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

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Chief experience officer Category: Executive management Fast fact: By 2020, 40 percent of chief digital officers will report to CXOs, according to IDC. Bot developer Category: Cross-enterprise technology Fast fact: Bots or virtual assistants will command 20 percent of user interactions with smartphones by 2019, according to Gartner. Skills needed: Undergraduate degree in computer science; knowledge of linguistics, interactive language arts, programming, design, engineering, natural language processing and ethics. The emerging world of mixed reality (MR) is best served by individuals who are passionate about emerging technologies and curious about mediums beyond virtual or augmented reality, says Di Dang, senior UX designer of mixed reality at digital agency POP.


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Eventually, Mercedes plans to have the service recognize any Mercedes-Benz vehicle with the proper systems after it drives into a special valet zone in the parking garage. The parking system would communicate with eh car, syncing with the sensors built into the garage to complete the parking job. There are no headaches circling a cramped garage for spots, no handing of keys to expensive luxury cars over to strangers, no memorizing parking lot zones -- just a few taps on a smartphone, a quick ride, and patrons are free to explore the museum. The car communicates with the sensor system built into the parking garage itself, so driving systems of varying sophistication will theoretically be able to navigate the space with equal precision.


What AI-enhanced health care could look like in 5 years

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Meeker's analysis highlighted the opportunities surrounding digital innovation in patient empowerment and health management, improvements to clinical pathways and protocols, and preventative health. These technologies can be leveraged to capture the massive volume of data that describes a patient's past and present state, project potential future states, analyze that data in real time, assist in reasoning about the best way to achieve patient and physician goals, and provide both patient and physician constant real-time support. But new technologies, including computer vision, natural language understanding, and machine learning, present interface capabilities that enable individuals to easily "show" or "talk to" their AI virtual assistant about what they're doing. With the algorithm developments of deep learning, symbolic AI, computer vision, natural language, and machine learning combined with a smartphone -- which puts the power of a supercomputer in everyone's pocket and is always with you, always on, and always connected -- we are at the beginning of the AI era.


Making logistics processes smarter with cloud

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With artificial intelligence (AI) gaining pace, businesses are rethinking and redesigning their operations to make their logistics'smarter', to make new age solutions like anticipatory and elastic logistics possible. AI is transforming the way business operations are performed, making the ecosystem connected and making it a'smarter world.' When AI is infused with'cognitive' systems--next-generation systems that work side by side with humans, accelerating our ability to create, learn, make decisions and think--it then transcends barriers of scale, speed, scope and standards. Today, the confluence of four fundamental shifts - IoT, AI, changing business demands and real-time API's is making a huge paradigm shift that helps organizations become smarter and better.


Amazon battery charging robots will wander public places

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A patent from the firm has revealed a scheme that would see'friendly' robots equipped with power sockets wandering through public places, like airports and shopping malls. A patent from the firm has revealed a scheme that would see robots equipped with power sockets wandering through public places, like airports and shopping malls. As well as a humanoid type device a trolley-like construction, complete with a storage area, is outlined (pictured). The full proposals are detailed in US patent 9624034, which explains how stock could be dropped off at the fulfilment centres by parachute, trucks or dropped down conveyor belts.


Lenovo's new AI-powered concepts include a virtual assistant Pocketnow

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How about the company's fashionable smart shoes, which were also showcased at last year's Tech World "global event" in (extremely) early pre-release form? We're guessing both groundbreaking projects have either been abandoned or they need several more years of R&D work, and the same probably goes for a fresh batch of concept devices unveiled at the third annual Lenovo Tech World "innovation summit." CAVA, aka the Context Aware Virtual Assistant, makes a customarily sophisticated (read vague) promise of taking "deep learning" to the next level, leveraging "natural language understanding technologies to manage calendar events and remind you based on your habits." Finally, the SmartVest is a very impressive medical grade smart clothing garment, featuring non-stop cardiac activity monitoring with 10 built-in textile sensors and the promise of super-accurate real-time heart rate and heart rate variability analysis.


8 Mobile Security Startups Using Artificial Intelligence - Nanalyze

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Founded in 2012, Silicon Valley startup Skycure took in $27.5 million in funding to develop an app that you install on your smartphone in the same way you would install anti-virus software on your laptop. Founded by a couple of Israeli military intelligence veterans, the startup claims to be the #1 provider of mobile security software to Fortune 500 customers. Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, announced 10 days ago that they're acquiring Skycure for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2013, Silicon Valley startup Mi3 security has taken in $550,000 in funding to develop their cloud-based Mi3 Security RECON Platform which is a machine learning engine that analyzes apps on demand.


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Conventional wisdom on self-driving used to go like this: A smart tech company, like Google's Waymo, writes the self-driving software. Today, Lyft announced it's getting into the self-driving business, launching its own unit to build autonomous vehicle software and hardware. Until today, Lyft's strategy seemed to hinge on hopping between carmakers like General Motors and tech companies like Waymo, striking deals that would put autonomous vehicles on the Lyft platform. Now lots of hardware companies use Android as their operating systems, and Google phones are still around.


A 101 on Natural Language Processing in Business Centric Digital

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Benchmarked by industry forerunners and expanding explosively by its own methodology, the best customer experiences in natural language processing (NLP) are found through continued and correct application: a surprisingly difficult task, given the subtleties of human expression. The first companies to address this digital mass – Google, Yahoo, eBay – built broad-based search engines to identify and isolate monetizable elements of this new medium, and to provide a clear map of what was worth seeing and experiencing on the web, based on each search engine's proprietary means of scoring content relevance. Machine learning addresses the question of data relevancy with natural language processing (NLP). The route to replicating the best customer experiences in NLP, as already benchmarked by industry forerunners, lies in continued and correct application.


Voice Technology, Passwords And How To Protect Your Phone

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But voices can be recorded, simulated or even imitated, making voice authentication vulnerable to attack. Fortunately, there are automatic speaker verification systems that can detect human imitation. However, those systems can't detect more advanced machine-based attacks, in which an attacker uses a computer and a speaker to simulate or play back recordings of a person's voice. But recall that existing speaker verification methods can catch impersonators, using machine learning techniques that identify whether a speaker is modifying or disguising his or her normal voice.