"The latest generation of robots offers performance advances, growing integration of vision and an enlarging capability to transform manufacturing." - John Teresko
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Pongr's computer vision platform is being used by Pepsi to power a fan photo-scanning contest to promote Simon Cowell's THE X FACTOR. Using innovative mobile image recognition technology and easy-to-use social network connections, Pongr invites consumers to use their mobile phone cameras to interact with outdoor billboards, bus stop advertising, products and magazine pages in return for rewards that are messaged back to their phones. Using Pongr, every time user sends pictures of the brands and products, they earn Pongr Bucks which can be redeemed for rewards.
The potential usefulness of automatic computerized translation was recognized by the very first AI researchers in the 1950s. The poster child for computer translation is Google Translate, the easy-to-use, general purpose Web-based translation engine that can handle nearly 60 languages. And as home computer users being appreciating the accuracy of Google Translate for casual Web surfinglike reading foreign newspapers when big breaking stories occur they will bring those habits with them to the office and start doing the same thing at work. American intelligence agencies, notoriously short on translators for strategically crucial languages like Farsi and Arabic, are already power users of machine translation technologies like Google's, which they rely on to quickly decide if, say, a website deserves closer study.
E-mail may have been the Internet's first "killer app," but keeping up with it has become sheer murder. The volume of e-mail defies comprehension: by one count, 32 billion messages a day were sent in 2010, a figure that does not include the roughly 90 percent of e-mails that are spam.A growing number of products and research efforts aim to ensure that e-mail overload doesn't cancel out the productivity-enhancing benefits of IT.
E-mail may have been the Internet's first "killer app," but keeping up with it has become sheer murder. The volume of e-mail defies comprehension: by one count, 32 billion messages a day were sent in 2010, a figure that does not include the roughly 90 percent of e-mails that are spam.
A growing number of products and research efforts aim to ensure that e-mail overload doesn't cancel out the productivity-enhancing benefits of IT.
By Alexander P. Morgan, John A. Cafeo, Kurt Godden, Ronald M. Lesperance, Andrea M. Simon, Deborah L. McGuinness, and James L. Benedict. Sixteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI-04). "The General Motors Variation-Reduction Adviser is a knowledge system built on case-based reasoning principles that is currently in use in a dozen General Motors Assembly Centers. This paper reviews the overall characteristics of the system and then focuses on various AI elements critical to support its deployment to a production system. A key AI enabler is ontology-guided search using domain-specific ontologies."
By William Cheetham. Sixteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI-04). "Since 1994 GE Plastics has employed a case-based reasoning tool that determines color formulas which match requested colors. This tool, called FormTool, has saved GE millions of dollars in productivity and material (i.e. colorant) costs. The technology developed in FormTool has been used to create an on-line color selection tool for our customers called ColorXpress Select. A customer innovation center has been developed around the FormTool software."
CLAVIER is a case-based reasoning (CBR) system that assists in determining efficient loads of composite material parts to be cured in an autoclave. CLAVIER's central purpose is to find the most appropriate groupings and configurations of parts (or loads) to maximize autoclave throughput yet ensure that parts are properly cured. CLAVIER uses CBR to match a list of parts that need to be cured against a library of previously successful loads and suggest the most appropriate next load. clavier also uses a heuristic scheduler to generate a sequence of loads that best meets production goals and satisfies operational constraints. The system is being used daily on the shop floor and has virtually eliminated the production of low-quality parts that must be scrapped, saving thousands of dollars each month. As one of the first fielded CBR systems, CLAVIER demonstrates that CBR is a practical technology that can be used successfully in domains where more traditional approaches are difficult to apply.
An ESADE research team has developed an artificial intelligence system capable of identifying the fruits that combine best (and worst) with black chocolate. The system takes chocolatier and pastry chef Oriol Balaguer's opinions about a small group of fruits and applies them to a set of 100 fruits with known qualitative and quantitative flavour characteristics.