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Baidu and a Free OS for Cars
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Baidu and a Free OS for Cars

Quite an interesting play.  Open source OS for self driving cars.  An unexpected thing from a player like China via Baidu.  Maybe free but not open source?    In...

Amazon Echo Look Fashion Assistant
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Amazon Echo Look Fashion Assistant

A kind of 'magic mirror' play.  We experimented with, primarily in cosmetics.  Can that be far away?   Following.   Currently available only by invitation.  InAmazon...

Bots in the UnCanny Valley
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Bots in the UnCanny Valley

The 'Uncanny Valley'  is a term used in the physical representation of people in android form,  as they get closer to reality we get uneasy. Now it has been suggested...

7-Eleven Seeks Japan Labor Efficiency
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7-Eleven Seeks Japan Labor Efficiency

There are worker shortages in Japan, so 7-Eleven stores are experimenting with RFID tagging to eliminate or greatly simplify checkout, and thus decrease labor needs...

Virtual Assistants Control GE Air Conditioning
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Virtual Assistants Control GE Air Conditioning

Another example of voice control being pushed to common home devices that need control.    A simple example.   Been testing the idea in our homeDon’t get up to ...

Linkedin Changes its Agreement with You
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Linkedin Changes its Agreement with You

 A look at how Microsoft is altering the Linkedin user agreement you are very likely to say OK to.  Evan Schuman points out some of the risks.  Linkedin is a place...

Team Stress Levels
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Team Stress Levels

In the enterprise saw much lip service given to this kind of issue, but few solutions other than cautions, here an attempt at measure.    In the HBR: An Early Warning...

On the Future of Augmented Reality
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On the Future of Augmented Reality

Israel and Scoble in a Podcast on the near future of Augmented and Virtual reality.  Suggesting that Apple is about to push this strongly.   Via my colleague Walter...

Smarter Manufacturing Robotics with Watson
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Smarter Manufacturing Robotics with Watson

Interesting play, had never thought of Watson in terms of Robotics.  Note the wide variety of things ABB manufactures, which could lead to efficiency considerations...

Oracle Wants Advanced Tech
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Oracle Wants Advanced Tech

Oracle looking to AI and VR initiatives.Oracle Launches New In-House 'Startup'The company wants to stay ahead of the tech game by working on new, cutting-edge initiatives...

Cheap not Deep Learning is the Future
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Cheap not Deep Learning is the Future

Had not heard of the term 'cheap-learning'  before, but have been thinking of the concept for a long time.  Building higher levels of abstraction is a matter of...

Microsoft Channels Process for Intelligence
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Microsoft Channels Process for Intelligence

This sounds remarkably like using/building a process model for given tasks.   We experimented with this do define and decompose jobs-tasks.   Like the idea that...

Smart Home Tracks Health
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Smart Home Tracks Health

Great thought, but its still a bit of an effort to set things up just to turn the lights on and off.   Our own smart home demonstrations made it clear that most...

Thoughts on Data Engineering
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Thoughts on Data Engineering

All analytics is data engineering.  Manipulating data content in context to achieve useful results, using a proven process.A Data Engineer's Guide To Non-Traditional...

IBM Announces Watson Marketing Insights
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IBM Announces Watson Marketing Insights

Just announced, looked at this in beta form.  IBM continues to apply Watson learning to different expertise domains, following retail applications.    Likely to...

Which ML Algorithms to Use?
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Which ML Algorithms to Use?

A somewhat unusual thing to see from SAS.  In the SAS blog, a cheat sheet for using machine learning algorithms for the beginner.   Largely non technical.  Nicely...

Amazon Wants to Handle Your Subscription Replenishment
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Amazon Wants to Handle Your Subscription Replenishment

Pushing the subscription model used to be one of the biggest futurist conversations in CPG enterprise, I am sure the conversation continues.  Assure your sales In...

AI Driven Clothes Shopping
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AI Driven Clothes Shopping

I think I have seen at least three recommender-engine driven apparel selection systems pitched to me, none have survived.  This is a tough sell.  Touch and 3D would...

Sensor Filled Gloves
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Sensor Filled Gloves

A prototype for gloves that contain health sensorsSensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams" .... Now, an interdisciplinary team...

UPS Using Beacons for Accuracy
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UPS Using Beacons for Accuracy

It sounds like the beacons are being used to get indoor accuracy to affirm location.  And alert the system to misplacement. Reducing error.   In ChainstoreAge: ...
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