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Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat or Opportunity for Web Designers?

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AIs may excel at processing data and extracting useful trends, learning from past inputs and usage, and creating coherent website structures within a predetermined set of parameters, but they are quite far away from executing complex creative tasks. Adaptive interfaces tailor content and display settings on an individual basis instead of a device basis, providing users with excellent personalized experiences and content based on their past actions, preferences, location, and several other variables. It will take quite some time and several advancements in technology and development before AIs could take over creative tasks, so for the time being, web developers should work on implementing AI to eliminate the technical issues, bugs, and device compatibility issues commonly cited by those in the industry as creativity-stifling yet necessary roadblocks. AIs could effectively design the structures and content systems that hold and display information while human developers handle unstructured information in various forms, such as photography, video content, illustrations, and creative writing.


Banks Eager For Artificial Intelligence, But Slow To Adopt - BI Insight - Business Intelligence

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Amazon spends $228 million a year just to find people to run Alexa and related machine learning initiatives. Even small to medium businesses in every sector – from fast food chains and personal fitness centers – are reaping the business benefits of technologies like natural language processing, image recognition, and machine learning. Yet only a few outliers in the banking sector, such as Capital One, have been able to ship AI products as quickly as their counterparts in Silicon Valley. While many financial institutions have publicly announced ambitious plans to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning, customers are still waiting months later for these proposed products and services.


Amazon opens Fresh Pickup grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle

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Amazon has launched a Fresh Pickup service that will have your online grocery order ready to in collect in as little as 15 minutes. Amazon set up at two locations in Seattle back in March, to test out their FreshPickup service on employees of the firm. Customers can drive up and park underneath canopies and Amazon staff will bring your order to your vehicle. Customers can drive up and park underneath canopies and Amazon staff will bring your order to your vehicle.


Food Service Robot Mixes Perfect Salad in 60 Seconds

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Using proprietary robotics technology, Sally can dispense and accurately measure 21 different healthy ingredients, including romaine, kale, seared chicken breast, Parmesan, California walnuts, cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives. The Chowbotics' robot precisely measures each salad ingredient, ensuring that the customer order contains the exact number of calories listed on Sally's digital menu. Chowbotics CEO and founder Deepak Sekar says that fast food restaurants with Sally serving up salads will attract more health-conscious patrons, as her recipes with their healthy ingredients contain far fewer calories than the typical 400 calorie options available at many quick-serve restaurants and salad bars. "Sally is the next generation of salad restaurant," Sekar told the San Francisco Chronicle.


DoorDash sees 25% lift from AI recommendations

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Food delivery company DoorDash says personalized restaurant recommendations based on AI are seeing a significant lift in orders, compared to regular recommendations based on popularity. Machine learning (ML) based recommendations made within DoorDash's app saw a lower lift on orders, Liu said. So if you've indicated from your searches that you like Asian food, DoorDash might offer up Korean or Japanese restaurants, even if you haven't previously specifically searched for or ordered those Asian cuisines. Also, a new "most popular items" feature announced today will highlight the hottest items on a restaurant's menu.


How automotive assistants will become intelligent co-pilots

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They were mechanical marvels of technology that could perform many impressive functions within and unto themselves, but artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, true driver personalization, and external data exchange capabilities were still conceptual. Its value will be judged by how elegantly it understands and communicates with its users using speech and natural language, while accessing and delivering a world of information from a wide range of "expert" sources to instantly and/or proactively deliver the right answer, content, or action. Similarly, the automotive assistant, while highly capable itself, delivers the best experience for users by intelligently coordinating all pieces of the connected world ecosystem. Taken together, rapid advances in AI interoperability, personalization, and contextualization will allow automotive assistants to significantly enhance car mobility for drivers and passengers.


How Burger King Revealed the Hackability of Voice Assistants

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Google Home, right, sits on display near a Pixel phone following a product event, in San Francisco. Voice assistants such as Google Home, Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa have always been susceptible to accidental hijack. Burger King's manipulation of Google Home illustrates the vulnerabilities intrinsic to voice assistants that can be targeted by brands, or worse, hackers. But the stunt might help speed up the next developments for home voice assistants: individual voice recognition and even image recognition.


Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker. An update released Thursday enables Home's built-in assistant to learn the different voices of up to six people, although they can't all be talking to the internet-connected speaker at the same time. Google quickly blocked Burger King's commercial from toying with the Home assistant, but the marketing stunt illustrated how the technology can be manipulated. Voice-personalization eventually could enable Home's users to block others from accessing the device, but Google isn't ready to do that yet.


Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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Users simply say'OK Google' and'Hey Google' two times each, which are analyzed by a neural network that is designed to recognize certain characteristics of a person's voice. This feature will start rolling out today for Google Home users in the U.S., but will expand to the U.K. in the coming months. Then say'OK Google' and'Hey Google' two times each, which are analyzed by a neural network that is designed to recognize certain characteristics of a person's voice The Echo doesn't yet recognize different voices, so Alexa can't retrieve more personal information for different accounts. This feature will start rolling out today for Google Home users in the U.S., but will expand to the U.K. in the coming months The voice-distinction feature also isn't being offered for the same digital assistant that operates on Google's Pixel phone and other smartphones running on the latest version of its Android software.