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?
This just in: Machine Learning is the Next Big Thing. It's going to transform the way we work, the way we live, the way we do business. Basically-- high caliber analysis here-- machine learning will solve all our problems. I'm kidding, of course. This isn't news; machine learning's life-changing (awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing) potential has been … Continue reading How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?
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