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How to Improve Corporate Culture with Artificial Intelligence


Contrary to press-propagated blames on rapid industry changes, unforeseen circumstances and uncontrollable crises, most business failures boil down to poor corporate culture. Interestingly, how corporate culture is perceived has changed just as rapidly as industries have evolved in recent times. In the 20th and early 21st centuries, assessment of corporate culture focused almost entirely on how businesses treated their customers. For instance, the dent in Blackberry's culture was caused by the company prioritizing its smartphone technology over customers' needs. Meanwhile, how customers interact with technology was changing. More recently, corporate culture has more to do with how companies manage communication internally than with their public relations.

5G and AI: Ushering in New Tech Innovation


With the recent advances in technology, it's hard to know where to put your attention. For example, 5G hasn't taken off as fast as people would have hoped, but the possibility of combining it with artificial intelligence (AI) may lead to considerable innovations in the next few years. A decade from now, the combination of AI and 5G networks will have revolutionized how business gets done in our everyday lives. They'll receive this requested information almost instantaneously due to the vast bandwidth provided by 5G. This high-speed data connection will open up new opportunities.

The top 10 tech trends we should be ready for now


Bernard Marr* forecasts some of the advances in technology that will affect our lives, both at work and in the home, over the next few months. As a futurist, every year I look ahead and predict the key tech trends that will shape the next few months. There are so many innovations and breakthroughs happening right now, and I can't wait to see how they help to transform business and society in 2022. Let's take a look at my list of key tech trends that everyone should be ready for, starting today. Computing power will continue to explode in 2022.

ML inferencing at the edge with Amazon SageMaker Edge and Ambarella CV25


Ambarella builds computer vision SoCs (system on chips) based on a very efficient AI chip architecture and CVflow that provides the Deep Neural Network (DNN) processing required for edge inferencing use cases like intelligent home monitoring and smart surveillance cameras. Developers convert models trained with frameworks (such as TensorFlow or MXNET) to Ambarella CVflow format to be able to run these models on edge devices. Amazon SageMaker Edge has integrated the Ambarella toolchain into its workflow, allowing you to easily convert and optimize your models for the platform. In this post, we show how to set up model optimization and conversion with SageMaker Edge, add the model to your edge application, and deploy and test your new model in an Ambarella CV25 device to build a smart surveillance camera application running on the edge. Smart security cameras have use case-specific machine learning (ML) enabled features like detecting vehicles and animals, or identifying possible suspicious behavior, parking, or zone violations.

If my kitchen is so smart, why won't it make me a sandwich?


I have a lot of Alexas. Oh, it's not just because I'm a reviewer, and Amazon keeps sending me devices to review. It's because I purposely bought an Alexa device for every room of the house. Here are your best options from Google, Apple, and more. Some of you will comment about the Big Brother aspects of allowing a global artificial intelligence to listen to everything I say.

The Top 10 Tech Trends In 2022 Everyone Must Be Ready For Now


As a futurist, every year, I look ahead and predict the key tech trends that will shape the next few months. There are so many innovations and breakthroughs happening right now, and I can't wait to see how they help to transform business and society in 2022. Let's take a look at my list of key tech trends that everyone should be ready for, starting today. Computing power will continue to explode in 2022. We now have considerably better cloud infrastructure, and many businesses are re-platforming to the cloud.

The Future Of Retail:10 Years from now


I took a dive into recent history, and read an article written by Lin Grossman from about 4 years ago. How did the future look like before Covid-19 when our reality was just a science fiction saga. So we are not yet blessed by two hours delivery by drones, and physical storefronts are still out there (though we do not visit them as much), and regretfully the virtual fitting room is not yet commercial. But I share the same vision as The Futurist Faith Popcorn and "Given retail's steady migration to mobile and e-commerce, you may be wondering what retail will look like in the future". As predicted by futurist Faith Popcorn, we can continue to expect hyper-customized concierge and on-demand services, and what the writer calls "consutainment," the integration of ultra-convenience, consumption, and entertainment.

'After Yang' explores the meaning of life through a broken android


In the film After Yang, a father goes to great lengths to save his daughter's best friend. It just so happens this bestie is a humanoid robot, or technosapien, named Yang. Can he be easily replaced, and what's the value of his artificial life? Like a cross between Black Mirror and Spike Jonze's Her, After Yang explores humanity and existence through the lens of technology, while director Kogonada (Columbus) crafts a vision of the future that feels truly distinct. After a virtuoso opening sequence, where families compete in a virtual dance contest in their living rooms, Yang (Justin H. Min) malfunctions. He's not just some robotic butler; he's a culture technosapien meant to help Jake's adoptive daughter, Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja), learn about her Chinese heritage.

As AI progresses, keep humanity, humility in mind - Albuquerque Journal


When my business partner and I launched our company in the mid-1990s, we debated whether to install an automated phone system. It seemed to be the wave of the future, and we were intrigued by the prospect of it saving us the expense of hiring a receptionist. We eventually decided against it because of the frustrations we'd experienced on the other end of such systems. As a startup, the last thing we wanted to do is frustrate our clients and vendors by making them use a complicated telephone tree. In some circumstances, there's just nothing that can replace a human being.

The Rational Selection of Goal Operations and the Integration ofSearch Strategies with Goal-Driven Autonomy Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent physical systems as embodied cognitive systems must perform high-level reasoning while concurrently managing an underlying control architecture. The link between cognition and control must manage the problem of converting continuous values from the real world to symbolic representations (and back). To generate effective behaviors, reasoning must include a capacity to replan, acquire and update new information, detect and respond to anomalies, and perform various operations on system goals. But, these processes are not independent and need further exploration. This paper examines an agent's choices when multiple goal operations co-occur and interact, and it establishes a method of choosing between them. We demonstrate the benefits and discuss the trade offs involved with this and show positive results in a dynamic marine search task.