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The Business of APIs

Market pressure, competitive pressures, and business value APIs accelerate business opportunity by extending business functionality with fine-grained functional access in a variety of ways that make it easy for developers to consume those functions. This allows merchants to push out their business models and allows partners, suppliers, and consumers to augment the business capabilities of merchants. Application...

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Intro to TCP: Declaring The Finite State Machine

File tcpfsm.h contains the symbolic constants for states in the TCP finite state machine. They are set as follows: /* TCP states */#define TCPS_FREE#define TCPS_CLOSED#define TCPS_LISTEN#define TCPS_SYNSENT#define TCPS_SYNRCVD#define TCPS_ESTABLISHED#define TCPS_FINWAIT1#define TCPS_FINWAIT2 #define TCPS_CLOSEWAIT#define TCPS_LASTACK#define TCPS_CLOSING#define TCPS_TIMEWAIT#define NTCPSTATES    /* Output...

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Artificial Intelligence Productivity vs Capital Cost

There are some significant cost trade-offs issues that require evaluation, associated with the hardware and software environment that is made available to Al system developers. In selecting an environment, the available range extends from a $100 software package that runs on a PC to a high-end development machine and a general-purpose shell that might cost $200,000 exclusive of the training cost. At the low end, there appear to be a...

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Reasoning & Control in Artificial Intelligence

The higher-level aspect of human intelligence like the ability to reason and solve problems have been attractive topics for research since the beginning of work in the AI field. Although there have been a number of secondary benefits from this research in the form of representation methods and other technologies, success in this field has been elusive. Some efforts have been along the lines of positioning millions of monkeys sitting at...

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Switching Technologies to the Rescue!

Traditional internetworks consisted of a collection of workstations, hosts, and LANs connected by WAN links such as leased lines. Two types of technologies make the connection: switching technologies and services that connect the end-user equipment to the network. Broadband technologies use three types of switching technologies: circuit switching, packet switching, and cell switching. The earliest technology,...

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Artificial Intelligence and Networking

An important component of the current methods of building large Al software systems on high-end computing machines is the use of networks hosted on a file server. Part of the development environment available on these machines is support for file transfer and electronic mail between systems and a control system for revisions of commonly used software routines. Such a network permits a group of programmers to work closely and rapidly to...

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Artificial Intelligence Search, NLP & Automation

Another significant requirement is the need to find an efficient method for reducing the amount of computational searching for a match or a solution. Considerable important work has been done on the problem of pruning a search space without affecting the result of the search. One technique is to compare the value of completing a particular branch versus another. Of course, the measurement of value is a problem. As real-time...

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Blueprint for Integrating Crypto Assets with Retail Banking and beyond Part 1

Despite the price roller coaster ride that has become the norm for cryptocurrencies in the past couple of years, this has continued to create a lot of interest and intrigue amongst individuals, investors and banks alike in cryptocurrencies.  Ongoing ICOs and new projects continue to expand into more industries and impact more people with blockchain and cryptocurrency technology than ever before.  Obviously, the late 2017...