In upcoming years with the introduction of 5th generation wireless systems (5G), IoT will take center stage and will be one of the biggest drivers of the other main trends of technology, such as connected cars, connected health. Based on the latest data by Statista.com, the size of the installed base of IoT devices is expected to grow 75 billion worldwide by 2025. Similarly, analyst firm, Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be 20 billion internet-connected things. However, IoT does not come without its own challenges, including those that are security related. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the what sort of security concern that currently exist and faced by IoT adopters to offset the upcoming challenges. To examine this, with my co-authors a systematic mapping study was performed over 3500 articles, out of which 38 were selected for a closer examination. The study identified 9 main categories and 4 sub categories of security concerns which are listed below:Continue reading
Are we having enough discussion on how to reduce this negative impact of Artificial Intelligence?Featured
In the past several years, we have seen a cycle—hope, hype, despair, rebound, etc.—for both technologies and applications. It is worth noting that the hype has led to adverse effects in our society.
I’ve just wrapped up a week visit to Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC), Viana do Castelo which is located in the north of Portugal. So, what did I make of week in ?
First, the weather was extreme. It rained all week, misty, very windy, and freezing. On top of that, hotel heater wasn’t working. It was disaster. One evening I checked Foreca (weather app) and it showed, skies will clear for an hour. I walked up to the Santuário de Santa Luzia church which was about 45mins walk. I must quote in this case: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude“- Thomas Jefferson.
The Santuário de Santa Luzia church is located in the Hill of Santa Luzia (228 m), on the suburbs of the city, offering one of the most beautiful sights of the Viana do Castelo.
Even though weather was extreme, several ARC4DigiT researchers, work, and food (fresh cod) kept me warm. Lastly, I was blessed to have a view of entire city from Santuário de Santa Luzia church. I must admit the city is indeed blessed with one of the most stunning views.Continue reading
Travel has always been an essential part of long-term survival and evolution of humanity. The modern era has witnessed significant developments in mobility solutions to make humans travel easier. However, these solutions are mostly targeted to younger populations and not to older adults even though we know when we grow older, our cognitive needs changes more frequently. The change of needs may require more mental effort to do perform tasks.Continue reading
Assuming you were both about the same size, you were able to easily balance on the seesaw. The following image appears to be in balance, with two equally sized people equally distant from the fulcrum on which the seesaw balances.Continue reading