At Mars, Jeff Bezos Hosted Roboticists, Astronauts, Other Brainiacs and Me


"I get invited to everything, and everywhere I go, everyone wishes they had my job. But that's not true here," said Pablos Holman, a self-described futurist and inventor who has worked on lasers that kill mosquitoes and machines that suppress hurricanes. "There's geniuses everywhere," he said, motioning to the pair talking next to him, the theoretical physicist Lisa Randall and the computer scientist Stephen Wolfram. "I don't even register on this scale." We're at Mars, an exclusive three-day conference at a midcentury-modern hotel here in the California desert run by Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, for some of the world's most successful geeks. For its first two years, Mars was largely secret; the most prominent image that leaked was a photo of Mr. Bezos piloting a 13-foot robot last year.

How the IoT will get a boost with increased artificial intelligence presence - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business


Sensors integrated into devices use the internet and offer a bulk of data that is extremely useful, says Danish Wadhwa. There are many reasons for transmitting sensor data but all reasons settle on a common assumption that is data can be mined and evaluated to generate actionable insights. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are futuristic, sci-fi, imagery terms; both are responsible for driving innovation today. To experience its complete benefits, organisations need to combine AI technologies and IoT which help machines to become smart and make better decisions without any human intervention. A smart approach for this could be to master the AI course which teaches you about the basic concepts of modern AI, applications, and their use to drive business processes.

Hong Kong brokers bypass AI chatbots in favour of social media apps


Hong Kong brokers prefer to use popular messaging apps such as WhatsAapp and WeChat to stay in touch with clients, even as artificial intelligence powered chatbots are being embraced by large financial institutions, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Securities Association. Banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank are leveraging AI-powered chatbot platforms to answer enquiries by customers, trhjoining a growing global trend which is seen as offering improved customer service and lower business costs. Many small and medium-sized brokerages, which make up most the city's 500 licensed securities dealers, have no intention of using the technology, the survey found. Of the 300 brokerages polled in January and February, 81 per cent said they had no plans to introduce a chatbot, while only 8 per cent said they currently use one. About a tenth of those surveyed said they plan to adopt the technology to support their customer service initiatives.

Artificial Intelligence: What's Now and Next in IoT-Driven Supply Chain Innovation


Like most people, coffee is one of the most important rituals in my morning routine. There's something about the aroma and taste that kick-starts my ability to have a great day. So imagine my surprise when I found out that a favorite coffee shop was closed before I had to jump on an early-morning flight home. The employees were in the shop, but the gate locked out coffee aficionados, like me, that really needed that jolt of caffeine. Although this experience was understandably a letdown, it was also a source of inspiration.

Facebook's data gold rush

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Facebook revenues soared to billions of pounds after it started giving away users' details. The social media giant practically doubled its takings every year after opening up profiles to'tens of thousands' of app developers. Facebook users were yesterday waking up to how much private information has been handed out. During the data gold-rush – which lasted from 2009 to 2015 – it appears almost anyone who described themselves as a'developer' could freely mine Facebook's database. Facebook revenues soared to billions of pounds after it started giving away users' details In this period, the technology firm's revenues rose sharply, from £500million in 2009 to nearly £13billion by 2015.

How to Improve Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning


The amount of data generated by businesses every single day is colossal – and it's growing at an exponential rate. Many organisations are now reporting that they have a mass of unstructured data and no idea how to analyze it or use it in any way – from emails to social media posts, customer letters to voicemail messages, there's now so much information to digest and analyze, businesses are finding it almost impossible to keep up. What's the point in collecting and storing so much data if you can't find a way to interpret it effectively? But advances in analytics tools and software have endowed businesses with an exciting way to leverage big data: machine learning. Machine learning is described as'a type of artificial intelligence which provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed'.

Amazon Machine Learning and Analytics Tools – BMC Blogs


Here we begin our survey of Amazon AWS cloud analytics and big data tools. First we will give an overview of some of what is available. Then we will look at some of them in more detail in subsequent blog posts and provide examples of how to use them. Amazon's approach to selling these cloud services is that these tools take some of the complexity out of developing ML predictive, classification models and neural networks. That is true, but could it be limiting.

How voice-assisted commerce is speaking up in retail


By the end of 2021, more than 1.6 billion people will use voice assistants on a regular basis, and it is certain they will want to do more than ask about the weather or hear their favourite song. Such assistants will provide retailers with an unprecedented opportunity as consumers use them to find, research and buy products. For this reason, exploring how voice assistants can improve the customer experience is a core focus for many retailers right now. Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is powering voice technology systems and be it Alexa, Siri or Google Home, these platforms are enabling customers to interact with brands in ways that are not only convenient but also highly personalised and contextualised. In a conversational AI world, virtual assistants will search, open, fetch, command and engage the dozen or more websites, portals, apps and systems we all interact with daily.

AI In Telecom: Intelligent Operations is the New Norm


The move towards an intelligent world is faster and more rapid than it ever was before. The increase in this transition has been propagated through the role of several high key stakeholders that have redefined the way we look at technology. One of the key players in this transition is Huawei. Huawei's recent UBBF conference held in Hangzhou on October 18-19 was a step towards awareness in this regard. Being personally present at this conference, there were numerous intakes that I noted down and would like to present to my readers.

Artificial Intelligence: Powerful Examples Show How it Can Drive Your Marketing Strategy Magic Logix


Unless you've been marooned on a deserted island as devoid of modern technology as Robinson Crusoe's, you can't have failed to notice the arrival of Artificial Intelligence in virtually every aspect of our lives. No longer the stuff of futuristic movies, AI is everywhere today. In fact, even when we're not conscious of it, AI has become such a pervading presence in our everyday lives, it's hard to turn on a computer, TV, phone or even a clothing iron without the strong possibility that "smart" technology is involved. Giant corporations, such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and a plethora of others employ AI in their products and services to simplify the lives of their clients. One area where AI has particularly made significant inroads in recent years is in the field of marketing.