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This AI Designs Interfaces

The software can test millions of interfaces to find the perfect, individually tailored design for people with disabilities.<p>Both Android and iOS have an accessibility mode to help people with different degrees of visual and auditive disabilities. That includes interface tweaks like higher contrast, …

Artificial Intelligence

The product economy is over. Here’s how to survive in the subscription economy.

By Tien Tzuo and Gabe Weisert<p>For the past 120 or so years, we’ve been living in a product economy. Companies designed, built, sold, and shipped …

Innovation

Most Americans say they don’t want help from robots

But they probably will someday.<p>These days, robots can do a range of tasks from cleaning the floor to guarding a building. But the majority of Americans would rather not accept the help, according to a new survey from the Brookings Institution.<p>The survey found that overall, 61 percent of U.S. adult …

Brookings Institution

Takeaways could become cheaper than home cooking as robots take over, says UBS

Takeaway food could become cheaper than home cooking by 2030 as robots take over preparation and deliveries are undertaken mainly by drones.<p>The food ordering business is booming thanks to a combination of smartphone apps, which make purchases quick and easy, and changing attitudes among millennials …

Audio Mixing

Marketers Think the 6-Second Pre-Roll Spot Is the Best Digital Video Ad Format

It’s no secret that internet users aren’t a fan of pre-roll ads, but according to a recent study by Adweek and AI company GumGum, marketers may have …

Marketing

Is Competition Heating Up in the AI Chip Market?

NVIDIA has been the clearest beneficiary of the advent of AI. Is the tide finally turning?<p>While the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been …

Artificial Intelligence

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

UX Design

Like a vice principal in the sky, this A.I. spots fights before they happen

We live in a surveillance society: A U.S. citizen is reportedly captured on CCTV around 75 times per day. And that figure is even higher elsewhere in …

Machine Learning

Your Customers Still Want to Talk to a Human Being

The rise of the internet has opened up new possibilities for communicating, from emailing and blogging to mobile video chatting and exchanging GIFs over messaging apps. This digitization has not been limited to consumer interactions. Most businesses now communicate with their customers through …

Customer Experience

How Vineyard Vines Uses Analytics to Win Over Customers

When brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with Corporate America to start a little company on Martha’s Vineyard in 1998, their motivation was clear: “We’re making neck ties so we don’t have to wear them.”<p>Little did they know that the business they founded, Vineyard Vines, would become a …

Marketing

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

Man Was Fired By His Company’s AI System Due To Human Error, As Managers ‘Stood Powerless’

Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company's AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI is helping home insurers gauge price risk

A Bay Area startup has been using machine learning to pull out data points like building geometry, roof condition information, and nearby tree cover.<p>When insurance companies offer quotes on homeowner’s insurance, they naturally want to know as much as they can about the property …

Machine Learning

Will Technology Make Humans Irrelevant in the Future of Work?

Artificial intelligence and other tech-fueled trends can actually bring out the better parts of being human.<p>A central theme in dystopian science fiction stories is the fall of humankind to machines. At the core of this alternate reality is this question: Can humans and the machines we create …

Artificial Intelligence

Before we reinvent the economy, we must reinvent ourselves

A sustainable economy won’t mean much if we are still driven by a desire for unceasing consumption and mired in unhappiness and alienation.<p>The bioeconomy–a sustainable economic system based on clean energy and natural products–aims to eliminate our dependence on finite fossil resources and enable …

Sustainability

3 Ways Blockchain Is Disrupting the Digital Marketing Space

Admit it…<p><b>Fake is the new currency of the web.</b><p>Fake views. Fake likes. Fake listens. Fake traffic. Fake followers.<p>Seriously! The fake factor has …

Digital Marketing

The Rise Of AI: Will Marketing Consultants Become Obsolete?

The Rise Of AI: Will Marketing Consultants Become Obsolete?<p>A little while ago, the word AI was merely a buzzword. Everyone understood it as the …

Marketing

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Us Live Longer

What if we could generate novel molecules to target any disease, overnight, ready for clinical trials?Imagine leveraging machine learning to …

Artificial Intelligence

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Narrativ’s SmartLinks platform monetizes product links with the help of AI

As Facebook’s algorithmic News Feed changes depress referral traffic and advertising continues on a slow decline, publishers are pursuing out-of-the-box strategies to make up for revenue shortfalls. The <i>New York Times</i>, for example, is trying to entice would-be subscribers with expanded digital food …

World Economic Forum

When Bots Fail, So Do Brands

The world has been overrun by bots, but that’s not really a bad thing.<p>Bots already account for more traffic on the internet than humans. An estimated …

Chatbots

Tech pioneer Jaron Lanier says companies should pay for data: 'Let's get out of the manipulation business'

Rather than resisting data collection, society should double down on it — so long as people are appropriately compensated, technology pioneer Jaron …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook can predict a musician’s movement using only an audio clip

We're used to seeing the likes of Wii avatars crudely banging at pianos or sawing away at violins, but Facebook is now working on an application that uses music alone to govern the movements of an augmented reality avatar. In other words, input some music, and the avatar will move just like a human …

University of Washington

Avoiding a Data Science Hype Bubble

<i>In this post, Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab, advocates for a common taxonomy of terms within the data science industry. The</i> …

Machine Learning

Research Shows Better Allocation of Marketing Spend Could Lead to $45 Billion More in Profits

Advertisers are probably missing out on a whole lot of money by not optimizing their advertising budgets.<p>According to new research revealed at the …

Advertising

AI Is Making Hardware Sexy Again

Up until the late 80s and early 90s hardware was King: IBM,Intel, Texas Instruments were market leaders. Devices from Japanese corporations like Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic were everywhere. But the use cases of most of their devices didn’t evolve significantly as the tastes of consumers around the …

Artificial Intelligence

Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheeseburger for just $6. On June 27th, after eight years in development, …

Startups

How People Analytics Can Help You Change Process, Culture, and Strategy

It seems like every business is struggling with the concept of transformation. Large incumbents are trying to keep pace with digital upstarts., and even digital native companies born as disruptors know that they need to transform. Take Uber: at only eight years old, it’s already upended the …

Management

The Value of Creativity in Marketing in the Era of Automation

Is artificial intelligence a threat to the value of creativity, waiting in the wings to steal jobs and turn the marketing industry into a …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook AI is now capable of 'opening' eyes in photos where they're closed

Facebook wants to open your eyes in photos where they're closed — and now it can.<p>A pair of Facebook engineers have come up with an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence