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Virtual Reality Tackling Loneliness?

According to a study released by IBM’s institute for business 43% of the aging population feel lonely at least some of the time. IBM and UCL have been working on a proof of concept using technology to tackle loneliness. Leveraging IBM Watson and Watson Speech services they’ve developed an app that can run on a range of device from Android and IOS tablets to the Oculus VR headset. The app gives Players the ability to

Instagram hiding likes?

Last week the Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri had an interview with CBS News. One of the points he raised was making sure instagram doesn’t feel like competition, thus they were playing with making the like counts private He explains it himself saying “One of the ideas we’re currently experimenting with is like counts private, for instance, ’cause we don’t want Instagram to be such a competition. We want it be a place where people

Walmart is watching you!

For all those whole love the 5 finger discounts, Walmart has revealed they’ve been using AI in the form of computer vision, on their cctv cameras in over 1000 stores. The system is designed to detect shop lifters before they leave the store. Internally the system is called Missed scan detection The cameras track and analyze activities at self-checkout and normal registers maned with cashiers. If an item is moved past a checkout scanner without