Robotic 8-foot exoskeleton suit turns users into a frightening Terminator-like cyborg

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A robotic exoskeleton that turns the wearer into a terrifying 8-foot tall robot that responds to human touch has been developed by a Japanese robotics company. Users inside the robot's huge frame can move their limbs to control the suit's arms and legs, while buttons on the robot's hand grips also allow control of the fingers. The'Arrive' suit has been designed and demonstrated by a Tokyo-based company called Skeletonics, which says its products are designed to make you'feel as if you were a giant'. Skeletonics provides a human body function expansion gear that, when attached, makes you feel'as if you were a giant' 'We, Japanese people, have the perception that robots equal something to fight, robots equal something to ride on,' said Skeletonics CEO Kento Hiroi. 'Those kind of image is very visually strong for us, so we are making this robot with the desire to make that dream come true.


Google found to shatter the illusion of Santa for 1.1 million children every year

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It's a question most of us have asked at one point in our lives -is Santa real? Today's children aren't looking to their parents for an answer, but are turning to Google and the search engine is shattering the shattering the illusion. A report found that 1.1 million children learn online that Saint Nick is a fictitious character, as the first article in the search says'as adults we know Santa Claus isn't real.' When searching'Is Santa real' the first article that is displayed comes from Quartz, which provides parents with advice on how to answer the question . And the introductory sentence of the article reads: 'As adults we know Santa Claus isn't real.'


Creating Agility and Operational Efficiency with Decision Modeling - Decision Management Solutions

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Decision modeling is the proven requirements gathering and documentation approach that bridges the gap -- between business process, business rules, and artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics technologies -- for true Digital Decisioning.


Computing students seek out applications of AI - BCIT News

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"Generative adversarial network" and "deep convolutional neural network": the terms sound daunting, but behind them lies potential for AI to positively impact human lives. The BCIT class of 2019 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Option students in the Computer Systems Technology Diploma program recently wrapped a year of specialty study with their project demos. Led by Option Head Dr. Chi En Huang, students took on public datasets from the City of Vancouver Open Data Portal, and chose an angle to tackle with AIML. They were tasked with developing a machine learning solution that could use the various datasets to answer questions, create meaning, form insights, and inspire action. "Defining a use case is the first step in a project like this, maybe also the hardest. That is, what can we try to gain from this data?"


Sproutt raises $12 million to find your best life insurance policy with AI

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Life insurance isn't as popular as it once was, despite the fact that a majority of people consider it to be important. Over 80% of consumers agreed in a recent survey that people need a life insurance policy, yet just 62% say they have one themselves. In fact, only 44% of U.S. households held individual life insurance as of 2010 -- a 50-year low -- compared with the 72% of Americans who owned life insurance in 1960. A New York- and Hartford, Connecticut-based startup hopes to reverse the trend with a novel service that rewards policyholders for making smart lifestyle choices. Dubbed Sproutt Insurance, it's the brainchild of insurance tech company Akitbo CEO Yoav Shaham, who nearly two years ago set out to blend analytics and health insights with AI to match people with life insurance providers.


Global Big Data Conference

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Though it's still several years away from widespread deployment, 5G is a key component in the evolution of cloud-computing ecosystems toward more distributed environments. Between now and 2025, the networking industry will invest about $1 trillion worldwide on 5G, supporting rapid global adoption of mobile, edge, and embedded devices in practically every sphere of our lives. It will be a proving ground for next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), offering an environment within which data-driven algorithms will guide every cloud-centric process, device, and experience. Just as significant, AI will be a key component in ensuring that 5G networks are optimized from end to end, 24 7. AI will live at every edge in the hybrid clouds, multiclouds, and mesh networks of the future. Already, we see prominent AI platform vendors--such as NVIDIA--making significant investments in 5G-based services for mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) and other edge environments.


10 EdTech Companies Enhancing Education and Learning through AI

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The AI for Education 2019 Initiative Committee has completed the evaluations of prominent EdTech companies applying Artificial Intelligence to enhance education and learning. The companies selected in the list apply AI in different ways to benefit students, learners and the educational sector at large. The evaluation is part of the AI for Education 2019 Initiative, which aims to identify and showcase the most impactful and beneficial applications of Artificial Intelligence in the field of Education. We thank the AI for Education 2019 Initiative Committee Members who took part in the evaluations. They have evaluated the EdTech companies based on their vision, the maturity of their technology, and their contribution to applying AI technology to solve significant problems in the educational sector.


Google taps AI to improve news results in Search

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Google says it's implementing AI and machine learning techniques to improve story suggestions in Google Search. In a blog post this morning, the tech giant announced that users in the U.S. in English (with more languages and locations to come in the next few months) who search for a news topic will now see an article carousel at the top of the results page. When there are multiple stories related to a search, each will be organized by relevance and quality in a way that accounts for a diversity of perspectives. "People come to Search for all types of information to help them form a better understanding of the world and the topics they care about most," wrote Google Search product manager Duncan Osborn. "We've continued to bring new improvements to Search to help people better orient themselves around a topic and easily explore related ideas, so they can more quickly go from having a question in mind to developing deeper understanding … Our research has shown that clustering results into clearly-defined stories is critical in helping people easily navigate the results and identify the best content for their needs."


Huge Growth Expected in Artificial Intelligence in Payment Processing Market in Coming Years with Key Players Like – Atomwise, Inc., Lifegraph, Sense.ly, Inc., Zebra Medical Vision, Inc., Baidu, Inc., H2O ai, IBM Watson Health

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here for quite some time and is successfully being used in banking applications like Fraud Analysis and Customer Risk Scoring but with a limited scope. From a holistic viewpoint, AI can be applied in payment processing at two levels. The report is designed to include both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the Artificial Intelligence in Payment Processing Market for each region and country participating in the study by Research N Reports. The report also provides detailed information on important aspects such as key drivers and constraints that define the future growth of the market. Inc., Zebra Medical Vision, Inc., Baidu, Inc., H2O ai, IBM Watson Health, NVIDIA, Enlitic, Inc., Google, Inc., Intel Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation.


AI Helps Humana Pitch Flu Shots to Customers

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Humana Inc. has employed artificial intelligence to come up with persuasive language in emails sent to customers to encourage more of them to get flu shots--and it is seeing higher open and click-through rates. The Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer serves more than 16 million customers, including four million Medicare Advantage members. Medicare Advantage plans are administered by private insurers. These plans typically offer lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional government-run Medicare in exchange for members using...