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What can your microwave tell you about your health?


For many of us, our microwaves and dishwashers aren't the first thing that come to mind when trying to glean health information, beyond that we should (maybe) lay off the Hot Pockets and empty the dishes in a timely way. But we may soon be rethinking that, thanks to new research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The system, called "Sapple," analyzes in-home appliance usage to better understand our health patterns, using just radio signals and a smart electricity meter. Taking information from two in-home sensors, the new machine learning model examines use of everyday items like microwaves, stoves, and even hair dryers, and can detect where and when a particular appliance is being used. For example, for an elderly person living alone, learning appliance usage patterns could help their health-care professionals understand their ability to perform various activities of daily living, with the goal of eventually helping advise on healthy patterns.

Oral B's GENIUS X With Artificial Intelligence Power Toothbrush


The Oral-B GENIUS X with Artificial Intelligence helps you brush for the right amount of time without too much pressure regardless of your individual brushing style so you get your best results every day. Oral-B has created an algorithm from more than 2,000 brushing sessions to gain exclusive insights into brushing behaviors from around the world. The data shows that everyone has a unique brushing style– almost like a thumb print. To ensure Oral-B is providing consumers with optimal care no matter their brushing style, the GENIUS X comes to market as the smartest power brush available in our line-up, guiding users through a connected app, which offers personalized feedback on the regions of the mouth that require additional attention. "By deepening our understanding of consumer behavior across 60 countries, Oral-B has been able to design products & experiences that help coach consumers to build healthier brushing behaviors," said Carlos De Jesus, vice president, North America Oral Care, Procter & Gamble.

The Age Of Deployed AI Is Here: See How Google Cloud Customers Transform Their Businesses With AI - Liwaiwai


AI continues to transform industries across the globe, and business decision makers of all kinds are taking notice. But there's a problem: although 80% of today's enterprises recognize that AI is critical to their future, only 14% succeed in harnessing it (source). In other words, a gap remains between the potential of AI and its ease of deployment. At Google Cloud AI, closing this gap is perhaps my most important responsibility. After years of breakthroughs, AI has stabilized with the emergence of sophisticated tools, best practices, and a rapidly growing community of builders.

The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday

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This Tuesday, stock up and save on charcoal toothpaste, car chargers, and more. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. I'm always looking for ways to kill time at work. In the past, this usually meant ending up on some random website scoping out the best deals online on cute handbags, shoes, and accessories, or checking out reviews of them to see whether or not they were actually worth it to buy.

Working hypothesis: From deepfake Dali to black toothpaste

New Scientist

The Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, got an AI to study archive footage of the great artist and recreate him as a deepfake. Microsoft will help you mind your Ps and LGBTQs with a version of Office that checks documents for inclusive language, such as changing "housewives" to "homemakers". People are coming for robot jobs. Japanese start-up Mira Robotics will soon sell a robot butler – the catch is it is controlled remotely by a human. The Orbital Reflector, a piece of "space art" in the form of a shimmering balloon, has failed in orbit.

Watch: A team of robots fulfills an order in 1 hour


That will soon be a reality in more markets thanks to robots. Automation had made large-scale, ultra-fast order fulfillment economically viable (see: Jeff Bezos world domination), but the physical remoteness of typical logistics facilities has prevented retailers from offering true on-demand delivery outside a few metropolitan markets. But by harnessing networks of tiny automated hubs, micro-fulfillment could enable retailers to store their goods in the hearts of cities while still benefiting from the efficiency of automation. CommonSense Robotics, a company that's leveraging logistics automation with nimble deployments of micro-fulfillment centers, is betting big on the micro-fulfillment approach, and the company just passed an important milestone: Its first 1-hour fulfillment delivery. The delivery, which took place in Israel, comes in partnership with Super-Pharm, an Israeli health and beauty retailer.

Dyson Airwrap: Vacuum company reveals new tool that uses super-fast motor to style your hair

The Independent - Tech

Dyson has released a hair styling tool that uses the efficient speed of its vacuum motors to change your look. The company – better known for its vacuums, and with all eyes on a car it is making – has made its second move into the beauty industry, following the success of the £300 Supersonic hair dryer. The Dyson Airwrap costs £400 and is on sale now. It uses the motor that powers its vacuums to create jets of air that can then be used to style hair into curls, waves and smooth blow dries without the need for extreme heat. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.

British AI robot finds malaria killer in common toothpaste ingredient - Xinhua


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- An artificial intelligence (AI) robot made by a British university has become a big hero after it helped scientists find a malaria killer in a common toothpaste ingredient, a new study revealed Thursday.

Kohler has smart kitchen and bath products to show at CES


One of the oldest names in kitchen and bath fixtures is getting serious about the smart home. Kohler announced Friday that it will show seven new smart home products at CES 2018, including mirrors, faucets, toilets, and bath products in its Kohler Konnect line.