Robot room service is coming to US hotels

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The next time you call room service for extra towels, your order may be delivered by a robot. It might not be able to change your sheets, but Savioke's Relay hospitality robot can bring everything from toothpaste to Starbucks, and it uses Wi-Fi and 3D cameras to navigate. The robot is already being used by some hotels in the US, and with recent funding of $15 million, autonomous butlers could soon become a lot more popular. The next time you call room service for a new tube of toothpaste, your order may be delivered by a robot. It might not be able to change your sheets, but Savioke's Relay hospitality robot can bring everything from clean towels to Starbucks, and it uses Wi-Fi and 3D cameras to navigate Each of the Relay robots stands roughly three feet tall.


Olay talks AI: "Personalisation is something that's very interesting to us"

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The rise of AI and machine learning is impacting every sector, not just in terms of the marketing tools that exist to reach consumers with the right messages at the right time, but in the very products that brands can offer to their audience. From automated chatbots to intelligent recommendation engines, AI is enabling brands to personalise the products in new and exciting ways. One of the latest firms to take advantage of this technology is P&G skincare brand Olay, which has recently expanded its Olay Skin Advisor service to customers worldwide. The AI-powered platform is designed to help women better understand their skin, and find the products best-suited to their personal skincare needs. Mobile Marketing Magazine spoke to Dr. Frauke Neuser, principal scientist at Olay, about what led the brand to embracing AI. "What people don't realise is we have a lot of expertise and a lot of data in the area of imaging, both image capture and image analysis, and that's one of the core elements of the Olay Skin Advisor," said Dr. Neuser.


CES 2017: Why do we even need a Wi-Fi hairbrush?

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Two household items are going'smart' and trust us, you will want them. Check out the'world's first-ever smart hairbrush' and a'hands off' and'transfer free' washer dryer combo that made their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Add your hairbrush to the growing list of household items going "smart." During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, attendees witnessed the debut of "the world's first-ever smart hairbrush," part of a collaboration between luxury hair care brand Kérastase, tech firm Withings and L'Oréal's Research and Innovation Technology Incubator. The hairbrush joins the toothbrush, water bottle and the toilet as dumb household items turned smart.


Olay Unveils Global Skin Analysis Platform Olay Skin Advisor – The First-Of-Its-Kind Application of Deep Learning in the Beauty Industry

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BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, global skincare brand Olay celebrated its Mobile World Congress debut with the global launch of Olay Skin Advisor, a new platform designed to help women better understand their skin and find the products best-suited to their personal skincare needs. Rooted in a suite of artificial intelligence technologies, Olay Skin Advisor marks the first application of deep learning in the beauty industry, arming women with the knowledge they need to care for their skin and better navigate the often-confusing beauty aisle. "Shopping for skincare has never been more overwhelming, as women are faced with thousands of products and promises," said Dr. Frauke Neuser, Principal Scientist for Olay. "Olay's research shows that browsing the shelf is the #1 purchase influencer for women, yet 1/3 of women do not find what they are looking for. We saw an opportunity to help women understand their skin better than ever, before they even step foot in the store.