Hoverbikes are now real

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Okay, so maybe the 21st century under-delivered on the whole flying car thing, but it appears we're a lot closer to another form of personal flight than you probably thought. It seems the hoverbike, a tried and true addition to any futuristic science fiction arsenal, is already a reality. Hoversurf just released a trailer for its first fully manned hoverbike, built on a heavy duty drone platform called the Scorpion 3, and it's just as cool as it sounds. The video shows off the team's successful attempt at a fully manned hoverbike -- and just seeing the speedy contraption in action is enough to get your blood pumping -- but the real star of the show here is the Scorpion 3 drone platform. Hoversurf built the Scorpion 3 platform to be used in a number of different applications, and the hoverbike seen here is just one of those.

FinTech Platforms and Strategy

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Ten years from now, will Google and Amazon play more of a role in managing your investment portfolio than Fidelity? Finance has traditionally been about trust. We trust banks to hold our money and give it back to us when we want it; and we trust brokerage firms to buy the securities we want at market prices and to debit and credit our accounts accordingly. Because trust is so important, we have historically held banks and financial firms to much higher standards of compliance and control than other businesses. Financial institutions are required to follow well-defined processes with oversight and failsafe plans aimed at minimizing risk and maximizing public trust.

AI applied: How SAP and MapR are adding AI to their platforms ZDNet


SAP is embedding AI in applications; MapR is doing so in its data platform. In both cases, AI is becoming more ubiquitous and more convenient.

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If your use-case is a critical differentiator for your business, having an in-house team of experts to not only quickly build a world-class AI platform but also maintain and continually improve it over time may be the right move for you. We'll discuss the affordability of this in the last point, but it should be noted that long-term maintenance may be a challenge. One benefit of working with vendors is they have access to a data pool and knowledge graph, allowing their AI to improve continually. Using their platform, your AI will do the same with little to no effort on your part.

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One of the leaders in this field is Adext AI, whose audience management platform can boost ad spend efficiency by up to 83% % in just 10 days. The software automates all the process of campaign management and optimization, making more than 480 daily adjustments per ad to super-optimize campaigns and managing budgets across multiple platforms and over 20 different demographic groups per ad.