automation

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TX SCAR robot restocks beverages at a FamilyMart in Japan.
automation

One Cool Robot: FamilyMart Uses TX SCAR Robots to Restock Beverages

FamilyMart, a chain of Japanese convenience stores, plans to employ robots to fill shelves with beverage bottles at 300 locations.
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A Cadillac SUV drives through one of UVeye's Atlas arches
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Auto Diagnosis: AI-Powered Inspections Arrive at Dealers for GM and Volvo

A drive-through system from UVeye automatically inspects vehicles for dents, leaks, and low tire pressure.
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Everlaw's clustering feature
automation

Order in the Court

Machine learning is helping lawyers sift through mountains of documents to find evidence. The legal technology company Everlaw launched a clustering feature that automatically organizes up to 25 million documents for lawyers gathering evidence to be used during a trial.
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Autonomous research ship in the ocean
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AI AI, Captain!

An autonomous research ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean — with a few pit stops to address challenges along the way. Built by IBM and marine research nonprofit ProMare, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship 400 (MAS400) last week completed a voyage from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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Animation showing probability of children who may benefit from intervention
automation

Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI

Officials in charge of protecting children stopped using a machine learning model designed to help them make decisions in difficult cases. The U.S. state of Oregon halted its use of an algorithm intended to identify children who may benefit from intervention.
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AI-generated portraits
automation

Your Salesbot Connection

Marketers are using fake social media personas — enhanced by AI-generated portraits — to expand their reach without busting their budgets.
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AI-generated personas
automation

Colleague in the Machine

Your next coworker may be an algorithmic teammate with a virtual face. WorkFusion unveiled a line of AI tools that automate daily business tasks. One thing that sets them apart is the marketing pitch: Each has a fictitious persona including a name, face, and professional résumé.
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Industrial gauges being placed
automation

Remote Meter Reader

Industrial gauges are often located on rooftops, underground, or in tight spaces — but they’re not out of reach of computer vision. The Okinawa startup LiLz Gauge provides a system that reads analog gauges and reports their output to a remote dashboard.
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Robot Stock by country graph
automation

Robots Don’t Want Human Jobs

Research challenges long-held assumptions about how automation will affect employment. Studies in various countries found that automation is associated with more jobs, fewer working hours , and higher productivity.
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Transport of stock on warehouse
automation

No Hardhat Required

Workers can operate a forklift in their pajamas and never leave their bedrooms, thanks to a new generation of AI-assisted robots. Companies are pairing semi-autonomous vehicles with remote human operators to execute tasks that the vehicles can’t handle on their own.
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Woman walking on a store scanning codes
automation

Let the Model Choose Your Outfit

Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar clothing store is getting ready to deliver automated outfit recommendations. The ecommerce giant announced plans to open a flagship Amazon Style location at a Los Angeles-area mall this year.
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Matt Zeiler
automation

Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for Good

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
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Giant snowman taking over the city while helicopters try to take it down
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Governments Lay Down the Law: Governments Around The World Increasingly Regulate AI

Legislators worldwide wrote new laws — some proposed, some enacted — to rein in societal impacts of automation.What happened: Authorities at all levels ratcheted up regulatory pressure as
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Computer vision from SewerAI identifies flaws in water pipes.
automation

AI Goes Underground: Computer Vision From SewerAI Classifies Defective Pipes

A system from California startup SewerAI analyzes videos of underground pipes to prioritize those in need of repair.
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Animated charts show the results of a machine learning model that predicts the best depression drugs for a patient.
automation

Which Drug Helps Your Depression?: AI System Matches Patients With the Right Depression Drug

Deep learning can predict how patients will respond to two antidepressant medicines.
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