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This Kerala restaurant has robot waiters to serve customers, details INSIDE- News Nation


A newly opened restaurant in Kerala's Kannur district will be one of the first restaurant in Kerala where robots will do the job of waiters. The new outlet named Be@Kiwizo will see Aleena, Helen and Jane, the unconventional waitresses' serving the customers in the restaurant. These robots will offer menu card to the customers and record their choice of food. After taking the order and taking it to the restaurant kitchen, the same robot will serve the food to the designated table. These robots will be moving through a designated path and would speak in English with the customers.

'A burger, a coffee, whatever': Food delivery robots may soon roll up to Purdue's campus

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These autonomous robots put the special in special delivery and you might see them on a college campus near you! WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-- How do delivery robots operate in winter? What if no one picks up the delivery? A board in West Lafayette, Indiana, has unanimously approved a pilot program bringing robotic delivery services to Purdue University, as well as a suspension of city code allowing small, cooler-sized robots to operate on city sidewalks. But first, the board members had several questions about the program from San Francisco-based Starship Technologies before it could debut in September.

Artificial Intelligence Research by IDTechEx


Researchers have figured out how to use deep learning to speed up the analysis of gas chromatographic data. Because this type of analysis is used in many parts of society, the new method will have a major impact on quality, efficiency and cost when examining various data -- from blood tests, to the fermentation of cheese. Gas chromatography is a method of analysis that most people have experienced at one time or another without necessarily knowing it. For example, gas chromatography can be used to reveal food fraud, find out where a particular batch of cocaine was produced or monitor a fermentation of cheese. "The new interpretive method of gas chromatographic analysis can make this type of analysis accessible to many more, which means that better and cheaper decisions can be made in a number of areas in society," says Professor Rasmus Bro, Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), who is one of the researchers behind the new interpretive method.

Adding multi-language support for Azure AI applications quickly


There is a growing demand for applications which support speech, language identification, translation or transliteration from one language to another. Complex problems such as these can now be solved using advanced APIs that are readily available without having to reinvent the wheel – no machine learning expertise required! This blog starts off with a brief introduction to machine translation and then explores various topics like identifying the language and how to perform translation/transliteration of spoken or typed text using Microsoft's Translator Text API. In addition, we also discuss how translated or transliterated text can be integrated with LIUS. Machine Translation (MT) encompasses the various tasks involved in converting source text from one language to another.

AI Assistant Olivia from Paradox SAP News Center


As competition for top talent in every industry heats up, an award-winning AI assistant named Olivia is stepping in to help recruiters and job candidates speed past antiquated hiring norms. The brainchild of Aaron Matos, co-founder and CEO of Paradox, Olivia is entirely mobile and relies on text messaging to compress the timespan between screening qualified people and hiring dates. "The assistant's job is to get work done, and that's what Olivia focuses on," said Matos. This frees up the recruiter's time for more valuable responsibilities, like talking face-to-face with qualified candidates." Paradox was born out of Matos' obsession with people's feelings about work. "When people love their work, they build great teams and companies can accomplish great things," he said. "I went into HR with that as my mission -- to figure out how to get people to love their work.

Summer travel diary: Reopening cold cases with robotic data discoveries


As a child of refugees, my parents' narrative is missing huge gaps of information. In our data rich world, archivists are finally piecing together new clues of history using unmanned systems to reopen cold cases. The Nazis were masters in using technology to mechanize killing and erasing all evidence of their crime. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Treblinka, Poland. The death camp exterminated close to 900,000 Jews over a 15-month period before a revolt led to its dismantlement in 1943.

How U.S. Retail Giant Kroger Is Using AI And Robots To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution


Kroger, one of America's largest grocery chains, has decided to embrace technology to help it survive and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution. With 2,782 grocery stores under nearly two dozen names in 35 states, Kroger plans to leverage its data, shopper insights and scale to help it remain a leader in the marketplace of the future. According to a study by the Food Marketing Institute, online grocery is expected to account for 20% of all grocery retail by 2022 and reach $100 billion in consumer sales, so Kroger and its competitors are smart to figure out ways to use technology to their advantage. In the fall of 2017, Kroger unveiled an audacious three-year $9 billion plan called Restock Kroger with the goal to build out its e-commerce, digital and omnichannel businesses and redefine the customer experience. The grocer already delivers 3 billion personalized recommendations each year, but they will enhance the personalization efforts to "create different experiences for customers."

AI and Automation Are Reshaping the Future of Work


AI and automation are constantly changing our world, including the way we work. Take, for example, NASA's 1962 spaceflight. Back then, Katherine Johnson -- the central figure in the book and movie "Hidden Figures" -- famously checked the math of NASA's computer manually to put a spaceflight into orbit for the first time. Within just a few short years, though, that reliance on human intelligence has shifted to calculators and computers. Today, the progression of automation seems almost scary due to the rapidly increasing sophistication of AI.

How AI will Revolutionize the Future of Wine


Within the next decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the power to transform the wine industry forever. Right now, applications of AI for the wine industry are limited – but AI promises to be one of those immersive technologies that are embedded in everything we do, one way or another. According to a growing number of wine experts, AI could impact everything from how we buy wine, to how we grow vines in the vineyard, to how we judge wine. Think of how the Internet has revolutionized the wine industry in just the past two decades. It impacts how we learn about wine, how we order and buy wine online, and how we market wine to end consumers via social media platforms.

Machine Learning and the Travel Game


There are engineers, researchers, and data scientists who are working on travel right now. This information came to us from Yahoo Finance in their article, "Why Google Thinks Machine Learning Will Be a Game Changer for Travel." There is no industry that is benefiting more from advances in machine learning right now than travel. Though we aren't transporting back to historical timelines, machine learning is changing the entire travel industry more than any other industry in the world. Language barriers have always been a huge obstacle for travelers to fully experience other cultures.