Introduction to 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

| November 11, 2018

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The demand for wireless access from users has shifted from a nice to have to a necessity. Due to this, network performance has become a business-critical requirement. Both workers and consumers have come to expect a reliable Wi-Fi connection – the absence of which can influence their decision to enter an establishment or to leave. In order to attract and retain customers and employees, companies need to offer reliable Wi-Fi and an amazing experience, or risk losing business.

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THE SIGNIFICANT ROLE OF AI IN CHATBOT DEVELOPMENT

Article | March 4, 2020

A Gartner prediction says 85% of our interactions will be handled by bots by the end of 2020 diminishing the use of human power. Nearly 50% of businesses are planning to invest in chatbots rather than developing mobile apps. Chatbots aren’t new technologies. It has been here since the 1960s and the 1970s. An AI psychotherapist chatbot Eliza that mimicked human suffering with schizophrenia is one of the biggest examples of bot existence. A robot that chats; “hi there, we are here to help you with whatever you need.” This is the kind of typical friendly chatbot you’ll find popping out a traveling site or another site that you’re seeking for information

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AI-Augmented Attacks and the Battle of the Algorithms

Article | March 4, 2020

In discussions around the future of AI and cyber-threats, we often wonder when we can expect to see malicious or offensive AI attacks in the wild. While we have not yet seen conclusive evidence of execution, this report will show that all the tools and open-source research needed to facilitate an AI-augmented attack exist today. This report will document an end-to-end attack lifecycle, and how each stage could leverage elements of the AI ‘toolkit’ to improve and streamline the process. Attackers will, of course, evolve their tools to drive efficiency gains, however these tradecraft improvements are iterative and do not happen all at once. Furthermore, while it is likely that adversaries today are already leveraging AI in some capacity to improve individual attack phases, this report shows an end-to-end AI-driven attack purely as a thought experiment.

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Top 5 Data Visualization JavaScript Libraries in 2021

Article | March 4, 2020

When you work with data, the most prominent challenge is picking the right manner to represent data in a readable format. With proper visualization, it becomes easier to convey the message present in the analyzed data. The best choice, in this case, is to use Data Visualization. By definition, data visualization is the graphical representation of the data and information. Using elements like maps, charts, graphs, etc. gives an easier view to understanding the patterns, trends, outliers, and performance. But, choosing the right tool for visualization can become difficult with the number of choices made available in the market. To save you from the trial and error method for finding the tool that works amazingly, here is the list of the best JavaScript libraries that are about to simplify the way you used to interact with data. Apart from these libraries, there are some tools for javascript which you can learn about and get more advanced with data visualization. Best JavaScript Libraries For Data Visualization For assisting you in getting started with data visualization in any application, here is the list of the top 5 libraries of JavaScript that you can get started with. D3js D3 (Data-Driven Documents) is among the most popular javascript libraries. It is not only limited to the visualization of data but also helps in data analytics, data utilities, animations, and geo. It works regardless of the JavaScript frameworks being used. D3 uses SVG, CSS, and HTML to create visualization as per web standards. Some of the benefits of using D3js include large dataset support, flexibility, and transition functionality. C3js Combination Chart or C3 is based on D3 and provides reusable chart libraries for applications. C3 offers a class to each element to help in defining a custom style that can later extend structure from D3. One of the major benefits of using C3js is that you can even update the rendered chart. ReCharts Similar to C3, ReCharts also uses D3 while expressing declarative components. Being lightweight and rendering on SVG elements, it helps in creating stunning charts. The library consists of some beautiful chart examples. Moreover, the charts here can also be customized according to needs. It is great for static charts but can lag with multiple animations. With an intuitive API, it becomes highly powerful and responsive. CanvasJS Canvas is an HTML5 and JavaScript chart library that’s easy to use. It smoothly runs on different platforms with 100,000+ data points. It comes with four default themes that can be greatly suitable for different conditions. Canvas charts provide high performance, fast developer support, and do not depend on other libraries. Highcharts Based on SVG JS library charts, Highcharts is quite popular among large organizations. Highcharts comes with the entire ecosystem for various project templates. It is even compatible with old browsers. Even the non-developers can use it with ease because of its interactive chart editor. It is being used by popular brands like Microsoft. Conclusion With the help of these javascript libraries, you will find it easy to present a large amount of data visually. What’s more, these will work with any framework. If you are a non-developer and still want data visualization in your application, then you can easily hire developers with relevant experience out there.

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How Governments Have Used AI to Fight COVID-19

Article | March 4, 2020

Governments all around the globe are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The technology is being used for various different things, including speeding up the development of testing kits and treatments, giving citizens access to real-time data, and tracking the spread of the virus. South Korea’s government, one that is being touted as an example for how to combat the virus, pushed their private sector to start developing testing kits right away, immediately after the reports began to arrive out of China. One of those companies was Seoul-based molecular biotech company Seegene, which used AI to help quicken the process of developing testing kits. The company was able to submit its solution to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) just three weeks after the scientists began their work. According to Chun Jong-Yoon, founder and chief executive of the company, the process would have taken at least two to three months without the use of AI.

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