Musings on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is the study and creation of artificial intelligent agents. To ameliorate the seeming tautology in the definition, it is important to state the characteristics of intelligent agents. An agent is anything that performs an action in an environment. Human beings, dogs, robots and self-driving cars are some examples of…

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Back up your data

Amidst the cacophony of noises by children, sounds from loud speakers and workshops of mechanics, I was jolted from a rare evening sleep by the ringing of my phone. After exchanging pleasantries with the caller, he told me his laptop had stopped working. He had been typing a thesis for some…

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Matutinal Musings on Mobile Web

The Web has come a long way; from an era when websites were static, and thus did not allow users to interact with them to the current era when websites are dynamic, and thus allow user-generated content. I think W3C is ambitious in its quest to create “One Web.” For W3C…

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Smart Grid

It is an anachronism that in the 21st century electric utilities disrupt power supply because of rainfall, deliver high voltages that damage electronic devices in their customers’ homes and bill people for energy they did not use. The electricity meters in some people’s homes cannot be used to monitor electricity use,…

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