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Trends

Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

Gear & Gadgets

How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. I envisioned creating a smart home with WEMO’s simple plug and play system but as I’ve outlined previously, it started…

Autonomous Vehicles

San Francisco

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

Internet of Things

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The IoT continues to progress rapidly, and the results will make our futures brighter. It has grown out of just computers and expanded into the real world. Now, nearly everything is connected to the internet, from vacuum cleaners to coffee machines to toasters. Previous…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

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Data

Chicago

15 Ways Founders Use Big Data to Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Data analysis options are constantly growing. Companies, especially those with strong e-commerce components, are developing dizzying amounts of raw data on user preferences, habits and locations. This information, paired with the growing field of artificial intelligence applications, means that companies can get very granular…

Accelerator

Boston

AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.” Among other global resources, TechCode…

Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

Trends

London

Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on…

Productivity

Seattle

8 Ways to Increase Productivity With Cortana and Alexa

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you think of all that we are able to accomplish in today’s world, it should come as no surprise that many of us have been getting help along the way. Cortana, Alexa, and other AI personal assistants help us shave time off of…

Trends

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Driving Innovation in 2017

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstream science-fiction dream ever since the release of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In 2017, the tech industry has proven that this technology isn’t a fantasy, but a concept that is driving modern innovation. Today, there are four revolutionary changes…

Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Health

How Artificial Intelligence Could Make Healthcare More Affordable

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With every politician in DC focused on solving the problem, high healthcare costs remain a thorn in the average American’s side. Everything from an invasive surgery to a regular check-up costs an arm and a leg, which unfortunately also isn’t covered by your healthcare…

Trends

A History of Chatbots: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Chatbots are over fifty years old. Over many years and many formats, artificially intelligent chat technology has evolved into the bots we recognize today. For all their recent advancements, however, chatbots still leave much room for refinement. The history of chatbots hasn’t been plain…

Productivity

How Virtual Assistants Are Making Leaders More Productive

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A bit more than two decades ago, company owners or “bosses” used to have a lady as a secretary who answered landline phones all day and neatly wrote messages and appointments in her textbook. Nowadays, we have “traditional” virtual assistants (VA) that are actually…

Google

San Francisco

Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…

Data

Seattle

IdealSeat Can Help Baseball Fans Catch Foul Balls

By | May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Top of ninth: With a decisive thwap! Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run shot that sent him and his teammate Kris Bryant home, securing a triumphant Game 6 win in the 2016 World Series. Rizzo’s homer sailed over the right field wall, sealing a victory…