What Is The Artificial Intelligence Of Things? When AI Meets IoT

Bernard Marr in Forbes –

Individually, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are powerful technologies. When you combine AI and IoT, you get AIoT—the artificial intelligence of things. You can think of internet of things devices as the digital nervous system while artificial intelligence is the brain of a system.

When Artificial Intelligence is added to the Internet of Things it means that those devices can analyze data and make decisions and act on that data without involvement by humans.

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Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Controversial, Internet of Things

Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But …

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight –

These days, it’s hard to find voters who openly admit that they’re reluctant to support a woman for president. Only 13 percent of Americans believe that men are better suited for politics than women, according to the 2018 General Social Survey. And a Gallup poll conducted last May found that 94 percent of Americans say they would vote for a woman for president.

But many people’s assumptions about what it means to be a woman and what it means to be an elected leader still don’t line up, which can put female candidates at a disadvantage when they step into the political sphere. The traits most people associate with politicians — for example, competence, ambition, aggressiveness, confidence, toughness — are linked to masculine behavior

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Posted in 2020 election, FiveThirtyEight, Politics, Women

The Century of the Postheroic Presidency

Bill Clinton started the trend. By 2016 voters had given up on high standards in the White House.

Peggy Noonan in the Wall street Journal –

When we think about current history we tend to be expecting or predicting something as opposed to experiencing something. But what we need to understand now is that the 21st century isn’t new. It still feels new, but it isn’t. We are entering its third decade. We have been waiting for the century to take its shape and fully become itself, but it’s already doing that.

The 20th century was shaped by the events of 1914-19, the Great War and Versailles. The past two decades have been shaping the 21st…

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Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, United States

Germans think Trump is more dangerous to world peace than Kim Jong Un and Putin: survey

Zack Budryk of The Hill –

Asked to rank the greatest threat to world peace between Trump, Kim, Putin, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Chinese President Xi Jinping, 41 percent named Trump, compared to Kim at 17 percent, Khamenei and Putin at 8 percent and Xi at 7 percent.

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Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, The Hill

George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals

Justine Coleman of The Hill –

An anti-President Trump conservative group that includes George Conway, who is the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and a frequent critic of President Trump, has released its first advertisement aimed at evangelicals who back the president.

The Lincoln Project’s first advertisement takes aim at “The MAGA Church” by splicing clips of the president and his supporters speaking about faith with clips of Trump cursing and speaking crudely.

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Posted in Donald Trump, Evangelicals, Kellyanne Conway