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Clever uses for your Amazon Echo - and security steps you can't skip

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Amazon Echo can make your life easier. Amazon's Echo line is the reigning champ of the smart speaker world. Compared to virtual assistants like Google and Siri, Alexa works with far more gadgets and responds to significantly more commands than the competition. Plus, Echo devices are pretty inexpensive, starting around $25 for the Flex and $30 for the Dot when you catch it on sale. I bought six of these Echo Shows for Christmas presents.


The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Amazon sale buzz hasn't ended quite yet: Shop deep discounts on the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer, robot vacuums and more post Prime Day 2020.


How PepsiCo's trends forecaster is using artificial intelligence to scan tweets, restaurant menus …

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Consumers are more likely to think of artificial ingredients than artificial intelligence when they see a bag of chips or a bottle of soda.


Shop these Prime Day deals while there's still time — sales end tonight

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BEST AMAZON DEVICE DEAL: Echo Studio with two Philips Hue bulbs -- save $79.97 BEST APPLE DEAL: MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) -- save $149.01 It's day two of Prime Day 2020, and deals are still in full swing. If you missed your chance to shop yesterday, don't worry -- we're still seeing some amazing sales on top items. Because there are literally thousands and thousands of deals to shop across the web during this two-day span, we've done the heavy lifting for you to find the very best Prime Day deals. Remember that Prime Day ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Oct. 14 (2:59 a.m.


You won't want to skip these Prime Day 2020 deals on the Amazon Echo Show 5

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Echo Show 5 is one of the best smart speakers you can buy--and now it's on sale. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Life gets so hectic sometimes it helps to have an assistant. With the Echo Show 5, that's essentially what you'll be getting: A remarkably resourceful buddy who's always down to help you with your errands and to-do list--all you have to do is ask. As one of Amazon's best Prime Day 2020 deals, Prime members can get this truly marvelous smart display at a major discount--and that's just where the fun begins.


AI tool to predict food safety issues launched

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AI has increasingly been implemented by food firms over the past year, helped along by initiatives such as the Government's Made Smarter programme. Logistics firms have been incorporating software in the cloud to help increase workflow, while the use of robot cleaners powered by AI have allowed manufacturers to free up members of staff for more important tasks. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence is just one of the routes being taken by food manufacturers in their quests to make their factories self-sufficient. We explore the ways food firms are implementing technology in the role of preventative maintenance to prevent failures to the production line before they happen.


You won't want to skip these Prime Day 2020 deals on the Amazon Echo Show 5

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Echo Show 5 is the perfect gateway to smart tech--and now it's on sale. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Life gets so hectic sometimes it helps to have an assistant. With the Echo Show 5, that's essentially what you'll be getting: A remarkably resourceful buddy who's always down to help you with your errands and to-do list--all you have to do is ask. As one of Amazon's best Prime Day 2020 deals, Prime members can get this truly marvelous smart display at a major discount--and that's just where the fun begins.


Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Urban Planning - ScienceBlog.com

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Before you ever step into a new coffee shop, years of urban planning have gone into building that brick-and-mortar building in your neighborhood. Urban planning is a multi-faceted discipline in which planners collect data points from targeted areas to determine if a store, hospital or other types of buildings are likely needed in that area. It also involves determining if the needed infrastructure to support the building is there or needs to be added. The data provides context to planners and includes things such as geographic factors, socioeconomic statistics and human mobility. This kind of planning can take years to configure, but for first-year computer science doctoral student Dongjie Wang, that isn't efficient.


How Artificial Intelligence Is Used To Make Beer

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Are AI machines going to take over our brewpubs? Unlikely, but it is almost certain that breweries will continue to use AI and data to create new beer recipes and optimize existing formulations. Here are some ways AI is currently used in beer making.


Kroger Uses AI to Pair an Image of Your Fridge With a Recipe

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The grocery chain and agency 360i recently launched a Twitter account called Chefbot that can identify up to three foods in user-submitted images and search a database of recipes for the best match. The makers claim the bot is trained to recognize 2,000 ingredients and pulls from a log of around 20,000 recipes. While the tool is fairly rudimentary for now, Kroger has big plans to grow it into something more sophisticated over time, along with 360i and tech partners Coffee Labs and Clarifai. The creators plan to incorporate every interaction the bot has into its training data in order to make future iterations more accurate at identifying foods and customizing recipes. "Over time, Chefbot will continuously learn and improve, and we're excited about how the experience will evolve and can eventually integrate into Kroger's mobile app," Menno Kluin, chief creative officer at 360i, said.