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Jeremy Zuker

The Internet of Things (IoT) will change smart city parking — and make everyone’s life easier in many ways. IoT will move beyond simple conveniences like fridges that reorder milk when you’re out — and your bathroom shower that turns on and finds just the right temperature when you’re near.

Instead, IoT will change how we experience our homes, cities, and worldwide communication and travel — even in your own smart city.

How About IoT Finding Your Parking Spot in Smart City Parking?

IoT will make every aspect of running errands easier, up to and including taking all the pain out of finding a place to park. Especially relevant will be how IoT finds your car a parking spot in cities.

As you begin the long, head-on-a-swivel hunt for a big enough spot to park your car, it legally will become something of the past with the aid of smart city planning and zones. But, as stories of the hour-long hunt for a better spot to park close to work — our kids won’t believe we ever put up with that.

The Latest Trends in Smart Vehicles and What They Mean for Smart Parking in Smart Cities

While many aspects of the IoT will help us more easily find parking. Yet the major innovation in this newfound convenience is the smart vehicle (also called a smart car).

Around the world, but especially in car cultures like the United States, smart vehicles will reshape everything about driving, from how and where we go to how we stop when we get there.

Smart vehicles will be one of the critical factors in the success of IoT, as they will be central to how to maneuver in ever-tightening living spaces when we travel around.

What’s a Smart Vehicle, Anyway?

A smart vehicle is anything we’ve been driving since the late 90s that had an onboard G.P.S. So any automobile featuring integrated, advanced electronics is already a “smart car.” Speaking broadly, you could count the microprocessors that have monitored mechanical functions in cars since the 60s.

Indeed, today the phrase “smart vehicle” would include the vehicles we drive, which feature around 100 microprocessors per vehicle. But for many, the cut-off between “car with computers in it” and “actual smart vehicle” is when the computers began providing functions beyond just making the automobile stop and go.

The Integrated G.P.S., etc.

Integrated G.P.S. is an excellent place to start thinking about smart vehicles — though some might argue that those 1980s brick-like car phones were the first genuine article.

Whether we count the phone or the G.P.S. first, by now, smart vehicles can do so much more than that effortless task.

The Smart Vehicles Today — in Smart City Parking

The smart vehicle of today automatically saves gas on smooth rides, toggles high beams on and off on dark roads, and tells us when we’re drifting into another lane. In addition, the vehicle will buzz and warn us if we look poised to fall asleep at the wheel.

Smart vehicles can scan the road for pedestrians, animals, or other cars. Effectively, smart vehicles bridge the gap between older, analog cars and the AI-driven autonomous vehicles still being perfected at places like Google and Tesla.

Finding the Best Ways to Relieve Stress in Parking

Our smart vehicles memorize how each driver likes the seat and mirrors and warn us if we’re about to back into a bus or integrate our G.P.S. with traffic reports and road hazard alerts. But, the best is yet to come as smart vehicles are finding new and fascinating ways to help take the stress out of parking.

If the car does any cool sci-fi thing —  except drive itself or flies (and there’s no saying our future flying vehicles can’t be smart, too!) — it is a smart vehicle.

Parking Smarter, Not Harder

Smart Parking refers to a whole suite of technologies and innovations that makes it easier to find a place to stop your car.

Smart vehicles will integrate with one another with specialized smart parking apps and smart spaces within the city to efficiently and painlessly find spaces near their drivers’ destinations.

Though it seems like just one more component in the tapestry of IoT, Smart Parking will drastically reduce the drain on people’s time while on the job, running errands, or out enjoying themselves, and contribute significantly to the efficiency and livability of our developing Smart Cities.

Innovation in Smart Car Tech

The best way to understand the different ways that smart vehicles will change how we park is to look at the many new innovations in smart car technology. What difference can each type of technology make in the parking experience?

The better we understand what’s next for smart vehicles, the better prepared we’ll be to leverage the technology and reshape how we get around our smart cities.

Communication Skills in Smart Tech, Including Smart City Parking

Perhaps the foundational and most important innovation in smart vehicle technology is the Internet of Things itself. This means the communication skills and interconnectedness of cars with online uplinks.

Stable onboard internet connections

As more vehicles are produced with stable onboard internet connections, they will be able to form a network and communicate to create a comprehensive, shared picture of what’s happening on the road.

Accidents and Roadblocks

Not only will accidents and blockages be reported immediately, encouraging drivers to reroute before a traffic jam can form — but accidents can also be avoided entirely as a mechanical breakdown. One vehicle can be promptly reported to other cars in the area, allowing them to stop immediately.

Car-to-Car Internet Communication

If any single invention besides A.I. is vital to the advent of autonomous vehicles, it’s car-to-car internet communication.

Not surprisingly, car-to-car communication is just as helpful in finding a place to stop as where and when to go. Cars on the network could communicate where drivers are going. When someone is leaving a nearby parking space, internet communication can coordinate the timing of arrivals and departures so that one vehicle is scheduled to arrive just as the other departs.

For either street or lot parking, the interconnectedness of the internet signals can create a seamless transition between vehicles. Every parking period can effectively become scheduled and automated, with every car in the network communicating parking spot availability seamlessly.

The J.A.R.V.I.S. Experience

Remember how before he became a lovesick magenta robot and lost his dry wit, Tony Stark’s supercomputer in the Avengers movies was called J.A.R.V.I.S.? Tony could control J.A.R.V.I.S. through slick, intuitive hand motions to make projected holographic images grow and shrink, spin and zoom?

Just Move Your Hands to Contact Your Vehicle

That incredibly nerdy J.A.R.V.I.S. reference is an example of a system employing 3D gestures, which users use to interact with computers by moving their hands. The hand movement responds to augmented reality (or, if we’re really being futuristic, projected) interface.

No interface is even necessary so long as the gestures are precise. But soon, we will be able to select music, set climate preferences, speed up or slow down, and otherwise wholly control our vehicles just by moving our hands.

How does a system of 3D gestures change parking?

Imagine approaching your destination and seeing a 3D image of the nearest parking structure. The image can highlight parking spots closest to your destination through IoT that is likely to become available soon.

All you need to do is point to the spot you want to park then your navigation system will lead you to the parking structure you prefer — and just in time.

Soon, just like swiping on a smartphone — you will be able to move between potential spaces and set parking times. You’ll even be able to use gestures to maneuver into and out of spots or call another vehicle out from tight spaces when returning from errands.

All World Gadgets Integrated into Your Car

No discussion of the Internet of Things is complete without talking about all the connected things and all those that will be interconnected in the future.

As we integrate all our devices into the IoT, we will definitely include our vehicles, which will be connected with our phones, our smartwatches, and our home organization devices like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana.

This interconnectivity means we will never be far from a way to communicate with our cars. For example, a simple tap of a phone or watch could draw a car out of a parking spot. In addition, you’ll be able to interface with your vehicle’s cameras to see if a more desirable area has opened up nearby to remotely pilot the car into a better, closer parking spot.

While relaxing at home before running errands, drivers could reserve parking spaces using their home organization tools, merging the seamlessness of the IoT with the convenience of smart parking — and smart everything else.

Automation Rules the Nation

When discussing smart city parking as a concept, most people’s thoughts likely go to a feature many vehicles already possess: automated parking. Automated parking refers to vehicles that can perform the maneuver of parking on their own.

Some vehicles can only park in perpendicular spaces (think parking lots), while newer models can parallel park so quickly that many people will have flashbacks to their driving exams.

This automation parking feature, still most common in upper-mid or upscale automobiles, is a bit of simple autonomous driving that is worked into an otherwise human-controlled vehicle. So its utility for parking is pretty straightforward, right?

Automated parking helps you park, but sparing drivers the hassle of scooching into a tiny parallel spot is just the beginning of what semi-autonomous parking can do to advance the cause of smart parking.

How Much Autonomy Will Your Car Possess?

With just a bit more autonomy, these vehicles could pull into and out of parking spots all independently. Can you picture your car dropping you off at the door of your destination and then self-piloting over to your network-designated location?

The car could then do the same thing in reverse and pull out of the spot and pick the driver up where they’d gotten out.

Rather than full, AI-driven autonomy, this feature would harness interconnectivity to control all the connected cars in a lot — like cogs in a machine. The car would move through a smart city parking space in a designated order, using existing collision detection features to avoid accidents.

Cameras on Cars and Other Vehicles for Smart Parking in Smart Cities

Many vehicles currently have cameras on them. From the complex array of cameras, RADAR, LIDAR, SONAR, and more on an autonomous vehicle to the backup cameras on a standard sedan, smart cars are brimming with visual recording devices.

These cameras are used primarily for navigation and safety to help drivers find their way and maneuver without causing accidents. But thanks to the IoT, a car laden with cameras is a moving source of helpful information about traffic, road conditions, and smart city parking for other vehicles out and about.

Connected to the Network, a Car Easily Moves Through the City

As cars connected to the network move through the city, their cameras could film the conditions on the road and the presence of parking spots. They could then inform other cars on the smart city parking network that these spots are available.

With straightforward communication or interconnectedness — even vehicles or their owners not on the network could have interconnectedness through their phone’s presence be factored into the network’s data. All drivers could know when a spot is available regardless of whether the past occupant is uplinked or not.

Applying analytics to this data could help create predictive trend models for parking in any area, accurately projecting where and how frequently spots become available to guide the smart parking process.

Smart City Parking Lots — Lots Better

Smart parking will benefit more than just drivers and vehicle owners — it will also be a significant source of efficiency and monetization for the owners of parking lots.

The IoT-connected smart cars can schedule each other’s parking times and locations, then interface with participating parking lots to position every vehicle into the most advantageous spots.

With IoT in cities, will mean smart city parking. It will even be possible to rotate an entire garage’s worth of cars using the IoT to reposition vehicles to more convenient locations.

Automated parking garages use complex machinery to move immobile vehicles around. With a fully connected smart garage, the cars would move independently, programmed in concert through the IoT.

Automated parking also means that vehicles can park much closer together.

Without drivers and passengers needing to get in and out, cars can park inches apart, dramatically saving space and allowing lots to fit in many more cars. In addition, using the same system, these cars can all move through the lot automatically, which means that drivers can leave their vehicles at the lot entry.

The network of interlinked vehicles in smart city parking would maneuver their car into a good parking spot and then wait at the designated location for their car to come rolling up on its own.

Park-by-car could keep pedestrians out of the parking lot itself, increasing both safety and smoothness of operations. Vehicles in smart city parking would enter and exit spots without waiting for pedestrians to pass.


Smart city parking is, again, just one of the many ways in which the Internet of Things will empower our devices to facilitate a streamlined modern culture better.

Every new innovation in smart automobile technology will have its own effect on smart parking, making the process more and more efficient.

For those of us who will never give up our right to enjoy driving, smart city parking will at least take the hassle out of looking for a great parking spot and will make sure that lot proprietors can maximize the value of their space.

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Jeremy Zuker

CEO and Founder

Jeremy Zuker is the co-founder of WhereiPark, a technology company that enables multifamily residential and commercial property owners to discover new revenue sources through innovative solutions that leverage unused parking spaces.


Seniors Don’t Want to Retire Anymore. Here’s Why and How to Help



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Retirement can be a dream for one and a nightmare for another. People treat retirement differently, depending on their requirements and circumstances. While some feel retirement is the time to pack up bags and travel or commit to hobbies they have long paused for, others feel retirement is not the right option.

There may be various reasons behind pushing away retirement: I need the money, I love what I am doing, I can’t imagine myself not doing anything, etc. The recent trend indicates that most seniors are reluctant to retire, and some decide to stay on course past retirement, while others choose alternative careers.

According to a survey by the American Advisors Group (AAG), 46% of seniors (60-70 years) had plans to work part-time jobs during retirement. 18% said they wish to work after passing the age, a rise of 8% from a 2019 survey. 12% of the respondents said they have no plans of stopping full-time work, an increase of 6% from 2019.

Although extending your retirement period or not wanting to retire may have their reasons justified, it may create a tricky situation for the newer generation. As a result of the baby boomers’ late retirement, the next generations may see a shortage of career growth, employment options, etc.

Why are most seniors reluctant to retire?

Some of the reasons why most seniors are reluctant to retire may include a vast number of reasons. People are in much better shape than previous generations and live longer. Some feel they will become bored at home or even doing their activities. Many still want to contribute in some way to society.

Did the pandemic change retirement plans?

Due to the pandemic, many seniors are rethinking their retirement plans. The pandemic has given many people the experience of their retirement days, and many found it boring and meaningless.

Many realized they loved their job and found meaning in what they did. To them, quitting their job to sit at home was not meant for them. Many also realized they might not have enough saved to survive such uncertainty.

Support family and maintain a standard of living.

First, the pandemic and then inflation dipped almost every bank account. Many seniors are draining their savings or depending on their paychecks to stay on track. In addition, about 50% are using up their retirement savings to support their children.

Some seniors are turning their back to retirement to support and maintain their standard of living. They believe they should continue to work to ensure that they have enough financial capacity and the freedom to spend their retirement days as they had hoped.

Debt and broken savings account.

Finances are a significant aspect for almost everybody when considering retirement. The recession has dramatically affected retirees and soon-to-be retirees, reducing their retirement accounts and property value. Most are more concerned about their medical and long-term care costs than their daily expenses.

The most current data shows that Baby Boomers and Gen Xers carry high amounts of non-mortgage debts. The credit card debt alone for Baby Boomers stands at $6,043 and $7,155 for Gen X.

On the contrary, Millennials’ credit card debt balance stands relatively low, at $ 4,322. Not considering the advantages of various financial tools, like debt consolidation, can be why seniors are comparatively behind with a higher debt balance. As a result, they need to continue working to improve their finance.

Increased life span.

Another possible reason for delayed retirement is the increased life span of Americans. A recent survey implies that the average life expectancy of Americans has risen to 78.9 years in 2020 from 39.4 in 1960.

With the rise in life expectancy, an average 60-year-old can expect to live for 15 to 20 years. Back in time, it was easy for retirees to survive with pensions or continue work till they died. However, most view 20 years as a long time to sit around doing nothing and stay using savings. Also, you need to support yourself with healthier health and an increased life span.

How seniors’ late retirement is affecting the next generations?

Although seniors may have their reasons justified with the best interests in mind, late or no retirement can bring various setbacks for the economy, companies, and especially for the next generations. Some of the setbacks are:

Difficulty moving up the career ladder.

While seniors are putting off their retirement plans, the next generation may find it difficult to climb the career ladder. Moving up to the middle and higher position can be difficult if there are no vacant positions. Various surveys show that most employees view career growth opportunities as one of the top factors in employment.

As a result, most younger workers are switching jobs hoping to seek higher positions and increased pay. Ultimately, retaining competent employees is increasingly difficult for companies, which may sometimes harm the business.

With the younger workers switching to seek higher positions and seniors not ready to quit, the next generation is trapped in the middle, without many scopes for promotions or increments.

Unable to make enough money.

The pervasiveness of senior workers in the workforce also affects the economy. With seniors blocking the path for the next generation, their scope of promotions and making more money is limited.

Result: they are not being able to support or contribute to the economy. Also, they are hardly making enough for themselves. Low savings and high debt amounts include their list of concerns. The situation raises concern for the next generation to rethink their retirement plans.

In addition, with the aging workforce, overall productivity also gets tampered since most are hesitant to adopt new technologies.

What can be done to prevent the next generation from facing the same problems?

There are possibilities for the next generation to succumb to these situations and delay or rethink their retirement days too. However, some steps can be helpful to prevent the next generation from facing the same problems.

Make saving for retirement a priority and strategize for it.

It is a common situation that people don’t often plan for retirement until they are halfway nearing their retirement period. There may be various reasons people don’t start saving for retirement earlier in their careers. Examples may include having debts, not having a fat enough paycheck, family responsibilities, etc.

However, it is necessary to understand the importance of saving for retirement before you can see it coming. When you start to save or invest for retirement while you still have a long way to go, you are allowing yourself to build a more considerable fortune for retirement over time.

Build a side cushion to let your retirement account grow.

Another common mistake people make when planning to allocate funds for their retirement is, overlooking the importance of an emergency fund. Increasing your retirement savings accounts is of little use if you have to tap into those accounts in times of dire need.

Building an emergency fund acts as a side cushion for your savings account. Ideally, a side cushion or emergency fund should be able to suffice for all your expenses for a minimum of six months.

It can be helpful to support you in times of uncertainty like the pandemic, loss of job, an accident, etc. You can confidently contribute to your retirement accounts when you have an emergency fund that can support you with expenses for six to twelve months.

You will know that you can let your cushion grow without fear of the need to break into your saving for an unfortunate event before retirement.

Look for ways to pay off debts and handle finances efficiently.

Handling your finances is as essential as having savings for retirement. Financial habits like overspending, paying off your bills late, paying bank fees like overdraft charges, taking out loans, etc., are all examples of poor financial management. When you handle your finances efficiently, you can strengthen your financial grounds with an enormous nest egg.

In addition, it is good to pay off your debts at the earliest possible time instead of paying the minimum amounts and carrying the balance over. Again, taking advantage of the financial tools available to you can be helpful in getting rid of your debts faster.

Financial instruments like balance transfer and debt consolidation are some options you can use to get debt free quickly. Ideally, you should always begin repaying the debt that carries the highest interest rate.

For example, credit card debts usually have high interest, and paying the minimum monthly amount can result in more interest in the long run. Instead, when you decide to consolidate debt, you can obtain a lower interest on the debt, and paying off the balance can become more accessible and faster.

Look for volunteering or part-time jobs to stay engaged.

While more and more seniors wish to continue working for the love of what they do, some seniors have a different reason. They choose to continue working because they want to stay engaged. With an increased life span and good health conditions, people view 20 years as too long for hobbies or to sit around doing nothing. Hence they prefer to stick to their current job for as long as possible.

Instead, it is an excellent time to volunteer for a cause or take up some part-time jobs that can allow free time while also keeping busy for some time with work.

Look for meaningful jobs like mentoring or training.

Reportedly, many seniors want to stay on the field because they love their work. In other words, they love their jobs and wish to continue working for as long as possible. Unarguably, seniors bring to the table years of experience, soft skills, and the capability to work calmly under pressure. They are treasured for the expertise and patience that the newer generations lack.

Hence they can do so meaningfully by imparting their knowledge and experience to the next generation. Creating a working environment with flexible working hours, where seniors can train or mentor their juniors, can benefit all.

Seniors can continue their job while the next generations can learn from them without feeling trapped. The company can get the best from the highly skilled multi-generational set of employees.

Bringing Changes in Working Culture

With many seniors refusing to quit, it may be time to change the work culture. It can be helpful to split C-level jobs into two. This strategy will allow the next generation to perform duties and responsibilities. It gives them a half-promotion, and they will be motivated to stay in the company.

In addition, companies may also consider shifting from the traditional corporate hierarchy to a horizontal hierarchy. This shift in hierarchical structure can motivate employees to work as team members and swap through different positions.

As a result, employees with more skills can select from various career ladders.

Final Thoughts

Seniors wanting to retire and spend the rest of their lives in tranquility is common. Some seniors are waiting to embrace their retirement days, which has been a commonly anticipated scenario for a long time.

However, nowadays, it is not unusual for seniors to delay their retirement until they enter their 70s or 80s. The Baby Boomers and some Gen Xers and Millennials have a similar perspective, and some may believe they should never retire at all.

You may hear various reasons behind this, from needing finances to flow in, loving what they do, or just needing to stay engaged through their life. An additional factor here is life expectancy.

With the advancements in medical treatment and an increased life expectancy, seniors can expect to live longer and healthier than their previous generations.

On the contrary, delayed retirement in one generation can bring unfavorable situations for the next generation. These situations can be averted by bringing in some changes. For example, seniors who wish to work because they want to be occupied or feel retirement is not the ideal place for them can take up volunteering or some part-time job.

On the other hand, seniors who want to continue working in their field because they love what they do can take up training or mentoring the newer generations. Splitting C-level jobs into two and shifting the hierarchical structure from traditional to horizontal are beneficial strategies companies can adopt to retain employees and boost productivity.

Also, it is necessary to begin preparing or saving for retirement much before you near your retirement period. Analyzing and responsibly managing your finances can help you build a stronger financial future. In addition, creating a side cushion to secure your savings and support you in times of need is vital for a promising future.

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How Artificial Intelligence Testing is Top-Notch in Cyber World



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In the cybersecurity sector, artificial intelligence testing is crucial. This is because AI has the potential to help cybersecurity overcome some of its major obstacles. And there are many obstacles, including the incapacity of many organizations to stay on top of the numerous new risks and attacks that emerge as the internet and technological usage increase.

AI-powered cybersecurity is expected to change how we respond to cyber attacks. Because of its capacity to study and learn from enormous volumes of data, artificial intelligence will be crucial in identifying sophisticated threats. Moreover, AI testing is an all-in-one answer to safeguard these gadgets from malicious actors, as new technology and gadgets are always available.

This blog will walk you through the difficulties that the cybersecurity sector is now facing, the significance of employing Artificial Intelligence testing to overcome those difficulties and some of the drawbacks of doing so. Finally, we shall examine some actual applications of AI in this area before we conclude.

An Overview of the Cybersecurity Industry

Cybersecurity describes the processes followed by people or organizations to safeguard their online-connected computer hardware and software against cyberattacks.

The proliferation of emerging digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT). The rising frequency and intricacy of cyberattacks and rigorous data protection laws for data security. An uptick in attacks that target software supply chains is the key driver of the cybersecurity market.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the incidence of malicious attacks on databases in large enterprises. They are necessitating tighter database protection and fostering the expansion of the cybersecurity industry. In healthcare, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and financial services, growth in adopting organization security solutions is provident.

Some Intriguing Figures Related to Cybersecurity

  • The amount of money spent on internal cybersecurity operations is anticipated to increase by 7.2% annually till 2026.
  • By December 2026, it is familiar that global spending on cybersecurity services and products will increase by 8.4%. The necessity to fix the network, app, and system vulnerabilities as a result of ongoing corporate and individual cyberattacks are elements that are likely to promote growth.


  • The cybersecurity industry was estimated to be worth $156.24 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 14.5 percent from 2021 to 2026, reaching $350.25 billion.
  • Information security products and services generated $144 billion in revenue in 2018, down 12.4% from 2017, according to Gartner Inc.
  • According to Gartner’s predictions, information security revenue will increase from $124 bn in 2019 to $170.4 bn in 2022. Additionally, according to their analysis, end-user expenditure on cloud security increased by 4.1 percent between 2020 and 2021.

Glaring Cybersecurity Challenges

You may be surprised to learn that human mistake accounts for 95% of cybersecurity breaches, according to a Google survey. These mistakes might include everything from downloading a virus-filled email attachment to using a weak password to access an unsafe website. According to studies, phishing attacks are among the most common cyber events, CEO fraud, stolen computers, and ransomware assaults. The effects of these attacks are stunning, even though they may seem easy to handle. In small and medium businesses (SMBs), data breaches cost, on average, $3.9 million. The top four are the top four: large-scale data monitoring, a slower turnaround, a lack of threat understanding, and organizational compliance standards.

Delving Into Common Cybersecurity Attacks

Cybercrime is always changing, with hackers constantly refining their tactics to cause the most harm, complicating the issues outlined in the previous section. Malware that could modify its source to evade detection made up 93.67% of the malware observed in 2019. Additionally, within the same year, 53% of consumer PCs and 50% of commercial computers both relapsed the infection. To eradicate this virus from its source, action and awareness are vital.

We should all be aware of the following examples of the typical cybersecurity threats that clever hackers have cleverly created.

• Phishing

When a hacker uses the social engineering technique of phishing, they send you an email that contains a dangerous link. By clicking the link, you could give them access to your computer so they can infect it with a bug and steal all of your personal data.

• Hardware and Software Attacks

If your system’s hardware and software are not updated to the most recent versions, missing critical security updates can be a risk. It can be introduced to “back doors” or “trojans” and obtain access to the system.

• Network Intrusions

Data going to and from a network endpoint can be hindered by malicious actors and decrypted. If they aren’t caught in time, they might alter it, tamper with it, or use it illegally.

• Cloud Data Breaches

Since more people are using private and public clouds, unencrypted data stored there is an open invitation to malicious hackers. Data saved in the cloud can also be composed due to unreliable interfaces or APIs, insufficient access control, and inadequate security architecture.

• Mobile Malware

Mobile devices’ internal operating systems may become unreliable due to this dangerous malware, which could reduce their functionality. This frequently occurs as a result of URLs being insecure online. In addition, downloaded applications with security flaws also contribute to mobile virus problems.

• Ransomware Attacks

One of the most common types of cyberattacks is ransomware, in which the attackers send a virus into people’s personal laptops and smartphones to access and use the data on those devices. They then want a ransom to give you access to it again.

How Can Artificial Intelligence Testing Enhance Cybersecurity?

A notable benefit of AI testing is that it significantly reduces some labor-intensive jobs known to be time-consuming, such as security monitoring, which is unquestionably a significant time-sink for IT security experts. AI testing can do this repetitious labor instead of humans having to keep an eye on numerous gadgets. To enforce proper cybersecurity, decrease attack surfaces, and detect malicious behavior, AI and machine learning testing need to be in collar.


Let’s look at some additional crucial areas where AI testing proves to be of the utmost significance:

• Moving a vast amount of information around

Each day, data of over 2.5 quintillion bytes are produced. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can assist in automating data processing. It makes sense of vast amounts of data that would be impossible for humans to understand in a usable manner. Security experts cannot evaluate and classify every piece of information because firms face millions of risks. As a result, it is tough for security specialists to foresee dangers before they destroy IT systems. Artificial intelligence testing can identify numerous cyber-security threats and issues without human analysts.

• Behavioral analytics

By analyzing how users typically interact with their devices, ML algorithms are intelligent enough to learn and create a pattern of user behavior.

AI testing flag the user as suspicious and possibly block them if it notices unexpected behaviors that are out of the ordinary. These actions include altering the user’s typing speed or attempting to access the system at odd times.

• Ability to analyze and comprehend data

AI testing analyzes millions of events and detects a wide range of threats. These threats include malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing attempts, and malicious code downloads. As a result, AI and ML have emerged as essential information security technologies. Companies may better understand dangers and respond to them faster thanks to these insights. It also helps them adhere to the best security procedures.

• Detection of spam

Spam detection, as well as other types of social engineering aided by natural language processing(NLP), is a subfield of deep learning.

In general, NLP employs a variety of statistical techniques and extensively learns typical verbal and nonverbal communication patterns to identify and prevent spam content.

• Systems for detecting and preventing intrusions (ID/IP)

These systems can detect harmful network activity, guard against intrusions, and warn users of potential dangers. Systems using ID and IP frequently prove useful in addressing data breaches and improving the security of user information.

Furthermore, it is feasible to guarantee a more effective operation of ID/IP systems by utilizing deep learning, recurrent, and convolutional neural networks. The methods above will make it easier for security teams to distinguish between safe and risky network activity. In addition, it improves traffic analysis accuracy and decreases false alarm frequency.

• Speedy detection of numerous types of threats

When it comes to hacking networks, cybercriminals are becoming more skilled and quick. The use of cutting-edge technology, such as machine learning, makes it easier to detect cyberattacks. However, it is hard for humans to keep track of every connected system for every possible hazard. These data are used to educate AI-powered devices, which can then learn from real and digital world data.

Wrapping Up: AI Testing Potential in Cybersecurity


Given the rising interest in AI in cybersecurity, it’s realistic to assume that in the future, we’ll see even more sophisticated solutions capable of resolving difficulties in the business that is even more difficult and complex. By automating threat detection, artificial intelligence testing will strive to save cybersecurity and contribute to internet safety.

IT security professionals now utilize AI to reinforce sound cybersecurity procedures. It reduces the attack surface and tracks malicious activity. In addition, it evaluates and deals with massive volumes of data and assesses human behavior.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of its functions. It’s preferable to embrace technology today and keep up with the times if you want to be more prepared for the AI-testing cybersecurity future.

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Timothy Joseph

Timothy Joseph

Technical Writer At QASource

I am Timothy Joseph, a testing expert with over 10 years of experience in QASource. In a nutshell, a techie who enjoys studying the pinnacles of current technology & creativity!

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Automation in Pharmacy: A Key to Boost Pharmacy Work at 10X Pace



Automation in Pharmacy: A Key to Boost Pharmacy Work at 10X Pace

Automation is unclosing the new opportunities for the healthcare sector to thrive without hassle. In addition, it eliminates the extreme workload pressure in the healthcare ecosystem, especially in pharmacy stores.

Automation in pharmacy means peace of mind to patients, staff members, and stakeholders.

The real meaning of automation in pharmacy

People think that automation is all about robots taking charge.

But in reality, it’s more than just a robot.

Automation in pharmacy is an advanced system or software solution that automates repetitive tasks to eliminate manual errors, streamline workflows, speed up the process, ensure operational efficiency, and save time, costs, and resources.

Repetitive tasks include

This means the ultimate goal of the pharmacy automation system is to make life easier for pharmacists using robust tech.

A rise of the new era. The lucrative market is the proof itself.

As per the exclusive report from the Globe News Wire, “The Global Pharmacy Automation Market size is valued at USD 5,083 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 10,402 Million by 2030.”

For pharmacies, improving efficiency and accuracy has always been a significant headache.

When we look at the past, the early forms of the automation system were expensive for pharmacies.

But the current scenario is entirely different. Pharmacies can now quickly implement advanced and robust automation software and machines at an affordable expense.

The adoption of automation is rising at a rapid pace in pharmacies or drug stores.

For instance, automated data-entry and dispensing systems, auto-refill, storage, and retrieval systems are standard automation solutions in pharmacies.

Automation has made a positive impact on the productivity, performance, and efficiency of the pharmacy.

The rising demand for lower medication or human errors will drive the entire pharmacy automation market.

How does automation perform in the pharmacy ecosystem? A technical context

The aim is to automate repetitive tasks. So, let’s explore what cooks behind the doors.

1. Tech scenario

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) drives manual workflows in autopilot mode.

It helps in creating and managing software robots.

Software robots are advanced tech solutions that perform tasks just like humans.

For instance, it understands, manages, and completes the data entry process faster and more efficiently.

2. Now, RPA tools are in action

You can’t build or deploy software robots into the pharmacy system without RPA tools.

UiPath (uipath dotcom) is one of the top RPA platforms to build RPA tech to automate repetitive tasks.

After creating a program, you can download it as a .exe file.

But remember, there are two ways – attended and unattended programs.

Attended means a manual start is needed, while unattended, the program automatically starts as per the scheduled time.

3. Now it’s time to install

Install a .exe file into the computer. Now your computer-based repetitive task is in autopilot mode, just like Tesla.

Pharmacy areas that are experiencing the positive outcomes of the automation

One can automate the following computer-based repetitive tasks in the pharmacy.

  1. Auto-refill to reduce the hassle of patients’ calls and text messages
  1. Automated inventory management to avoid the headache of the time-consuming and costly processes
  1. Automatic billing and invoicing to eliminate tedious procedures and manual errors
  1. Email and SMS automation to notify the patients about their refills and other things
  1. Automated pharmacy management to keep everything under the same roof
  1. Automated patient data tracking system
  1. Remote dispensing system

Automation brings happiness in the true sense

Automation opens endless possibilities for patients, pharmacy staff, and stakeholders to eliminate their headaches with ease.

  • Efficient and streamlined workflows
  • It makes the pharmacy ecosystem faster and more flexible
  • Allows pharmacists to focus on other key areas
  • Humans make mistakes. Automation doesn’t
  • It improves the work productivity of the staff.
  • Reduces the patient data management hassle
  • Helps in avoiding the mess of the inventory management
  • Auto-refills prescriptions that save time and resources
  • Improves patient care experience and satisfaction
  • Eliminates the human errors that enhance the patient safety
  • Faster and efficient communication
  • Ensures operational efficiency
  • Improves the accuracy of the workflows

Technologies in the automation systems

1. RPA (Robotic Process Automation):

We both are familiar with how RPA is becoming a helping hand for the pharmacy. It reduces the work burden of the staff and gives them peace of mind in the true sense.

But there are still limitations of the RPA.

It cannot think for itself and performs the task based on the analysis. This means it performs input for the fixed output.

In addition to this, it also requires well-structured data to perform tasks more efficiently.

2. OCR (Optical Character Recognition):

OCR has emerged as the revolutionary tech solution in almost every sector.

The advanced technology automatically extracts the data from the image, PDF, and written text and converts it into a readable and editable format.

Automating the prescription ordering process is one of the drug store’s most common use cases of OCR.

However, it also needs a well-structured data formation to give an accurate output.

3. Artificial Intelligence:

With zero doubt, AI is now an integral part of the entire healthcare ecosystem.

From improving patient care experience to reducing the burnout of the clinical staff, AI in healthcare has shown positive results in almost every corner.

AI enables the pharmacies to make data-driven decisions and automate manual tasks such as personalized messages to patients etc.

What makes it exceptional from the rest is that AI holds the potential to think for itself for the given task or change in the output.

Lastly, an AI-based OCR system also helps get the ideal outcome even from the unstructured data format.

The future of the pharmacy automation

The pharmacy market is experiencing a growing trend of automation adoption.

RPA, AI, OCR, and ML are creating new opportunities in almost every inch of the pharmacy.

But still, pharmacists are performing double-checking systems on the prescription as automation is still in development.

However, the advancement of these technologies in pharmacy app development and software development has the potential to bring 100% accuracy in the next few years.

More importantly, AI harnesses the true power of big data that allows pharmacists to analyze risk patterns.

Here are some of the future needs for automation in pharmacy.

  • Faster and more efficient medication dispensing
  • More effective and outcome-driven patient data management
  • Better management system for the inventory and resources
  • 100% accuracy in the repetitive tasks

To sum it up

Automation is bringing flexibility, scalability, and affordability into the pharmacy sector.

It adds result-driven value to the everyday task of the pharmacy team by allowing them to keep an eye on the other vital aspects of the ecosystem.

As a result, pharmacies can now achieve their business goals without compromising costs, labor, and time.

The aim is to bring magic into the life of the patients, pharmacists, and stakeholders, and automation is doing wonders for the same.

Parth Patel

Parth Patel is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of SyS Creations which is a top healthcare app development . Operating the IT Infrastructure of SMEs and startups keeps him on his toes and his passion for helping others keeps him motivated.

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