How Starbucks is using artificial intelligence to connect with customers and boost sales

How Starbucks is using #AI to connect with customers.  [via @geekwire ]

  • How Starbucks is using artificial intelligence to connect with customers and boost sales
  • “We will see the contribution of those four elements of the digital flywheel double across the next five years,” said Ryan.
  • Amazon scoops up more land in Seattle, pointing to potential 5th tower in new campus
  • Seattle region home to 10 of nation’s 30 most competitive neighborhoods for house hunters, Redfin says
  • Seattle-based Starbucks is going strong – growing steadily and last month posting its most profitable quarter and fiscal year ever.

Imagine pulling into a Starbucks drive-thru and seeing not just your drink order but your name on the screen — along with the suggestions of what foods you
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Google Open Sources Data Visualization Tool for Machine Learning

Google Open Source #DataViz Tool for #MachineLearning
  @gp_pulipaka #BigData #DataScience #AI

  • Embedding Projector gives developers three different ways of enabling 3D and 2D views of a data set.
  • The tools allows developers to explore data for the most influential data elements and make sure than an embedding preserves the original meaning of the data, according to Google.
  • The tool allows developers to navigate through 3D and 2D views of their data to see how well their machine learning algorithms are doing at interpreting it.
  • Google has open sourced its Embedding Projector, a web application that gives developers a way to visualize data that’s being used to train their machine learning systems.
  • Google’s Embedding Projector web applications will give developers a way to visualize how well their machine learning systems are interpreting data.

Google’s Embedding Projector tool will give developers a way to visualize how effectively their machine leaning systems are using data.
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Theresa May to fight 2020 election on plans to take Britain out of European Convention on Human Rights after Brexit is completed

  • “Now more than ever our rights, enshrined in British law under the Human Rights Act, must be protected and upheld.
  • Mr Cameron’s government had pledged to replace the Human Rights Act, which has led to UK authorities being unable to deport some criminals and suspected terrorists, with a British Bill of Rights.
  • M rs May’s allies have previously warned that a British Bill of Rights would be pointless if the UK is still signed up to the ECHR.
  • The Council of Europe conference on human rights and the European Court of Human Rights opens in Brighton April 19, 2012 Credit: None given/None given
  • “The Human Rights Act protects all our rights and any attempts by this Government to erode them will be met with the most robust opposition from Liberal Democrats, but also from the other opposition parties and some on the Conservative benches as well.

Theresa May will put plans to pull out of the European Court of Human Rights (EHCR) at the heart of her campaign for the 2020 general election campaign, after ministers conceded that reform plans have been delayed by Brexit.
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AI Llistens to Your Engine and Tells You if You’re Running into Problems

#AI system listens to your engine and tells you if you’re running into problems

  • “I was on a train about three years ago, going back to my hotel after a business meeting,” 3DSignals CEO Amnon Shenfeld told Digital Trends.
  • I had the thought that maybe if there was a train mechanic or engineer sitting on the train, they could tell us if the noise was normal and, if not, where it was coming from and whether it could be safely ignored.”
  • Shenfeld said his company never set out to create its own hardware, but had to in order to carry out its mission statement.
  • It was the same week that a train had overturned in Spain, injuring a lot of people.
  • AI system listens to your engine and tells you if you’re running into problems

An innovative AI startup from Israel is using deep-learning AI technology to listen to machinery and predict whether it’s about to go wrong.
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Top tech trends for 2017

Today, @JonErlichman and I discussed: 

1. #AI
2. Chatbots
3. eCommerce
4. Mobile & Social

  • ETF Report: Trump pushes gold lower
  • Bill Gross says Canada’s housing market is growing ‘more tenuous’
  • Michael Sprung’s Top Picks: December 21, 2016
  • ETF Report: 4 ways to play U.S. regional banks
  • U.S. sues Barclays for mortgage securities fraud

A look back at this year’s top trends in technology and a look ahead to what you need to know about tech for 2017, according to Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist at Salesforce.
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How AI is Revolutionizing Business Models

How AI is Revolutionizing Business Models - by @Francesco_AI  #BigData #AI

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Artificial Intelligence is changing organisations and AI offers new business models for organisations that adopt this revolutionizing technology.
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Something New Is Coming – AltspaceVR – Medium

Something New Is Coming  #vr #ar #ai

  • Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next
  • Scoble and Israel, looking down the path of the future with AR, VR, and AI, also want to remind us: “Something new is .”
  • With his first reading, Israel introduced us to the book’s theme by way of its opening sentence – one with a leading clause that sounds particularly familiar. “
  • Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before DOS was popular, tech evangelist Robert Scoble and prolific writer Shel Israel performed a reading of their newest collaboration, a book entitled The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Everything.
  • In the beginning,” Israel started, “there were mainframes.

Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before…
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Practical Machine Learning: A New Look at Anomaly Detection

  • Practical Machine Learning: A New Look At Anomaly Detection by Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman
  • Anomaly detection is the detective work of machine learning: finding the unusual, catching the fraud, discovering strange activity in large and complex datasets.
  • A New Look at Anomaly Detection
  • From banking security to natural sciences, medicine, and marketing, anomaly detection has many useful applications in this age of big data.
  • Use historical data to discover anomalies in sporadic event streams, such as web traffic

Anomaly detection is the detective work of machine learning: finding the unusual, catching the fraud, discovering strange activity in large and complex datasets. In this ebook, two committers of the Apache Mahout project use practical examples to explain how the underlying concepts of anomaly detection work.
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Deep learning could predict car trouble before you notice it

Deep learning could predict car trouble before you notice it

  • Deep learning could predict car trouble before you notice it
  • Ultrasonic microphones can detect aberrations in mechanical sounds and alert the operator before a problem happens.
  • Trying to replicate the sounds your car is making to the mechanic you’re talking to is equal parts frustrating and embarrassing.
  • The idea is that before a problem happens, the operator will know as soon as there’s an aberration in the car’s normal operating sounds.
  • VW’s latest acquisition helps you pay for parking by phone

Trying to replicate the sounds your car is making to the mechanic you’re talking to is equal parts frustrating and embarrassing. But neural networks could put y…
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