Category Archives: Technology

Future Mobile Prototype

The future mobile prototype is different from the other chosen artefact, but it is still in its concept stage. From the concept product, it looks like an Ipad-ish thing but it is able to do anything what is achievable through portable technology.

 

It is a semi-transparent tablet with a build-in camera, but anything capture by the camera is able to be analysed by the intelligence system of the mobile prototype. For example, a blog named Futurez on the Worldpress host has posted several animated images about the future mobile prototype, which is able to instantly tell you the geographical condition ofMt.Fujiif you are point the camera towards it; and it is also capable of instantly translate between languages while pointing the camera to a paragraph.

Does it sound familiar? A little bit similar to Iron Man’s mask, which gives you instant information about the object he is looking at, right?

 

If artificial intelligence was to make the computer think like human, the future mobile prototype would be able to bring the assessable computer functions to human being. No matter which one, they are all going to make our live easier.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence, also known as AI is a very complex computer programming system, but with a very comprehensive purpose, which is to make the computers as mostly human as possible. It is a combination of biological human intelligence and mechanical computer functions (McCathy, 2007).

 

The artefact has a great area of application, but the most advance technology of applying AI was to develop an artificial intelligent chatting robot. The recent news talked about a Japanese company has invented the world’s first talking-robot aiming to conserve with the English language students. The talking-robot has a combined system of high speed speech recognition technology and real-time conversation technology.

 

It is a great contribution to the world of education and communication as the company has developed “online robots that look and move like a human, speak aloud and with text-to-speech, its dialogue lines appear on the user’s computer screen”; and “most importantly, learners can speak into a microphone using Dragon Naturally Speaking, high-end speech recognition, considered the best speech recognition in the world’, said the company (http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/41705).

3D Technology

The Three-Dimension (3D) technology was originated from a very simple process, which is “humans perceive three dimensions from two highly similar, overlaid images”, described by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838 (Sniderman 2011). However, the actual evolution of 3D technology was a long history, from viewing static images to 3D films and not the 3D television.

 

The 3D technology has simply made our visual world better. For some people, it might be enough to view some fantastic images, but the introduction of 3D technology has brought up it into another level. 3D vision is simply phenomenal.

 

Currently, the scientists are working on bring 3D technology into computers. “Objects can look smoother and more realistic and can scale depending on available bandwidth and processing capability,” explained Intel Labs’Chandler(http://www.leavcom.com/ieee_nov01.htm). 3D computer was not a brand new idea. However, with the more mature 3D technology we have now. The 3D computer display is not too far ahead.