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Can We Expect More Data Breach Lawsuits in the Future?

March 22, 2017 - By 
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A company is never 100% protected from cybercriminals, hackers and nation-state actors, even with proper security measures.

With technology advancing, so is security, but also, so is cyber crime. Are data breach lawsuits going to be a new precedent?

What is it?

A data breach is an incident that involves the unauthorized or illegal viewing, access or retrieval of data by an individual, application or service. It is a type of security breach specifically designed to steal and/or publish data to an unsecured or illegal location.

In recent news…

To the well known Target Store, one of the largest data breaches in history occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013, just as the busy holiday shopping season was underway.

Information from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards was stolen.

Investigators believe the thieves captured the information by installing software on payment terminals customers used to swipe their payment cards at checkout.

Nearly all of Target’s 1,797 stores in the United States were affected.

At least 15 lawsuits were filed by the end of 2013, seeking millions of dollars in damages. The harm was so widespread that the Department of Justice began its own investigation into the breach.

Many of the major data breaches that have occurred within the past few years have faced class-action lawsuits and then settled, never facing time in court.

This is likely because the company that was breached has no defense, like in the case of Target, and settling allows the company to move forward quickly and maybe escape the media spotlight.

Future precedent?

According to various reports, incidences of data breaches and their corresponding litigation are rising by 25 to 30 percent every year.

High-profile lawsuits involving companies such as Target, eBay, and Home Depot have drawn attention to the issue. One Rhode Island attorney says the lawsuits will keep coming this year as plaintiffs lawyers try out new theories of liability.

The precedent set in the Circuit Court could mean more data breach lawsuits will be filed in the future, regardless of whether or not the customer or employee data has been exploited, leading to even higher data breach costs for enterprises.

Who can help

Data breach lawyers have extensive experience in protecting against data breach liability, formulating responses to data breaches, and protecting and advising companies that have been a victim of a data breach. Data breach attorneys can help you with:

  • Data breach liability analysis;
  • Data breach response plans;
  • Compliance with state data breach law;
  • Compliance with international data breach law;
  • Data breach notifications; and
  • Data breach litigation


It doesn’t look good.

Whether hackers are looking for credit card numbers in poorly guarded point-of-sale systems or searching for personally identifiable information in the next vulnerable technology, the influx of data breaches continues and the lawsuits show no signs of slowing down.

To avoid being a victim of data breaching, I’ll leave you with a list of ways to stay safe:

  1. Institute end-user awareness policy
  2. Craft an encryption policy
  3. Install intrusion detection and prevention
  4. STOP drive-by downloads
  5. Perform regular vulnerability assessments
  6. Employ inside prevention monitoring
  7. Back it up!


The Top 10 Music Trends Changing The Industry This Year

March 22, 2017 - By 
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The U.S. music industry was said to be worth $15.5 billion in 2016. But given that we’re living in a technological world where geography plays a smaller part, globally, it’s closer to $43 billion.

The music industry was caught napping a few years back; music streaming was beginning to take-off, but the industry’s big hitters ignored it.

Right up until it affected their sales numbers.

It’s doubtful they’ll be as complacent with the next big music trends; check out ten of them here.

Music Trends

1) Music Streaming

In 2016, music streaming became the industry’s biggest source of income; revenue from streaming grew by 57% in the first half of the year.

We’ve all heard of the likes of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and Google Play Music, but when the likes of Amazon join in, you know that the music industry must be sitting up and taking notes.

Even iTunes (that has a 64% share of the U.S. digital music market) must be re-evaluating their business plan.

2) Virtual Reality

A bit more of slow-burner, Virtual Reality won’t be the biggest of the music trends this year, but it’s certainly on the way up.

Market experts say that the VR music market could be worth as much as $30 billion by the year 2020, but that encompasses more than just music (think merchandising and the like).

Artists such as Bjork, Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, and Deadmau5 have already experimented with Virtual Reality systems with great results; whether that’s with an immersive video or at a live concert.

3) Artistic Holograms

Sadly, 2016 was a bad year for the music industry, we lost such greats as David Bowie, George Michael, Leonard Cohen and Prince (among much more).

But technology could mean that we see them making one-off appearances at special gigs in the form of a hologram.

Even as far back as 2012, Tupac was appearing ‘on-stage’ with Snoop and Dre, and in Japan, they already have a totally holographic pop star; the ’16-year-old’ Hatsune Miku.

4) Social Media

Social media is taking over the planet right now.

Along with the big guns, it seems that not a day goes by without another startup claiming to be the next Facebook (and hoping to emulate their success).

But with instant gratification in the form of likes, comments, and shares, it’s no wonder that b(r)ands are using social media as a way of communicating directly with their fans.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Massachusetts or Mumbai, you can keep up to date with all things relating to Taylor Swift or Metallica.

5) Different Release

Has downloading or streaming had its day?

Not quite (see point 1), but the way that artists are releasing new music is changing; the ‘unexpected album drop’ is here.

We’ve seen bands like U2 release direct to fans, but as with any business, finding a new way of doing something to add that all-important USP is crucial to success.

Take Beatie Wolfe for instance; the London, UK, based artist recently released a musical jacket as a way of getting her music out there.

She’s also done a full album on a series of digital interactive cards.

6) Artificial Intelligence

Heading into a music studio and ‘cutting’ a record is so old hat.

Why not just tell your computer the type of tune and how you’re feeling and let it do the work?

While still in the early stages, there is no doubt that AI will find its place within the music trends for this coming year.

OK, it may not be able to write a classic (excuse me Mr. Lennon – I am the Walrus?), but the type of music will definitely have its place – think of royalty free music.

7) Political

Let’s just get it out there … we have no political leanings whatsoever, this is merely a comment on trends in the music industry.

2017 has seen a rise in political songwriting; people wanting to comment on today’s society, the political landscape and whoever may be in power.

Truthfully, we don’t think it matters who is in the hot seat, but we’re heading back to an era of musicians using their following to deliver a message.

8) Vinyl

Vinyl sales are booming; 2015 saw the highest record of vinyl sold since 1988, while CD sales were down 17%.

That growth is happening year on year, as hipsters are trying new ways of out-cooling the cool people.

It’s no longer about clean, crisp sound, people actually want the hiss, scratch, and warmth of vinyl.

Having said that, we’re still waiting for traditional record players to make a resurgence.

9) Algorithms

Nearly every piece of tech is driven by algorithms, why should the music business be any different?

Not to be confused with Artificial Intelligence, an algorithm can be used to actually make music along with recognizing the types of music you want and recognizing you.

As the Internet of Things becomes more prevalent, algorithms will be used to recognize you as you approach billboards, advertising hoardings or even your favorite store.

It will play you music based on your mood or even body language; it will quite literally be tailored for you.

10) Live Music

We love technology, it enables you to be reading this right now, or to carry around thousands of tracks in our pocket, either on our cell or MP3 / 4 players.

But is there really anything that will replace live music, now or in future?

Sure, being able to choose your music depending on mood or taste for the day is great, but no matter how good technology gets, it will never be able to recreate the atmosphere of a gig.

It won’t get you drunk, shove you in the mosh pit or leave you with the ‘super fan’ that you bumped into while in the line waiting for the restroom.

Live music is here to stay, it’s more than a trend, it’s a movement.

Here at Pligg, we have a whole world of knowledge at your fingertips, from music trends to making apps.

Be sure to check back regularly for updated content.


Why Digital Downloads are Beating Physical Media

March 8, 2017 - By 
Digital Downloads

What do CDs, DVDs, and software disks have in common?

They’re currently being crushed by digital downloads, but they’re not the only types of physical media feeling the heat from the digital media takeover.

E-books are back on the rise and are expected to represent 25% of the global book market by 2018, and educational textbook giant, McGraw-Hill, recently noted a major spike in sales and customer satisfaction for their digital products.

The video game industry is also feeling the impact, as physical sales dropped by 45% and digital sales skyrocketed by 180% in just seven years.

So what does the future hold for digital and physical media?

Keep reading as we explore the latest studies, stats, and forecasts to learn more about the rise of digital downloads.

Reports: Film & TV Digital Downloads Surpass DVD Sales

It finally happened.

At the start of 2017, major media outlets in the UK reported that film and TV digital downloads sales finally beat physical DVDs.

Digital movie downloads have been on the rise since 2009, but they finally surpassed their predecessors in 2015.

This UK trend is in keeping with digital movie sales trends seen in the USA. Reports show that film and TV rentals dropped by 18% and physical sales decreased by 10% from the previous year. Meanwhile, sales for digital downloads skyrocketed by 23% and are showing no signs of slowing down.

The digital download phenomenon is hitting Hollywood so hard, according to the L.A. times, that Warner Bros. studio execs are even considering upping the digital download release dates for feature films.

Consumers are sending a clear message, so let’s unravel why people are so quick to embrace digital.

Survey Says: Why People Prefer Digital Media over Physical Media

As if sales alone weren’t proof enough of consumers’ preference for digital downloads, take a look at this U.S. consumer survey reported by Variety Magazine.

At the time of the survey, consumers reported the following viewing habits:

  • Video streaming activity officially surpassed live TV viewing by 2015.
  • More than 55% of consumers reported streaming movies every month.
  • 53% reported streaming TV shows on a monthly basis.
  • Compare these percentages with the 43% who still prefer watching live TV programming.
  • 14-25-year-olds prefer internet video services by 72% percent as opposed to the 58% who pay for cable TV.
  • In fact, 25% of millennials canceled their cable TV service in favor of a digital downloads service.

It’s undeniable that consumers’ film and TV viewing habits show a preference for digital over traditional media, but why?

It is just the convenience of enjoying content at the click of a button or is it something more?

We set out to find out why.

Survey: U.S. Adults Ditch Movie Theatres For The Living Room

Maybe there is something more to digital downloads than just avoiding a trip to the video store.

According to a 2014 Harris Poll, two-thirds of U.S. adults said their movie theater attendance has significantly declined over the past few years, and 68% of adults only go to the movies once a year at best.

These additional survey insights also shed light on why consumers may prefer an at-home movie experience:

  • 57% of participants polled said they prefer watching movies at home as opposed to going to a movie theater.
  • Only 21% of adults prefer seeing feature films at a movie theater.
  • 58% reported that the sound and quality of a particular film was their reasoning for choosing a movie theater over an at-home experience.
  • 62% surveyed said that high prices for concessions are the worst part about going to the movies.
  • 56% reported that rude or loud moviegoers also ruin their experience at movie theaters.

With the high costs of movie tickets, food, and disruptive moviegoers, it’s no surprise people are opting to stay on the couch.

How Digital Downloads Impact Music Consumption

Nothing proves the power of digital downloads more than its impact on the music industry, and we have the stats to prove it.

An annual Music Consumer Insights Report show the following results:

  • 71% of all internet users between the ages of 16 and 64 access licensed music online.
  • At least 1/3 of all consumers between the ages of 16-24 currently pay for a digital music service.
  • 82% of younger consumers between the ages of 13 and 15 regularly listen to and pay for audio digital downloads.
  • Almost half of all internet users pay for digital music, regardless of the format.

What’s even more clear is the overwhelming impact of smartphones on the digital music industry, as you can see direct correlations between increasing mobile device use and the shift toward digital music consumption.

How Mobile Changed Everything

Smartphones are quickly surpassing desktop computers and laptops as consumers’ primary source for digital music consumption.

In their report, the IFPI found that 55% of all active internet users use their smartphones to listen to digital music. You will also find a 40% to 52% disparity between consumers who use their computers to listen to paid music services as opposed to smartphones.

As smartphones continue their upward climb in the market, expect these digital music consumption stats to follow suit.

So where do digital downloads go from here?

According to TechCrunch, look out for the following trends in digital media:

  • Advancement in live video media
  • Innovations in Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Increasing popularity in digital “eSports” and “eAthletes”
  • Continued dominance of video game downloads
  • More innovation in digital wearables

The future is digital and it’s only going to get better.

Soon your DVDs and Blu-Ray disks will join the nostalgic ranks of cassette tapes, VHS, and vinyl records, but the possibilities are endless with digital media.

Expect more digital re-mastered movies, eBook releases, and digital music offerings to win consumers over in coming years.

Take this opportunity to start building your digital downloads library so you can start carrying your favorite music, movies, and publications wherever you go.


5 Reasons Your Business Needs Fleet Management Software

March 8, 2017 - By 
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Are the challenges that come with running a fleet of vehicles getting on your nerves?

Sure, managing a fleet of cars, vans or trucks comes with a unique set of challenges and risks. Management costs can easily spiral out of control and tracking efforts can cause you unnecessary headaches.

But now all that is about to change!

By utilizing fleet management software, you can solve the various vehicle management problems your business is facing.

Keep reading to find out the important reasons your business needs fleet management software.

The Need to Keep Costs Low

Whether you own a small or large business, every mile logged on each vehicle will affect your bottom line.

A fleet management software can help to reduce your operational costs.

For example, it can be customized to alert you every time a vehicle stays idle for a longer period than expected. Since idling wastes fuel, you can take a necessary action to ensure your long-haul drivers don’t prolong idle times.

What’s more, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that driver feedback devices can improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent!

The Need to Improve Efficiency

Without fleet management software, you have to call your drivers and dispatch them to various delivery sites.

This can be very inefficient, since some drivers may be out of reach. With the software, you’re able to make dispatches with a few clicks. You can even monitor the location of your vehicles on a single screen.

Route optimization is another fleet management software feature that helps to enhance business efficiency.

With built-in mapping information, you will be able to identify the shortest routes to various destinations before dispatching a vehicle.

Minimize Accidents

Accidents can stifle the growth of your business.

When an accident occurs, your risk losing your vehicle, personnel and the goods being delivered. Even if it’s a minor accident, delivery will be delayed and your clients may get impatient.

Although fleet management software can’t eradicate accidents, it will provide you with the information you need to minimize their occurrence.

You can monitor the performance of your drivers, detect those with erratic driving behaviors and take an appropriate corrective action.

The software also gives you the power to monitor the mechanical condition of your vehicles. You can take them in for maintenance before they develop major problems.

The Need to Comply with Regulations

The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the federal and state governments to ensure the safety of other road users.

Violating a regulation can result in lawsuits and hefty fines that can reduce your profit margins.

As a business owner or fleet manager, it’s your job to:

  • hire qualified drivers
  • develop and implement driver training programs
  • prevent overloading
  • ensure vehicles are well-maintained

Fleet management software helps you to maintain compliance and stay on top of new government regulations.

The Need to Stay Two Steps Ahead of Competitors

In today’s modern world, staying on top of technology trends can mean the difference between business success and failure.

If you want to gain an edge over other trucking businesses in the market, then you should acquire the best fleet management software for your needs.


Fleet management can be an incredibly easy task, or it can be much harder than it needs to be.

The good news is you have the freedom to choose which side of the coin you want to be!

If you want a hassle-free experience, you know what to do. Get fleet management software that can enable you to reduce fuel expenses, increase efficiency, and minimize accidents that can cost your business.


How to Make an App for Your Small Business

March 1, 2017 - By 
Mobile Apps

The average business owner doesn’t need to read another article about how to market online.

Their social media is more than on point, their website is mobile responsive, and they’ve got their PPC campaign running like a well-oiled machine.

Most businesses have clearly conquered the internet, but have they mastered the newest platform for customer engagement and outreach?

Apps are beyond popular, and their use is only going to grow.

How to create your dream app

It’s very clear that apps are the marketing tools of the future.

A lot of small business owners may already know that they need an app, but they aren’t sure where to start.

Luckily for them, they don’t need to be designers or developers to have a great app for their business. BrainyApps and similar sites have made app creations simple. All they need is an idea and clear path for bringing their app to life.

Think about your end goal

If people are short on app ideas, they just need to think about their end goals and what their ideal app would do once it’s made.

It’s important to think beyond wanting an app that will make you money. This is a “big picture” kind of thing.

Would the app make it easier for people to learn about the company?

Do they need an app that makes checking out a breeze for customers? Would it make the process much more streamlined and less complicated?

Do they just want an app that’s entertaining enough to get a lot of downloads so their company can get a different kind of exposure?

Thinking about what businesses ultimately want their app to do is important.

Even professional app designers can run into problems when they set out to make an app without thinking about its main objective. Have an objective in mind, then go from there.

See the app as a problem solver

Sometimes businesses don’t need a big brainstorming session to discover the kind of app they want. In fact, existing customers have probably already identified the key features the app should have.

Have customers expressed an interest in being able to see more of what the company sells? Make an app that beautifully displays your full inventory.

Have customers complained about having a problem after typical business hours? Create an app that can answer their questions and act like a personal concierge when employees can’t help them.

Do customers want an easier way to buy and have items shipped? Make an app that has a robust checkout system that can have the process done with a few taps.

Get ready to market it

After months of work, the dream app is fully designed and ready to be used. Now the time has come to properly promote it!

Too many companies make the mistake of financing an app and then doing nothing to promote it.

Simply having a “download” our app button somewhere on a website site isn’t enough. App launches should be promoted on social media to make sure that followers know about the release.

It’s also important to write some amazing copy for the app store description with SEO keywords so that new people can easily find your app.

The end?

The app creation process doesn’t end once it’s released. You should be paying close attention to user feedback so you can make needed updates as time goes on.

And of course, there’s always the possibility of making a brand new app as your needs evolve.

As you can see, the app creation process can be simplified when you have the right mindset. Keep your ideas flowing, don’t be afraid to try something new, and always reach out to app experts that can help you along the way.


Which Night Vision Scope is Right for You

February 21, 2017 - By 
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My first experience with night vision technology wasn’t in real life. What caught my imagination was that scene in Jurassic Park where Tim Murphy picks up the fancy looking night vision goggles and is then told by the lawyer to put them down because “those are probably expensive.”

I suddenly saw myself out in the pre-historic bush hunting velociraptors in the dark.

Now that I’m a grown man, I hunt other things in the dark. Which is why I use the best night vision scope. They don’t look as fancy as the goggles in Jurassic Park, but they are better.

1. Armasight CO-Mini 3 Alpha

This is technically a conversion piece, but it’s my go-to when I need a something reliable for medium range magnified night vision.

It Features:

  • Manual gain adjustment
  • A third generation vision scope
  • A QD mount for Picatinny rail systems
  • 1x magnification capability
  • Daytime optics conversion

2. ATN Thor-HD

This all-digital night vision scope is closest to what I saw in Jurassic Park and dreamed of using as a kid. This all digital device will give you full-color images instead of the traditional monochrome output.

It Features:

  • A digital thermal scope setting
  • A Color Display
  • Multiple digital reticle patterns for target variation
  • Has a long battery life for long hunts
  • Can run on one battery
  • Attaches to any standard Picatinny rail

3. Pulsar Apex XD50

A step down from the Thor as far as color goes, this digital wonder gives you vibrant images. It is clearly designed for long distance shooting as I can spot a target from 1400 yards on any given night.

It Features:

  • A wireless remote control for remote setup
  • A 1.9x magnification for long distance spotting
  • High-resolution imagery that is superior to tube imaging
  • Displays thermal signatures from 1400 yards away
  • It’s definitely one of the longest range night vision scopes on the market today.

4. Armasight Nemesis 6X Gen2+ SDi

Armasight definitely had hunters in mind when they built the Nemesis. It’s an interesting combination of second generation night vision technology with high powered magnification clear enough to feel like you’re standing in front of the target.

It Features:

  • Second generation night vision technology
  • 6 power magnification (highly powerful)
  • An auto-brightness control for easy hands-free use
  • It attaches to standard Picatinny rails
  • Includes an illuminated red center cross reticle
  • Made with sturdy waterproof construction for any weather situation

5. Pulsar N750 Digisight

This sight is a basic go-to sight. It works well enough.

It doesn’t stand out among the competition but it’s affordable. It doesn’t touch the geek side.

But when you need something dependable that won’t break the bank, the Pulsar N750 will do for just about any situation.

It Features:

  • A digital night vision scope
  • Second generation style technology
  • A long eye relief to keep any sort of distraction out
  • A built-in IR illuminator so you don’t have to purchase one
  • OLED display
  • A video out feature if you want to capture the hunt


There are many fine rifle night vision scopes out there today. If you pick one that fits your needs and your preferences, you will see clearly in the dark for a long time.

What are you favorite night vision scopes? Let me know. And, as always, stay on target!


Get the Most out of IEC 61850 Source Code

January 31, 2017 - By 
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It doesn’t help much if you have access to a great tool but aren’t sure how to use it. 61850 source code is a super effective coding language when it comes to allowing automated systems to communicate with one another in electrical power substations.

It allows you to easily configure these complex electrical systems and make sure all of the components are working in harmony.

If you want to increase the efficiency of your substation’s automated systems and make your whole system run more smoothly, 61850 source code can help. Our toolkit has everything you need to get started.

What is the 61850 Source Code Used For?

When used correctly, 61850 source code is a concise, valuable coding language for configuring Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). Intelligent Electronic Devices are microprocessor-based devices that are able to receive commands from a transmitter.

They control electronic equipment such as circuit breakers and transformers. The can also be used to control Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), metering devices, protocol translators and gateways, and protection, control, and switchgear.

Plus, 61850 source code can also be used to configure human machine interfaces.

61850 source code allows you to configure how these devices work within an automated system.

Through this source code, transmitters can send instructions to the IEDs, controlling their reactions.

Mapping Protocols With 61850 Source Code

The 61850 source code language can also be mapped to a number of protocols. Protocols are the rules and procedures that allow electronic devices to configure data and “speak” to each other.

Using these protocols, you can configure all the devices within your electrical system.

The current protocols that 61859 source code uses are;

  • MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification)
  • GOOSE (Generic Object Oriented Substation Event)
  • SMV (Sampled Measured Values)

It can also be used alongside ANSI-C, C++, or .NET Components, increasing the flexibility of the language and the number of possible applications.

61850 Source Code’s Features

What makes 61850 source code so useful? Its many features set it apart as the best choice for managing electrical substations.

Multiple Device Connections

An IEC 61850 OPC Server allows connection with multiple devices simultaneously. This means you can truly manage your whole grid without needing to over-complicate your code. You can organize your system efficiently, without a great deal of overlap.

Data Modelling

Every component in your electrical substation system can be split into logical nodes and modeled.

Data Reporting

Using a server with 61850 source code also means you have great opportunities for data reporting.

Reporting schemes can be set up for reporting data in case of certain trigger events. You can customize these reporting schemes to suit your unique system.

Fast Event Transfer

61850 allows for the rapid transfer of events. This high-speed communication between your devices will ensure your system runs smoothly.

Data Storage

This source code is also useful for storing data about your system. The data that is generated and collected by the devices in your system can be stored and used later.


Now you know why 61850 source code is invaluable for running automated systems in electrical substations and beyond.

Use a toolkit to get started coding today!


Up Next in Software Development Services: The Age of AI

January 16, 2017 - By 
Software Development Services

Siri. Google. Cortana. This is what the masses call artificial intelligence today.

Other programs exist, of course. Machine learning is a huge thing right now. With things like Blippar, Watson,

With things like Blippar, Watson, Google’s Cloud Machine Learning. These are all iterations of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence mostly does tasks related to the internet and information right now. We can ask for information and the computer learns our preferences. It can perform basic tasks. It can play games against us. It can remind us of things. It can recognize images. We can

It can perform basic tasks. It can play games against us. It can remind us of things. It can recognize images.

We can outsource a lot of things to the computer now. Soon, even driving.

But what if we could outsource even the coding of computers to computers themselves? What if software development services went from code monkeys in their offices to servers in Dubai?

Issac Asimov in his robot series predicted that robots would replace humans in many aspects of society. He also predicted that humans wouldn’t be so keen on this transition at first. But what happens when humans are no longer the robot’s creator?

But what happens when humans are no longer the robot’s creator?

1. Humans Will Never Leave Software Development Services

The going theory isn’t that humans will be completely replaced anytime soon in the world of computers. In fact, it seems like we might form an unlikely partnership with computers in the near future.

You see, computers still rely on humans for learning. And even in the near future, like dogs and other domestic animals, computers will still need to be trained to think and create.

We no longer will have to write instructions that a machine follows step by agonizing step. They will connect the dots, so to speak, and create the steps once they’ve learned the basics of the dance.

This, in essence, is already happening. Machine learning, as we mentioned above, does a lot of the internet for us. And, recently, it’s doing some weird things that you probably haven’t thought of yet. Things like diagnosing diseases and disorders just by scanning your face. (No, for real,

And, recently, it’s doing some weird things that you probably haven’t thought of yet. Things like diagnosing diseases and disorders just by scanning your face. (No, for real, check it out, AI can look at your face and figure out what disorders you probably have.)

Instead of coding a computer to recognize a cat or a picture, just show it lots of cat pictures. It now incorporates what it sees with what you’ve told it. That’s how machine learning works.

Just like the human brain, machine learning uses networks all over the globe to process information and learn. And just like the human brain, it needs someone feeding it information to actually learn. Basically, we become the computer’s teacher.

Basically, we become the computer’s teacher.

2. Will Traditional Coding Disappear Completely?

Software development services won’t get rid of coding altogether. Although machine learning is a completely different way of building software and A.I., it will still require a coding scaffolding around which to build the programs.

Just like in Asimov’s robot series, there is fear that humans will no longer be needed for coding.

Today tech jobs that include programming are the top jobs in the world. If you know how to code, you can land a job. It may not be this way ten years from now. When we are training computers to develop software the way we want instead of directly creating software, we won’t need the nerd in his basement.

It may not be this way ten years from now. When we are training computers to develop software the way we want instead of directly creating software, we won’t need the nerd in his basement.

New jobs will probably arise. Who knows, we may even have computer psychologists diagnosing neural network disorders.

3. What New Jobs Will Arise?

To train a computer you need rarified skill. You need a high-level grasp of mathematics and an intuition for pedagogy. It’s not like memorizing how to write code or even as simple as learning a language.

Right now, only a few hundred people know how to train a deep learning computer neural network. Right now those people know how the machine works. But as things become more complicated, the number of people who understand how the software is made will probably shrink to zero.

But as things become more complicated, the number of people who understand how the software is made will probably shrink to zero.

So, we will no longer need people who understand how A.I. works, but we will need people who know how to teach A.I.

A new field will bud and grow. That is the field of A.I. education. We will have to teach A.I. how to build software development services. And, eventually, computers will take over that job. But that is a long way off.

We will have to teach A.I. how to build software development services. And, eventually, computers will take over that job. But that is a long way off.

4. What About Meaning?

Here’s the reason why computers completely replacing humans in software development services is a long way off: Computers can’t provide meaning. Not yet anyway.

Creativity, the real spirit of creativity, what really drives software development, is beyond a machine. It can assemble facts and ideas and mimic human behavior. But it can’t create in the sense that humans can create.

It can’t learn things like empathy or beauty or humor. Not yet. Even aesthetics are currently beyond its grasp.

So, the overall aesthetic design, the emotional appeal behind software development is only a human job. And it will remain a human job for quite some time.

Really, the future of A.I., especially in software development services, is going to be a sort of symbiosis. Machines think differently than us. And that’s ok. Because we have the power to create with soul, and they have the power to compute beyond what we can.

And that’s ok. Because we have the power to create with soul, and they have the power to compute beyond what we can.

A human can’t crunch large amounts of data, but a computer can’t make that data beautiful and meaningful to the human brain.

Right now we aren’t even focusing on the philosophical side of A.I. in software development. We are focusing on automation. Anything that’s boring or repetitive, we’re giving it to computers.

We are focusing on automation. Anything that’s boring or repetitive, we’re giving it to computers.

When we will cross over to giving computers jobs that involve emotions and abstract ideas is a complete unknown.

Whatever artificial intelligence means for software development services in the future, it’s not something we need to fear. It’s something that will aid us in doing things and building software we never thought of before.

Really, ironically, imagination is the limit. What will our grandchildren be doing in the world of software development services? Nobody can predict with certainty.

What have you heard about A.I. and how it’s growing. Let us know.