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Using AI and ML, this Gurugram SaaS startup is driving efficiency in the logistics industry

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Managing supply chain is one of the biggest technological opportunities in the world. The potential to disrupt inefficiencies using innovations has led several startups, especially in India, to rise to the challenge. GoBOLT, a Gurugram-based tech startup, was founded in late 2015, to take on the mammoth and unorganised logistics industry in India. Founders Sumit Sharma, Parag Aggarwal, Naitik Baghlaall come from corporate backgrounds, having worked in companies like Ernst & Young, J M Financial, GSK, and Tata Motors. The idea for GoBOLT was born during Sumit's travels, while travelling to developed economies like the US and Canada, where asset utilisation in the trucking industry is very high.


Impact of Industry 4.0 & IIoT

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The term industry 4.0 is the new buzzword. Conferences, articles and reports dedicated to the subject seem to indicate it. But … What is industry 4.0? And most importantly, what is behind this concept? According to AppStudio, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also recognized as Industry 4.0, is altering the manner companies' function and thus the contexts they are compelled to compete in.


Google's Pixel gets unorthodox zoom From AI

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Google's latest smartphone demonstrates how artificial intelligence and software can enhance a camera's capabilities, one of the most important selling points of any mobile device. The Pixel 4, the latest entrant in a phone line defined by its cameras, touts an upgraded ability to zoom in when shooting photos as its biggest upgrade. But the Alphabet Inc. company isn't going about it the way that Samsung Electronics Co., Huawei Technologies Co. or Apple Inc. have done -- instead of adding multiple cameras with complicated optics, Google has opted for a single extra lens that relies on AI and processing to fill in the quality gap. In place of the usual spec barrage, Google prefers to talk about a "software-defined camera," Isaac Reynolds, product manager on the company's Pixel team, said in an interview. The device should be judged by the end-product, he argued, which Google claims is a 3x digital zoom that matches the quality of optical zoom from multi-lens arrays.


Tinder boss Elie Seidman: 'If you behave badly, we want you out'

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Swipe right for "would like to meet", left for "wouldn't". Seven years after Tinder made choosing a date as simple as flicking your thumb across a smartphone screen, it is by far the most-used dating app in the UK and the US. Downloaded 300m times and with more than 5 million paying subscribers, it is the highest-grossing app of any kind in the world, according to the analysts App Annie. For Americans, apps and online dating are the most common way to meet a partner. "It's an amazing responsibility, and an amazing privilege," says Elie Seidman, Tinder's 45-year-old chief executive.


ProBeat: Google's Pixel 4 ups the AI ante to offline language models

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Google's Pixel phones are the company's preferred way of showcasing its AI chops to consumers. Pixel phones consistently set the phone camera bar thanks to Google's AI prowess. But many of the AI features have nothing to do with the camera. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL unveiled this week at the Made by Google hardware event in New York City continue this tradition. Camera improvements aside, the Pixel 4 makes a play for a new arena that Google clearly wants to rule: offline natural language processing.


How Science Fiction Influences Technology With J. Dianne Dotson

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J. Dianne Dotson is a science writer and science fiction author. She published HELIOPAUSE: THE QUESTRISON SAGA: BOOK ONE in 2018, and its sequel EPHEMERIS: THE QUESTRISON SAGA: BOOK TWO in 2019. Dianne gained a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and used her skills in laboratory and clinical research. She began content and science writing in 2010. Currently, Dianne works as a freelance science writer, novelist, short story writer, watercolorist, and volunteer.


IBM Storage AI infrastructure

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A fully optimized, scalable and supported AI platform that delivers blazing fast performance, proven dependability and resiliency. Supporting up to 2TB total memory, IBM Power System AC922 can deliver 2 to almost 4 times higher throughput and performance than commodity servers currently available. This means you can do more work with fewer servers. Spectrum Storage for AI with Power System AC922 enables the cutting-edge AI innovation data scientists desire, with the dependability IT requires. This is IT infrastructure designed for enterprise AI.


What happens if your mind lives for ever on the internet?

The Guardian

Imagine that a person's brain could be scanned in great detail and recreated in a computer simulation. The person's mind and memories, emotions and personality would be duplicated. In effect, a new and equally valid version of that person would now exist, in a potentially immortal, digital form. This futuristic possibility is called mind uploading. The science of the brain and of consciousness increasingly suggests that mind uploading is possible – there are no laws of physics to prevent it.


How Artificial Intelligence can boost Corporate Innovation

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Recently the 10 year old daughter of my friend Ed asked him if Artificial Intelligence means we can stop thinking. We both were perplexed and were not able to give an answer to this curious question. This extremely smart question cannot be simply answered with a yes or no. It triggered my own thinking and curiosity, after we had just mentioned the word Innovation. How will Artificial Intelligence contribute to Innovation in a Corporate Environment?


Internet of Things -- Leap towards a hyper-connected world

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As you leave for work, your car accesses your phone calendar to determine the destination you're headed for and already knows the shortest and fastest route to take. In case you encounter heavy traffic, the car automatically notifies your office that you are running late! While this might seem like a clip from a futuristic movie, scenarios like these are already taking shape. Enter the world of Internet of Things, popularly referred to as IoT. So far the internet had mostly connected people to information, people to people, and people to business.