I, retail robot – how AI is changing the face of the market - Fourth Source


With the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 53.65% from 2015 to 2020, momentum for AI is undoubtedly surging. AI, which is essentially the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behaviour (such as visual perception, speech recognition, etc.) and carry out multiple tasks, is proven to drive greater efficiency, and is on course to play a key role in propelling the growth of the retail sector. As consumers continue to demand greater speed and easier access to product and service information, fuelled by our connected world and the internet of things, AI will dramatically enhance the customer experience through improving responsiveness, personalisation and productivity. The potential of AI and its anticipated impact on the future of retail is massive, and by embracing it early on, brands and retailers have the opportunity to gain a major competitive edge.

7 Jobs Intelligent Robots Will Take First (Some Will Surprise You)


Hold onto your white collars, because the robotic revolution is going to cause the biggest transformation in the world's workforce since the industrial revolution, and are 7 jobs intelligent robots have firmly in their sight.

Watch this robot construct the world's biggest botmade building by itself


In just half a day, a new type of robot built an igloo-shaped building half the diameter of the U.S. Capitol dome--all by itself. In the future, such autonomous machines could assemble entire towns, create wacky Dr. Seuss–like structures, and even prepare the moon for its first human colony.

Flipboard on Flipboard


You've heard the rumblings of the robots, right? When I make a customer service call and get an eerily nuanced answer from a chatbot, I hear the rumbling of the robots. When I call out to my digital assistant and Siri/Alexa/Cortana makes a wise-cracking response, I feel the rumblings. I can't help but love my Roomba, and I have mixed feelings about the robot that assembled my car, but what about the more nebulous forms of Artificial Intelligence?

$30 BILLION race to create an AI sex doll

Daily Mail

The'sex tech' market is worth an estimated $30.6bn - and across the globe, firms are racing to create a radical new type of robot they say could change sex forever.

Report: RealDoll's $15K A.I.-Powered Sex Robot 'Talks, Learns' - Breitbart


"Harmony is a prototype, a robotic version of the company's hyper-realistic silicone sex toy, the RealDoll," explained The Guardian's Jenny Kleeman. "Her hazel eyes darted between me and her creator, Matt McMullen, as he described her accomplishments."

iTWire - True AI will be a major game-changer, says tech veteran


"It is the embodiment of human intelligence and there is really nothing more at present than a thin veneer of that – we simply don't have the computing power to build a neural network like the human brain," Nathan Lowe, managing director, ASI Solutions, said in an interview.

Elon Musk's robot army revealed in leaked pictures

Daily Mail

Elon Musk has likened future versions of Tesla's Model 3 production line to an'alien dreadnaught' - and now, the first pictures of that vision have emerged.

Google eyes massive AI expansion with new Assistant SDK


You might say 2017 is the year of Assistant. While Google's AI chatbot launched last year, it's really come into form over the past few months, with an array of third-party actions, support for all Marshmallow and Nougat phones, Android Wear integration, and most recently, the ability to access millions of recipes. But now it's ready to take the biggest leap of all.

Do we understand the impact of artificial intelligence on employment? Bruegel


In my previous blog on artificial intelligence (AI), I dealt with the general characteristics of AI and machine learning. Thanks to complex virtual learning techniques, machines are now able to perform a wide range of physical and cognitive tasks. And the efficiency and accuracy of their work is expected to increase as AI systems advance through machine learning, big data and increased computational power.