Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018; it’s discussing options with P&G, Clorox and others

Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018 Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018 1:19 PM ET Tue, 2 Jan 2018 | 00:55 Amazon is turning to Alexa and asking it to build a big digital advertising business. The e-tailer has been in talks with several companies about letting them promote products on the best-selling Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa voice assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter who asked not
Posted on January 3, 2018

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

AI (pronounced AYE-EYE) or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision. AI was coined by John McCarthy, an American computer scientist, in 1956 at The Dartmouth Conference where the discipline was born. Today, it is
Posted on December 31, 2017

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence And Language

Dr. Joseph Reger, Fujitsu Fellow, and Chief Technical Officer EMEIA, Fujitsu says that 2018 will be the rise of ubiquitous virtual assistants. He predicts that over the course of the year, we’ll see an increase in the number of virtual assistants and chatbots, but that by 2020 consumers won’t even know that their interface isn’t human. “Artificial Intelligence systems will start to become virtually invisible, as we rely on AI for more and more tasks, they will rapidly become as
Posted on December 31, 2017
Social Media

2017 retweeted

By Bill Gates  | December 19, 2017 If you judge only by what people have been tweeting, 2017 was a terrible year. Twitter’s 140-character (and now 280-character) messages have often been the first to deliver news of shootings, war, political strife, anger, insults, and worries about whether the world has taken a turn for the worse. But 2017 has also delivered some amazing tweets of hope and progress: new discoveries, unsung achievements, acts of courage, and kindness. Over the last four
Posted on December 22, 2017
Patrol and Security

Organize lone workers and schedule tasks-assignments – using MyLoneWorkers App and Platform

Create lone worker’s schedule templates and follow specific scheduling during the whole lone worker’s monitoring activities. Monitor your lone workers and manage your workflow in an efficient way, automating all internal work process. Each schedule includes the checkpoints along with the time interval in which the scan must occur and the exact task-assignment to be taken. The checkpoints and all the necessary actions-assignments have been assigned via the web application by the people who manage the lone workers and assign
Posted on December 21, 2017

Kellogg’s adds Nintendo NFC tags to cereal boxes

Kellogg’s has added NFC tags from Nintendo to a limited edition Super Mario cereal box. The boxes will arrive on US shelves from December 11th and will be equipped with an amiibo ™ accessory. “This powered-up partnership with Kellogg’s is another exciting way for us to expand the Nintendo brand in unique and creative ways,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “We are always looking for new opportunities to bring smiles to people of
Posted on December 18, 2017
Smart Watches

Now your smartwatch can talk to your gym equipment

Today, Apple’s GymKit launches. It marks Apple’s latest endeavor in its all-encompassing quest to own the connected health and fitness space, and it’s a smart one that makes you wonder why it took anyone this long to bring this simple yet effective technology to market. In short, GymKit lets Apple Watch users pair their device directly to their favorite cardio equipment with the easiest of taps. The genesis behind Apple’s GymKit is rather straightforward: we’re in a data-gathering era, where
Posted on December 17, 2017
Card Payments

Global card payments set to rise by more than half to 500bn by 2022

Growth in card usage outpaces growth in card numbers as a result of contactless technology and wider acceptance Increasing contactless usage and rising card acceptance fuel cards boom The total number of card payments worldwide increased by 14% to 310 billion in 2016, notably higher than the 8% increase in card numbers, according to RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2022. In all regions, consumers are increasingly choosing cards to make purchases. RBR has found that while growth in the
Posted on December 16, 2017

Ford Patents A Smartphone Case That Turns Your Phone Into A Key Fob

Ford Motor Company was just this week granted a patent on a new type of smartphone case with all the necessary integrated electronics to allow the phone to function as a vehicle key fob. As Ford’s SYNC Connect feature proliferates gradually throughout the lineup, the smartphone case could enjoy less and less relevance for brand-new Ford vehicles, but it might represent a nifty prospect for anyone who has a vehicle without mobile network connectivity. The device would communicate with the
Posted on December 16, 2017

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so. Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new products to help with this goal. Chief among them is a $250 AI-powered camera called DeepLens; a new platform for developing and deploying machine learning algorithms named SageMaker; and services for AI-powered transcription and translation. With these and other tools, Amazon is
Posted on December 7, 2017