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Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

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It wasn't so long ago that consumer robots were destined to be the next big thing. But, that optimism hasn't translated into consumer sales. The result: Jibo was sold for parts. It was one of the first social robots. The founder, MIT roboticist Cynthia Brezeal, was a favorite of tech media.


Robot featured at Russian event is actually a man in a suit

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A "high-tech robot" praised on Russian TV was actually a man in wearing a costume. No one said the "most modern robot" at a Russian technology event was a real robot, but it appears no one said it wasn't either. So, some journalists covering the state-sponsored event for children had a lot of questions when Robot Boris appeared on stage talking and dancing. He also could answer math equations. Coverage on Russian state TV praised the "hi-tech robot" at the annual Proyektoria technology forum, The Guardian reports, even praising its intelligent dance moves.


How Machine Learning Helps Scientists Track Asteroids

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"When NASA issued a worldwide challenge to help them better track the asteroids and comets that surround Earth, Gema Parreño answered the call. She used #TensorFlow, Google's machine learning tool, to create a program called Deep Asteroid, which helps identify and track Near Earth Objects.


Containerization and artificial intelligence: The keys to unlocking next-gen analytics - JAXenter

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For all the talk about data fueling digital transformation, it would seem the world remains in a strange limbo where a few companies embrace this concept. Many continue to be slow followers, while others are not yet familiar with the idea. A new report from Gartner, titled Applied Infonomics: Seven Steps to Monetize Available Information Assets (Nov 2018) shows top performers are more than twice as likely as typical performers to have monetized information assets, and eight times more likely to have done so than trailing organizations. From my experience over the past 20 years in analytics and data management, the main challenge for those companies in the middle and those that are laggards is that they generally lack the vision of what could be done differently from their traditional information processes. They are waiting for vendors to bring their best practices, use cases and ideas.


Microsoft ups its AI game with Azure Machine Learning service

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The Azure Machine Learning service speeds up the process of identifying useful algorithms and machine learning pipelines, which automates model selection and tuning. This can cut development time from days to hours, said Bharat Sandhu, director of product marketing, big data and analytics at Microsoft. It also provides DevOps capabilities, via integrated CI/CD tooling, to enable experiment tracking and manage machine learning models deployed in the cloud and on the edge, said Venky Veeraraghavan, group program manager for Microsoft Azure, in a blog post. The Azure Machine Learning service supports popular open source frameworks, including PyTorch, TensorFlow and scikit-learn, so developers and data scientists can use familiar tools. Developers can use Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, PyCharm, Azure Databricks notebooks or Jupyter notebooks to build apps that use the service.



Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence

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Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence … in samples, and then exploit this considerable amount of data with artificial intelligence.


Indigo Ag acquires ag-tech firm with satellite imaging, artificial intelligence

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Ag-tech firm Indigo Ag has bought a company that uses satellites and artificial intelligence to operate a "living map'' of the world's food supply, Indigo …


We Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI.