Welcome, The Artificial Intelligence Will See You Now

The complex world of computer vision is one that has been in development since the late 1960s, and over the past six decades, machines are coming closer to seeing 20/20. Of course, we must joke, as a machine’s vision abilities are tied in part to its digital imaging equipment - pieces of technology that in many ways outmatch a human’s vision...

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Michael Archambault
Could the Fictional Terminator Become a Dangerous Reality?

As soon as humanity began dreaming of robots, tales of artificially conscious beings taking over has been a theme looming in popular culture. Fast forward to the 21st century and we have semi-artificially intelligent assistants in our phones. Are they harmless or something worse, a backdrop for a real-world Terminator scenario perhaps? According to 26 researchers from 14 worldwide organizations, there’s a possibility that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to humanity in the coming years...

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Michael Archambault
Cognitive Machines Are Learning From Their Mistakes

Thirty-five years ago, actor Matthew Broderick starred in the 1983 science fiction blockbuster, WarGames. Mistakenly accessing a government computer system, the high school-aged protagonist, David Lightman, sets the world out on a dangerous path towards World War III. Only in the last moments of the film is the nuclear crisis averted when the computer system begins to learn and teach itself the consequences of its actions. Just a few decades later and we have become surrounded by machines that have started to think - learning both with our aid and without it…

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Michael Archambault
The History and Magic of Instant Photography

In the digital age, there is a demand for instant gratification; however, is it possible that the perfect solution for the modern individual is an analog one? Instant film was a product introduced during the late 1940s and remains a popular option for instant physical prints to this day. Hold up your camera, press a button, and minutes later you have a fully processed physical image. And to think that it all started with a little girl’s simple question...

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Michael Archambault
Hackers Might be able to Take Control of Your Smart Car

We keep a close eye on our smartphones, computers, and other gadgets to ensure their digital security. If our devices are breached, we risk losing our valued privacy and subject ourselves to extortionists — those who will happily return stolen personal information in exchange for a monetary payment. But, what if it was much worse? What if our cars were subject to hackers who could take complete control? The threat is genuine, and it’s growing...

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Michael Archambault
A Look at How the Top iOS Mobile Photo Editing Apps Stack Up

With many cameras now supporting integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a good number of photographers are editing their photographs while still on the road. There is a variety of applications on both iOS and Android that offer different feature sets at varying price points. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best offerings to help you pick out what may be the best solution for your circumstances...

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Michael Archambault
Your Next Coworker Will be an Artificially Intelligent Computer System

We are past the point of saying that your next coworker ‘might’ be an artificial intelligence (AI). We are already in a world where advanced computing and intelligent automation are working with us, creating a more efficient and reliable workplace. Solutions from companies such as WorkFusion are advancing a variety of industries with newfound intelligence, but what does that mean for us humans...

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Sony Launches Support Program for Pro Photographers

Sony has launched a 'Pro Support' program with the aim of offering professional photographers the levels of support available from the big DSLR makers. The move presumably comes to help persuade pros to consider switching to the company's SLT and mirrorless camera systems. The program, called Sony Imaging PRO Support, provides 'superior support' so that professionals can 'ensure their Digital Imaging products are always ready'...

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Michael Archambault
Best Fitness Apps for Windows 10

The Windows Store offers a healthy collection of apps designed to help you reach your fitness goals. From tracking your workouts, guiding you through exercises and managing your overall progress, these apps can be handy for everyone from the casual walker to the hardcore gym rat...

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Michael Archambault
Review: Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger Bag is Both Sexy and Smart

The Everyday Messenger bag is Peak Design’s latest product to make a debut on Kickstarter, and it has blown past its $100,000 goal and raised over $2.2 million so far. Designed with the help of photographer Trey Ratcliff, the bag aims to fulfill the “workflows of photographers, creative, travelers, and commuters.” We got our hands on the world’s first pre-production sample bag, and today we’ll be taking a closer look at it...

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Michael Archambault
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

When Lenovo first introduced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook in 2012, we were faced with a machine that was close to perfection. Sure, the original iteration was not perfect in every sense but it came closer than any Ultrabook we had available. Now that we have landed in 2014, the company has released its third iteration of the ThinkPad X1. We've spent a little time with the 2014 edition of the ThinkPad X1 and after the break, we see what has changed for the better and for the worse...

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Michael Archambault
WorkFusion Breaks Down RPA Barriers for Medium and Small Businesses

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the marriage between cognitive automation, artificial intelligence, and large datasets. Able to carry out repetitive tasks, RPA employs bots that can interact within enterprise information systems such as databases. These rule-based bots have been used by corporations to automate structured functions while their human coworkers handle more dynamic and challenging situations...

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Michael Archambault