The intelligent refrigerator

The intelligent refrigerator

The scenario presented here is not an exercise in futurology, it is reality in Formula 1, where cars are equipped with many sensors to indicate the wear and tear and malfunction of the main parts that comprise it. Let’s do a simple exchange of hardware: race car to refrigerator. The smart refrigerator can also have internal sensors on their electronic parts, and they will be connected to the manufacturing company and technical assistance for any maintenance. No need to mention that this refrigerator is equipped with Internet connection, a large touch screen on the front door, presenting a dashboard, speakers, ability to make and receive calls, and an operating system similar to those found in mobile devices, with ability to install applications and everything a smartphone can do. The internal space is divided into compartments (or drawers) of various sizes, each one with camera, weight sensor, odor detector, ability of identification or selection of content, and a small touch screen. A hardware as this makes it possible to control the temperature and humidity in each compartment based on its content, control the validity of each food and even “go shopping”, creating a shopping list, sending it to the nearest suppliers and concluding the purchase, within the limits granted by the owner. On one hand, the hardware and software must be able to receive Information and Knowledge and make decisions. On the other hand, the Information and Knowledge shall be in accordance with the seven principles of Amithings (Structure, Organization, Completeness, Standardization, Centralization, Security and Reliability), so they can be used by a machine safely. Hardware + Software + Information + Implicit Knowledge* = Artificial Intelligence...
What is Amithings

What is Amithings

Amithings is a service designed to promote a strong integration between the real and the virtual world with minimal effort. Based on seven principles, which are Structure, Organization, Completeness, Standardization, Centralization, Security and Realiability, Amithings has as main objectives the democratization of Information and Knowledge, decision making and aid for research and development of new technologies. The main concept behind Amithings comes from a structure that is present in relational databases: Tables. They give to the Information two of the seven principles, which are Structure and Organization. By dealing directly with Information, instead of data, Amithings stands one step of the Knowledge, removing from the equation the time and resources we would normally spend on storing, selecting, combining, processing and transforming data. Technically, Amithings can be compared to a Web Database, providing Information in several ways for humans, applications and machines. Let’s try an example: Why this public table is not available in JSON, XML, XLS, CSV and all kind of formats and patterns? Amithings wants to solve this problem, becoming a source of Information we can trust to do all the things we want....
A world where everything is connected

A world where everything is connected

Imagine a world where all sources of Information are structured, organized, complete, standardized, centralized, secure and reliable. Don’t be fooled, this is not the perfect world, but it can connect everything to everything with a minimum effort, a scenario conducive to great unprecedented merger in history: the real world with the virtual. In our attempts to virtualize the real world, we put everything we consider important on the Internet. We do this in a disorderly manner, unstructured and decentralized. To impose a minimum of order amid the chaos of the Internet, we need search engines, discovery engines, catalogs of information, blogs, forums, business listings, maps, complex algorithms, and many resources of all kinds. However, the Information on the Web are not always secure, reliable, or complete. The Internet has grown cluttered. For us humans, it is not problem to deal with this reality. We are adaptable, we’re growing, learning and even having fun with it. But what about machines? We cannot simply plugging them on the network, it is not safe. See the example of the intelligent refrigerator. Although we believe that Internet is growing “exponentially”, it seems to be moving slowly. We say this by comparing what we do today with what it could be done. Find patterns and Knowledge in the midst of chaos is a costly task, requires time, high investments in education and research, it is reserved for few, and too often it makes us incur errors. The Zurich Axioms, in particular the Major Axiom 5 (On patterns) says: “Chaos is not dangerous until it begins to look orderly.”. When we bring Order to the Information,...