Posts by spak7

How the Internet of Things Affects the Environment

by on July 27, 2018 8:18 pm
While the Internet of Things is oftentimes associated with areas that people come into contact everyday such as their home or car, IoT also has been impacting the environment in both positive and negative ways. One of the most widely known environmental concerns is global warming, largely caused by excessive carbon dioxide emissions, which is… Read more How the Internet of Things Affects the Environment

Big Data in Healthcare

by on July 24, 2018 4:16 pm
In class, we were introduced to how big data is used in the professional context, particularly within LinkedIn connecting people to opportunities. But there’s also a huge application of big data for healthcare. Dr. Eric Topol, executive vice president at Scripps Research Institute, emphasized that we can now collect environmental data that is greatly informative… Read more Big Data in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence - Human-like or Not?

by on July 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Artificial intelligence has captured the world, especially the tech community, with great excitement and fear. Despite its fame, there lacks a universal agreement on what exactly the phrase means. In class, Head of Science and Engineering at LinkedIn Craig Martell distilled what artificial intelligence is. He emphasized that the buzz phrase is a misnomer given… Read more Artificial Intelligence - Human-like or Not?

Amazon’s Cloud Computing

by on July 9, 2018 3:56 pm
Amazon’s cloud services were created in 2006 as a side project, but as of 2016 made $10B of revenue, holding 30% of the cloud marketspace [1]. The origins of their cloud business goes back to the early 2000s when they wanted to create a service called to help brick and mortar companies like Target… Read more Amazon’s Cloud Computing

What's the Next Big Wave?

by on July 3, 2018 11:27 am
We entered the Digital Age in the mid 1900s during which we have been hit by rapid waves of innovation about every decade. If you notice that everyone’s heads are bowed down peering into a hand-sized block of technology, it’s glaringly clear that the most recent advance was in mobile tech. The more enticing question… Read more What's the Next Big Wave?