Amazon Go, Amazon's new brick-and-mortar retail initiative, caused a media frenzy when its first location had a soft opening for Amazon employees in 2016. The store offered a revolutionary take on the classic corner store: no lines, no cashiers, no cash registers. Just go in, pick what you'd like, and walk out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc The idea … Continue reading Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?
Whenever I’m in Fulton, literally every conversation I hear is something about how the stock market is doing, investment banking, and portfolios. It seems like nearly every CSOM student has invested in some kind of a portfolio through Robinhood or a different brokerage. Creating an investment portfolio has piqued my interest after hearing about all … Continue reading Fintech: Robo-Advisors
A News Report A train carriage containing controlled nuclear materials was stolen in Cincinnati today. Its whereabouts are unknown. The incident occurred on the downtown train line, which runs from Covington and Ashland stations. In an email to Ohio news outlets, the U.S. Department of Energy said it is working with the Federal Railroad Administration … Continue reading AI and the Dangers of Deep Fakes
Currently, as I stated in my presentation, Google is attempting to apply machine learning to everything that it does. The most interesting and innovative example I found of this was Google Duplex. Google Duplex allows Google Home to make appointments over the phone. I have attached a video demonstration below, make sure to check it … Continue reading The Structure of Alphabet and Google
From Slack’s Taco Bell ordering chatbot to Amazon’s Alexa, chatbots are all the rage right now. A chatbot is an application that is programmed to respond to human conversation based on rules set by humans. Most chatbots use machine learning and natural language processing to collect data, adapt, and improve its responses. The concept of … Continue reading Trending in Tech: Chatbots
Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb Summary: Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence develops a broad overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) works and how it will affect management and decision-making, the nature of jobs and the future structure of the economy, … Continue reading Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence