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02 April 2019, Lower Saxony, Hannover: A so-called learning factory with a conveyor belt for sorting products is located at the Fischertechnik stand at the Hanover Fair. From 1 to 5 April, everything at Hannover Messe will revolve around networking, PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES According to IoT Analytics, there are over 17 Billion connected devices in the world as of 2018, with over 7 Billion of these “internet of things” (IoT) devices. The Internet of Things is the collection of those various…

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Panel on AI, Startups & VC at Microsoft for Startups RA SO RUSSELL TWEET THIS However, large enterprise partners can help startups fill the data gap and support their ability to innovate The holy grail for any startup is customer acquisition A challenge facing many startups is that they do not have enough data, limiting their ability to create great products. However, large enterprise partners can help startups fill the data gap and support their ability to innovate. At the AI Amalgamators…

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Taryn Southern TARYN SOUTHERN Nothing is more human than creativity. Humans have the ability to think, process and create original and beautiful poetry, literature, works of art and music. In particular, music is a powerful art that is as core to the human experience as communicating. However, recently, artificial intelligence has increasingly been making headway into some of the more creative pursuits, and music in particular. While currently humans are only capable to create music from scratch, it’s…

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Enabling Sustainability in Circular Fashion THREDUP Fresh on the heels of a $175 million raise, thredUP is poised to capitalize on the growing $24 billion second-hand market through its use of artificial intelligence to bring efficiencies and scale to every area of its operations , while fueling the circular fashion trend among traditional retail brands with the launch of its “resale as a service” offering. The company’s mission is to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think second hand first,…

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The advent of online shopping has massively reshaped the retail industry. However, this doesn’t mean that brick-and-mortar retail is dead. Many people still prefer to visit retail stores over online shopping. These people want to try out products such as clothes, furniture and cosmetics before buying them. And, at retail stores, customers do not have to wait for shipping or pay extra shipping costs. Also, retail stores make shopping experiences more human compared to online shopping, which is appreciated…

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For decades, technological innovation has been revolutionizing businesses, offering them innumerable long-term benefits and growth. Now, these technologies are set to transform structures that form the foundation of cities and their development. Comparing the buildings of the present to what they were even a few years ago will show massive changes. Modern buildings are more than just four walls and a roof. Building walls now even have ears and eyes, all thanks to digital technologies. According to studies…

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When it comes to addressing the future of the artificial intelligence industry, few people are caught in the middle of every change and shift than academics pushing forward leading research at universities. Steve Kuyan of NYU and FutureLabs is at the crossroads of the future of academic research in AI is well as the business implementation side. He recently shared his unique insights and perspectives on what we might expect from the industry going forward. As AI continues to gain popularity due to its…

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Over the last few years, automation has gained immense popularity in various industries. And the manufacturing industry sits on the cutting edge of automation technology, ahead of other industries. With automation, manufacturing companies have revolutionized the way activities were once performed. With autonomous systems coming into the picture, human participation and involvement have reduced significantly. As a result, work gets done faster and more importantly, with greater precision. Though automation…

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There are 879 Opportunity Zones in the state of California alone. BRANDI IBRAO Opportunity zones have the potential to unlock an entirely new class of investors and bring high-tech, high-return AI companies to lower-income communities to create jobs in and move the capital to areas of poverty. For investors in startups focusing on advanced technology such as AI that might take decades to develop, exit or go public, opportunity zone investment provides an amazing, low-risk opportunity.  The intention of…

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Alexandru Florea extends a hand. ALEXANDRU FLOREA Alexandru Iulian Florea didn't start to become a multimillionaire. At the age of 26, with his family unhappy with him for leaving university, Florea was given the option of moving out or getting a job to start paying for family expenses. He chose Door #3, starting a business that went on to become one of the larger peer-to-peer networks in the world, and from there to start others, including his most recent: Online.io, a peer-to-peer network built on top…

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Sales are a primarily human-to-human activity. The very nature of sales is entirely built upon human communication. The core of sales as a process is focused on one human being's ability to connect with another and convince them that they need to buy what the offeror has for sale. Successfully establishing relationships is key to landing a successful sale, which is why having strong communication skills is easily the most important focus for just about any person that works in sales. With the strong…

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Artificial intelligence is getting ubiquitous and is transforming organizations globally. AI is no longer just a technology. It is now one of the most important lenses that business leaders need to look through to identify new business models, new sources of revenue and bring in critical efficiencies in how they do businesses. Artificial intelligence has quickly moved beyond bits and pieces of topical experiments in the innovation lab. AI needs to be woven into the fabric of business. Indeed, if you see…

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Ever since humans have had people and projects to manage, we’ve had challenges keeping the projects on time, on budget, and people on task. The field and industry of project management emerged as a way to manage a collection of people towards an end goal. For project managers, it is commonplace to be managing not only multiple teams, but also multiple projects at the same time. These projects often must come together towards a bigger goal. For a field that is known for having lots of moving parts, finding…

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Science fiction movies like ‘The Terminator’ and ‘I, Robot’ have exhibited what might happen in case artificial intelligence goes rogue. Such dystopian fantasies about AI are widely discussed by experts and researchers in the field of AI as well. Many of these experts believe that super-intelligent AI systems will pose a significant threat to humanity in the near future. And, considering the untold potential of AI, this may soon become a reality. Developers need to understand public concerns over the…

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Transportation, the industry that deals with the movement of commodities and passengers from one place to another, has gone through several studies, researches, trials, and refinements to reach where it is now. One of the major milestones in the history of transportation was the steamboat in the year 1787. Before this, people relied on animal-drawn carts for their commute. Thereafter, breakthroughs that led to the growth of the transportation industry were the invention of bicycles (early 19th century),…

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We are not strangers to the way AI is impacting our daily lives — both personally and professionally. We have been audience to the paranoia about AI taking away jobs and the optimism of AI creating jobs. While the jury is still out on the long-term impact of AI, we’re already seeing automation of several activities, ranging from driving to radiology. It’s becoming evident that no job will remain untouched by AI, though the degree of impact will differ from occupation to occupation. Automation in the IT…

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Every industry -- from healthcare to entertainment -- is overlooked by some or another form of a regulatory body. In fact, in some key sectors such as finance, multiple regulators control different aspects of the sector. For instance, just in the US, there are at least ten different financial regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others. Each of these regulatory agencies has hundreds of regulations that apply to…

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Since the democratization of destruction is now a reality, should we not use new interactive tools, techniques and immersive platforms to include everyone from across nations to secure the future of humanity? Introduction Humanity is at the tipping point, as the technology triggered revolution and evolution is on its way to fundamentally transform the human ecosystem across cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS). The coming clash in contested commons is expected to bring both significant risks…

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If you’ve ever browsed through the vast selection of items Amazon offers on their website then you’ve most likely interacted with their advanced AI algorithms. Beginning with product recommendations, Amazon started using machine-learning algorithms as part of their core offerings, and over time, they have quietly built strong AI and ML capabilities broadly across the whole organization. There is no single AI group at Amazon. Rather, every team is responsible for finding ways to utilize AI and ML in their…

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AI is blossoming, but the real advantage of AI is yet to come. While organizations are mesmerized by the power of AI on left-brained activities of facts, rules and logic, the big opportunity lies fallow. It's the right-brained activities that help with insight, interpretation, intuition, judgment and reasoning where the big benefits can be gleaned. The leverage of general policies, creativity and constraints are not natural in the world of AI today. Because it is difficult today, many pass reasoning and…

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Stop the Presses! In a recent story, the BBC reported on how Pearsons, one of the largest textbook publishing companies in the world, is getting out of the print business. This is very much like Ford Motor Company announcing recently that they will stop producing cars. While the jury is still out on whether the latter is a good idea, in many respects. The decision by Pearsons has been inevitable for a while. It is a matter of economics. Most people tend to see publishers as being focused primarily on…

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As long as humans have started to wear clothes, we would have the desire to express our individuality, and one way to achieve that is through fashion. The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, estimated at 3 trillion dollars as of 2018, representing 2 percent of global GDP. Much of brick-and-mortar traditional retail as well as online e-commerce is dedicated to the sale of clothing and fashion items. So much so that Amazon acquired shoe retailer Zappos for $1 Billion in 2010, and major…

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As reports are emerging of personal data associated with Aadhaar ID being sold in alternate markets for as little as 500 Indian Rupees, are we witnessing the weaponization of identity becoming a reality?  Introduction Identity, identification systems and ID are evolving. As seen across nations, there is an intense effort going on to re-define national identity: who they are, where they belong, what their culture should be, and what they believe in as a nation. Simultaneously, efforts are also going on to…

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By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.  |  June 15, 2017Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader In Part I of “AI Driving Digital Customer Engagement” we focused on the “Insight” part of the insight to action dynamics. In Part II we focus on the “Action” part. We’ll cover digitization of value streams and the digital transformation through AI-Assisted Work. Digitized Value Streams The most powerful impact of AI can be realized in the…