Jan-13-2018


Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses

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The technology is used widely, to provide speech and face recognition, language translation, and personal recommendations on music, film and shopping sites. In the future, it could deliver driverless cars, smart personal assistants, and intelligent energy grids. AI has the potential to make organisations more effective and efficient, but the technology raises serious issues of ethics, governance, privacy and law. The SecondHands robot prototype, which resembles a cousin of Star Wars' C3P0 with a wheeled platform instead of legs, is designed to assist engineers looking after the company's handling systems. The aim is to use artificial intelligence to predict the technician's needs and hand them tools or move ladders or bolts.


In 2018, the AI will be listening more than ever: Is our privacy under threat?

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It seems strange in a world where Facebook users believe the social network listens to their private spoken conversations -- and produces related adverts -- that smart, learning and always-listening devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are suddenly so popular. At CES 2017, Alexa ruled the nascent smart speaker roost, as the personal assistant appeared on devices beyond those of Amazon's own Echo range. Google countered with the Google Assistant, and at CES 2018 we have seen both spread far and wide. Read More: Hello, computer - As Alexa soars and Siri flags, what's next for the virtual assistant? Finding Alexa or Google Assistant (or even both) inside a television or speaker is no longer a surprise.


Best of CES 2018: The one company vital to gaming, self-driving cars, and AI

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Quartz's time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has come to a close, and we've reflected on a week of being inundated with gadgets, technology, and pitches. Below is a list of which companies we believe won CES, which tried the hardest, and which embodied the spirit of the world's largest consumer electronics show. Rather than a breakout startup or one gadget that blew the show floor away, the talk of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show were the mishaps of the show--the failed demonstrations, the flooding of Vegas and the subsequent power outages in one of the main halls. But in the background, one company solidified itself as a stalwart contender for winning the year: Nvidia. The company announced that it had a new chip custom-built for self-driving cars, and that it was working with more than 320 partners who would use the technology to power their vehicles.


10 Best Frameworks and Libraries for AI - DZone AI

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Artificial intelligence has existed for a long time. However, it has become a buzzword in recent years due to huge improvements in this field. AI used to be known as a field for total nerds and geniuses, but due to the development of various libraries and frameworks, it has become a friendlier IT field and has lots of people going into it. In this article, we will be looking at top-quality libraries that are used for artificial intelligence, their pros and cons, and some of their features. Let's dive in and explore the world of these AI libraries!


Obizcoin ICO, Smart Process BOT developed on AI & Ethereum Blockchain

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Excellence in business Process Management can be achieved by developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for organization. Standard operating procedures are a set of instructions that address the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY AND WHEN of an activity. SOP defines the responsibilities, authorities and reporting structures for every hierarchy within the organisation.


Sony's robot dog has learned some new tricks

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Sony's iconic robotic dog Aibo can now dance, find a bone and recognize people in your family. The Japanese electronics company showed off Aibo's new tricks at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week. The revamped version of the robotic dog, which Sony first launched in the 1990s, costs ¥198,000 (about $1,740). Pre-orders began in November, and it will start shipping in Japan next week. Sony hasn't said when it might become available in other countries.


33 Tech Strategies Banks and Credit Unions Must Implement Immediately

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The 2018 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions report provides an excellent analysis of what the industry believes will occur in 2018. But, what do banks and credit unions need to do immediately to benefit from upcoming digital technology trends?


Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2018

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One of the most intriguing ecommerce trends to watch in the coming year is "voice shopping." Amazon and Google are accelerating the adoption of home assistants/speakers that let users interact with them and order items they need to purchase by simply uttering a command. Among the major voice technologies that are powering all kinds of devices (including automobiles) are Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana. Facebook is also looking to get in on the action with its own hardware device code-named Portal, according to a report from Cheddar. If you're a micro seller that relies on marketplaces to generate sales, you're counting on those platforms to provide state-of-the-art features so you aren't left behind.


The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Energy Management

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The global market for intelligent buildings, or smart buildings as they're also called, is projected to reach $31.74 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 33.7%, according to Research and Markets. Artificial intelligence, which is enabling this market, has the potential to revolutionize energy management and the commercial building sector. According to a new whitepaper by Navigant, the management of commercial locations has been transformed by the accessibility of new data streams and the tools to analyze and operationalize associated information. In this new paradigm, business insights and actionable priorities are automatically delivered to corporate and site-level energy managers. In addition, customers can ask technical questions 24/7 in their own terms and get understandable answers without laborious software training or data science skills.


Agona Apell's Blog - Robots don't shop - January 12, 2018 12:33

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Once, it was wrinkles that blemished me in your eyes: Youthfulness alone met your taste in workers. Now it's my humanness that you scorn For the power and stamina of robots I lack. Yet sneer not at my flesh and bones: True, they make me weak in work But from them comes my consumer's thirst That keeps alive the world of work. Hands by turns should work and shop-- That's the cycle that keeps shops afloat, And it only endures while humans work. Robots don't shop so their shops go bust: Let them that sack us beware of this!