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International Business Times

A new report claims Facebook is planning to release a smart speaker in 2018. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo Show does feature a touchscreen display, but that only measures 7 inches. Richardson also worked for Amazon's Lab126 as its principal technical manager, and is believed to have worked on Amazon's Echo smart speakers. Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that worldwide smart speaker shipments reached 5.9 million back in 2016, 4.2 million of those were shipped during the fourth quarter of the year.


American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Hires Tiffany Harrison Parker as Chief Operating Officer – American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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American Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AiAi), the education and research focused institute that prepares business and strategy leaders for the artificial intelligence economy, is announcing the hiring of Tiffany Harrison Parker as its Chief Operating Officer. AiAi is the world's only institute that is devoted to developing business and government leaders to shape and lead the artificial intelligence revolution. Through outstanding research, education, and practice, AiAi creates aspiring leaders who specialize in artificial intelligence centric business strategy and management, who inspire innovation and push the boundaries of possibilities, and who do it ethically and responsibly. Drawing knowledge base from multiple emerging fields (neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, psychology, mathematics, complex systems, philosophy, management science, robotics, governance, and leadership) AiAi offers numerous business and policy centric courses including: AI in Marketing, AI in Finance, AI in Supply Chain/Procurement, AI and Corporate Strategy, AI and Sales, AI and HR, and AI & Governance/Ethics.


Smart Cities: Utopia or Dystopia?

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New electrical technology is driving change, and sophisticated communication infrastructure will lead to even more. Public transportation is a cornerstone of large cities, and strong infrastructure can lead to greater service. Bus routes will become more reliable as real-time location data lets AI-driven systems send out buses where they're needed or hold buses back for greater reliability. Those interested in romance no longer have to head down to the pub to find potential partners when online dating provides great tools for meeting people online and arranging dates.


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We had to go through a whole process of development and discovery, and, as a result of computer experts working hand in hand with domain experts over the course of 15 to 20 years, computers and specialized software were developed to suit different needs. Most people now are familiar with conversion rate optimization (CRO), where site operators try to maximize conversions by testing new ideas for design, messaging, user experience, and more. The operator sets parameters and goals, but the AI decides the combination of ideas, always trying to find a better answer and better results against that goal. And just like computerization, AI enablement will only be fully achieved once all of us can be considered AI experts by today's standards.


HUNT FOR TABERNACLE Experts search for site that held Ark of the Covenant

FOX News

"We have just begun the process of accumulating evidence but we're confident that the tabernacle rested at Shiloh," he said, adding that that the tabernacle was located at Shiloh for about 350 years. A host of other items were also found during the recent excavation including objects used to create seals and scarabs - ancient beetle-shaped carvings that were used for inscriptions and amulets. ABR's research is focused firmly on locating the tabernacle site at Shiloh, and Stripling is confident that future digs will deliver results. "We're revealing the material culture of the ancient cultures, they often do shed light on the biblical texts," Stripling added.


Alexa will now order you a Domino's pizza in the UK

Engadget

There are many ways to order a pipin' hot Domino's pizza. To get started, you'll first need an Easy Order account, which is set up through the Domino's website. Next, you'll have to enable the Domino's skill through the Alexa app and link your Domino's and Alexa accounts. Absolutely, but then so is ordering pizza.


Artificial Intelligence & Their Rights

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Type 1: Reactive Machines Cortana, Siri, Google Now, A.L.I.C.E., Tumblrbots, AlphaGo, Deep Blue, and IBM's Watson are all examples of reactive machines. A True AI will be able to develop meaningful connections with other robots and humans, express the ability to want something, feel emotions, to put it short, a True AI is a person. "While we are probably far from creating machines that are self-aware, we should focus our efforts toward understanding memory, learning and the ability to base decisions on past experiences. Thus, as being life, Type 3 and 4 AI deserve human rights as we do.


Cognitive Communications On The Rise

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Bots is an area where we see significant growth and opportunity in creating a much more personalized content experience for end users. "Carriers will also have to add new features and services, such as EVS (Enhanced Voices Services), to keep their customer base from switching" Cognitive technology is another area where we see growth and significant developments.


Artificial Intelligence: The New Impulse For Alphabet

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The active investments of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) in the artificial intelligence market, the growth rate of which over the next decade will be four times higher than that of the digital advertising market, increase the long-term investment attractiveness of the company. To begin, let's take a look at the current growth forecasts for the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market in the coming decade. It depends on what to compare with, but given that I'm performing this analysis through the prism of perspectives for Alphabet, it probably makes sense to compare AI with digital advertising market, which is accountable for 87% of Google's revenue. The most obvious conclusion from this: In order to ensure a double-digit annual growth rate in the next ten years, Alphabet needs to actively invest in the AI market.


5 Technological Trends shaping up Connected Beauty in 2017

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The European hair care market clocked revenues worth USD 18 billion in 2013; it is anticipated to generate revenues worth $24 billion in 2018. Recently L'Oréal presented its flagship connected beauty innovations at Viva Technology Paris show held at Porte de Versailles in Paris from 15–17th June 2017.Five of it's Group's brands -- Lancome, Kérastase, L'Oréal Paris, La Roche-Posay and L'Oréal Professionnel -- showcased how they leverage advanced digital technologies to create personalized services for consumers. L'Oréal also discovered the new version of sun care innovation My UV Patch by La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Group's dermatological skincare brand, designed as a wearable,the first stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor exposure to UV radiation(sun rays) minimizing the frequency of sun burns and to select the right sun protection based on user's skin type. The wearer simply scans the patch with his or her smartphone to determine the wearer's daily sun exposure.Thanks to the specific algorithm, the application uses graphs and statistics to provide advice on or optimal sun protection.It also takes account of hair and skin color into consideration and offers personalized UV protection recommendations.The app alerts the user when UV protection becomes insufficient.This ultra-thin self-adhesive patch comes fitted with an electronic sensor and analyses how much UV radiation the body receives.