Amazon researchers propose new AI techniques for calculating inflation and improving randomized trials

Amazon says it’s applying AI and machine learning to calculate inflation rates — and to examine the design of randomized trials and experiments. In a pair of academic papers being presented at the...

Spotify will suspend political advertising in early 2020

(Reuters) — Spotify said on Friday it would pause selling political advertisements on its music streaming platform in early 2020. The world’s most popular paid music streaming service, with nearly 141 million users...

5 IPO flameouts that defined 2019: Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, and WeWork

Pumping huge sums of money into private companies that lack sustainable business models turns out to be a terrible idea. But despite the calamitous IPOs of Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, and WeWork, you...

Generative adversarial networks: What GANs are and how they’ve evolved

Perhaps you’ve read about AI capable of producing humanlike speech or generating images of people that are difficult to distinguish from real-life photographs. More often than not, these systems build upon generative adversarial...

What’s next for consumer AR in 2020

True augmented reality hasn’t found an easy path to consumer adoption. In spite of general understanding of how AR hardware and software should theoretically work — put on glasses to see the real...

As consumers find value in AI, now is the time to invest further

Presented by Trustpilot Artificial intelligence has reached a point in its advancement where the masses have an understanding of its capabilities. In fact, consumers already see the near future where AI simplifies specific tasks...

Ryff raises $5 million for virtual product placements

Ryff has raised $5 million for an advertising business where it places virtual objects in a scene of a movie, TV commercial, or TV show so that they seem like a natural part...

How Whisk is using its food genome to turn recipes into smart shopping lists

Whisk, the “smart food platform” acquired by Samsung’s innovation-focused subsidiary Samsung Next earlier this year, is expanding its horizons beyond the B2B realm with a handful of new consumer-focused products spanning the web,...

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