Robots, coupled with AI and data analytics, are creating new opportunities to revive struggling brick and mortar stores. In a bid to compete against online retailers, several traditional retailers are rolling out robots that collaborate with human workers to do routine, mundane and dangerous tasks. We explore how retailers are using robots in a way that is changing the face and back-end of retail and why this is the most promising opportunity for retailers to revive physical stores.
Company brand logos are everywhere these days, and not just where they expect them to be. A business knows when it has placed an advertisement in a magazine, but it has no knowledge if an ad has been seen by more than the publication’s readers. This is no longer the case thanks to deep learning technology. Learn how deep learning tools are helping businesses identify if its brands and logos in photos posted to social media and how this is producing actionable information that can increase their market share.
Take a look at how some auto giants intend to use cryptocurrency technology to drive innovation. It’s not in the payment model aspect you may be thinking but instead as a means for cars to communicate with each other whilst on the road.
Since the inception of the profession, accountants have been “numbers crunchers” and “bean counters”—mathematically inclined individuals tasked to laboriously assemble a company’s financial data and calculate revenue and expenses toward closing the books each quarter. Now so-called robo-accountants are doing the hard work, freeing accountants from crunching the numbers to make sense of them for operational and financial decision-making purposes.
From drones that perform surveys for agriculture to mobile telepresence robots used for security, see why many robotics suppliers are expanding their businesses into robot-as-a-service (RaaS) business models.
Blockchain has been referred to as the most important technological innovation since the internet. Delving beyond obvious use-cases (such as enabling cryptocurrency transactions and smart contracts), explore the unexpected and practical applications of blockchain in five major industries and see the impact it has on each one.
In a first of its kind, West Virginia will become the first state to allow digital voting by blockchain. If this pilot is successful, could it be the key to solving current barriers to voting such as mobile-impaired seniors or workers who can’t take leave on election day? What impact would this have on future elections?