Human Computer Interaction: Overviews


AI & New Retail: Recent Developments and Future Trends

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The traditional retail industry is facing challenges as the rapid development and continuous improvement of AI tools and techniques ushers in the era of New Retail. Many once-successful brick and mortar shops are at risk of disappearing altogether if they fail to adapt to the changing marketplace. As the concept of "New Retail" spreads globally, many Fortune Global 500 retail companies are implementing AI technologies such as computer vision and NLP in unmanned stores and warehouses or virtual stores, and are accelerating supply chain upgrades to better position themselves for the future of shopping. Global Retail Industry Market Size The steady growth of the global economy and per capita disposable income have triggered a surge in the retail industry over the past few years. The global retail industry market was valued at nearly US $23.5 trillion in 2017, a 5.3 percent year-on increase.


AI & New Retail: Recent Developments and Future Trends

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The traditional retail industry is facing challenges as the rapid development and continuous improvement of AI tools and techniques ushers in the era of New Retail. Many once-successful brick and mortar shops are at risk of disappearing altogether if they fail to adapt to the changing marketplace. As the concept of "New Retail" spreads globally, many Fortune Global 500 retail companies are implementing AI technologies such as computer vision and NLP in unmanned stores and warehouses or virtual stores, and are accelerating supply chain upgrades to better position themselves for the future of shopping. Global Retail Industry Market Size The steady growth of the global economy and per capita disposable income have triggered a surge in the retail industry over the past few years. The global retail industry market was valued at nearly US $23.5 trillion in 2017, a 5.3 percent year-on increase.


Currents Trends in IT

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Given that we are currently in the age of digital transformation, technological trends stand out among all others. The digital mesh will consist of automated devices, robots, humans, services and content, all driven by disruptive technological trends. We are here to discuss the top trends of IT in 2019 that are going to shape the future of business operations for the rest of the year. Artificial intelligence (AI) essentially involves harnessing the power of algorithms and machine learning to teach machines to identify, comprehend and mimic human behavior. Though it has been around for quite some time, this year we have witnessed AI combined with machine learning (ML) entering into the business platform to enable smart business operations.


The use of Virtual Reality in Enhancing Interdisciplinary Research and Education

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality (VR) is increasingly being recognized for its educational potential and as an effective way to convey new knowledge to people, it supports interactive and collaborative activities. Affordable VR powered by mobile technologies is opening a new world of opportunities that can transform the ways in which we learn and engage with others. This paper reports our study regarding the application of VR in stimulating interdisciplinary communication. It investigates the promises of VR in interdisciplinary education and research. The main contributions of this study are (i) literature review of theories of learning underlying the justification of the use of VR systems in education, (ii) taxonomy of the various types and implementations of VR systems and their application in supporting education and research (iii) evaluation of educational applications of VR from a broad range of disciplines, (iv) investigation of how the learning process and learning outcomes are affected by VR systems, and (v) comparative analysis of VR and traditional methods of teaching in terms of quality of learning. This study seeks to inspire and inform interdisciplinary researchers and learners about the ways in which VR might support them and also VR software developers to push the limits of their craft.


Intelligent Physiotherapy Through Procedural Content Generation

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

This paper describes an avenue for artificial and computational intelligence techniques applied within games research to be deployed for purposes of physical therapy. We provide an overview of prototypical research focussed on the application of motion sensor input devices and virtual reality equipment for rehabilitation of motor impairment an issue typical of patient's of traumatic brain injuries. We highlight how advances in procedural content generation and player modelling can stimulate development in this area by improving quality of rehabilitation programmes and measuring patient performance.


The Making of an IoT Nervous System: Pier 9's Smart Bridge

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Industrial robots are primarily known from the automotive industry's production lines. The goal of this class is to present robots instead as multifunctional and flexible interfaces between the digital and the physical world that can be used for anything from innovative, large-scale fabrication to immersive virtual reality (VR) simulators. This extension beyond the robots' initial scope is enabled by new software developments that facilitate a seamless workflow from design to machine through Dynamo software and KUKA prc. Utilizing parametric design tools lets us use robots for mass customization and small lot sizes, rather than mass fabrication. The class will provide an overview on how to utilize industrial robots through Dynamo and Fusion 360 software, and present realized projects by both small to medium-size enterprises as well as international corporations.



Top Emerging Trends In 2018 For The Supply Chain

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The last five years have been the, "coming of age," period for technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mixed reality (MR), and blockchain. By late 2017, these technologies gained enough maturity and stability for use in industrial settings. As such, 2018 is shaping-up to be a pivotal year for these promising technologies to be applied in several realms of supply chain, such as end-to-end visibility, product tracking, fraud, settlements, compliance, productivity, worker safety, and delivery speed. Here are seven key trends that are driving innovation, change and agility in today's supply chains.


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AI Magazine

The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-2003) was held 12-15 January 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference brought together researchers and practitioners to report on outstanding research and applications, examine emerging work, and delineate new avenues for intelligent user interfaces. The conference received an all-time record number of submissions, covering a wide range of areas and approaches. Oral presentation sessions were organized into seven major topics: (1) adaptive and collaborative interfaces, (2) affective interfaces, (3) agent-based interfaces, (4) knowledge acquisition and visualization, (5) model-based interface design, (6) multimodal input, and (7) natural language interfaces. The conference program included three invited talks, each reflecting a different direction for developing the intelligent interfaces of the future.


A Guide to the 10 Next Hot Jobs in Digital Marketing, and for Several Years to Come

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a fast-growing and seemingly all-encompassing field. At least 8.4 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide by the end of this year--and that number is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020, according to Gartner, which predicts total spending on IoT endpoints and services to reach $2 trillion this year. IoT is an umbrella term for various unrelated devices such as wearables and connected appliances. IoT marketing strategists can help their organizations cut through the noise with specialized skills in retail sensors, radio frequency technology, digital signage, smartphones, wearables, automobiles and virtually anything that transmits data. Those who want to enter the field ought to have a predilection for embracing a world where humans and machines seamlessly interact. For instance, says IBM vp of marketing analytics Ari Sheinkin, TVs and couch potatoes will soon be regularly chatting it up. "We really want to make the insights ubiquitous," he adds, "so it's not contained in a laptop or database."