Monday, November 20, 2017

This Resort Now Has “Instagram Butlers” to Literally Help You Take Your Vacation Pics...

You can ask for their help along the hotel's "Instagram trails." The pressures of modern travel are too numerous to count, but surely outranking them all is the necessity to maintain a...

You Can Now Order Food & Have It Delivered On Facebook

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants...

AI-Powered Facial Recognition Will Soon Track Us While We Shop

You’re at an electronics store. You check out a few TVs and head home after being scanned by store cameras. This data is then cross-referenced with other databases that already contain...

R.I.P: AOL Instant Messenger

Bad news, all you AOL Instant Messenger fans. Oath, the Verizon company which owns AOL, announced that it will be shutting down the iconic messaging service on Dec. 15. AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, began as...

Math Isn’t Biased, But ‘Big Data’ Is

  Algorithms that favor white men in employment advertising may influence your career. Once, while I was teaching a math class at a local university, another instructor came to tell me how she...

In China, Here How Social Media Rock Stars Are Turning Into Entrepreneurs.

On a tree-lined street in Shanghai, a glass storefront shows off frilled dresses and high heels. It looks like a typical clothing store, except that it belongs to online fashion sensation...

Twitter Upgrade? The Company Is Set To Test 280-Character Tweets

 The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered. Twitter said on Tuesday that it would begin...

Fashion Designers Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital...

Artificial Intelligence Could Make Brands Obsolete

Brands are dead, or they might be in the future. According to Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the marketing firm Huge, brands will take a backseat as technology like artificial intelligence and...

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices

"Voice interfaces, chatbots, and other systems are discriminating against certain minority dialects." All too often people make snap judgments based on how you speak. Some AI systems are also learning to be...

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Algorithm May Decide Who Is a ‘Contributing Member of Society,’ Civil...

The Trump administration’s call for “extreme vetting” has immigration officials seeking an automated process that can scrape through immigrants’ personal information and digital histories....