Showing posts from June, 2024

Google, Microsoft, Nvidia, Linkedin and IBM Offer AI Courses for Free (2024)

The double-edged sword of AI (artificial intelligence) lies in its novelty. While early adopters have made significant strides, the entire ecosystem is in a formative stage, demanding a continuous learning curve for those seeking to catch up. This represents a massive opportunity as well as a pitfall for those who are on the outside looking in. We like to monitor different courses in the space for our own education as well as for resources to share with others to include them as part of the discussion and learning.  We've compiled this list as a set of reliable resources to do just that. Google offers 10 AI courses for free Google's new initiative involves a collection of free courses aimed at giving people the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the new world of generative AI. Below is a list of the ten courses being offered: Introduction to Generative AI: This is an introductory level microlearning course aimed at explaining what Generative AI is, how it is used, and how

Level 1 vs Level 2 vs Level 3 EV Chargers: What are the Differences?

If you’re going to drive an electric vehicle (EV), you’re going to need to recharge it. That can get a little complicated if you're not clear on how the different charging options work for electric vehicles. Here's a quick guide to the terms to know and the three EV charging levels you need to know. What Are EV Charging Levels, Anyway? Charging levels L1, L2, and L3 are three general terms that refer to how fast you can charge your EV battery. Think of charging your EV like filling up a pool. You probably wouldn’t use a fire hose to fill a kiddie pool or a standard garden hose to fill an inground pool. Recharging an EV is kind of like that: It can take minutes to days, depending on the car's battery capacity, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and vehicle on-board charger (OBC) capabilities. In other words, how you charge your EV is similar to understanding the size of your EV's 'pool' and the 'hose' used to fill it. Here are the basic terms to k

Hydrogen vs Electric Cars: The Future of Transportation in 2024 and Beyond

As the world shifts towards more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, the debate between electric and hydrogen vehicles has risen. What distinguishes these two technologies? What advantages do they offer? And which will ultimately dominate the future? How do electric and hydrogen cars work? In a comparison of electric cars vs. hydrogen cars, it is essential to first understand how each technology works. In an electric car, instead of fuel combusting to provide energy to an engine, a lithium-ion battery is used to supply electricity to a motor, which then turns the wheels and powers other elements of the car. When depleted, instead of going to a gas station, an electric car is recharged by plugging into the electricity grid, much like with a telephone or computer. A hydrogen car works differently, although it does also contain an electric motor. Inside a hydrogen-powered car, a fuel cell filled with hydrogen reacts with oxy