AI and the market trends

Lately the AI, artificial intelligence, is becoming an increasingly important argument for many reasons. Most people are afraid that machines will overcome the humans and take control of the planet. But let’s just make clear this is not the case, or at least it will not happen this century.

Let’s also make clear that we didn’t invented yet any real AI, if we are reffering to the artificial intelligence as self aware algorithm. The AI we are speaking about is based on a deterministic mechanism improved by statistic data. This makes the AI behave in some kind of rational way even though it’s objectives are predetermined by a human programmer.

AI and finance are a very nice combination.
Finance is based on the exact principle the AI was implemented to work on. Analize data and build multiple models, choose the best option at any time based on the evolution of the situation. Allow it to control huge investments and it will non only be able to generate models but determine the effective evolution of the market itself.

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When success lies at the end of the chain

What can we learn from people that shaped the modern world without even having an university degree?  What is that makes the difference between these people and others that had good ideas but just failed?

None of them would have had the same success if they weren’t have been able to spread their believes and inspire the best people to join them and give strength to their ideals. They are highly skilled people but their final success depends most on the people they work with.

Not only great disasters usually came as a result of a perfect chain of events that in extremely rare cases happen. Great successes use the same path and the ability of these influencers lies in finding the right people to build the perfect chain together.

Well obviously not everyone becomes a bilionaire. We could however learn this rule from others experiences and, if we’re lucky and hard working, there may be the chance to reach some success in life.

Moon, necessary step towards the future of space exploration

After the Apollo landings of the past century the Moon has been “abandoned” as Mars became much more attractive, at least for human landings and long permanence. The idea of establishing a permanent base on the red planet is yes ambitious but incredibly hard and dangerous at the same time.

As recent discoveries proved Moon may have resources necessary for the full development of a permanent base. But the main objective could consist in the construction of base models including orbit assistance. The technology would then be used for other missions by just adding little changes depending on the particular environment we need to deal with.

Let’s see some of the main problems we need to deal with in the case of a permanent Moon base:

  • lack of atmosphere

There is a need of structures easy to build to satisfy the need of expanding in short time and recreate life conditions for humans and plants. Lack of atmosphere or weak external pressure need structures capable of containing the internal pressure. In this particular case the technology of inflatable elements is the one that better meets the requirement of the project.

  • radiation

Some radiation is harmful to life. We therefore need to create a shield able to filtrate harmful radiation from the one essential for terrestrial life development. In some cases water could be used as a filter. Technology capable of extracting water from local resources is fundamental.
Underground structures may be considered, if ground radiation itself is absent. The thickness of the layer made by rocks and dust may prove an excellent shield against harmful radiation. External inflatable structures need to be integrated with the underground solution.

  • raw materials exploitation

A permanent base needs to rely on local resources for most of it’s needs. External radiation or fission from nuclear material could be used to power the station. Local soil has to be exploited in order to get water and other necessary minerals.

  • transport

Short range transportation could be guaranteed efficiently by land, possible by autonomous driving cars. In the case of multiple far apart bases long range transportation may prove cheaper by small rockets, since there is no drag due to atmosphere like in the case of Earth.

Management of new products

Companies usually choose to have an hierarchic way of organizing the internal activities that built up the lifecycle of a new product before it gets on the market. At least this is the case of bigger companies that have a R&D department.

Management team >> Strategy >> Requirements
Technical team >> Technical Requirements
Design team >> Configuration
Test team >> Validation >> Implementation

Activities Flow
Strategy >> Requirements >> Technical Requirements >> Configuration >> Validation >> Implementation

The management team determines the strategy based on the customers needs or more in general market data analysis. The technical team specifies technical requirements and asks the design team for most valid options in order to efficiently meet the goals.  A test team will verify each choice and determine whether it must be changed of it can be integrated into the final product.

R&D usually doesn’t bring to an immediate profit but if well implemented is the best way to save the competitiveness of the company on long term.