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I vincitori dell’hackathon AIRtificial Intelligence di Leonardo e Aeronautica Militare

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

Il team TORNADO è stato eletto vincitore dalla Giuria al termine delle 48 ore che hanno visto sfidarsi ben nove gruppi nella realizzazione di soluzioni di assistenza virtuale per ottimizzare gli interventi manutentivi e addestrativi applicabili ai sistemi aeronautici, il tutto grazie all’intelligenza artificiale. Il team TORNADO, premiato dal Generale Giovanni Fantuzzi, rappresentava una start-up pisana nata dallo spin-off di un’azienda già operante nel settore dell’automazione industriale. Secondo classificato – che ha ricevuto anche la menzione speciale per la capacità di saper fare squadra – è stato il team AVANTI composto da candidati che si sono iscritti singolarmente e che hanno accettato di organizzarsi in un gruppo di lavoro.
All’iniziativa “AIRtificial Intelligence” di Leonardo e dell’Aeronautica Militare, che si è avvalsa della partnership tecnologica di Oracle, hanno partecipato: 40 tra start up, sviluppatori e ricercatori, 70 tra mentor, tutor e personale di supporto che hanno collaborato all’iniziativa, con 9 proposte prototipali presentate suddivise in 3 categorie di use case. Le soluzioni più promettenti emerse dall’hackathon saranno sperimentate e sviluppate da subito per mettere – in breve tempo – a disposizione dei manutentori aeronautici strumenti e tecnologie efficaci e all’avanguardia.
“Intelligenza Artificiale e Machine Learning sono e saranno tecnologie sempre più pervasive, non solo in ambito militare ma anche in quello civile. In Oracle queste tecnologie sono studiate e applicate da tempo, sia ad esempio per evitare l’errore umano – come nel caso del “Autonomous Database” – sia per prendere decisioni informate dai dati, per esempio nell’ambito manutentivo e addestrativo come è emerso nell’hackathon. – ha commentato Alessandro Ippolito, Technology Country Leader di Oracle Italia, intervenuto all’evento. “Per le realtà che operano in mondo sempre più ‘data driven’ si aprono quindi nuove frontiere e opportunità di crescita e sviluppo. Per Oracle AI e ML rappresentano un fattore non sostitutivo ma abilitante del potenziale umano e della società, perché sono a sostegno delle persone per lavorare e vivere meglio, prendere decisioni meglio informate, evitare errori e lavorare in modo meno ripetitivo e più soddisfacente.”

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Almirall and Iktos announce research collaboration in Artificial Intelligence for new drug design

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

Almirall, S.A. (ALM), a leading skin-health focused global pharmaceutical company, and Iktos, a company specialized in Artificial Intelligence for novel drug design, today announced a collaboration agreement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) , where Iktos generative modelling AI technology will be used to design novel optimized compounds, to speed up the identification of promising drug candidates for an undisclosed Almirall drug discovery program(s).Iktos’ AI technology, based on deep generative models, helps bring speed and efficiency to the drug discovery process, by automatically designing virtual novel molecules that have the desirable characteristics of a novel drug candidate. This tackles one of the key challenges in drug design: rapid and iterative identification of molecules which simultaneously validate multiple bioactive attributes and drug-like criteria for clinical testing.Iktos has recently announced several collaborations with biopharmaceutical companies where Iktos AI technology is used to accelerate the design of promising compounds, and has published, at the EFMC 2018 meeting, an experimental validation of the technology in a real-life drug discovery project. Iktos generative modelling SaaS software, Makya™, is now available on the market, and Iktos intends to release its retro-synthesis SaaS platform Spaya™ as a beta version, before the end of 2019.

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Global Artificial Intelligence Market in the Telecommunication Industry 2019-2023

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 dicembre 2019

The global artificial intelligence market in the telecommunication industry is expected to post an incremental growth of USD 2.54 billion during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
The performance of equipment like mobile towers improve through regular maintenance. It also enables cost saving, according to industry experts, within the telecommunication sector. AI systems help in making accurate predictions of equipment failure before it occurs by collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources. This allows telecom companies to minimize downtime and improve effectiveness. It is particularly helpful for mobile towers, providing surveillance to structures that are difficult to access. Hence, the use of AI can help telecom enterprises in effective predictive maintenance, which in turn, will boost the global market growth during the forecast period.Global Artificial Intelligence Market in the Telecommunication Industry: Rising Investments in 5G Network 5G network technology enhances download speeds, enables networks to connect to various devices and improves response time. It is the latest mobile wireless technology which is an upgraded version of the 4G network. AI will help 5G providers to optimize their investments, improve operations and maintenance efficiency, and reduce cost. Thus, with an increase in investment in the 5G network, the market for AI is also expected to grow in the telecommunication industry.

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Cerebras Systems Unveils CS-1, the Industry’s Fastest Artificial Intelligence Computer

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 novembre 2019

Cerebras Systems, a company dedicated to accelerating Artificial Intelligence (AI) compute, today unveiled its CS-1 system, the world’s fastest AI computer. With every component optimized for AI work, the CS-1 delivers more compute performance at less space and less power than any other system. At only 26 inches tall, the CS-1 fits in one-third of a standard data center rack, but replaces clusters of hundreds or thousands of graphics processing units (GPUs) that consume dozens of racks and use hundreds of kilowatts of power.
In August, Cerebras delivered the Wafer Scale Engine (WSE), the only trillion transistor wafer scale processor in existence. The Cerebras WSE is 56.7 times larger and contains 78 times more compute cores than the largest GPU, setting a new bar for AI processors. The CS-1 system design and Cerebras software platform combine to extract every ounce of processing power from the 400,000 compute cores and 18 Gigabytes of high performance on-chip memory on the WSE. In AI compute, chip size is profoundly important. Big chips process information more quickly, producing answers in less time. However, exceptional processor performance is necessary but not sufficient to guarantee industry leading AI performance. Innovative, high performance processors, like the WSE, must be combined with dedicated hardware systems and extraordinary software to achieve record-breaking performance. For this reason, every aspect of the Cerebras CS-1 system and the Cerebras software platform was designed for accelerated AI compute.
Cerebras is the only company to undertake the ambitious task of building a dedicated system from the ground up. By optimizing every aspect of chip design, system design, and software, the CS-1 delivers unprecedented performance. With the CS-1, AI work that today takes months can now be done in minutes, and work that takes weeks now can be completed in seconds. Not only does the CS-1 radically reduce training time, but also it sets a new bar for latency in inference. For deep neural networks, single image classification can be accomplished in microseconds, thousands of times faster than alternative solutions. Early customer deployments include Argonne National Laboratory where the CS-1 is being used to accelerate neural networks in pathbreaking cancer studies, to better understand the properties of black holes, and to help understand and treat traumatic brain injuries. The sheer performance of the CS-1 makes it an exceptional solution for the largest and most complex problems in AI.

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Debuts World’s First Arabic Medical Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 novembre 2019

Nala, Saudi Arabia’s leading digital health service, announced the launch of its artificial intelligence platform that enables instant medical diagnosis in Arabic. The platform will provide users with an accurate medical diagnosis within seconds. To further its growth, Nala has raised $1m in its first financing round. Nala’s new platform will be an addition to Nala’s current digital health service, which provides users with instant access to personalized healthcare through a mobile app. Over 50,000 people have used Nala, a number that is growing exponentially. Dozens of licensed doctors have helped in the development of the new platform. With this new technology, patients can now receive instant medical diagnoses with an extreme precision that alleviates human error. It is currently available through Nala’s mobile app.
Nala is a Saudi-based corporation established as one of the private enterprises to solve the challenges of Vision 2030. Since its launch in February, it has quickly become the region’s leading digital health service. Featured multiple times by the minister of communication and information technology, and the winner of numerous awards, Nala’s app is consistently ranking first in app stores.To strengthen Nala’s growth, The company has raised $1m in its first financing round. AlAraby Investment, which led the funding, is a Dubai-based investment group that invests in high-growth companies. With the funding, Nala will continue to grow its user base, further strengthening its position as the region’s top digital health service. Othman Abahussein, founder and CEO of Nala, commented: “Our mission is to reduce the cost of healthcare by a tenfold while providing exceptional healthcare experience.” He continued: “Our whole team is in Riyadh, and all of our human capital investments go into local talent. We made a bet on local talent, and I can say with full confidence that it pays very well.”

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Intelligence to Improve Corporate Hotel Rate Projections

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions end-to-end technology provider in business travel, today introduced innovative hotel rate projection technology powered by Augmented Artificial Intelligence (AAI). HRS is the first technology company using AAI in support of corporate hotel programs, and one of the few companies using AAI today. Managed travel programs of any size are challenged to ensure the preferred hotel rates they negotiate are competitive. Yet, most of the benchmarks used today are general averages, with other data options often overwhelming or insufficient for final sourcing determinations. As a result, too many companies leave potential savings on the table. HRS, which already sources more global hotel room nights than any travel management company or other outsourced provider, now deploys a higher level of benchmarking and precise rate projection on behalf of its clients. With AAI driving new insights, programs have more leverage in typical hotel negotiations, helping corporations save ten percent or more in their top business destinations. Procurement leaders working with HRS have newfound, more accurate insight as they build 2020 lodging budgets, finalize preferred rates, and integrate those rates into search and book channels.

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Breedon Group plc Transforms Financial Processes With Rimilia’s Artificial Intelligence Software

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 novembre 2019

Rimilia, a financial technology company, today announced that Breedon Group plc, the leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, implemented Rimilia Cash™ to automate their cash application processes and make their credit collection teams more effective.Breedon operates 80 quarries, 2 cement plants, 40 asphalt plants, 170 ready-mixed concrete and mortar plants, 9 concrete and clay products plants, 4 contract surfacing businesses, 6 import/export terminals, and 2 slate production facilities.
The Breedon Group was searching for ways to more efficiently manage their large volume of payments and the resource-heavy process required to apply these payments. They selected Rimilia Cash, an artificial intelligence (AI) software, to alleviate some of the manual burden of matching payments to invoices.Rimilia Cash was implemented across Breedon Group’s entire business and integrated with their accounting system, Infor SunSystems. As a result, Breedon Group was able to auto-match 82% of their payments and significantly reduce the amount of unapplied cash. The credit collection teams are now more efficient and have access to more accurate information, plus the Breedon Group was able to increase cash flow.

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Dais X Announces Intent to Merge Consulting Platform with Artificial Intelligence Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

Dais X, a leading digital transformation partner to middle-market companies, today announces that it intends to merge its consulting and software product development platform with Dais AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company purpose-built to help clients capitalize on digital business opportunities through the development of custom AI solutions and technologies.
“As shown by our steady growth over the past three years, Dais X continues to gain momentum, marked by strong progress on our strategic initiatives and client successes,” said Neal Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With these foundations in place, we are now ideally positioned to merge with Dais AI and create one leading company. In alignment with our strategic plan, the decision to combine these businesses will allow Dais X to sharpen its focus as a leading digital transformation partner to middle-market companies.”

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“Augmented Analytics: Future of Business Intelligence”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 ottobre 2019

The report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.Augmented analytics technology leverages machine learning (ML)/artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language generation (NLG) to enhance data analytics process by automating data analysis and sharing the insights in a intuitive visual format.The technology is primarily aimed at empowering non-technical/non-data scientist users to effectively perform data analytics on their own without any data skills. The users can easily derive insights from augmented analytics solutions by just simple drag and drop or with a single click of a button which will boost productivity. The other objective of the technology is to free up technical analysts and data scientists from running routine and basic reports, empowering them to charge ahead and tackle more complex queries and data science projects.

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FinFit’s Intelligence-Driven Financial Wellness Platform Motivates Employees

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

FinFit, a FinTech company that provides over 125,000 employers with a unique financial wellness benefit platform, has overhauled the platform to focus on predictive AI, feature enhancements and ease of use for members. FinFit announced its mobile-first focus in July, updating FinFit.com with a sleek new look and improved functionality. The user experience for members follows suit, creating a smart, seamless journey site-wide from information-gathering to ultimate financial health improvement. Dozens of customer interviews were conducted by a design firm that specializes in user experience transformation. FinFit leveraged the findings to reinvent its financial wellness platform. Members can log in to FinFit via facial recognition, fingerprint technology and various other mobile-friendly options. The FinFit experience begins with a personal financial health assessment which identifies each member’s financial goals and current financial situation. This differentiator enables FinFit to provide unique recommendations and next steps tailored to each member, unlike other programs that offer generic solutions that may not be relevant or necessary.Each FinFit member journey is AI-driven, utilizing data to determine the best ‘next steps’ to help each member achieve financial stability. A new member rewards program encourages members to explore FinFit, awarding points for completing actions that will improve their financial acumen.The need to provide clearer direction for employees has led to the new financial health score, categorized based on the key pillars of financial wellness: spend, save, borrow and plan. Members receive an overall score, but they’ll also have visibility into how they’re performing in each of the four categories. This data helps drive the ‘next best action’ engine, ensuring that each member is uniquely positioned to improve their financial position and achieve greater financial health.

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Pactum Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool for Commercial Negotiations

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 settembre 2019

Launching Pactum is an AI-based system that helps global companies to autonomously offer personalized, commercial negotiations on a massive scale. The Mountain View, California company, with engineering and operations in Estonia, has raised an initial $1.15 Million in pre-seed funding to augment negotiation and AI capabilities as well as scale operations. Pactum has also filed the patent this week related to its technology IP. Inefficient contracting has been estimated to cause firms to lose between 17% to 40% of the value on a given deal, depending on circumstances, according to research by KPMG. Pactum’s AI helps companies improve their bottom line by implementing bespoke negotiation services for large volumes of incremental partners in every market, that might have previously been unmanaged. Augmented artificial intelligence evaluates agreement terms and offers an unbiased resolution that can result in either business development or renewed agreements where both parties have been equally evaluated to support a fair deal. Based off of historical data, terms are suggested and discussed through an auto generated chat-like interface to generate a contract that is then ready for review and sign off.
The system is designed to align the values of both the Pactum client and their vendor by initially appraising each possible trade-off in the partnership. Thereafter it uses best-practice strategies to instigate a negotiation with the vendor in an easy-to-use chat interface. Through the system, win-win trade-offs are determined, with terms including payment time, cancellation terms, pricing, etc. The web-based tool’s applications range from supplier negotiations for online marketplaces to enterprise and retail procurement negotiations.

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Mapp Digital presenta Mapp Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 settembre 2019

Con il lancio di “Mapp Intelligence powered by Webtrekk” Mapp è entusiasta di introdurre sul mercato una piattaforma intuitiva che fornisce precisi customer insight alle aziende, in particolare dei settori e-commerce, retail, finance ed editoria. Questa innovazione è un passo importante verso l’integrazione del software di customer intelligence e marketing analytics di Webtrekk con Mapp Cloud, a seguito dell’acquisizione dell’azienda berlinese a inizio 2019.
Mapp Intelligence powered by Webtrekk arricchisce il portfolio dell’azienda e va ad aggiungersi alle piattaforme Mapp Engage, motore di marketing automation cross-canale, e Mapp Acquire (DMP), per fornire ai marketer informazioni dettagliate sul comportamento online degli utenti. La soluzione di customer intelligence che rende possibile raccolta, analisi e attivazione di dati di prima parte è il “cervello” del marketing cloud di Mapp. Mapp Intelligence powered by Webtrekk comprende le seguenti funzionalità:
• Intelligenza Artificiale: con l’uso dell’Intelligenza Artificiale i marketer possono prevedere in maniera accurata il customer lifetime value e le probabilità di conversione e abbandono del proprio sito, prevedendo i futuri trend di vendita e adeguando gli investimenti di marketing. La funzione Smart Alert rileva anomalie dei dati e le notifica automaticamente, permettendo di rilevare allo stesso tempo sia trend positivi, sia bug e malfunzionamenti per eliminarli il prima possibile.
• Customer Insight: identificazione di modelli comportamentali e presentazione degli stessi tramite dashboard facilmente personalizzabili. La funzione Path Analysis consente di visualizzare il customer journey e la prestazione di vendita dei prodotti per ottimizzare le strategie di comunicazione sui diversi canali.
• Web Personalization: la personalizzazione del sito web permette di presentare in tempo reale contenuti altamente rilevanti per gli utenti. Sulla base di specifici modelli comportamentali o profili utente predefiniti si possono attivare banner e overlay pubblicitari e assicurare la miglior customer experience possibile.
• Product Recommendation: Mapp Intelligence fornisce suggerimenti altamente personalizzati sulla base del comportamento d’acquisto di ciascun utente. Coloro che stanno per abbandonare il carrello vengono persuasi a finalizzare l’acquisto con offerte mirate direttamente sul sito web.
• Audience Stream: dati e segmenti di audience raccolti da siti web, app, email e social media vengono unificati e trasmessi in tempo reale a terze parti per realizzare campagne di remarketing personalizzate. http://www.martinengocommunication.com

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VSE and Bidgely Pioneer Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Slovakian Customers

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

Bidgely and Slovakia’s leading utility Východoslovenská energetika a.s. (VSE) have introduced an AI-powered customer engagement and energy efficiency offering that delivers a simplified and more transparent energy experience to VSE customers. The comprehensive UtilityAI services delivered through email, web, VSE call center and field energy advisors are creating new value from customers’ recently-installed smart meters and helping to ensure customers benefit from VSE’s variety of energy efficiency products and services. The initial pilot showed very high customer satisfaction with the services, with 97 percent of customers wanting them to continue and 95 percent finding them useful.
“VSE works to be a utility that offers far more than energy to our customers. Our extensive and well-established products and services marketplace and in-home energy consulting helps to support our customers’ energy goals,” said Miroslav Kulla, chief executive officer of VSE. “Integrating AI technology into our services creates an even more personalised experience for our customers – pinpointing specific opportunities for increased efficiency in their home and uniting the customer experience across each interaction with us.” VSE, part of RWE Group, provides electricity and gas to approximately 500,000 customers in Slovakia. The utility tapped Bidgely’s patented disaggregation technology for both smart and non-smart meters to create an integrated, omni-channel experience for their customer base. Emails with itemised energy usage by appliance creates awareness about consumption in the home. A web platform provides further insights for customers as well as an opportunity to complete their home profile for deeper personalisation. The VSE call center can then schedule a field agent for an in-home visit where highly-relevant products and services can be recommended. With the AI integration, all teams within the utility know which interactions have taken place and what results have been achieved with each individual customer.

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The World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 Opened Grandly in Shanghai

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 settembre 2019

The World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 (WAIC 2019) opened grandly in Shanghai on August 29. With the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, Infinite Possibilities”, it gathers the world top minds for the highest-level AI academic discussion.Government officials and most influential AI scientists, entrepreneurs and investors across the world witnessed the grand opening of WAIC 2019.The most eye-catching dialogue between Jack Ma and Elon Musk talked about the impact of AI on human life, employment, life, consciousness and environment and inspired people’s imagination on the future AI world, marking the climax of the opening ceremony.
There are dozens of key sessions where industry leaders will focus on frontline algorithms, brain-inspired intelligence and AI chips and share latest research results and practice of key technologies; focus on autonomous driving, AI+5G and smart robots and analyze AI industry trends.
In addition to the knowledge feast, you don’t want to miss the world best AI innovation and application exhibition at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC).With an exhibition area of 15,000m2, the exhibition attracted ~300 exhibitors, 50% more than last year. Besides industry leaders like Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, Microsoft and Amazon, AI ecosystem companies like Tesla, IBM, ABB, Ping An Group and State Grid demonstrated AI applications in different industries.

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Indian Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 agosto 2019

The “India Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The country research report on India artificial intelligence (AI) market is a customer intelligence and competitive study of the India market. Moreover, the report provides deep insights into demand forecasts, market trends, and, micro and macro indicators in the India market. Also, factors that are driving and restraining the artificial intelligence (AI) market are highlighted in the study.This is an in-depth business intelligence report based on qualitative and quantitative parameters of the market. Additionally, this report provides readers with market insights and detailed analysis of market segments to possible micro levels. The companies and dealers/distributors profiled in the report include manufacturers & suppliers of artificial intelligence (AI) market in India.

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Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 agosto 2019

The report underscores how dramatically the cybercriminal business model has matured into an efficient, global operation and the increasing geographical diversity and proliferation of nation-state Advance Persistent Threats (APT) groups. It reinforces the need for companies to minimize risks by having a better view of the threat landscape.With the introduction of NETSCOUT’s Cyber Threat Horizon, users can leverage the platform’s visibility and situational awareness capability customized by geography and vertical industries, to gain perspective into emerging threats. These insights in turn allow businesses to identify and address potential risks within their security ecosystem. “Our latest Threat Intelligence Report underscores how cybercriminals and crimeware have not only gone to business school, but they can now teach classes,” said Hardik Modi, NETSCOUT’s senior director of threat intelligence. “With the cadence of attacks on the rise, businesses can no longer afford to compromise on security. IoT devices are under attack often within just five minutes of being powered up. The threats are real, and Cyber Threat Horizon gives businesses extensive visibility and clarity into the threat landscape, helping them to make the right security choices.”

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Punchh Launches Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 maggio 2019

Punchh, the leader in digital marketing solutions for physical retailers, today announced the launch of Punchh Deep Sentiment Analysis. The new product allows brands to extract valuable insights from customer reviews using Punchh’s natural language comprehension engine built with industry-leading deep learning and artificial intelligence.Punchh Deep Sentiment Analysis integrates seamlessly with the Punchh Marketing Cloud, offering real-time descriptive and predictive analytics in a user-friendly dashboard with one-click navigation. Its natural language processing model achieves human-level performance, defined as more than 93 percent accurate, and features multi-language support.
Punchh is the world leader in innovative digital marketing products for physical retailers, combining AI and machine learning technologies, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications designed to dramatically increase lifetime customer value. Punchh offers partners access to real-time consumer information via a live dashboard, enabling them to create and launch campaigns, target specific user segments and review guest feedback. Marketers can connect with customers across any channel through loyalty, offers, ordering, payments, feedback, surveys, gift cards, games and more. More than 160 global enterprise brands rely on Punchh to grow revenue by building customer relationships at every stage, from anonymous to loyalist.

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New Artificial Intelligence Pipe Welding System Launching at OTC 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 maggio 2019

The toughest welds to make are full penetration, single sided, V butt, pipe welds. Historically, ARC Specialties, a Houston-based developer of welding solutions, declined these jobs because joint fit-up was never repeatable. “Only human welders with a ‘golden arm’ able to compensate for variation in root openings, weld center lines, and groove volumes could handle this challenge,” says Dan Allford, President of ARC Specialties. “With the industry facing labor shortages, we decided to develop an intelligent machine with complete knowledge of pipe welding, with full motion and welding control.” The Artificial Intelligence Pipe Welding System (AIPW) incorporates the 6-axis UR5 collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots to carry out the challenging welds. “The UR5 now becomes our ‘golden arm’,” says Allford. “The UR5 is small enough to be portable yet still allows full freedom of motion for both the laser scanner and welding torch. Being collaborative the robot is able to safely work in close proximity to humans.” The AIPW officially launches at ARC Specialties’ booth 705 at the Offshore Technology Conference held in Houston, TX, May 6-9. Stuart Shepherd, Regional Sales Director of Universal Robots’ Americas division, is delighted to see the UR5 power ARC’s AIPW system. “This implementation underscores our collaborative robots’ ability to handle heavy-duty processing tasks that demand both high precision and real-time adaptability,” he says. “We’re excited to share this solution with the oil and gas industry.” The AIPW pre-scans the root opening (gap) using a 2D laser, then uses the data to generate the robot path and welding parameters. Gap variations are compensated for with changes in oscillation, torch position, travel speed and welding conditions. The UR5 positions the torch over a tack weld to start the arc to insure 100% root weld acceptance. Fill and cap pass programs are optimized to fill the groove using user selectable weave or stringer bead welding techniques. The AIPW uses the Miller Auto Continuum welding power supply to weld the root with Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD), then switches to pulsed spray for the fill and cap passes. This combination of Gas Metal Arc Welding techniques maximizes welding productivity while producing X-Ray quality, full penetration pipe welds.The AIPW follows two other successful welding solutions featuring Universal Robots developed by ARC Specialties; the MIG welding SnapWeld and the plasma cutting SnapCut. SnapWeld just became the first product ever to win New Equipment Digest’s Innovation Award two years in a row.

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Combining artificial intelligence and citizen science to improve wildlife surveys

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

A research team testing the capacity of both citizen scientists and machine learning algorithms to help survey the annual wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania found that both methods could produce accurate animal counts, a boon for park managers.The iconic migration of 1.3 million blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and 250,000 common zebra (Equus quagga) between Serengeti and the Masaai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is the largest terrestrial animal migration on Earth. The migration of so many herbivorous animals affects drives other biological process in the grassland ecosystem, including soil nutrient cycles, the balance of trees and grasses, and the abundance of insects, birds and carnivores. The population trend of the wildebeest in particular reflects levels of bushmeat poaching, disease, and other human disturbance. Understanding the health and dynamics of the migration is thus of key interest to both researcher and Park managers, yet the sheer numbers of animals have challenged monitoring efforts.
Scientists have most commonly estimated the population size of these migrating species by flying aerial transects, taking thousands of photographs, and counting the animals seen in the images. From these counts, they statistically estimate the density of animals in the region to come up with an overall population size.However, the labor-intensive task of manually counting the aerial images can take three or four skilled counters several weeks to complete, limiting team’s ability to make a timely, accurate population estimate.
The research team, comprised of researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the Field Museum of Natural History in the USA and the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, tested whether two newer strategies for analyzing images – citizen scientists and automated object detection algorithms – could speed the counting process while maintaining accurate wildebeest population estimates.

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exClone Launches Virtual Experts at Black & Veatch to Enhance Knowledge Utilization by Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

exClone Inc. announced the launch of its AI-based virtual experts at Black & Veatch as an enhancement to enterprise knowledge capture, utilization, communication, and search functionality.exClone’s virtual experts open a new, unprecedented window of communication between experts and employees in an enterprise. In addition to the documents of expertise written in the conventional manner, experts now may be represented virtually through a conversational AI system (chatbot) where the embedded knowledge comes from exClone’s platform that converts documents, such as MS Word or PDF, straight into chatbots. The conversational interaction delivered by such virtual experts helps workers access critical knowledge in a more productive way than by other conventional means such as search engines.exClone’s technology of converting documents into chatbots does not require any coding, availability of large data sets, long training cycles, or experience in AI. After deployed, the technology also allows “on-the-fly” teaching of virtual experts through conversations undertaken by designated teachers. As a result, virtual experts remain dynamic sources of knowledge updated as often as needed without a redeployment process. Workers’ unanswered questions beyond the scope of the deployed knowledge may be quickly answered by designated teachers thus introducing a new social connection and communication paradigm across the enterprise.Alan Young, the CEO of exClone, said, “If messaging tools can be used to get answers from friends, we should be able to get answers from virtual experts embedded with knowledge from enterprise documents.” He added, “The connection between experts and workers in an enterprise is elevated to a new dimension with virtual experts, and we are proud to lead this new paradigm with visionary companies like Black & Veatch.”

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