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How AI Is Making Advertising More Efficient and Consumer-Focused

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Last year, veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg denounced online ads for ruining the online experience. The model is bad for everyone, as advertisers and online sites scrabble over quality control and the fight for cheap digital real estate. Of course, the consumer has had no say other than to suffer in silence or deploy decreasingly effective adblockers. In this war, they are little more than innocent bystanders forced to wade through disingenuous attempts at engagement and bombarded with disruptive advertising that serve little purpose other than getting in the way of the content they actually want to consume. Up until this point we have consumed mass content--newspapers, radio ads, TV ads, display ads--knowing that we're going to get some crap with it along the way.


r/artificial - Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

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Assuming it's the same stuff that they did similar things with a couple years ago, the technology they use is seriously cool and they gloss over it in this write-up. I've read probably every paper they've made public about the tech and they can estimate poses (as written here), track the position of multiple people around a room/building, and even read heart rate of a single person. This technology, matched with already-created ML algorithms (like they're finally starting to do here), could change everything from targeted advertising to how SWAT enters a building. Fortunately or unfortunately, they are focusing on elder care so far.


6 ways artificial intelligence is transforming writing

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Will robots eventually put writers out of a job? Are we going to see computers writing the next Great American Novel? Over the last decade or so, though, AI (artificial intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated, and it's influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways. AI is all about machines learning and adapting. Instead of simply being programmed in minute detail with everything they need to know to accomplish a particular task, they're programmed with instructions that allow them to learn from their experience (just as people do).



CRT DTP Express - Focusing on Quality Services

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Will robots eventually put writers out of a job? Are we going to see computers writing the next Great American Novel? Over the last decade or so, though, AI (artificial intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated, and it's influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways. AI is all about machines learning and adapting. Instead of simply being programmed in minute detail with everything they need to know to accomplish a particular task, they're programmed with instructions that allow them to learn from their experience (just as people do).


AI can now fix your grainy photographs without a "clean" reference

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Good news for amateur photographers everywhere: You might still be able to salvage all those grainy pics taking up space on your hard drive. On July 9, researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University, and MIT unveiled a new AI program that can effectively remove the noise from a photograph -- those annoying pixels and specks that show up when you take a pic in low light. And it doesn't even need a "clean" reference image to make it happen. The researchers plan to present their AI at the International Conference on Machine Learning in Stockholm, Sweden, this week. To create their noise-filtering AI, the researchers started by adding noise to 50,000 pairs of clean images.


Artificial Intelligence Will Be Hollywood's Next Big Star – Guest Column

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Editors' Note: Industry veteran Arvin Patel is Chief Intellectual Property Officer at TiVo and former chief IPO officer at Technicolor, with previous stints at Rovi and IBM. At TiVo, he oversees the company's annual $400 million IP business and about 6,000 issued patents, as well as its pending applications worldwide. He also leads TiVo's global organization of IP professionals overseeing portfolio development and management, licensing, strategic patent acquisition, policy, and the company's long-term innovation strategy. This year marks the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick's seminal science fiction film that examined our evolution as human beings and technology's role in our development. Looking back, you can argue that Kubrick was surprisingly prescient in depicting man's relationship with machines as companies like Amazon, Google and Apple continue to invest in AI-related products and services.


IoT and AI to fundamentally change the way we live and work: CSG

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CSG, a business support solutions (BSS) provider said that telecom carriers are increasingly leveraging the cloud to bring down the recurring operational costs, and with India's top service provider Bharti Airtel as one of the telcos to deploy revenue management platform, the US-headquartered company feels that the IoT and AI would fundamentally the change the way we live, work and play. How have you been supporting businesses to digitally transform? Almost every industry is faced with digital disruption and the need to transform to survive and thrive. Among our primary client base of communications service providers, digital transformation encompasses every aspect of their business, from rolling out new 5G networks to launching new services designed to attract consumers on-the-go. CSG supports the digital transformation of companies in ways such as investments in our solution portfolio that enable our customers to meet these increased demands, and through the deep expertise of our people across digital strategy, processes, and technology domains.


Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

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Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets can also assist with a range of questions -- that is, if they can understand you. The Washington Post took a close look at the performance of Alexa and Google Assistant when it comes to understanding people with strong accents. The results show that while these devices are certainly handy and increasingly popular, there's still a lot of room for improvement. The Facebook CEO covered a range of topics, including its evolving approach to fake news and a comment about Holocaust deniers that warranted a clarification afterwards.


Artificial Intelligence Will Be Hollywood's Next Big Star – Guest Column

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Editors' Note: Industry veteran Arvin Patel is Chief Intellectual Property Officer at TiVo and former chief IPO officer at Technicolor, with previous stints at Rovi and IBM. At TiVo, he oversees the company's annual $400 million IP business and about 6,000 issued patents, as well as its pending applications worldwide. He also leads TiVo's global organization of IP professionals overseeing portfolio development and management, licensing, strategic patent acquisition, policy, and the company's long-term innovation strategy. This year marks the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick's seminal science fiction film that examined our evolution as human beings and technology's role in our development. Looking back, you can argue that Kubrick was surprisingly prescient in depicting man's relationship with machines as companies like Amazon, Google and Apple continue to invest in AI-related products and services.