The Most Popular Models in Artificial Intelligence

With more and more applications of Artificial Intelligence coming up every day, there has been widespread increase in development in Artificial Intelligence. As a result, the market for Artificial Intelligence is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 20% by 2020.

With so much expansion in a field, new applications of Artificial Intelligence are being discovered every day. This means that the one-size-fits-all approach has no place in Artificial Intelligence. As a result, there are several different models that are used to sample the data for the creation of an Artificial Intelligence system.

These are some of the most popular models in the 21st century that warrant learning in the Artificial Intelligence Realm:

  1. Linear Regression

Linear regression is not just popular in the realm of Artificial Intelligence but is taught even at middle school and high school levels. The mathematical implications of Linear regression model are being used for over two centuries.

By using the main equation of the Linear Regression model, the coefficients are allotted weights which are then used to define varying outcomes of the training. The main implementations of this model are made in several different fields such as finance, banking, insurance and healthcare.

  1. Linear Discriminant Analysis

The Linear Discriminant Analysis focuses on data sets with two different potential outcomes. Where the linear regression model requires data with information that has little value, the data in a Linear Discriminant Analysis requires that the data is distributed according to the Gaussian Bell Curve. The simple outcome is the highest value category after the data is processed. This relatively simple model is used in data classification and predictive models.

  1. Decision Trees

Decision trees is one of the simplest model in Machine learning. It follows a simple “yes” or “no” routine to reach a decision and hence does not revolve around complex data sets or involve any difficult processes.

  1. Naïve Baye’s

The Naïve Bayes is a simple model that is applicable to a number of different problems. The model revolves around calculating probabilities, of 2 main types:

    1. That each class appears.
    2. Only one class through a conditional probability with a given modifier in x.

The model assumes that all the data values used in the model are unrelated. The data therefore can be applied to several different types of data to give very accurate predictions.

  1. Deep Neural Networks

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are two of the most commonly used algorithms. These are sets of algorithms that are intended to recognize patterns. These patterns are found in vectors which can fit any type of data. With the help of these neural networks, data can be clustered and classified in layers on top of the data that you have already stored.

  1. Random Decision Forests

Random decision forests are basically an extension of decisions trees that use multiple trees to process multiple samples. The results are then collected to find values that are the most accurate and several suboptimal routes are defined.

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Healthcare IT Professional Mahesh Navani Discusses New Innovation in Medical Technology

According to one of eClinicalWorks leading forces, Mahesh Navani, the world of healthcare is changing as we know it. Technology has affected the daily lives of individuals around the world, but it has also revolutionized the world of healthcare.

Technological innovations have not just influenced how we communicate with one another or utilize social media. Major steps have been made to also improve technology in relation to medicine. Here’s what Digital Health Buzz has to say on the topic:

“Aside from improving how we communicate with others, technology has also paved the way for innovations which revolutionized the healthcare industry. There are health technology innovations which only seemed to appear in sci-fi movies, but now, we can use these to prolong or improve our health as well.”

Mahesh Navani completely agrees with this statement. According to Mahesh, these are the main ways that tech innovations in healthcare are changing the world as we know it.

Robotic nurse assistant

A robotic nurse assistant might not be able to accomplish the same bedside manner as a human nurse, but when it comes to medical practices and treatment a robotic nurse can pretty much do it all. Not only can it remind you about your daily medications, but a robotic nurse can perform more difficult tasks (such as carry you from your bed to your wheelchair).

3D printed prosthetic limbs

The idea of using a 3D printer to create prosthetic limbs has been in the works for a while now. Finally the time has come where it is actually possible. If a patient is in need of a new limb, like an arm or leg, there is still hope for functionality with the use of a 3D printer. This innovative technology can actually create a prosthetic limb with the proper dimensions to fit your body perfectly.

Augmented reality

Augmented and virtual reality has changed the concept of healthcare education entirely. Medical students and residents are now able to use a pair of virtual reality goggles that play footage in 3D in order to optimize the learning process. They can learn about specific surgical techniques and how the body works by sliding on a pair of these goggles and letting them work their magic.

Studies have shown that augmented reality provides the best learning experience since it simulates real-life scenarios. It is also an interactive method of learning which is the optimal way of learning for plenty of individuals.

Electronic Aspirin

If you are prone to frequent headaches or body aches, this next innovation could be for you. Electronic Aspirin involves implanting a tiny nerve stimulating device in the side of your head that can detect the early signs of a headache. It has the ability to block certain receptors and prevent a headache from ever surfacing.

No more will you need to pop Aspirin pills throughout the day to keep your headaches or migraines at bay. This method might seem extreme to you, but if you experience frequent headaches your overall well being will improve.

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Is your company taking credit for a smooth business operation?

Top notch customer service is at the nexus of a smooth business operation ... photo by CC user rahulrodriguez on Flickr

Photo by CC user rahulrodriguez on Flickr

In order to run your business down the path of success and not failure, you need to make sure you are giving customers everything they want and then some.

With that being the case, what exactly are you doing to make sure consumers have all the options needed to make their browsing and buying from you as smooth as possible?

If you’re not sure, take the time now to put a winning game-plan in place to ensure smooth business operation.

Technology is a necessity for smooth business operation

Start the process by looking at what level of technology you are provider customers with.

If it is great, then you don’t need to make any major changes. On the other hand, brands with average to poor technology offerings for their customers are the companies looking for trouble.

In order to best determine what level of technology service you are providing customers, look at the following and see where you’re at:

  1. Website – Face it; your website is your company’s greatest selling point. Without a formidable website, your brand will have trouble reaching countless consumers, many of whom could be your next customers. Review your site regularly to make sure it is firing on all cylinders. If your site offers an Ecommerce store, it is imperative that it is running properly 24/7/365. With more and more shoppers doing their browsing and buying online these days, it is imperative that your Ecommerce store (if you have one) works flawlessly. This is especially true when shoppers go to the “checkout” phase of a purchase. Nothing frustrates customers more than taking the time to fill out all the needed information for a purchase, only to have the credit card processor fail. That’s why it’s important to use a reliable credit card processor. Even without an online store, always review your website, looking for any potential shortfalls that could have a negative impact on business;
  2. Customer service – Put yourself in the shoes of customers for a moment. Don’t you get frustrated when you phone or email a business over an issue, only to essentially be ignored? It happens more times than not, leaving many customers disappointed, a disappointment that can lead to them changing businesses. Make stellar customer service a priority when it comes to your brand. Whenever a customer has an issue with your brand (online shopping, in-person matter etc.), always make their problem your problem. If you stop and think about it, bad customer service will become your problem sooner rather than later if you start losing business over it. Your website once again oftentimes plays a key role in this department. If customers are emailing you and/or reaching out on social media, make sure you do not keep them waiting when it comes to response time;
  3. Consistency – Whether you have been in business for many years or just recently started up your company, consistency is something you should never overlook. How you treat your customers, how you promote your brand, even how you go about ordering supplies, all should show a degree of consistency. While there is nothing wrong with trying out some new initiatives (in fact, encourage this), most customers want to know that they can count on your business for efficiency and dependability. Unveiling some new tech initiatives, especially things such as mobile marketing (see more below), are great ways to increase the odds of landing new business;
  4. Mobility – Speaking a moment ago about mobile marketing, how much of a role does it play in your present business affairs? If the answer is little or not at all, change that moving forward. As more customers turn to their mobile devices to browse and ultimately buy goods and services, you need to have a presence there whether you want to or not.

 

In today’s world, taking credit for running a smooth business operation is something you should be doing on a regular basis.

No, you’re not tooting your horn too much to say you’re on top of your game as a business owner.

What you are doing is reassuring consumers that you are a brand they can trust.

When you do that, your business stands to reap the public relations and financial benefits for all to see.

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The Best Laptops of 2016

Best laptop 2016

There are dozens of top notch laptops on the market right now and 2016 is an exciting year for technology. Whether you want to play games, get creative, or simply take notes; here are some of the best laptops of 2016. Take a look and find the piece of tech that best suites your needs and budget.

Macbook
Best laptop 2016

Long a favorite of the creative industry and those with the cash, Apple’s Macbook line which includes the Macbook, Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro will continue to dominate 2016. Apple leads in the fields of consumer satisfaction, durability, and ease of use. The latest Mac OS “El Capitan” has slaughtered bridged the divide between mobile and desktop experience, offering users with iPads and iPhones a seamless transition between the devices, you can even continue conversations and emails from one device to the other. Offering unique designs and retina displays for those who have the cash Apple’s line will not disappoint. With new Macbooks rumored to be launching this Spring, Apple is set to continue wowing users with its high-end line.

Alienware
For the gamer on the go, Alienware’s line of gaming laptops is second to none. With mind-blowing graphics cards and exclusive features such as 4k displays, this line will give you desktop quality graphics wherever you are. Now with Windows 10, powered by quad-core Intel i7 chips, there isn’t much these machines can’t do. With competitive pricing, Alienware is accessible to many types of gamers.  Though not as stylish and portable as many other laptops in its price range, the Alienware line makes up for it with extreme power and versatility. This laptop will handle your school work and the latest first person shooter.

Microsoft Surface
In the field of 2-in-1 laptops/tablets, the Microsoft Surface 4 is at the top. With impressive specs and the brand new Windows 10, Microsoft has refined the 2-in-1 this round. The Surface 4 is ideal for work, light gaming, and education. Along with the new operating system, the latest Surface offers a sharper and larger screen as well as an improved type cover. The ability to run the complete Microsoft Office Suite, is a major advantage as both a tablet and a laptop. The real highlight is having the ease of a tablet with the power of a laptop. No other piece of tech on this list is easier to take with you on your 2016 vacation or while waiting at the bus stop.

So whether you want a high-end Macbook Pro that can handle pretty much anything you through at it or a 2-in-1 laptop you can throw into your bag on the go, 2016 is a great year to buy a laptop. As always be sure you do your homework to make sure you buy one of the best laptops of 2016.

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