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Machine learning (ML) is one kind of artificial intelligence. Without being explicitly programmed, it allows software applications to become more precise in forecasting outcomes. The main objective of Machine Learning is to let the computers learn automatically without human assistance or intervention and regulate actions consequently.
Virtual currency or virtual money is a kind of digital currency that is only available in electronic form. Usually, virtual currency is issued and controlled by its developers and accepted and used among the members of a certain virtual community. Contrasting to regular currency, it is depending on on a system of trust and not …
Contrary to the natural intelligence (NI) shown by humans and other animals, Artificial intelligence (AI) is intellect demonstrated by machines, especially computer systems. AI emphasizes the formation of smart machines that work and respond like humans. Applications of AI include machine vision, speech recognition and expert systems.
A video podcast or “vodcast” includes video clips. Every so often, web television series are distributed as video podcasts. Video podcasts can only be viewed on a computer with the appropriate media player software, for example, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or higher end Digital Media Players.
The term “Podcast” is originated from POD and Cast. POD means Portable on Demand, and Cast relating to the term broadcast. It is an episodic series of digital video or audio files which a user can download and view/listen to. An audio podcast can be directly played from the website or downloaded as an MP3 …
  iFrame is an HTML element. It allows an external web page to be embedded in an HTML document. By using an iFrame, you can also insert a piece of content (an embedded video, image, short instructions etc.) from another source into a web page.
  White label product is any product or service that is produced by one company and marketed by another company by putting their model number and own brand on the product as if they have produced it. For example, most of the Dell computer monitors are produced by other companies, however, they have the Dell’s …
  Single sign-on (SSO) is a user and session authentication service that authorizes a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., User Name and Password) to access various applications. SSO is helpful for monitoring user accounts as well as logging user activities on the back end. (For example, Google Login, Facebook Login etc.)
MRSS or Media RSS is an extension of RSS. It adds a number of enhancements to RSS enclosures. Basically, it is used to syndicate multimedia files (image, audio, video) in RSS feeds. Both MRSS and RSS revolutionized video distribution network. Simply add MRSS extensions to your RSS feed in order to deliver video content to …
CMS or Content Management System is a web interface which allows users to create, manage and publish digital content directly to the Web. Typically, it supports multiple users in a collaborative environment. The CMS allows users to create, edit and publish content from anywhere and at any time. Content management systems are categorized into four …

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