Importance Of Artificial Intelligence In Today’s World

Artificial Intelligence as we all know is the growing or rather already adopted a branch of computer science which every individual or company is well aware of in today’s time. It’s the ability of a machine to be controlled via a computerized system to carry out different tasks in an efficient and organized manner, without much of the human intervention. Although it demands a high and robust coding experience, but looking at the massive advantage of implementing it at an individual or organizational level cannot be ignored.

Artificial Intelligence and its Usage

AI has been widely used in every industrial sector one can think of. Be it creating Virtual Assistants or Chatbots for a business website or its use in Retail, Fashion, Health, Sports Analytics, Manufacturing and Production, Autonomous Vehicles, Logistic Supply Chain etc., artificial intelligence is everywhere. Alexa and Google Assistant can be taken as two of the best AI-based virtual assistant examples to demonstrate how this technology has reached the lives of the common people in their day-to-day activities.

How does Artificial Intelligence work?

This is one of the most specific and desired to know questions by every individual who is related to the field of Information Technology i.e. how does AI work or what is the mechanism and working method behind Artificial Intelligence? Basically, AI systems work by combining large sets of data and leveraging their interactive processing algorithm to detect and learn the pattern and features in the data that it analyzes and constantly tries to test and measure its performance for better output results. The primary objective of the whole of the AI science is to build a computer system which will be capable to think like humans and act accordingly to solve complex problems in the shortest possible time.

Artificial Intelligence


Why Artificial Intelligence is important in the modern world?

Today’s world is all about automating the whole of our daily tasks; be it for an individual or from a business prospective. Especially if we look from an organizational point of view, Artificial Intelligence is very much essential since it reduces the time and effort of the employees and accordingly they can work on other productive tasks.

Also, integrating this technology for companies working in industrial sectors like logistics, supply chain and manufacturing can boost their sales and production lineup in their factories since a whole lot of tasks can be accomplished by robotic automation. Here, we can take the example of BoldTek; an IT service provider which leverages AI and ML-based predictions for manufacturing and functional defect of the product lineup for one of their global hi-tech clients.

Can artificial intelligence replace human intelligence?

Although incorporating Artificial Intelligence can hugely benefit the lives of common people and businesses but there is always a question that arises in every people’s mind – can Artificial Intelligence replace human intelligence? Well, in my personal opinion, maybe not because it’s the human intelligence that is working behind the scene and still holds the advantage in guiding effectively the work process of this technology. But, yes maybe to some extent it can replace a few jobs which are still in demand in the current market, although we know with new innovation and technology there arises a whole lot of opportunities and careers which people can pursue to live a happy and sustainable life.

AI and Human Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence and its future growth

There is no denying the fact that Artificial Intelligence is the next future technological advancement where tech enthusiasts and companies would definitely like to shift their focus to leverage a bigger impact on society. Job seekers who are in the field of information technology can definitely look for career options like Big Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, AI Data Analyst etc. which can bring enormous growth to their professional careers. Also, tech giants like Google, Amazon and Huawei have already invested billions of dollars in their R&D for strengthening their services, product delivery and new innovation for and by the use of Artificial Intelligence.

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How North-East Region can become the IT Hub of India

The northeastern region of India is vastly diversified by its rich heritage and culture. This easternmost region of the country comprises 8 states namely; Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim, and shares its international boundaries with countries like China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan. In 1971, the North Eastern Council (NEC) was formed comprising of all the states of the North-East and ever since it has been at the forefront of the socio and economic development of the region.

One Horned Rhino of Assam

World-famous One-Horned Rhino of Assam

Guwahati city in Assam is the largest metropolis in North-East India. It is also known as the “Gateway of NorthEast” and thus, making it an ideal choice for people to settle down in this one of the fastest-growing cities of India. Surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra and in the foothills of the Kamakhya Temple, this city has witnessed substantial growth over the years in terms of the employability of the common people.

Employment in North-East India: Employment has always been a chronic issue for the northeastern people of India. Lack of opportunity, skill development potholes and inclination towards agrarian works are the major roadblocks that paved the way for the rest of Indian states to grab the opportunity for its people. However, in the last two decades or so, companies have started realizing the potential growth and talent this region boasts of its people and as such, many big companies have started investing in projects which had opened the door for the youth of NorthEast to settle down in their own place and work for some of the renowned organizations of the world.

Technology Development in North-East: There is no question that North-East India is a nature-loving region with mesmerizing scenic beauties and delicious cuisine. However, there has always been a hindrance to the acceptance of technology. Maybe such was the case with the earlier generations. But now, the time has changed and so does the attitude of the people towards the embracement of new technology services. Govt. of India has also initiated the “Digital North East 2022” Programme with an aim of leveraging digital technologies to transform the lives of the people of North East India. Digital Infrastructure, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Digital Innovation and Start-ups, Cyber Security are some of the highlighting prospects this initiative takes care of. A complete diagrammatic presentation can be viewed in the picture below:

Mission and vision of the Digital North East 2022 Programme

Role of Technology Companies: It is indeed true that for the industrial economic growth of any place, tech companies play a major role. In this case, we can take the example of the Bengaluru city of India, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, where once after the first step put by tech giants like Infosys and Wipro in the 1980s, today almost all IT majors like HP, Samsung, Delloite, HCL, Accenture, to name a few, have their presence in this city.

In North East too, many well-known tech companies like BoldTek is working for the growth and development of the region and also have succeeded in nurturing the local talents, especially of Assam. Although having its headquarter in the USA, BoldTek’s vision is to provide every possible employment opportunity to the youth of Assam and to make North-East, the IT Hub of India.

High tech city

Competition amongst the best: There should also be a healthy competition amongst the tech companies of North-East in bringing new innovative solutions to the region and here, Guwahati, just like the Bengaluru city, can play a major role in bringing some of the best IT companies in Guwahati, Assam, which eventually will help in the development and employability for the youth of North East.

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Data Visualization driving management decision

Human psychology tends to visualize things for a longer duration if the raw studies are presented in the form of graphical representation. Charts or graphs transform even the most complex data into easy-to-understand relationships, instead of the textual representation of data. It brings an element of simplification and transparency which allows decision-makers to take meaningful actions wisely.

Data visualization is transforming figures and raw data into visual objects which gives us a clear idea of what the information means by giving it visual context through maps or graphs. By combining user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing features, this visualization makes research and data analysis much quicker and a powerful communication tool.

In today’s world, we are dealing with huge sets of data where there is a need for visualizing the graphical representation to make it easier to interpret. In such a scenario, tools become a prominent aid to management in understanding the significance of data through visuals like patterns, trends, dashboards, and charts. These tools enable enterprises to find and communicate opportunities for important data analysis. 

According to an Experian report, 95% of U.S. organizations say that they use data to power business opportunities, and another 84% believe data is an integral part of forming a business strategy.

Data visualization helps businesses in taking critical decisions in sectors like demand and supply forecast, customer engagement, resource planning, sales forecasting, etc. With the aid of visualizing tools such as Tableau, Power BI is helping companies in building accessibility dashboards which largely helps in reporting of data transparency, accountability, better decision making among others. These tools are extremely powerful for visualizing massive amounts of data. Professional companies rely on this platform to derive meaning from data and use insights for effective storytelling. Organizations benefit by applying the use of dashboards to align with their objectives. 

The above Power BI dashboard describes the trend of different latest technologies being used in the market currently. This data is being taken from the Kaggle Survey 2018, where more than 23 thousand developers worldwide participated in the survey. It also shows how the developers are adopting the new technologies based on the needs of the market.

Common data visualization used cases.

Healthcare: Efficient and meaningful data visualization is at the core of medical studies. It is also important for a lot of doctors, nurses, physicians as they use and interact with health interfaces on an everyday basis to create patient reports and related information.

Sales and marketing: Using visuals and reports, we may analyze several patterns and trends analysis such as market research analysis, customer analysis, cost analysis, and forecast. These findings serve as the base for sales and marketing.

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Application Management and its LifeCycle

Before starting the in-depth analysis on Application Management, let us first understand what exactly the term Application Management means. In a nutshell, Application Management is the lifecycle of computer programs, which mainly encompasses the various stages associated with Software Architecture, Testing, Maintenance, Integration and lastly the Releasing of the Software. It is the management of the application’s operations, maintenance, versioning and up-gradation throughout its complete life cycle. 

In terms of Business Development, Application Management helps enterprises in accelerating IT innovation and business results, thereby producing a good healthy rate of performance growth on a substantial basis. It minimizes the cost and maximizes the business outcome, thus creating a constructive user experience.

Application Management LifeCycle

Application Management Services

Large-sized organizations more or less depending on the Application Management Service providers to free their IT backlog and to indulge their tech professionals in other internal tasks or projects. They outsource the Application maintenance and monitoring to AMS firms, keeping the user experience and feedback as the top-most priority, thus giving an opportunity to such service providers who handle the responsibility of the patch management, bug fixes, and enhancements, without compromising the user’s accountability.

Stages in Application Management

The primary goal for Application Management Service is to handle the overall behaviour and stages of the application throughout its lifecycle. The stages include:

  1. Governance: It is the first stage of the Application Management lifecycle where businesses make the study and decisions on what exactly the need of the application, what and how the resources will be involved in developing it and lastly, what security and considerations will be taken into account while finalizing the software. 
  2. Development: The second stage of the Application Management involves the Development phase where the key strategies are discussed and executed while developing the application. The IT team of an organization start creating the Application and proceed accordingly with writing the code, testing and finally initiating the disbursement of the same. 

3. Maintenance: This stage is mainly associated with the maintenance of the application like resolving bug issues, the addition of new features, along with rehosting of the application if necessary.

Tools for Application Management

As seen through the above context, Application Management involves various stages and for that, enterprises do require some good tools to analyze and monitor the application lifecycle. These application management tools are highly essential for a smooth user experience because no organization would want to have negative feedback on its product. Some of the best Application Management tools companies can look for include; Oracle Enterprise Manager, Datadog APM, AppDynamics, Microsoft Azure Monitor to name a few.

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How Technology is Transforming Businesses

Technology is not just a mere word for us now. It has surrounded the day-to-day lives of every human being, no matter what work he is involved in. We live and breathe technology in today’s time. According to a study, the worldwide spending on technology has reached $3.4 billion and it is increasing at a rapid pace. This data is based on every household and enterprise spending money on new gadgets and tech products.

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Businesses have been highly benefited from technology over the years. The most recent advancement being Artificial Intelligence which deals with every sector like automobile, healthcare, logistics, finance, retail and whatnot. Today, every enterprise, be it a large or an SME is largely dependent on the technological aspects to bring more revenue for the growth of the organization.

Below I have listed some of the most common ways how technology has transformed businesses and their growth.

  1. Rise of Automation: The use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has paved the way for businesses to automate the whole work process and drastically reducing the time and effort of their workforce and wield them in other productive tasks. But by no means it is meant that AI has replaced human workers. However, professionals need to understand its roles and responsibilities in their organizations and quickly adapt to it. 
  2. Use of Mobile Application: Mobile applications or commonly abbreviated as Apps has been an added advantage for businesses to expand their reach and presence in front of their customers.  Every company wants to showcase its services and products on mobile devices and the best way to do it is by listing in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. The convenience of the internet in pocket-friendly devices has helped users to download and use these apps very easily.
  3. Cloud Storage: There has always been a comparison between physical storage and cloud storage. Although both of them have their own pros and cons, but due to the ease of accessibility, Cloud Storage has always garnered more attention with services like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, AWS and Azure playing a vital role in bringing cloud storage closer to its audience; be it an individual or any business.
  4. Digital Marketing: Today’s era is completely based on digitization and when it comes to the marketing of products or services, every business wants to have a workforce with good Digital Marketing skills who can bring potential leads and work towards the growth of the organization. In a broader sense, a Marketing professional should have the skills and knowledge to present the company’s offerings via Digital platforms like Social Media, Email Marketing, Ad Campaigns, SEO, SMM and others.

The above highlighting points are just a few of the numerous tactics on how Technology is helping today’s businesses grow. But, one thing is for sure, without the use of Information Technology, no business, whether small or large, can survive in this fast-paced world and only via technology, they can cater the need for real-time problem-solving solutions.

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How 5G Technology will change the course of the Internet in India

The Internet has always been a boon for mankind. Right from the invention of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, it has always served us; and today, we cannot even imagine a day without the Internet. As Bruce Sterling rightly said – “the Internet belongs to everyone and no one”. It has transformed us on how to connect with the outside world, organizing the flow of things and sharing information.  Today, there are 3.97 billion internet users worldwide with China leading the countries with the highest number of internet users of 854 million (source: statista).

Growth of Internet usage in India

India has always been a technology hub for the global market. But, unfortunately, the usage of it has never been the case likewise. Slow internet speed with high pricing has been the major factor for the lesser usage of the Internet among common people. But, with the entry of the telecom company Jio in the year 2016, the whole scenario was completely changed. The company started providing 4G Internet services in India at an affordable price. Common people who had to once rely on 2G or 3G data for just a couple of GB’s, has now started using 4G Internet speed in their mobile portable devices. People started embracing the Work from Home culture, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. But that was only possible due to high-speed internet. Looking at this market change, many ISP’s started providing high-speed Internet at affordable prices and thus came the revolution of the massive Internet usage in India.

Introduction to 5G In India

5th Generation Internet or commonly termed as 5G technology is the next big advancement for a developing country like India. With the huge consumption of daily data usage in today’s time, the people of India are eagerly waiting for the commercial launch of the next level of the Internet. Govt. of India has started the auction process for the spectrum allocation and many ISP’s have also tested its 5G speed in cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata etc. It is expected that the 5G Internet in India will soon be launched by the mid of 2022.

5G Technology in India
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Speed of 5G Network

5G wireless technology is built to deliver multi-Gbps speeds, with zero lag, low latency and more reliable network strength. It is 100 times faster than the 4th Gen, at least in a stable environment. It has been found to have a maximum speed capacity of 10Gbps. Downloading huge files will just be a matter of seconds while streaming full HD videos without lag or blurry screen. There will be complete dominance of the IoT ecosystem with web-enabled smart devices. The master project of smart cities by Govt. of India will also be streamlined with the Internet of Things (IoT) with the adoption of the 5G cellular network technology.

Hence, we can say, the Internet is the fuel for running any tech-driven innovation & development and with a stable and high-speed internet technology like 5G network, a country like India can make the best out of it with the enormous talent of the workforce it has which can play a big role in making the Digital Transformation, a dream well thought of.

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How ML Transforms Business-A New BoldTek Series

How BoldTek can leverage Machine Learning to help businesses make better decisions:

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you must’ve heard about Machine Learning, through various blogs, websites, LinkedIn posts, other social media articles or even memes like these

Eric Jang: Machine Learning Memes
DeepLearning.AI on Twitter: ""I understood that reference!" - Steven G.  Rogers Created by: Machine Learning Memes for Convolutional Teens… "

In crude terms, Machine Learning, or ML as it is colloquially used, is a field of study that provides machines with the ability to “self-learn”.  In more technical terms, ML helps computer systems develop algorithms that improve automatically through experience and by the use of data. Feed it enough data, the system will train itself to see patterns, connections and dependencies within various facets of the dataset, and will come up with an algorithm that best “fits to” and “explains” the data.

“Data is the new oil” Now there’s a cliché. But just like mechanical systems need oil to function, systems that employ ML need this new oil, data, to function. An ML algorithm will only be allowed to be as good as the data it is fed.

What Machine Learning can do for Businesses

There’s certainly no dearth of data. Businesses and firms are creating ginormous amounts every day. Extracting useful information from it and running an ML model on top can help make crucial forecasts and predictions and much better business decisions to increase profits or productivity. ML models could also analyse historical data to predict any potential problems or pitfalls the business might face.

ML models, by analysing the business’ data, would often be able to identify and unearth relationships and correlations that would not be possible for a human brain. In fact, it is nearly impossible for a human resource to even shift through such large datasets. Not to mention, a good ML model could also do away with a lot of human resources requirement, leaving them free to focus on other important tasks.

Another important area of ML is time series forecasting, which helps in prediction of events through a time series, or a sequence of time. The technique predicts future events by analysing the trends of the past, assuming that the trends will continue in the future. This is highly useful for businesses as it aids them in predicting highly useful metrics like stock prices, sales, turnovers, etc.

How BoldTek can help businesses with Machine Learning

BoldTek is committed to leveraging data and Machine Learning to help firms make better business decisions. ML has become an important aspect in businesses across the globe and across various categories of industries. And with so much data involved every day, ML can play a very useful role in a businesses day to day operations.

BoldTek’s ML capabilities can make use of data generated by business firms and pave a way for them to navigate it. Various patterns, correlations and cause-and-effect relationships can be unearthed which would be beneficial to the companies. For instance, a possible scenario where BoldTek might be able to help food delivery services would be to analyse data on a customer’s previous ordering patterns, like their frequency of ordering, preferred restaurants, favourite dishes to suggest similar restaurants or predict and suggest personalized offers on those particular dishes for that particular customer on their next order.

ML can also be of immense help in predicting important indicators like sales, profits, etc. This could especially be of great help for early age start-ups, who will be able to leverage these capabilities easily to boost their operations.

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