writer, Yahoo! News.

As “Super” Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) get supercharged by the availability of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Julius Genachowski’s free gift to the Americans to get every on the Internet, namely “White” Space Frequencies set to debut at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and land in stores by the Summer of 2011AD as stated in the article “FCC to open up vacant TV airwaves for broadband”, published Monday September 13, 12:35 am ET By JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer, Yahoo! News.

This is now officially confirmed in the article “FCC officially frees TV white space spectrum”, published Thursday September 23 2010AD, CNET News, security must be placed high on the agenda, as per the Seventh Day Adventist argument.

We just cannot trust everything to machines.

In the future, it may not be human hackers that compromise all of the interconnected systems, be the All-Electric Vehicles or proprietary streamed content of the cloud but AI Agents remotely controlled by hackers, a very likely possibility as illustrated in the article “Cars: The next hacking frontier?”, published August 31, 2010 11:07 AM PDT by Elinor Mills, CNET News - InSecurity Complex.

Thus it may be the very same AI Systems that may be the future foot soldiers against future attacks in this new paradigm. In the case of All-Electric Vehicle, it may be the use of facial recognition systems to activate and turn on the car combined with Voice Recognition and Biometric Security protocols to positively identify the driver of the vehicle, as it is nearly impossible to fake all three (3) at once.

But as usual, I stake claim to having said it here first on my blog, as anything is possible if Nokia can be losing market share to Open Source Google Android and Apple as stated in the article as stated in the article “Nokia begins smart phone fight back with new handsets”, published 14 September 2010 Last updated at 11:21 GMT By Jonathan Fildes Technology reporter, Nokia World 2010, London, BBC News.

The article “Nokia hits back with new phones amid turmoil at top”, published Tuesday September 14, 9:22 am ET By Tarmo Virki and Georgina Prodhan, Yahoo! News as well as in the article “Nokia vows to take on iOS, Android”, published September 14, 2010 6:17 AM PDT by Stephen Shankland, CNET News - Deep Tech report the same phenomenon.

Nokia and RIM, makers of the BlackBerry, will soon to be assimilated by the unstoppable juggernaut that is Android, according to analyst Piper Jaffray  in the article “Report: Android to win half of smart phone market”, published September 7, 2010 9:55 AM PDT by Larry Dignan, CNET News - Wireless. And apparently to, so will All-electric Vehicles. Is this the beginning of Skynet in the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)?

Let’s hope not, especially as solar power is what fuelled the machines in the movie The Matrix (1999), now very possible with the latest trending in solar being towards the use of nanotechnology and easy- to-install spray on solar films, as easy as painting a wall, as stated in the article “Spray-on films turns glass into solar panels”, published August 19, 2010 1:09 PM PDT by Juniper Foo, CNET News – Crave.

This is following in the footsteps of Solexant as stated in the article “Solexant funded to print thin-film solar cells”, published June 4, 2010 8:50 AM PDT by Martin LaMonica, CNET News - Green Tech and JA Solar as stated in the article “'Silicon Ink' for solar cell glides towards production”, published September 17, 2009 6:10 AM PDT, by Candace Lombardi, CNET News - Green Tech!! 

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