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Artificial Intelligence – A Future of Exponential Growth

In the recent future, the advancement and adoption of Artificial Intelligence should occur exponentially, with a similar impact to the Internet and mobile computing.

The Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) is the combination of techniques and algorithms that are intended to create machines that share the same capabilities as human beings, as logical reasoning, presentation of knowledge, planning, natural language processing, perception and intelligence.

Siri, Apple’s social network Pinterest and photos of Google, are examples of applications that already use Artificial Intelligence.

In the coming years, the adoption of this technology should happen exponentially, whether for personal or business use, having a similar impact to the Internet and mobile computing.

“Just as the Internet has revolutionized many industries, we believe that Artificial Intelligence will transform the way many companies operate, in addition to the impacts it will bring on various aspects of our personal lives. Possibly we will not see a single application or process that does not take advantage of this technology, making it probably the biggest technological revolution today, “says Vicente Goetten, director of TOTVS Labs.

The following are eight practical applications of technology in different market segments: Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – A Future of Exponential Growth

The Microsoft 5th Generation Surface Pro

The Microsoft 5th generation surface pro, the new edition of the Surface Pro series looks like two drops of water on the fourth generation of this 2-in-1 laptop / tablet. We searched for what is new, besides the high price.

According to market researcher IDC, 14.3 percent will sell more tablets with removable keyboard until 2021 on an annual basis. That market of detachables or 2-in-1s is the only one that grows in the computer market. Ordinary tablets lose out and desktops and laptops stagnate .

Microsoft 5th generation surface pro
Microsoft 5th generation surface pro

Perhaps that’s why Microsoft will finish out with a new tablet with removable keyboard after two years. The new Surface Pro looks like the fourth generation of Surface Pro 4 from 2015. But is no longer a number. It’s just “Surface Pro” or “New Surface Pro” or “Surface Pro 2017”.

Features

The 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen changed nothing against the Surface Pro 4. It has a pixel density of 267 ppi (2736 x 1824 pixels in a 3: 2 aspect ratio). That’s 24 percent more sharp than the third generation and that’s what you really see. The high resolution results in smaller screen letters. That is why the Windows 10 resolution is set to 200% by default.

The new Surface Pro is also delivered directly with the Windows 10 Creators Update, so it’s ready for use quickly. (But from mid-October, you will have to download a major update again . Because then the next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be released with support for mixed-reality headsets.)

The silver-colored magnesium chassis is retained  and the kickstand or movable cover with which you turn the tablet upside down remains adjustable. Therefore, place the screen part in any desired tilt position. The tablet can now use something more flat, Thanks to the 165 degree Studio Mode. This feature is intended for use with the separate pen.

The optional, but indispensable signature type cover keyboard quickly and easily snaps to the underside of the tablet magnetically. This happens with a nodule. So it tends to be closer to the screen than to the second generation Surface Pro keyboard and is also slightly tilted. This chick let keyboard types smoothly, but the quality fades with that of a ‘plain’ keyboard.

The keyboard is illuminated, but the  fingerprint sensor of the 4th-generation keyboard has disappeared . Instead, you can now use the front and back webcams to log in through Windows 10 Hello Authentication. The keyboard adds 310g to the weight of the tablet, which weighs slightly lighter than the fourth generation (770g for our Core i5 version tested).

By default, the Surface Pro 4 included an active Bluetooth stylus. In future, this is optional, but the new Surface Pen has four times more pressure levels (4,096 in total). This works much more accurately than before. The AAA battery is sufficient for a one-year pen autonomy.

The new Surface Pro is available with three different 7 the  generation Intel Core CPUs. The version with mobile Intel Core i7-7660U has another fan. But with our Core i5-7300U version, it’s missing, just like the Core m3-7Y30 variant. Both of these designs are therefore really whispering.

The connections are limited to one usb 3.0 type-a port and one mini display port. It’s a bit odd that Microsoft still did not build a usb type-c, let alone a Thunderbolt port.

The 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen changed nothing against the Surface Pro 4. It has a pixel density of 267 ppi (2736 x 1824 pixels in a 3: 2 aspect ratio). That’s 24 percent more sharp than the third generation and that’s what you really see. The high resolution results in smaller screen letters. Which is why the Windows 10 resolution is set to 200% by default.

You can expand the limited number of connections with an optional Surface Base Station that has three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 3.5mm audio input / output. Also, a mini DisplayPort video exit and a security lock slot.

The battery is more efficient than in the previous generation, according to Microsoft, until 13.5 hours. Continue reading The Microsoft 5th Generation Surface Pro