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Rubikloud Delivers on the Promise of Omnichannel


By Hessie Jones   |  May 26, 2018Hessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI It was about a decade ago that this idea of Omnichannel began to take hold. Traditional retailers saw it as a "concept" as their predominantly bricks and mortars presence continued to be the focus channel to serve their customers. Fast forward to 2018 and Machine Learning is bringing this concept into fruition. By definition, “Omnichannel promises to bring retailers closer to their customers… more

OpenHouse.AI: Disrupting Real Estate through Transparency


By Hessie Jones   |  July 28, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on ForbesHessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI How does technology alter an industry that is heavily regulated, with strong checks and balances and where information is heavily guarded? The real estate industry is comprised mainly of independent realtors, unified under brokerage houses and a nationwide real estate association. Within the confines of this oligopoly are rules to protect its players and ensure… more

Human 2.0 Is Coming Faster Than You Think. Will You Evolve With The Times?


By Neil Sahota  |  October 20, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity,” author, computer scientist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil once said. “We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.” In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength and awareness… more

Intelligence is the Red-Herring of AI


By Kiran Garimella   |   July 24, 2018Kiran Garimella, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist and CTO at KoreConX, an Author, Speaker, Researcher (AI, ML, Blockchain) and an ex-CIO One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of 'intelligence.' No one debates the meaning of the word 'strength,' or belittles the idea that machines can be stronger than humans, or even tries to re-define mechanical strength to mean some mysterious physico-spiritual capability that is unique to humans. The debate around the… more

The convergence of AI and Blockchain: what’s the deal? - Part III


By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor III. How Blockchain can change AI In the previous section, we quickly touched upon the effects that AI might eventually have on the blockchain. Now instead, we will make the opposite exercise understanding what impact can the blockchain have on the development of machine learning systems. More in details, blockchain could: Help AI explaining itself (and making us believe it… more

The convergence of AI and Blockchain: what’s the deal? - Part IV


By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor IV. Decentralized Intelligent Companies There is plenty of landscapes of blockchain and cryptocurrencies startups out there. I am anyway only interested in those companies working at the intersection (or the convergence, as someone calls it) of AI and blockchain, which apparently are not that many. They are mainly concentrated in San Francisco area and London, but there are… more

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Dime to Make?


A few years ago, I saw this headline news flashing all over the internet.  Our dealers are missing up to $18 billion in easy sales. The Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar suggested that the company and its dealers were losing $9 to 18 billion in easy sales revenue as their sales, both internal and dealer networks, weren't monetizing the real value of data. He worried that... They are not tapping into the wealth of real-time customer data now at their fingertips; they are not communicating with each other… more

What If AI Can Make Us More Human In The Age Of Robotic Automation?


By Neil Sahota  |  October 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “We now live in a global, exponential world,” Steven Kotler tells my coauthor Michael Ashley and me from his Santa Monica office. We’re interviewing the New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur for our upcoming book: Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business. “You need to understand our brains evolved in a local, linear environment. We cannot process change at this speed or this scale;… more