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How Olay used AI to double its conversion rate

Olay, the popular skin care brand, started using AI to make recommendations to its millions of users almost two years ago, and says it has doubled the company’s sales conversion rate overall.<p>It’s just the latest retail company that has turned to AI to boost its engagement with users to increase its …

Machine Learning

Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology

In the age of social media and the internet, instant digital connectivity can paradoxically make us feel very isolated.<p>"People are a lot lonelier than we realize," said Alison Darcy, the founder and CEO of Woebot, a virtual therapist that will talk you through a panic attack at 3 a.m.<p>Woebot is …

Mental Health

DeepMind, NHS use anonymized patient data in AI to avoid regulatory hurdles

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is anonymizing patient health data to gain insight into risks of ailments.<p>Britain's National Health Service …

Medical Technology

Loneliness is a health risk, so replacing doctors with chatbots is hardly going to help

Apparently, a chatbot could diagnose medical conditions better than a human GP. The AI company that produces Babylon, a diagnostic bot that will only …

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic AI Helping Autistic Kids Read Emotions

Working closely with psychologists, the bot can consistently show feeling.<p>Kids with autistic conditions sometimes work with robots to help them better distinguish emotions. Now, scientists at MIT are using artificial intelligence to make sure these robots understand the children they're working …

Robotics

You Don't Just Get Fired at Amazon. What Happens Instead Is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. Your Choice)

It's like "a video-conference version of the Thunderdome," as one report described it.<p>Few people would want to admit they nearly got fired from a job--especially from a big company like Amazon.<p>But a woman named Jane, who works at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, came clean recently about her …

Employment

This app can turn your big ideas into winning business plans and it's on sale for 96% off

Anyone can have a great idea, but real success stories only happen when that idea is translated into a polished business plan and communicated …

Investing

Layoffs at Watson Health Reveal IBM’s Problem with AI

Axed engineers say IBM isn't always smart about artificial intelligenceIBM, a venerable tech company on a mission to stay relevant, has staked much …

Health Care

Amazon's plan to take over physical retail is finally becoming more clear

Forget about microchips — Amazon is now chasing "microtrips."<p>Amazon's physical retail strategy is coming into focus, and just like the company's e-commerce business, it's focused on convenience. Perhaps the best way to make things more convenient for customers is to shorten the time it takes for …

eCommerce

Artificial intelligence’s greatest contribution may be in health care, and China is leading the way

The greatest contribution that artificial intelligence could make to humanity might be in health care. According to the consultancy firm Frost & …

Medical Technology

Sleepwalking Towards Artificial Intimacy: How Psychotherapy Is Failing The Future

<i>This article was co-written with Sherry Turkle and Gillian Isaacs Russell. Ms. Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé professor of the social studies of science and technology at MIT and author most recently of</i> Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age<i>; Ms. Russell is a U.K.-trained</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Health care bots are only as good as the data and doctors they learn from

The number of tech companies pursuing health care seems to have reached an all-time high: Google, Amazon, Apple, and IBM’s Watson all want to change health care using artificial intelligence. IBM has even rebranded its health offering as “Watson Health — Cognitive Healthcare Solutions.” Although …

Artificial Intelligence

Make A Natural Language Phone Bot Like Google’s Duplex AI

After seeing how Google’s Duplex AI was able to book a table at a restaurant by fooling a human maître d’ into thinking it was human, I wondered if …

Artificial Intelligence

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

AI can detect early signs of Parkinson’s from brain scans alone

Artificial intelligence can detect the early stages of Parkinson’s disease from brain scans. The hope is that this will lead to earlier diagnosis and …

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Laissez-Faire

Want to launch a wellness business? 7 top entrepreneurs share their best tips

There’s no way around it: Taking the leap of faith required to launch your own business is always scary and risky. It’s one thing to hash out your …

3D Touch inventor is now building AR experiences for mapping startup

Avi Cieplinski, the former Apple engineer who co-invented the 3D Touch and Taptic Engine iPhone features, has joined mapping startup Mapbox to create AR software tools.<p>Mapbox does not make a mapping app itself, but rather creates the location-aware tools other developers can incorporate into their …

Five Free Apps For Mental Health And Well-Being

It is normal to be stressed, it is okay to feel worried and anxious, because it is just life. Isn’t this what we all sometimes say? Life is busy, and life is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Stress has long-term and irreversible mental and physical impact, and it is very important to …

Mental Health

How to listen to what Amazon's Alexa has recorded in your home

CLOSE<p>We've got some simple tips you can take to keep Amazon's Alexa from eavesdropping into your conversations and potentially sharing them.<p>If you're …

Here's how the Alexa spying scandal could become Amazon's worst nightmare

An Amazon Echo device r ecorded a couple having a private conversation and sent it to someone in their contact list.<p>Here's what happened, according to Amazon:<p>Amazon says this type of thing is an "extremely rare occurrence," and that the company "takes privacy very seriously," and is "taking steps …

Understanding GDPR and Its Impact on the Development Of AI

It is now just about a month before the GDPR regulation comes into effect. While it will force enterprises to take greater care of the personal data …

One 30-page document contains everything you need to know about AI

Congress, for the love of god, please learn about technology.<p>Congress’ complete lack of understanding when it comes things like the internet, …

Curious about AI? Take an online class in machine learning.

We may not have reached the age where we can drive flying cars just yet, but that doesn't mean the age of AI isn't already here. You've probably been …

Computer Tries to Understand the Movie 'Titanic' in Tough Test of Artificial Intelligence

One of China’s top tech companies is trying to push the frontiers of artificial intelligence by teaching computers to understand scenes from the …

Artificial Intelligence will now help unravel the mystery of human brain

Scientists are using emerging artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance their understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems: …

Artificial Intelligence

AI models can help unravel mystery of human brain

Boston, March 26 (IANS) Cognitive neuroscientists are using the newly-developed artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance the understanding of …

Artificial Intelligence

A 21-year old Swedish AI prodigy wants to revolutionize the $6 trillion education industry – here’s why 'Zuck' and Tim Cook are impressed

• Sana Labs is an edtech startup founded by 21-year old Joel Hellermark.<br>• It provides AI platform that individualizes a student’s learning in subjects …