Yu Ching Tan

Posts by Yu Ching Tan

IoT: An Enabler for the Disabled

by on August 3, 2018 8:51 am
We often speak about the terrifying potential of IoT in changing our everyday surroundings and life. For people with disabilities, this change is likely to be transformational – not only is it equalizing, but the advent of new IoT devices, increased connectivity, in combination with machine learning and data collection, could potentially return to them… Read more IoT: An Enabler for the Disabled

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

by on July 27, 2018 8:08 am
With hackers constantly reinventing themselves (think: the evolution of Nigerian price scams into specific, targeted methods including ransomware), there is a pressing need for cybersecurity efforts to be shored up and reinforced.   Breaches can be costly too – a study by the Ponemon Institute sponsored by IBM estimated that the average cost of one… Read more Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Artificially Intelligent Human Bias

by on July 20, 2018 10:49 am
The assertion made by Craig Martell[1] that Artificial Intelligence is a business model, a buzzword, rather than of substantial content, is not a new one. For him, the truth lies in the collection of data, and in the modeled statistical world. This has been articulated many times by various entities – and this makes sense… Read more Artificially Intelligent Human Bias

Uploaded to the Cloud: The future may already be here

by on July 13, 2018 11:24 am
Black Mirror episodes are enthralling for many reasons. One of those reasons is the manner in which they portray leading trends in technology, and the way they give us a glimpse of how things can go awfully wrong if mismanaged.   One of the premises they rely fairly heavily on is the concept of uploading… Read more Uploaded to the Cloud: The future may already be here

The Price of Data

by on July 9, 2018 2:09 pm
In tracking the technological developments over the last half century, the picture that Moore’s law paints drives us to a common conclusion: with companies making headway into quantum computing and artificial intelligence, we are no doubt at the cusp of unprecedented change and growth. Data is collected and processed in massive quantities (thus generating the… Read more The Price of Data