Do you think that the potential benefit of AI outweighs the potential risks?

We live in a world where robots are beginning to take over citizenship. Yes, you read that right! Sophia, a humanoid robot, recently acquired citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Sophia uses artificial intelligence to mimic human movements and facial expressions and attends various summits around the world, where she speaks and provides intelligent answers to questions; as a man does.

But artificial intelligence (AI) is not just about robots and stereotypical perceptions of artificial intelligence that are etched in the minds of the mass media. Simply put, artificial intelligence is about programming machines so that they can consider themselves our people. AI is about imitating human intelligence. It may sound like rocket science, but we use artificial intelligence many times in our daily lives.

Remember Siri on the iPhone or how Google knows which emails should be sent to the spam folder and which shouldn’t. AI is deeply integrated into our daily lives.

AI in action

Self-driving cars – These driverless cars are the latest revolution in the history of car production. These cars have computers that are programmed to make the best possible decisions in real-time driving situations. Computers are powered by a wealth of data collected from real-life situations.

Google Maps – Maps applications, such as Google Maps, can calculate the fastest and shortest routes to our destination by analyzing traffic speeds, accidents, real-time driver updates, and more. Google has even created a feature that allows you to find the parking spot that’s closest to you. Well that’s a relief!

Virtual Assistants – They are like real life assistants and they are free! Siri from Apple, Cortana from Microsoft, Nina and many other virtual assistants appeared on the smartphone scene. But they are not limited to smartphones. You may have found the same virtual assistants on an online website where the site offers the customer a “live chat service” to answer your questions. They are called “Chatbots” and have gained popularity on many websites.

Video games – artificial intelligence is not in playing new games. However, the levels of complexity have increased so much that the characters in the game can now learn your character, understand your preferred style, and act / respond to these inputs to provide you with a more individualized gaming experience.

Autopilot in years – This was one of the first uses of AI and is now actually used for most all flights. In fact, today, human pilots largely operate the controls only manually during takeoff and landing. At any moment, it is an autopilot that flies you around the world.

Smart Appliances – Consumer electronics implemented by AI technology are widely used today. Televisions, refrigerators, thermostats, light bulbs, security cameras, health monitors and many other gadgets under the common heading “Internet of Things (IoT)” are popular products today.

Spam email filters – Spam filters often use an artificial neural network to detect and block spam emails. According to all records, Gmail records 99.9% of all spam emails using AI technology.

Industry and cyber security – While robotic arms and even stereotypical robots are used in industries such as automotive manufacturing, artificial intelligence is now finding its way into almost every industry you can imagine. The cyber security industry has also made progress and progress and can still be seen in the use of artificial intelligence to prevent hackers and cyber attacks. It is beginning to seem that every area in the business world is immersed in AI. And researchers are constantly looking for other potential areas where artificial intelligence can be adapted.

It is beginning to seem that every area in the business world is immersed in artificial intelligence. And researchers are constantly looking for other potential areas where artificial intelligence can be adapted.

Benefits of AI

Efficient and cost-effective: AI constantly uses more sophisticated core technologies and computer machines with the ability to quickly analyze large amounts of data. Therefore, jobs that are monotonous in nature may be simpler, faster, and more accurate. All this also applies at a reasonable price and in some cases at no cost. Life is easier: people today rely on a variety of artificial intelligence-based applications to make their lives easier. A thermostat that knows when you can go home and adjust the temperature, the lights will be brighter and brighter depending on the location of your home, digital assistants like Alexa and Siri can help you in various ways like setting alarms, reading books, finding restaurants and more .

Medical goals: AI has found very valuable applications in the medical field. This makes diagnostics more accurate than ever before. Physicians are beginning to use robots and robotic arms to perform specific types of operations for more accurate work. In fact, remote surgeries are now possible, where a doctor can sit in New York but operate on a patient in Paris using robotic arms and an Internet connection. Surgical simulators are now used to train physicians. There are therapeutic robots to improve patient viability and portable health monitors such as Fitbit that monitor your health on the go. These are just a few examples; the list is really long.

Overcoming human limitations: Artificial intelligence can reach places and help people do things we are limited to. For example, exploring the universe to a greater extent, where it can be dangerous for humans to reach or reach the deep ocean, where humans may not be able to survive.

Clever predictions: Technological progress has created a sea of ​​data. This is one of the main reasons why AI is used by various institutions, especially the medical and financial fields, to organize and manage data. Artificial intelligence can analyze data to find patterns, extrapolate them based on those patterns, and come up with predictions that make better and faster decisions.
 

Disadvantages of artificial intelligence

There is no doubt that AI has great promise. However, performing tasks performed on machines with little or no human intervention has its own problems and disadvantages.

Health problems: Relationships between people have become digital. There are 2.13 billion Facebook users active per month worldwide, and 5 new profiles are created every second. Facebook, Instagram and other social networks use AI technology to make these platforms more addictive for you. People are amazed at the excessive use of social networks, which has negatively affected their health and well-being. Anxiety disorders, depression and lack of sleep are just some of these negative effects.

Environmental toll: The large amount of data generated and transmitted is in fact one of the reasons for global warming, which leads to different types of weather disturbances and weather patterns. It is possible that we can analyze and analyze the data footprint we create and its impact on our natural resources.

Unemployment: Artificial intelligence can lead to unemployment if machines replace the work done by people. Because people can’t work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and drive machinery, the industry is pushing to use AI technology to get a smooth job every day. What’s more, it also helps reduce costs.

Artificial idiots: In terms of cyber security, AI raises several serious questions. Sometimes you leave systems and entire processes to autopilot. The systems supply large amounts of data so that they can learn trends and formats and trade with them. But what if an insidious hacker or insider feeds insidious and targeted data so that the AI ​​infrastructure thinks and behaves a certain way? The world of cyber security always talks about how people are most vulnerable. In situations like these, computers have also become the most vulnerable link.

Artificial intelligence in the wrong hands: When machines fall into the wrong hands, they can be used to commit New Year’s terrorism, automated cyber attacks, and other bad things that are only limited in size, according to the image of the harmful individual. Researchers have found ways to manipulate the speaker’s speech into new speech synchronized lips. So you can tell someone things they never said, in their own tone. False reports reach record levels.

Threats


With the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence in various industries, cybercriminals are already changing their study of artificial intelligence. Symantec recently predicted that by 2018, cybercriminals would use AI to launch more sophisticated attacks.

And AI itself, there are some serious cyber security questions that need to be asked. Here’s a look at some of the threats that AI poses. Multiple data: AI has the ability to work with multiple data. The data collected is not just simple data, but data that contains every minute detail about an event or transaction. It is also known as “Big Data”. The idea of ​​a hacker having access to Big Data should be a cause for serious concern.

Also, because we are talking about automating the decision-making process, there is no transparency as to why the machine came to a certain conclusion, and because there is so much data, it can be technically impossible for people who understand what is happening. In fact, there is a good chance that people will lose differences in the results displayed by the machine. Think of it as an industrial setting related to critical infrastructure, such as water treatment plants, nuclear reactors, rail transport, etc., and you will see the extent of the threat.

Privacy: A large number of artificial intelligence tools now collect a significant amount of personal data from individuals. Take the example of IoT gadgets, health monitors, fitness gadgets, smart TVs and many other IoT gadgets gather a lot of information about individuals and even their surroundings. This data can be very vulnerable in the wrong hands. Many new tools do not address important cyber security questions and concerns, such as – where data is stored, what safeguards are used to protect data, who controls the data, shared data, obtaining permission. and other difficult but critical issues. Because these devices are now part of an individual’s daily life, they affect the organization in which the individual also works and change the overall dynamics of the organization’s approach to cyber security.

AI – The New Hacker: Hackers are also starting to use AI as a powerful new tool. Two data scientists recently conducted an experiment to find out what’s better between humans and artificial intelligence so that Twitter users click on a malicious link. Researchers have learned artificial intelligence to study the behavior of social network users and then design and implement their own phishing reports. It is known that the performance of AI hackers is better than the performance of human hackers. There are bad marks that are proof of how innovative a two-edged sword is.

Out of control: Machines / robots based on artificial intelligence are created with the ability to make intellectual decisions like humans. Artificial intelligence basically learns to “learn” on its own and also to make informed decisions, even if it does not have data relevant to the same situations. If intelligent ability is designed through self-learning, it is probably not far from saying that there is a possibility that an intelligent machine can create a “self-mind.” If not by itself, then it can be argued that with the “help” of an evil hacker, such a situation could have occurred. Such an artificial intelligence ability to be remotely controlled by an insidious hacker can be devastating..

AI is a field full of promise and potential. But like almost all new domains, it is in a new phase and everything that comes out of its doors is not regulated. The threats associated with artificial intelligence are also real, and it is not good to wait for cyber security regulations to come and save the situation. In any case, compliance should be the result of good cyber security measures and infrastructure and not the other way around. Artificial intelligence is really exciting, but people have to stop and think about where they want to draw the line.

Setup WordPress site on Android

WordPress is one of the most popular site builder on the planet. WordPress makes it is easy to build a site from scratch and create content. WordPress for Android puts the power of publishing in your hands. Now you can write, edit and publish posts to your WordPress blog or site on the go, check site stats, catch up with your favorite sites and join the conversation anywhere, see comments and likes as they happen, etc.

Add WordPress site to Android mobile

Run WordPress app on your mobile phone, tap LOG IN button from the button. If you do not have a WordPress site yet. Note we will show you how to add a self-hosted WordPress blog or site to mobile phone other than a WordPress.com blog. After that you will be prompted to enter Email address. If you have linked your WordPress powered sites to a WordPress.com account, you can input your linked email address with this account to manage all your linked WordPress sites. Here we can skip this step now by tapping the link titled ‘Log in to your site by entering your site address instead‘ at the screen bottom.

Enter your site address or domain name. It could be a top level domain like http://www.domain.com, a subdomain like blog.domain.com, or even a subfolder like http://www.domain.com/blog.

If you do not have a top level domain yet, you can get one for free when you pay for the web hosting as some hosting service provide free domain.

Enter your full site address or domain name, touch the Next button to continue. If you see a Invalid SSL Certificate warning, most likely your WordPress site is not protected with a certificate or the certificate has expired. You can skip this step by tapping the Yes button to continue anyway. If you usually connect to the site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn’t continue.

The last steps to finish adding WordPress site to mobile phone is to fill in the WordPress username and password.

Now you have connected WordPress site to WordPress for Android app. You can continue to connect another site to start managing the WordPress site on mobile phone.

To see the results of only using the WordPress App here. 
https://aedininsight.wordifysites.com
 

How to build and launch a website using only your mobile phone.

As a thought experiment, I wondered if it was possible to design, develop, and launch a custom website from my phone, without touching a tablet or computer.

Spoiler alert: I could.

In fact, not only was it possible to build a website from my phone, but I was able to do it in less than a couple hours of research and work, using only free apps. The following post will give you the step-by-step on how to launch your own mobile-only website.

For this experiment, I used a Motorola Edge+ running Android 10. I didn’t use any external displays or input devices.

Preparation

There are a few things you’ll need to prepare in advance of actually building your site, and all can be accomplished from your phone. Just as with any website you’re building, you’ll need to:

• Purchase a web host
• Create a database and a database user
• Give SSH access to your host user
• Download an app for SSH access
• Optionally, purchase and configure a domain
• Optionally, download an app for web inspection (to view source on your website, for theme development and bug testing)
• Optionally, download an app for photo editing
• Optionally, take and edit some photos for theme artwork

Hosting

I have an account with Wordify, I use for my sandbox experiments. I prefer it because I can easily create a new site and DNS zone without buying another domain or adding cost.

My environment is a standard LAMP stack with phpMyAdmin.

Selecting a CMS

If you want to be old school, you already have everything you need above to get started. You could SSH into your server, create an HTML file, and compete with tilde.club. However, the point of my experiment was to see if I could build a website of high enough quality to sell to a client.

WordPress (MySQL/PHP, free)

I selected WordPress for this experiment for a variety of reasons including my intimate familiarity with it and the fact it plays nicely with my existing hosting environment. Most importantly though, WordPress is the most progressive of the open source content management systems in having self-contained extension and update management, which was critical in this early experiment. Here are just a handful of the many native features that helped:

Mobile-friendly admin area

Automatic core updates

Live previews for themes

Theme browser and installer

One-click core update system

Plugin browser and installer

Theme and plugin text editors

WordPress also keeps a latest stable version URL to make it easy to directly install to your host without having to download and upload files to your host—i.e., they never land on your cellphone’s hard drive.

http://wordpress.org/latest.zip

http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Installing WordPress via SSH

In this section, we’ll be directly copying the latest WordPress archive from wordpress.org to your host. Then you’ll unpack the archive, move the files within the WordPress directory up to your web root, and finish with some file cleanup.

Warning:*If you’re new to the Terminal, be warned the command line can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re working in a live production environment, at minimum you should be making a backup of everything.

Have your credentials ready:

Your development server URL

Your SSH username and password

Step 1: Transfer and unpack WordPress

Launch ServerAuditor and connect to your server. The welcome screen has the ability to add a new connection and save the bookmark, or to “quick connect” without saving. I recommend saving a bookmark.

After adding your login and server credentials, you should be at the command prompt.

Before we jump in, there are some basic Terminal commands to know:

ls = lists all files in your current directory

cd = changes directories and is given paired with a directory command like “cd ..” to move to the parent directory, or “cd wordpress” to move down into the WordPress directory relative to your current position—i.e., you would see /wordpress/ listed if you ran the “ls” command.

In my case, I need to change directories from my user directory down into my sandbox domain’s web root:

cd domains/tasteofhot.com/html

Now we grab the latest WP archive from their server:

wget –*–*no-check-certificate http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Note the “-*–*no-check-certificate” may not be necessary for you. I needed it to mitigate an error message I was getting from MediaTemple.

If you “ls” from here, you should now see the latest.tar.gz file in your file listing.

Unzip the archive:

tar xfz latest.tar.gz

If you “ls” again, you should see a new /wordpress/ directory in addition to your archive.

Change directories into the new /wordpress/ directory:

cd wordpress

Move all of the contents of the /wordpress/ directory up a directory to your web root:

cp -rpf * ../

Change directories to get out of the /wordpress/ directory and into the parent web root:

cd ..

Delete the empty /wordpress/ directory:

rm -rf ./wordpress

Delete the packaged WordPress archive:

rm -f latest.tar.gz

Now your web root is ready for the famous 5-minute install.

Step 2: Install WordPress

The shortest step, WordPress has a pretty simple install interface that will walk you through in a jiffy.

Have your credentials ready:

Your database and host names
Your database username and password

In Chrome, or another mobile browser, browse to your dev server. Follow the WordPress on-screen instructions, then log in with your new username and password.

Step 3: Permission server for uploads

This may or may not be the case for everyone, but in the way I unpacked WordPress, I discovered my theme and plugin directories weren’t permissioned correctly for direct uploads and installs.

If you want to test your permissions first, skip to the next section and attempt to install a theme. If the theme installs successfully, you don’t need to modify permissions.

To fix permissions, log back into your SSH app and reconnect to your host.

Change directories to your root WordPress directory

cd domains/tasteofhot.com/html

List the files to make sure you’re in the correct directory and can see the /wp-content/ folder but are not in it.

Change all the directories within wp-content to 755 (-rwxr-xr-x):

find wp-content -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

Change all the files within wp-content to 644 (-rw-r-–r-–):

find wp-content -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Customize your website

For this experiment, I wasn’t about to develop an entire theme from scratch because—well, nobody does that anymore. There are an abundance of amazing responsive themes and WordPress has built-in tools for browsing, previewing, installing, and configuring.

I did, however, want to show that custom theme development is an option, so I went ahead and forked a “parent” theme to create a child theme and modify its code as a proof-of-concept. (It’s best practice to not modify the parent theme directly, to allow for system updates.)
Step 1: Find and install a parent theme

Under your administrative menu in Appearance > Themes, you can browse featured or popular themes. There are even search tools if you have specific criteria, but those search tools are primarily relevant for desktop sites—i.e., the number of columns.

I have a theme I’ve already used that I quite like the simplicity of, so I went ahead and searched for “Editor” as my parent theme.
Tips when reviewing mobile-only themes:

Thumbnails – Unfortunately, the thumbnails for WordPress themes are desktop screenshots, so they are less relevant for mobile-only shopping. However, when you select a theme, you can preview it.


Collapse Info – The way the theme previewer is laid out, the desktop info sidebar for the theme’s information appears to be the entire layout on mobile. There’s a collapse button at the bottom and it is a bit finicky on mobile. However, if you click it a couple times and are patient, it will hide the sidebar so you can see the theme.
Responsive – If the theme does not look right on mobile, it is not responsive. Move on to the next one. If you switch away from featured or popular, chances are it is an older theme that isn’t as responsive.
Usability – Focus on layout you like and ignore artwork, fonts, or colors. It’s relatively easy to correct those and your mobile-only audience is more interested in utility than beauty.
Load Time – If the theme seems slow, it probably will be for your users also. Pass.
Live Preview – To preview a theme with your content in it, you have to first install the theme. You can preview it without having to enable it.

After installing the parent theme, you can preview it with your own content and set a bunch of your site settings through the theme configuration before enabling it.

Enable the parent theme and optionally create any artwork for the theme in Canva (or other app) while you are at it. You may need to reselect some of this content after you create your child theme, but if you’re trying on this parent theme for the first time, it’s worth the preview.

Step 2: Create a child theme

Now that we have a usable parent theme, let’s create a custom child theme. There are a few ways to do this. If you already have an FTP or other file management app, you can duplicate the theme directory there. You could use the MediaTemple (or equivalent) Account Center’s file manager. You could even turn back to your SSH app. However, I’m trying to show how this can be done by non-developers, so I used a WordPress plugin called Child Theme Configurator.

Add any necessary plugins:

Browse to the plugins area in your WordPress admin area.

Add New to search for and install Child Theme Configurator.

Activate the new plugin after install.

Optionally, do some plugin cleanup and delete the Hello Dolly plugin.

Optionally, install any security plugins. My favorites for a fresh install are Block Spam By Math Reloaded, Limit Login Attempts, Broken Link Checker, and Disqus to replace the native registration/commenting system.

Use Child Theme Configurator:

Under Tools > Child Themes, create a new theme.

You need only add the slug and theme name. All other settings can remain default.

Browse back to your theme management area to preview your child theme, set any metadata, and activate your new child theme that—for the moment—looks exactly as it did before.

Step 3: Modify your theme

To customize the code o your new theme, again you could modify this via SSH, your hosting file manager, an FTP client, or other file management app. However, WordPress has a built-in editor included under Appearance > Editor. The downside of this approach, is of course version control, but this post won’t get into that.

In my example, I simply changed a few font colors to demonstrate the capability. I used WebInspector to view source on my site and get class names to modify.

Publish your content

The last thing I did to prove this is possible end-to-end is, of course, publish some content. By default, WordPress creates one placeholder page and one blog post. I updated both to be information about this website and even added a photo from my phone via WordPress’ built-in media management.

Conclusion

When I originally considered this experiment, I was pretty sure it was possible, but I didn’t imagine how easy it would actually be.

To see the results of this experiment visit here.
http://aedificatio.wpdevcloud.com

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