Food, Beverage & Tobacco


AI Eats Insurance

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When food delivery services talk breathlessly about machine learning, feel free to roll your eyes: it's baked salmon they're dropping off, not Bayesian statistics. Insurance is another kettle of fish altogether. The birth of statistics is usually dated to 1662, when John Graunt calculated the prob...


Amazon may open six more cashier-less supermarkets in 2018

Daily Mail

Amazon may be bringing its futuristic checkout-free supermarkets to more cities. The internet giant could open as many as six of its 'Amazon Go' grocery stores in 2018, Recode reports, citing sources close to the situation. A few of the new stores are likely to open near Amazon's headquarters in S...


Miso Robotics scores some cheddar for its burger-flipping robot

ZDNet

Miso Robotics, creator of a burger flipping robot named Flippy, today announced $10 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Acacia Research Corporation. Last year, Flippy scored a coup when it debuted with high marks a Pasadena CaliBurger, a trendy fast-food chain in tech-obsessed Cali...


Wendy Williams Health Problems: Host Cites Graves' Disease Diagnosis For Cancelled Episodes

International Business Times

Wendy Williams is on the mend following a health scare last week which required her to take three days off from "The Wendy Williams Show." The 53-year-old talk show host opened up to fans who have been left in the dark over her ongoing issues, and explained how they would affect her show going forwa...


Online grocery delivery: How Amazon Prime Now compares to the competition

USATODAY

By using your voice on a Google Home smart speaker, Walmart customers can order items for 2-day shipping, for free, for orders $35 and over. (Photo: Google handout/USA TODAY) Like many Americans trying to juggle a personal and professional life, you've probably come to this realization: your time c...


Beyond chatbots: 3 ways AI will revolutionize the grocery industry

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With Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the rise of subscription meal kits, and new competition from pureplay grocery delivery services, it seems like everyone is trying to build a better grocery store. But what if the supermarket of the future is the one right around the corner? When we think ab...



What could a self-learning AI system do for your financial life?

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Eva*: Hi Sarah, how's it going? You came home early today. Yeah, I wasn't feeling too well so thought I would have an early night. I have a booming headache and a runny nose. Sound's terrible. Would you like me to order some cold and flu tablets? They should be with you tomorrow morning before yo...


Grocer Lidl rolls out natural language chatbot to improve customer experience

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Lidl has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot to help improve the wine-buying experience for shoppers, as the food retailer continues its efforts to wrest market share away from the big four supermarket chains. Every conference this year contains a dead human genius reincarnated as so...


You are being tracked. Deal with it.

USATODAY

It's not just your Smart TV, it's your phone, computer, home appliance with Internet. How to handle it all, on Talking Tech. Your every move is being tracked. If you didn't realize it by now, get used to it. Because it will only become more widespread in the coming days, months and years. The Cons...