Goto

Collaborating Authors

New security concerns raised for RedRose digital payment systems

#artificialintelligence

Two players in the cash payments sector are squaring off after one company penetrated the other's cyber security, accessing beneficiary records of a leading NGO, and revealing what they claim is a serious security flaw.


McDonald's Embraces Artificial Intelligence for Fast Food

#artificialintelligence

By now you've seen the big news about the world's largest fast-food chain by revenue. It was a bit shocking that it took this long to happen, but McDonald's (MCD) is finally embracing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence to boost sales. The guy credited with the turnaround at the 65-year-old restaurant behemoth since 2015, Steve Easterbrook, was behind the technological push that saw McDonald's not only embrace digital innovation but acquire two AI companies this year. This is big news for a few reasons. Before this year, it had been nearly two decades since the company made its last acquisition of a mediocre fast-food chain called Boston Chicken.


Three British scientists win Nobel Prize for physics

The Japan Times

Three British scientists behind groundbreaking research into exotic matter in the quantum world were on Tuesday jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Awarding the prize in two parts, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences handed one half to David J. Thouless of the University of Washington and the second half to F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University. The scientists had "opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume strange states," the Nobel committee said in its citation. "They have used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films," it added. "Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter," it added.


AI And Personalization Transforming An Unlikely Industry: Fast Food

#artificialintelligence

Let me guess: the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the transformative powers of artificial intelligence (AI) and personalization is…hamburgers. No? That might be changing very soon as fast food industry tech trends show a greater emphasis on beacons, bots, and data to make for even more personal eating experiences for customers. Case in point: McDonald's recently made a $300 million move to acquire Dynamic Yield, an AI company McDonald's hopes will create a more personalized dining experience, especially for drive-through customers. The tech will recommend food choices based on anything from time to day to weather and geo-trends. McDonald's may know what you want even better than you do.


AI And Personalization Transforming An Unlikely Industry: Fast Food

#artificialintelligence

Let me guess: the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the transformative powers of artificial intelligence (AI) and personalization is…hamburgers. No? That might be changing very soon as fast food industry tech trends show a greater emphasis on beacons, bots and data to make for even more personal eating experiences for customers. Case in point: McDonald's recently made a $300 million move to acquire Dynamic Yield, an AI company McDonald's hopes will create a more personalized dining experience, especially for drive-through customers. The tech will recommend food choices based on anything from time to day to weather and geo-trends. McDonald's may know what you want even better than you do.