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How AI Improves Employee (User) Experiences - Anexinet

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As a digital strategist, one question I'm asked all the time is "How do we deliver better user experiences?" I always answer with a question: "What are you doing today?" Most often, they'll respond, "Well, we recently updated our UI design with new design assets (e.g. Most organizations still think a better user experience is achieved simply by improving the look and feel of their applications (web, mobile, social media). But this is just one small part of the equation.


Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR game touted as next Pokémon Go but release date remains a mystery

The Independent

Details about the highly anticipated augmented reality (AR) game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, have been revealed by the makers, who also created Pokémon Go. Developer Niantic partnered with Warner Brothers Interactive to make the Harry Potter game, using its AR expertise to bring wizards and mythical beasts into the real world. Images of the gameplay and several teaser videos were shared through the game's website, although its release date was not revealed. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Former Facebook VR boss wins contract for Pentagon's controversial 'Project Maven' AI program

Daily Mail

Facebook's former virtual reality head is leading a new Silicon Valley startup that has won a contract to support the Pentagon's controversial'Project Maven' program, according to The Intercept. The startup, called Anduril Industries, is led by Palmer Luckey, the 26-year-old founder of Facebook's virtual reality unit Oculus. Project Maven, which seeks to incorporate AI technology on the battlefield, first attracted the attention of Google, but the firm later backed out of its contract after worldwide upheaval from its employees. Palmer Luckey (pictured), Facebook's former virtual reality head, is leading a new Silicon Valley startup that has won a contract to support the Pentagon's Project Maven program Palmer Luckey hit headlines last March after being jettisoned from Oculus, the VR company he helped found and sold to Facebook. In September 2016, it emerged that he secretly funded a pro-Donald Trump group that mocked Hillary Clinton online, during the US presidential race.


Heartwarming video shows boy, three, using bionic hand for the first time

Daily Mail

A heartwarming video has revealed the moment a three-year-old boy tries out a bionic arm for the first time. Giulio Spaziana, from Pomezia, Italy, was born without a forearm or hand on his right side. But doctors have now fitted him with a prosthetic limb which he can control using his electrical signals from his brain as though it were a real hand. In moving footage, he is seen grinning as he opens and closes the hand in a grabbing motion and shows off to his mother when he picks up a ruler unassisted. In a video filmed by his mother Giulio can be seen grinning as he uses the new prosthetic to pick up a ruler in the doctor's office – he asks his doctor: 'Can I keep it?'


Accenture to Deliver 2017 RBS 6 Nations Insights to Fans via Machine Learning

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Accenture to Deliver 2017 RBS 6 Nations Insights to Fans via Machine Learning Official Technology Partner continues to innovate around fan experience, including new VR-based mixed reality experience demonstration LONDON; Jan. 23, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the Official Technology Partner of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship for the sixth year, is bringing machine learning to international rugby. Its latest analytics dashboard will deliver improved player, match and Championship insight, which 20,000 people accessed via Twitter last year. Accenture has also developed an innovative mixed reality application for the Championship, using Virtual Reality (VR), with a twist. The one-person immersive VR experience is sharable, and broadcast as live action for others to watch. Insights from the dashboard will be fed to the Accenture Analysis Team, made up of former players and coaches.


10 Customer Experience Trends Every CMO Must Consider

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But just like the CMO's role, the world of customer experience is constantly evolving. In order to lead a strategic and successful customer experience, the CMO must be aware of changing trends. Here are 10 CX trends every CMO should consider. Companies today have a wealth of data on their customers. It comes from wearable devices, surveys, internet activity and so much more.


Google reveals AI tricks behind new augmented reality animations

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The animated masks, glasses, and hats that apps like YouTube Stories overlay on faces are pretty nifty, but how on earth do they look so realistic? Well, thanks to a deep dive published this morning by Google's AI research division, it's less of a mystery than before. In the blog post, engineers at the Mountain View company describe the AI tech at the core of Stories and ARCore's Augmented Faces API, which they say can simulate light reflections, model face occlusions, model specular reflection, and more -- all in real time with a single camera. "One of the key challenges in making these AR features possible is proper anchoring of the virtual content to the real world," Google AI's Artsiom Ablavatski and Ivan Grishchenko explain, adding "a process that requires a unique set of perceptive technologies able to track the highly dynamic surface geometry across every smile, frown, or smirk." Google's augmented reality (AR) pipeline, which taps TensorFlow Lite -- a lightweight, mobile, and embedded implementation of Google's TensorFlow machine learning framework -- for hardware-accelerated processing where available, comprises two neural networks (i.e., layers of math functions modeled after biological neurons).


My conversation with an AI sexbot

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AI and Analytics--Customer-Centric AI Solutions Cognizant

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Artificial intelligence pinpoints areas of opportunity and delivers personal insights that solve complex business problems and drive innovation. At Cognizant, we're helping businesses engage and interact more effectively with their customers, with insightful, personalized user interactions that drive loyalty, revenue and growth. Whether a company is experiencing overall business growth, or seasonal, temporary growth, Cognizant's AI predictive and scalable platform allows businesses to respond quickly and smoothly to changes in the market. We're helping our clients create integrated, personalized user experiences to both engage and influence their customers. Imagine what AI can do for you.


For AI To Be Most Effective For Your Company, It Takes The Right People

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From augmented reality for onboarding to single sign-in on unified engagement platforms, human resources departments are tasked today with highly complex technology business decisions that will map out their organizations' futures. The outcomes of these decisions could either secure their positions on the Fortune 500 list for years to come or put them at risk of vanishing from the business enterprise landscape. When organizations struggle with identifying what drives best-optimized performance, they closely examine their organizational structure and often go through restructuring exercises by switching operating models: applying the centralized model and, a few years after, switching to the decentralized model, then going to a matrix organizational structure, back to centralized, and so on and so on. My company, JobDiva, focuses on securing top talent though artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automation, and our data shows that the structure is not as critical as the people and their drive to accomplish their organizational and personal goals. Hense, the focus on finding "fit for purpose" and greater emphasis on transforming human resources (HR), not for HR itself but for the enterprise.