Right now, a robot that has to navigate around a home, like a robotic vacuum, knows what a refrigerator is when it sees one, but unlike a human, it doesn't necessarily know that that means it's in the kitchen. Therefore, if a piece of furniture gets moved, it can disorient the robot unless one takes the time to manually program it with the object's new location. A team of researchers from Facebook's AI program and Carnegie Mellon University are teaming up to change that. Using a system dubbed Goal-Oriented Semantic Exploration, the team is using machine learning to teach robots a little bit of common sense when it comes to the placement of household furniture. Looking for the latest gov tech news as it happens?
Many #companies have successfully integrated #AI into their own work in various ways, and one of the fields that have benefitted from this the most is #customer #service. There are many ways to provide a better, more streamlined service to every person using a company's services, and integrating AI on a fundamental level is undoubtedly one of the most efficient moves a company could make. Here are 6 ways customer service can benefit from the integration of artificial intelligence.
In recent months, I've touched upon the idea that crisis doesn't so much create change, as speed it up. Well, if that is the case, then someone needs to inform the managers. Since the arrival of COVID-19, innovations in science and technology have skyrocketed as humanity searches for ways to ensure its physical, psychological and economic survival. Yet, when it comes to the tricky business of managing people and their productivity, we seem to be stuck in the past. In decades gone by, the job of a manager was to physically monitor the tangible output of employees who were present and accounted for in their places of work.
From the smallest local business to the largest global players, I believe every organization must embrace the AI revolution, and identify how AI (artificial intelligence) will make the biggest difference to their business. But before you can develop a robust AI strategy – in which you work out how best to use AI to drive business success – you first need to understand what's possible with AI. To put it another way, how are other companies using AI to drive success? Let's briefly look at each area in turn. Thanks to the Internet of Things, a whole host of everyday products are getting smarter.
Dallas-based Match operates several dating apps, including Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, as well as its namesake brand. The company in July completed its separation from IAC/InterActiveCorp., which previously owned a roughly 80% stake. Match released video-chatting features for its apps in the spring as users started avoiding traditional dating spots such as bars and restaurants. The company is now in the beginning stages of developing features such as games and icebreakers to make those one-on-one video calls more engaging--part of a broader strategy to find new ways to generate revenue from its millions of users, according to Chief Financial Officer Gary Swidler. "We've got a lot of users, and I think there's more we can do with them," said Mr. Swidler, who is also Match's chief operating officer.
Artificial intelligence is right up there with robots taking over our jobs. This is the first in a series on how big tech like Facebook uses AI to manipulate you. The number of AI applications has increased rapidly. We speculate and marvel about what AIs will be able to do in the future. But what we don't realise is that AI has already had a huge impact on the goods and services we use every day.
Technology companies are poster children for diversity problems in the workforce. Although they far surpass the national average when hiring Asian Americans, Brookings found African Americans and Latinos were employed in tech at half the rate as they were in all other professions. There is no shortage of theories as to why these gaps persist, but no solution to date has made a significant dent in the industries' problem. Is it time to look at artificial intelligence to eradicate bias from our hiring process? First, we have to deal with the elephant in the room.
Nowhere is more apparent than the massive growth within the online marketing advertising sector. The effects of lockdowns and quarantines forcing companies to operate remotely and keeping people at home shone a light on increased software use, digital reliance, and online advertising. Before the pandemic, the largest companies in the world were already tech giants. All of the big five have fought for and earned revenue from software services, but the growing advertising slice of the pie had become dominated by the duopoly of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG). Now, that media advertising market has grown to US $100 billion largely on advertising revenue and digital ad spending that are both forecasted to keep increasing.
Over the last couple of years, Google has gradually improved YouTube Music with features like playback screen lyrics and an Explore tab. Now, it has unveiled integration with some of its other products, including Android TV, Google Maps and and Google Assistant. The first feature is recommendations via Google Assistant. To use it, you simply say: "Hey Google, play recommended music from YouTube Music," and you'll get personalized music suggestions, including favorite artists and genres, based on your listening history. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on newer Nest speakers and not Google Home devices.
We read a lot about IoT, but not clear what exactly it means, although we know about its definition so here we explain in simple terms. IoT is basically connecting of computing devices, mechanical, digital machines, objects, and people with one another. Ex: wirelessly connecting devices such as smart speakers i.e. our very own Amazon Alexa or Google Home, smart TVs, Apple Watch, internet-connected baby monitors, video doorbells, and even toys, CCTV camera's controlled by smartphones. The technology that is concerned with safeguarding the connected devices and networks in the internet of things (IoT). IoT is a concept based on the idea of everyday physical objects with the ability to communicate directly over the Internet.