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4R Systems Presents its Retail Supply Chain Solutions Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at NextPoint and Hosts the Blue Moon and Coors Brewery Tour

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This is 4R's sixth consecutive year participating in the show and will present its latest Merchant Analytics approach. NextPoint provides an exclusive annual event which offers retailers and solution providers an experience uncommon from other industry events and trade shows. Mark Garland, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Solutions, said, "It is hard to believe this will be our sixth year presenting at NextPoint. The last five years at NextPoint have provided excellent networking opportunities. We are looking forward to sharing how 4R positions retailers to earn more profit from their inventory with proven success stories."


How These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

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What does it mean for a robot to be self-aware? That's exactly what this robotics lab is investigating as they embark on a quest towards artificial consciousness. We develop machines that can design and make other machines - automatically." The Challenge of Determining Whether an A.I. Is Sentient https://slate.com/technology/2016/04/... "It is not easy to determine when an organism is sentient, however. A brief recount of past and present controversies and mistakes makes it clear that human beings are not great at recognizing sentience."


Impact of Industry 4.0 & IIoT

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The term industry 4.0 is the new buzzword. Conferences, articles and reports dedicated to the subject seem to indicate it. But … What is industry 4.0? And most importantly, what is behind this concept? According to AppStudio, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also recognized as Industry 4.0, is altering the manner companies' function and thus the contexts they are compelled to compete in.


Google's Pixel gets unorthodox zoom From AI

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Google's latest smartphone demonstrates how artificial intelligence and software can enhance a camera's capabilities, one of the most important selling points of any mobile device. The Pixel 4, the latest entrant in a phone line defined by its cameras, touts an upgraded ability to zoom in when shooting photos as its biggest upgrade. But the Alphabet Inc. company isn't going about it the way that Samsung Electronics Co., Huawei Technologies Co. or Apple Inc. have done -- instead of adding multiple cameras with complicated optics, Google has opted for a single extra lens that relies on AI and processing to fill in the quality gap. In place of the usual spec barrage, Google prefers to talk about a "software-defined camera," Isaac Reynolds, product manager on the company's Pixel team, said in an interview. The device should be judged by the end-product, he argued, which Google claims is a 3x digital zoom that matches the quality of optical zoom from multi-lens arrays.


Knowing Your Neighbours: Machine Learning on Graphs

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We live in a connected world and generate a vast amount of connected data. Social networks, financial transaction systems, biological networks, transportation systems and a telecommunication nexus are all examples. The paper citation network displayed in Figure 1 is another example of connected data. Representing connected data is possible using a graph data structure regularly used in Computer Science. In this article, we will provide an introduction to the assorted types of connected data, what they represent, and the challenges we can solve.


ProBeat: Google's Pixel 4 ups the AI ante to offline language models

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Google's Pixel phones are the company's preferred way of showcasing its AI chops to consumers. Pixel phones consistently set the phone camera bar thanks to Google's AI prowess. But many of the AI features have nothing to do with the camera. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL unveiled this week at the Made by Google hardware event in New York City continue this tradition. Camera improvements aside, the Pixel 4 makes a play for a new arena that Google clearly wants to rule: offline natural language processing.


How Science Fiction Influences Technology With J. Dianne Dotson

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J. Dianne Dotson is a science writer and science fiction author. She published HELIOPAUSE: THE QUESTRISON SAGA: BOOK ONE in 2018, and its sequel EPHEMERIS: THE QUESTRISON SAGA: BOOK TWO in 2019. Dianne gained a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and used her skills in laboratory and clinical research. She began content and science writing in 2010. Currently, Dianne works as a freelance science writer, novelist, short story writer, watercolorist, and volunteer.


IBM Storage AI infrastructure

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A fully optimized, scalable and supported AI platform that delivers blazing fast performance, proven dependability and resiliency. Supporting up to 2TB total memory, IBM Power System AC922 can deliver 2 to almost 4 times higher throughput and performance than commodity servers currently available. This means you can do more work with fewer servers. Spectrum Storage for AI with Power System AC922 enables the cutting-edge AI innovation data scientists desire, with the dependability IT requires. This is IT infrastructure designed for enterprise AI.


Deep Neural Networks: Understanding the Tech Behind AI

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Accenture's research predicts that AI use could double annual economic growth rates in more than a dozen developed economies by 2035. But as AI adoption grows, it will change the way businesses operate, forging a new relationship between humans and machines that's expected to increase labor productivity by up to 40 percent, Accenture says. Changing business dynamics through AI will depend largely upon the use of deep neural networks, an outgrowth of artificial neural networks. Harvard Business Review has estimated that 40 percent of the potential value created by analytics today comes from deep learning underpinned by DNNs. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have existed in computational neurobiology since the late 1950s, when psychologist Frank Rosenblatt created what's known as perceptrons.


Neural networks taught to "read minds" in real time

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Sign in to report inappropriate content. As part of the NeuroNet NTI Assistive Neurotechnology project, employees of the Neurobotics Group of Companies and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have trained neural networks to recreate images of the electrical activity of the brain. Earlier, no such experiments were performed on EEG material (other scientists used fMRI or analyzed signals directly from neurons). In the future, this discovery will create a new type of device for post-stroke rehabilitation.