Monday, 23 May 2016

Online auctions EBay and others.

Other shopping sites like was also providing online bidding but due to lack of success they stopped providing online auctions due to which now mainly EBay is the main place for online bidding. Yahoo and amazon entered online auctions but they were not successful because of there design and other loopholes . EBay got success because it is well structured and navigated website . EBay is still continuing its online auction business whereas amazon and yahoo has abolished this business. EBay was able to dominant its position in this market because EBay provides with dynamic pricing which is very helpful for all the sellers and buyers..

Online Auctions

E bay one of the most successful online shopping site which offers new and used products at different prices. E bay also provides bidding facility which is very rare in online shopping and EBay is very successful in it. EBay tends to provide bidding which changes the price which is very beneficial for seller. People bid for product and mostly higher bidder gets the product. EBay is dynamic pricing website in which market determines the prices of product. Earlier amazon was also supplying this bidding option but now amazon no more offers this facility . There are few more big online shopping sites which provide bidding but EBay is biggest among them all. Online auctions take place which benefits sellers a most. Usually English Auction is preferred by websites and sellers in which price starts from minimum base price and then it kept rising as more and more customers tend to bid. Sometimes due to excessive bidding price of product gets over the value which is very useful for seller but not for buyer.

E shopping eperience

I have different sorts of experiences in shopping online. I used various sites like , ,, etc. and they all delivered different and interesting experiences. I used to buy clothes and digital books and music online and I feel amazed after watching such a huge catalogue of books and music in online stores like amazon and Netflix. In my home country India I have to buy biography of Steven Gerrard ,former Liverpool FC captain and it was not available in physical form in small cities of India so I decided to buy it in digital form on amazon which was my best experience and I was amazed after seeing such a huge catalogue of books and music online which is practically not possible in physical form. I have one worst experience in online shopping also I bought a pair of shoes which I have to return because of size problems and when I requested a return I was shocked there was no facility to pickup that product . I have to spend my own 10$ to send that product back to that online store which was so annoying because I have to get some time to arrange that delivery . Though increasing development in return policies have convinced me a lot  to buy online despite that one annoying experience. Products in non physical form has biggest drawback which cannot be removed  because its very difficult to select products which we don't feel . Migration of consumers to online markets has been seen and prices of products somewhat went bit low because of large sellers and high competition. Almost every product which is available in market is also available in E market so bit of difference can be experienced because large numbers of sellers online also but they didn't impact price a lot.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Turing Test argument.

Turing test is though very high tech but sometimes it seems like fluke. Turing test has various examples in which it has given wrong results. These results goes against the Turing test and they show it is not that much effective. Machines cannot depict humans and they have been proved in some cases. Machines like computers in which humans give input are much more effective because they tend to give appropriate and correct results. Turing Test is a Flawed Benchmark as explained by Terry Wallby  in his article explaining all the advantages of other machines on Turing test. This link is to article of terry will reveal this. This shows that Turing is a flawed benchmark.

Turing Test.

The Turing test is a test, developed by Alan Turing  in 1950, of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine that is designed to generate human-like responses. The evaluator would be aware that one of the two partners in conversation is a machine, and all participants would be separated from one another. The conversation would be limited to a text-only channel such as a computer keyboard and screen so that the result would not be dependent on the machine's ability to render words as speech. If the evaluator cannot reliably tell the machine from the human (Turing originally suggested that the machine would convince a human 70% of the time after five minutes of conversation), the machine is said to have passed the test. The test does not check the ability to give correct answers to questions, only how closely answers resemble those a human would give.
The test was introduced by Turing in his paper, "Computing machine and intelligence", while working at the Manchester University .It opens with the words: "I propose to consider the question, 'Can machines think?'" Because "thinking" is difficult to define, Turing chooses to "replace the question by another, which is closely related to it and is expressed in relatively unambiguous words."Turing's new question is: "Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game ?This question, Turing believed, is one that can actually be answered. In the remainder of the paper, he argued against all the major objections to the proposition that "machines can think".
This picture shows how Turing test is done to interpret whether its human or machine or whether its identical to humans decision or not.

Cyber Twin .

Cyber twin was the kind of automatic machine which used to answer the questions and most wonderful thing about that was it was totally free before it was acquired by IBM. Everything would have been much easier but today instead of cyber twin people are using BOT which is automatic Bot which interprets most of our thinking and talk to us. Growing trend of BOT states that it is been used for telephone and computing services as well. The Botlibre has also potential and it is being used by lots of people.

BOT chat link...Chat here for E business queries. :)