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The Latest: Walker Calls for Kimberly-Clark Tax Credits

U.S. News

The Dallas-based company said last week it was closing the facilities, resulting in a loss of 600 jobs. Walker said Monday he is asking the Legislature to increase job retention credits from 7 percent to 17 percent, the same level extended to Foxconn Technology Group for its planned display screen factory and campus in southeast Wisconsin.


This Company Is Betting a Little Artificial Intelligence Will Eliminate Your Bad-Hair Days

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You can already find artificial intelligence inside your Facebook account, your Siri app, and even your Netflix recommendations. Soon you may find A.I. in an unlikely place: your shampoo bottle. Launched in early December, New York City-based beauty startup Prose developed a software that analyzes 85 customer data points to automatically formulate a line of hyper-personalized professional hair care products. This isn't just shampoo designed for a few standard variables, such as curly, straight, or dyed locks. Stylists at 16 partner salons in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles help customers analyze their hair via the Prose app.


Gadgets galore at Las Vegas' CES

Daily Mail

Samsung has unveiled a 12-foot (146-inch) television screen that can'grow' to almost any size and shape. Called'The Wall', it can be linked to additional units to build a larger screen and there's no upper limit on how many can be synced together. The television was revealed yesterday at the 2018 global Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas alongside a host of other gadgets set for release in the coming months. Bizarre products featured at the event include radiation-proof pants, a smart suitcase that follows you, and an AI mirror that rates your beauty products. Samsung has unveiled a 12-foot (146-inch) television screen (pictured) that can'grow' to almost any size and shape ForwardX's CX-1: An artificial intelligence-powered smart suitcase that follows its owner around the airport.


Kohler has smart kitchen and bath products to show at CES

PCWorld

One of the oldest names in kitchen and bath fixtures is getting serious about the smart home. Kohler announced Friday that it will show seven new smart home products at CES 2018, including mirrors, faucets, toilets, and bath products in its Kohler Konnect line. The idea with Kohler Konnect is to automate and control all manner of common tasks such as filling or draining a bath or adjusting a mirror's lighting. Devices in the product family can recognize voice commands as well as gestures, and can be integrated with three of the major digital assistants: Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri via Apple HomeKit. Kohler mentioned only one specific Alexa integration in its announcement.


A Cellular Telephone-Based Application for Skin-Grading to Support Cosmetic Sales

AI Magazine

We have developed a sales-support system for door-to-door sales of cosmetics based on a system called Skin-Expert, a skin-image grading service that includes analysis and diagnosis. Several parameters are extracted by image processing, and the skin grading is done by rules generated by data mining from a baseline of grades given by human skincare experts. Communication with the Skin-Expert is through a cellular telephone with a camera, using email software and a Web browser. Salespeople photograph the customer's skin using the camera in a standard cellular telephone and then send an email message that includes the picture as an attachment to our analysis system. Other parameters associated with the customer (for example, age and gender) are included in the body of the message.


How is Artificial Intelligence enhancing the health and beauty industry

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Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing that the world is both excited and worried about. Taking the good sides of its applications, any industry can be taken to a paradigm shifting level. Heavy research is continuously developing the AI platform and making it more efficient. A recent study from the house of Frost & Sullivan states that the market for AI applications in the healthcare domain will reach $6 billion by the end of 2021. The healthcare institutions are continuously searching for means to make services better and efficient.


ANA declares AI the marketing word of the year

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Given how rife 2017 was for controversy in the marketing industry, AI winning out as the marketing word of the year against topics like transparency is surprising. This year has seen a handful of big-name advertisers, including Procter & Gamble and Unilever, trim back their spending on digital media as the channel's proved rife with non-transparency and murky business practices. P&G's Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard also sparked industry-wide discussions that have extended throughout the year about these subjects and also the need for ad vendors to receive third-party media accreditation from watchdog groups like the Media Rating Council. The ANA news signals that, even as marketers and members of the media get caught up in the industry's churn, many professionals are placing their focus on emerging technology to drive business results and innovate their strategies. AI offers promise in managing the massive amount of data marketers now accrue on their customers and in helping them create and deploy highly personalized campaigns.


Machine Learning In The Digital Supply Chain Isn't New

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Machine learning has become hot this year and suppliers are investing research and development into using machine learning in the supply chain. But in a conversation with Michael Farlekas and John Lash – the CEO and VP of Product Marketing at E2open - I was reminded of the fact that machine learning in the supply chain is not a new technology. Last year E2open acquired Terra Technology. Terra has been using machine learning to power their demand management and demand sensing applications since 2004.


AllAnalytics - Ariella Brown - Hiring Trend: ...

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As described in a recent Wall Street Journal article, Unilever's recruiting in the past had centered primarily around eight college campuses and the usual resume collection. According to Unilever, The Wall Street Journal reports, according to Unilever, that "Eighty percent of applicants who make it to the final round now get job offers, and a similar number accepts." They were not, however, all represented in the actual hires, which amounted to about 200 positions for the US and Canada, according to the figures in the Wall Street Journal report. The Wall Street Journal reports that other organizations including Goldman Sachs Group and Walmart Stores' Jet.com are using similar digital tools in recruitment.