Hype Hop Radio - What is AR/VR?

[00:00] Welcome to Hype Hop. This is your Tech Minute. I am Barbara Bickham. If you go to my website, www.barbarabickham.com, and sign up for our discord group, you can ask any questions and it will be featured on a future Tech Minute.

[00:30] Today we are going to speak about AR and VR. What is AR? AR (Augmented Reality) is the mapping of the physical world onto the digital world. An example which was about a couple of years ago now of that is Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go was a very popular game where you could take your phone and find Pokemon around the city, so that's an example of AR.

[01:03] What is VR? VR is Virtual Reality. A person usually watches that in a headset and is completely immersed in the experience. It's mapping of the digital world into your mind. You can watch television in a Vr headset. You can watch movies in a Vr headset. You can watch news in a Vr headset. You can play games in a Vr headset.

[01:37] VR and AR are emerging technologies. We still haven't seen the fullest implementation and execution of those two and they will be very, very big when the Blockchain comes and there will be more and more ai applied to that. So AR and VR are the perfect compliment to the Blockchain and AI.

[02:03] This is Barbara Bickham, and this is your Tech minute on Hype Hop Radio. I want to thank you so much for listening.

Hype Hop Radio - What is IoT?

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[00:33] Now we are discussing the Internet of things. The Internet of things is about connected objects, which could be phones, printers, hardware, or software. It's connected objects to the Internet.

[00:54] There may be as many as 40 to 80 billion connected objects by 2020. There will be 10 connected objects for every man, woman and child on the planets and people can be treated as things through the power of smart devices. People will not only consume data, but they will contribute data to the IoT through their phones and tablets as human sensors.

[01:25] iamwired.com is the source of all this wonderful information. So this is a little bit about the Internet of things and it combined with AR, VR, Ai and the Blockchain, and now we have the full stack of advanced tech.

[01:46] So I want to thank you so much for listening today. I am Barbara Bickham, and this has been your Tech Minute on Hype Hop Radio.

Hype Hop Radio - Black Friday

Welcome to Hype Hop Radio. This is Barbara Bickham, and this is your Tech minute. If you go to my website, www.barbarabickham.com, and join our discord group. Any questions that you ask may be featured on a future Tech Minute.

Today. I'm here to discuss Black Friday. What is the hot tech item that you should be purchasing? Two years ago Black Friday. Alexa was the hot gift. Last year, Black Friday. Alexa was the hot gift. This year, Black Friday. If you can find one. The hot gift will be a blockchain phone. Yes. Samsung and LG have both been building their phones on top of blockchains. If you can find that phone, that's what you should be getting for Black Friday.

Otherwise if you don't have an Alexa or a Google Home then that's a good Black Friday Gift. Alexa now has screens and you can watch her and so does Google home. This has been your Tech minute. I am Barbara Bickham, and this is Hype Hop Radio.

Hype Hop Radio - What is AI?

Welcome to Hype Hop radio. This is your Tech Minute. I am Barbara Bickham. If you go to my website, www.barbarabickham.com and join our discord group so that any questions that you ask about Advanced Tech can be answered on a future tech minute.

Today we talk about artificial intelligence. What is AI? It's the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.

There are many, many aspects of a AI. One is computer vision. How do you recognize objects.

Speech recognition and synthesis. How do you turn sounds into words and vice versa.

Natural language processing, otherwise known as NLP. How do you extract meaning from language.

Knowledge representation. How do you sort information in a practical way.

Reasoning. How do you combine pieces of information to reach conclusions and planning? How do you schedule a sequence of actions to fulfill a goal and make sure they're executed well?

These are all areas of artificial intelligence.

Many of you may have heard of machine learning. There are many aspects of machine learning. There's unsupervised learning, they're supervised learning and there's reinforcement learning.

An example of unsupervised learning might be something that you do in marketing all the time. Customer segmentation.

An example of supervised learning is weather forecasting.

An example of reinforced learning is the game AI that you're playing or maybe real time decisions.

These are all aspects of machine learning, which is a subset of artificial intelligence. So I want to thank you for our short AI tutorial today. This is Hype Hop radio and you're listening to the Tech Minute. Thank you so much for listening today.