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Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Helped TV Viewers Identify Royal Wedding Guests

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Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday during a ceremony that began at noon, London time, which was 7 a.m. EDT across the pond and 4 a.m. on the West Coast. While many of us in the U.S. slept or started our days in other ways, millions of our fellow citizens and hundreds of millions around the world tuned in to the extensive TV coverage of the royal wedding. Those watching via British broadcaster Sky News' livestream didn't have to rack their brains to identify famous wedding guests, thanks to Amazon.com's Here's what you should know. Who's that woman whose spaceship-sized hat could inspire War of the Worlds II?


Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Helped TV Viewers Identify Royal Wedding Guests

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Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday during a ceremony that began at noon, London time, which was 7 a.m. EDT across the pond and 4 a.m. on the West Coast. While many of us in the U.S. slept or started our days in other ways, millions of our fellow citizens and hundreds of millions around the world tuned in to the extensive TV coverage of the royal wedding. Those watching via British broadcaster Sky News' livestream didn't have to rack their brains to identify famous wedding guests, thanks to Amazon.com's Here's what you should know. Who's that woman whose spaceship-sized hat could inspire War of the Worlds II?


The 3D printed bike: Silicon Valley startup reveals carbon fiber frame

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After a career that included helping Alphabet Inc's Google build out data centers and speeding packages for Amazon.com Inc to customers, Jim Miller is doing what many Silicon Valley executives do after stints at big companies: finding more time to ride his bike. But this bike is a little different. Arevo Inc, a startup with backing from the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency and where Miller recently took the helm, has produced what it says is the world's first carbon fiber bicycle with 3D-printed frame. Arevo is using the bike to demonstrate its design software and printing technology, which it hopes to use to produce parts for bicycles, aircraft, space vehicles and other applications where designers prize the strength and lightness of so-called'composite' carbon fiber parts but are put off by the high-cost and labor-intensive process of making them.


Global X Launches AI, Big Data ETF

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The universe of exchange-traded funds dedicated companies involved in artificial intelligence and big data technologies continues growing. On Tuesday, Global X introduced the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (NASDAQ: AIQ). The latest ETF from New York-based Global X tracks the Indxx Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Index. AIQ "holds a basket of companies that are generating vast amounts of data and developing proprietary AI systems to derive actionable insights from that data," according to a statement from Global X. While old guard technology ETFs provide some exposure to the booming AI and big data themes, an increasing number of funds are zeroing in on these investment opportunities.


Get up to 40% off the Jordan Retro Collection at Nike's online store

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Nike are running a Jordan Retro Promo, and are offering up to 40% off their Jordan collection. SEE ALSO: Don't miss this Virgin deal: Get 2GB of data, 1500 minutes, and unlimited texts for just £5 per month Nike's promotion ends tomorrow at 4PM (GMT) and Jordan's seldom go on sale, so our advice would be to take advantage while the promotion is live. You can either head straight there or see below for our hand-picked deals from Nike and today's best deals: Air Jordan 7 Retro - was £159.95, now £111.97 Air Jordan 13 Retro - was £169.95, now £111.97 Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit - was £139.95, now £97.47 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG - was £129.95, now £87.47 Add both to your basket and discounts will apply.


Jeff Bezos: Humans Are Scarier Than AI PYMNTS.com

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Robots aren't going to take over the world, but humans could use them for some scary stuff. And in the wake of Google's latest tech revelation, many experts are agreeing with him. Google revealed its human-sounding AI assistant Google Duplex during this week's I/O conference. Google Duplex can make phone calls for users to perform tasks such as scheduling appointments and reservations -- even completing those conversations with natural, human-sounding "ums" and "uhhs." Though the technology demoed at the event is still in its early stages, it has drummed up a fair share of controversy as people debate the ethics of letting robots do the talking.


Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners Amazon Web Services

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Today I'm excited to announce a new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN). This AWS Competency program allows APN Consulting Partners to demonstrate a deep expertise in machine learning on AWS by providing solutions that enable machine learning and data science workflows for their customers. This new AWS Competency is in addition to the Machine Learning competency for our APN Technology Partners, that we launched at the re:Invent 2017 partner summit. The AWS Competency Program helps customers find the most qualified partners with deep expertise. AWS Machine Learning Competency Partners undergo a strict validation of their capabilities to demonstrate technical proficiency and proven customer success with AWS machine learning tools.


White House to Hold Artificial Intelligence Conference

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Artificial intelligence is software that enables computers to emulate human intelligence, handling tasks such as recognizing and processing images or language in applications including autonomous driving. Experts view AI technologies as a big potential growth area for U.S. businesses. But it has raised concerns about the potential for job losses and other harms. It also has emerged as one of the areas at the center of intensifying competition between the U.S. and China for global technological supremacy. About 40 firms are expected to be represented at the meeting, including tech giants Amazon.com


White House Hosts Meeting on Future of Artificial Intelligence

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The White House plans to convene a meeting on Thursday on the future of artificial intelligence in U.S. industry with major companies including Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Oracle Corp. as well as senior government officials. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and the chief technical officers of Ford Motor Co. and Boeing Co. are also due to take part in the event, along with executives from Mastercard Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Accenture, administration and industry officials said. The Pentagon and the U.S. departments of agriculture, commerce, energy, health, labor and transportation are due to take part in the daylong meeting that will look at artificial intelligence (AI) innovation and research and development and removing barriers to its application. AI and machine learning, with their growing capabilities and application, are expected to have far-reaching implications for a range of industries and the U.S. economy, according to experts. Dean Garfield, president and chief executive of the Information Technology Industry Council, called the event "an important step to building collaboration between government and industry."


3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks You Should Consider InvestorPlace

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When most investors think of artificial intelligence stocks, names like NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) come to mind -- and well they should. Nvidia's graphics processing hardware has proven an ideal way to complete the intensive number-crunching required by most AI applications, and Microsoft has arguably acquired a number of artificial intelligence companies, garnering some new and impressive technologies it has yet to turn into a practical product. Those products are in the works, though. Many more organizations have waded into artificial intelligence waters, however -- more than you might realize. A bunch of them are smaller and, perhaps, even unknown names.