Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Retail Future Trends


With evolving technologies, the clicks and motor segments adopting new tech applications like beacon technology, smart store convenience, virtual mirrors, robot assistance, etc. to build a revenue-driven outlet. This application of AI technologies has been revolutionizing the perspective of the retail industry by providing new roots to effortless and cost-effective store convenience. The data is recorded from the store entrance to exit in various formats and stored in datasets. Using big data analytical tools these datasets are further analyzed to extract the required actionable insights to create a more personalized customer experience.

How to Annotate Images for Deep Learning?


Deep learning is a subset of machine learning (ML) which is a sub discipline of artificial intelligence (AI). Deep learning is used to carry out more crucial tasks without being explicitly programmed to do so. Actually, in deep learning neural networks are used to analyze data and extract relevant patterns of information from them. And the neural networks are divided into three different mechanisms an input layer, a hidden layer, and an output layer. And when many small networks are joined together into layers, a deep neural network is created.

World Economic Forum launches toolkit to help corporate boards build AI-first companies


The value of building data-driven businesses with AI at their core is well known today, and business executives are rushing to implement the technology into their operations and gain a competitive advantage, but it's not as simple as creating a data lake and crafting AI models. A large number of AI companies attempting to implement more AI models or build AI-first businesses have experienced challenges. A December 2018 PwC survey found that only 4% of businesses have successfully implemented AI. That's why today the World Economic Forum released the AI toolkit for Boards of Directors. The AI toolkit for Boards of Directors is being released ahead of the annual WEF meeting in Davos, Switzerland where the toolkit will be formally debuted next week.

Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space


Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is set to dock with the space station on Saturday and stay till September 7. Soyuz ships are normally manned on such trips, but on Thursday no humans are travelling in order to test a new emergency rescue system. Instead of cosmonauts, Fedor, also known as Skybot F850, was strapped into a specially adapted pilot's seat, with a small Russian flag in hand.

Weekly Top 10 Automation Articles - Latest, Trending Automation News


Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a machine learning model that can create kick-drum tracking. MIT computer scientists are hoping to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making, by automating a key step that's usually done by hand -- and that's becoming more laborious as certain datasets grow ever-larger. What's the point of teaching a computer how to knit? MIT researchers found it goes beyond just some nice gloves and scarves, to a window into deep learning forms of artificial intelligence.

SLCM makes its agri warehousing call centre paperless & digital – AgriculturePost


Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India's leading agri services solutions provider with operations across India & Myanmar, has made its agri warehousing call centre paperless. SLCM had set up its first dedicated 24X7 call centre in the early 2010 to cater to its agri-warehousing operations in both the countries. The call centre has now been digitally transformed into a paperless entity integrating Artificial Intelligence, to make it more efficient and seamless. The call centre is a part of SLCM's endeavour to provide real time technologies for managing the agriculture operations, in line with its multiple awards winning Agri Reach technology. It will have a dedicated team of customer support executives who will provide support to the field staff.

Artificial General Intelligence: An Advancement to Foresee Analytics Insight


At the core of the discipline of artificial intelligence is the possibility that one day we'll have the option to construct a machine that is as smart as a human. Such a system is frequently alluded to as artificial general intelligence, or AGI, which is a name that recognizes the idea from the more extensive field of study. It additionally clarifies that true AI has insight that is both wide and flexible. Until this point in time, we've built innumerable systems that are superhuman at explicit tasks, yet none that can match a rat with regards to general mental ability. However, regardless of the centrality of this idea to the field of AI, there's little understanding among analysts with respect to when this feat might really be achievable.

It's too late to ban face recognition – here's what we need instead

New Scientist

Calls for an outright ban on face recognition technology are growing louder, but it is already too late. Given its widespread use by tech companies and the police, permanently rolling back the technology is impossible. It was widely reported this week that the European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of face recognition in public spaces. The proposed hiatus of up to five years, according to a white paper obtained by news site Politico, would aim to give politicians in Europe time to develop measures to mitigate the potential risks associated with the technology. Several US cities, including San Francisco, are mulling or have enacted similar bans.

Will the success of The Witcher herald a golden age of game-to-TV adaptations?

The Guardian

It is a truth, universally accepted, that video games do not translate well to the big screen. From Assassin's Creed to the Super Mario Bros movie, the result is usually a compromised monstrosity, ignorant of the source material and quickly disowned by the studios, directors and actors responsible for it. There have been exceptions – Detective Pikachu was weird but fine and the Resident Evil films have their fans. But films based on games are usually a mess. Have licensing managers been looking at the wrong screen the whole time?

GitHub Repo Raider and the Automation of Machine Learning - KDnuggets


GitHub is a clearinghouse for all sorts of open source projects, including those for machine learning, automated and otherwise. More specifically, automated machine learning is the use of automated techniques, be they learned methods or simple heuristics, used for algorithm selection, hyperparameter tuning, architecture design, or any other conceivable portion of a machine learning implementation. Switching gears, Indiana Jones is one of the greatest characters to ever grace the silver screen. Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first movie in which the character was featured, is a personal favorite, film adored by millions. The rest of the (current) quadrilogy movies run alternately hot and cold, but even the poorest quality Indiana Jones is better than 95% of available cinema.