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Tech Savvy Quiz

  1. Livermore Advanced Research Computer (LARC) – In 1960 Sperry Rand built the Livermore Advanced Research Computer (LARC), today considered among the first supercomputers, for the US Navy Research and Development Center. It used high-speed drum memory rather than the newly emerging disk drive technology.
  2. IBM 7030 Stretch – The IBM 7030, also known as Stretch, was IBM’s first transistorized supercomputer. It was the fastest computer in the world from 1961 until the first CDC 6600 became operational in 1964.
  3. Germanium – Germanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ge and atomic number It is a lustrous, hard-brittle, greyish-white metalloid in the carbon group, chemically similar to its group neighbours silicon and tin. Pure germanium is a semiconductor with an appearance similar to elemental silicon. Like silicon, germanium naturally reacts and forms complexes with oxygen in nature.
  4. Silicon – Silicon is a chemical element with the symbol Si and atomic number It is a hard and brittle crystalline solid with a blue-grey metallic lustre and it is a tetravalent metalloid and a semiconductor. The relatively small portion of very highly purified elemental silicon used in semiconductor electronics (< 10%) is essential to electronics – most computers, cell phones, and modern technology depend on it.
  5. Terabyte – A Terabyte (TB) is a measure of computer storage capacity that is approximately 2 to the 40thpower, or 10 to the 12th power, which equals approximately a trillion bytes. A Terabyte is more precisely defined as 1,024 gigabytes (GB).
  6. Petabyte –A petabyte is 1015or 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. One petabyte (abbreviated “PB”) is equal to 1,000 terabytes and precedes the exabyte unit of measurement. A petabyte is slightly less in size than a pebibyte, which contains 1,125,899,906,842,624 (250) bytes.
  7. Zettabyte –The zettabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix zetta indicates multiplication by the seventh power of 1000 or 1021 in the International System of Units (SI). A zettabyte is one sextillion (one long scale trilliard) bytes. The unit symbol is ZB.
  8. Phishing- The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
  9. Scareware – Scareware is a form of malware which uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat in order to manipulate users into buying unwanted software. Scareware is part of a class of malicious software that includes rogue security software,  ransomware, and other scam software that tricks users into believing their computer is infected with a virus, then suggests that they download and pay for fake antivirus software to remove it.
  10. Machination – A scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
  11. AI effect – The AI effect occurs when onlookers discount the behavior of an artificial intelligence program by arguing that it is not real Author Pamela McCorduck writes, “It’s part of the history of the field of artificial intelligence that every time somebody figured out how to make a computer do something — play good checkers, solve simple but relatively informal problems — there was chorus of critics to say, ‘That’s not thinking.'” AIS researcher Rodney Brooks complains, “Every time we figure out a piece of it, it stops being magical; we say, ‘Oh, that’s just a computation.’”
  12. Reasoning system – In information technology, a reasoning system is a software system that generates conclusions from available knowledge using logical techniques such as deduction and induction. Reasoning systems play an important role in the implementation of artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems.
  13. Mastering- Mastering is the art of making the listening experience of a listener balanced and cohesive from song to song. The process is a blend of science and personal taste. With a good mixdown, a mastering engineer will make sure they understand the sound you’re going for and help you get there.
  14. Machine learning – Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves. The primary aim is to allow the computers to learn automatically without human intervention or assistance and adjust actions accordingly.
  15. Compilation – Compilation is the process the computer takes to convert a high-level programming language into a machine language that the computer can understand. The software which performs this conversion is called a compiler.
  16. Neurons A neuron, also known as a neurone, is an electrically excitable cell that communicates with other cells via specialized connections called synapses. It is the main component of nervous tissue. All animals except sponges and placozoans have neurons, but other multicellular organisms such as plants do not.
  17. 8 GB RAM- 8 GB is the minimum for any gaming PC. With 8 GB of RAM, your PC will be running most games without any problem, though some concessions in terms of graphics will probably be required when it comes to the newer, more demanding titles.
  18. Pie –Android Pie (codenamed Android P during development) is the ninth major release and the 16th version of the Android mobile operating system. It was released publicly on August 6, 2018. As of May 2019, 10.4% of Android devices run Pie.
  19. Marshmallow – Android Marshmallow (codenamedAndroid M during development) is the sixth major version of the Android operating system and the 13th version of Android. It was officially released on October 5, 2015, with Nexus devices being the first to receive the update.
  20. Intelligent Agent – In artificial intelligence, an intelligent agent refers to an autonomous entity which acts, directing its activity towards achieving goals (i.e. it is an agent), upon an environment using observation through sensors and consequent actuators (i.e. it is intelligent). Intelligent agents may also learn or use knowledge to achieve their goals. They may be very simple or very complex.
  21. RAM – RAM, or Random Access Memory, is the most common type of memory used for a rapid-access memory which is a form of computer data storage that stores data and machine code currently being used. A random access memory device allows data items to be read or written in almost the same amount of time irrespective of the physical location of data inside the memory.
  22. Cognition – Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
  23. Natural Intelligence – Natural intelligence (NI) is the opposite of artificial intelligence: it is all the systems of control present in biology. Nature also demonstrates non-neural control in plants and protozoa, as well as distributed intelligence in colony species like ants, hyenas, and humans.