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Save $250 on this iHome 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop at Walmart

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Save $250: As of Oct. 22, the iHome 2-in-1 Robot Mop and Vacuum is 63% off at Walmart. Fun fact: The first robot vacuum debuted in 1996 from Swedish manufacturer Electrolux. Well we've come a long way since then. No one has to remind you how much household chores suck, and this innovative gadget is the kind of futuristic tech we could only dream about 20 years ago. If there is one product to invest in this year, it's a robot vacuum.


Grab a Google Nest Mini and LED smart lights for only $19

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SAVE $30: As of Oct. 21, grab a Google Nest Mini and a set of smart LED strip lights at Walmart for only $19. That's a 61% discount. Google Nest devices are going to be hot items this holiday season. For folks diving headfirst into amping up their smart homes, the Google Nest lineup offers a lot, including straightforward voice control and simple, minimalist aesthetics. If you have a smart home enthusiast on your holiday gift list this year, this is the deal for you. As of Oct. 21, Walmart is offering a bundle with the second generation Google Nest Mini and a set of Merkury Innovations Smart LED Strip Lights for only $19.


Robot vacuum shoppers on a budget can score a self-emptying Shark for under $300

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Save 40%: As of Oct. 21, the Shark EZ Robot Vacuum with Self-Empty Base (AV911S) has a $200 discount at Amazon, dropping it to just $299.99. Unless there's a very specific robot vacuum model for which you're holding out for a sale, there's no reason to wait until actual Black Friday to upgrade your cleaning. Case in point: Today's juicy find is a self-emptying robot vacuum for under $300, and it's not from some obscure brand that's potentially unreliable. The bagless Shark EZ AV911S vacuum comes with a self-empty base that keeps you off the hook from emptying dust for up to a month at a time. This model usually costs $499.99, but a 40% discount at Amazon brings it down to $299.99.


Tile floors have met their match in these 7 robot vacuums

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Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum -- $209.99 (save $90) Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop with Self Empty -- $399.99 (save $100) Samsung JetBot Robot Vacuum with Clean Station -- $699.99 (save $100) When it comes to household cleaning products and devices, most folks would agree that you'd be hard-pressed to name a more revolutionary concept than the robotic vacuum -- even the dishwasher doesn't really compare to the convenience of a device that does your floors without you ever having to lift a finger. And it's not just the ease of use or satisfaction of watching a robot do the work for you that makes a robotic vacuum oh-so-appealing, either. Not having to worry about stress-cleaning before guests arrive, the ability to schedule cleans while you're away from home, and even foregoing having to empty the dustbin in certain cases are all enticing benefits of upgrading to a robot vacuum -- especially if you have tile floors. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the best robot vacuum for tile floors -- whether you want a device to do all the vacuuming and mopping for you, you need something that self-empties, or you just want a complementary helper to pick up the dust and debris you might have missed while manually vacuuming. Robot vacuums receive more front-page attention in Black Friday ads each year, but even more deals are exclusively scattered across the internet.


Don't wait to score Black Friday pricing on the Eufy RoboVac G30 Verge -- it's already $200 off at Walmart

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The Anker Eufy RoboVac G30 Verge robot vacuum is on sale for $149 at Walmart, down from $349.99. The Black Friday fairy has come early to Walmart, and with it comes some awesome deals on our favorite products, like robot vacuums. As of Oct. 20 (yes, more than a month before Black Friday), the Eufy RoboVac G30 Verge robot vacuum is discounted $200, dropping the price down to $149. This robot vacuum has home mapping, which learns your home's layout and strategically cleans it rather than cleaning in a random pattern. It's app-controlled, so you can start and stop cleans, set schedules, and see where the robot cleaned all from your phone. You can also set it up with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-controlled cleaning.


How to use AI to manage inventory in a time of stock shortages - Raconteur

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A winter of retail discontent is looming for consumers in the UK. Post-Brexit border delays and HGV driver shortages are already leading to empty shelves in supermarkets around the country. There could even be no turkey for dinner this Christmas. The Food and Drink Federation has warned that shoppers can expect not to find all the goods they want whenever they want them for the foreseeable future. Its CEO, Ian Wright, told an Institute for Government event in September: "The just-in-time system is no longer working. I don't think it'll work again."


Prefer vacuuming by hand? Shop Dyson deals ahead of Black Friday.

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Dyson V8 Fluffy -- $299.99 (save $100) Dyson Outsize Total Clean -- $699.99 (save $250) Robot vacuums are often in the spotlight for Black Friday. Their automated convenience is undeniably sweet, but for some, a Roomba just can't compare to the manual vacuuming experience. If you have your eye on a Dyson, Black Friday 2021 should be a good time to shop for one, especially if you're planning on cord-cutting. Dyson has rearranged its stick vacuum lineup since last Black Friday, so even those upgrading from an older Dyson vacuum could find a discount on a fancier model. A $250 discount on the beastly Dyson Outsize at Best Buy.


Council Post: How Deep Learning Is Shaping The Future Of Content Production

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CEO at Reface, an AI/ML startup shifting from the face-swapping app to the platform for creating personalized content. Last year, 64.2 zettabytes of data were created globally -- enough to fill about 1 trillion 64GB flash drives -- according to IDC. It might be hard to believe, but the total amount of digital data created over the next five years will double the amount of information developed since the birth of digital storage. The percentage of information generated synthetically may be negligible for now, but by 2030 (registration required), synthetic data is expected to completely overshadow real data in AI models. What role will synthetic media play, and what trends are exploding on the market of deep learning products?


Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Work – Should We Be Worried?

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Artificial intelligence is at the top of many lists of the most important skills in today's job market. In the last decade or so we have seen a dramatic transition from the "AI winter" (where AI has not lived up to its hype) to an "AI spring" (where machines can now outperform humans in a wide range of tasks). Having spent the last 25 years as an AI researcher and practitioner, I'm often asked about the implications of this technology on the workforce. I'm quite often disheartened by the amount of disinformation there is on the internet on this topic, so I've decided to share some of my own thoughts. The difference between what I am about to write, and what you may have read before elsewhere is due to an inherent bias. Rather than being a pure "AI" practitioner, my PhD and background is in Cognitive Science - the scientific study of how the mind works, spanning such areas as psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. My area of research has been to look explicitly at how the human mind works, and to reverse engineer these processes in the development of artificial intelligence platforms.


The benefits of being a telecoms carrier faced with GAFA

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"When it comes to the economy, data is the new oil," said entrepreneur Clive Humby in 2006. History has proven him right beyond all expectations. Empires have been built on bigger and bigger mountains of data. Over the course of a decade, GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) increased their sales from $78 billion in 2008 to $773 billion in 2019. From the outset, GAFA put everything into this new oil, developing data-driven services such as a search engine (Google), online sales (Amazon) and social networking (Facebook).