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We are 20 Years Into the 21st Century, Isn’t it About Time to Stop Fooling Around With STEM Education, and Teach our Kids About AI?…

At BETT 2020 last week, RobotLAB launched the first AI-LAB for Education, a turnkey, modular learning environment, designed to teach students various Artificial Intelligence concepts through the use of robotics RobotLAB Inc., the award-winning educational robotics company, launched the industry-first AI LAB for education. The AI LAB is a turnkey solution built from multiple AI-Stations such as Smart Transportation, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Humanoid Robots, Space Exploration, Smart Farming, and other modular learning…

Fetch Robotics Expands TagSurveyor to Provide Customers with Real-Time Inventory Visualization

Powerful new RFID visualization capabilities allow 3PLs, manufacturers and retailers to autonomously capture, and then analyze and visualize inventory data in the cloud Fetch Robotics, the leader in cloud robotics, announced new unique capabilities for TagSurveyor, the robotic RFID solution that allows customers to gain complete visibility of assets in their fulfillment centers, distribution centers or warehouses via visualization of inventory data on a facility map. With the ability to autonomously and continuously capture…

XACT Robotics Appoints Industry Veteran Brian L. Allen as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Former architect of MAKO Surgical’s commercial strategy to lead commercialization focused activities as Vice President of Sales & Marketing Following the recent FDA clearance of its XACT Robotic System and the completion of its latest financial round totaling $36M, XACT Robotics™ Ltd. announced the appointment of Brian L. Allen as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A proven commercial executive in medical robotics, Brian brings more than two decades of MedTech leadership delivering multiple first-to-market…

5G Adoption Key to Succeeding with AI, IoT and Robotics

5G Adoption Will Drive Success with Emerging Tech, Says Globaldata. It Will Be a Catalyst in Driving the Adoption of AI, IoT, and Robotics Although it’s still early days to truly gauge the immediate impact of 5G technology on businesses, you should all embrace for a shinier future. The role of 5G on the world’s economy would be profound, especially in pushing the adoption rates of emerging technologies — Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Augmented Reality (AR). These emerging techs are…

Fetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics Solution

On-Demand Automation Solution Gaining Mainstream Adoption With Leading Logistics Providers Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, announced a Series C round of funding in the amount of $46 million. The round was led by Fort Ross Ventures, with additional participation from CEAS Investments, Redwood Technologies, TransLink Capital and Zebra Ventures. All existing investors – O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Softbank Capital and Sway Ventures – also participated in this round. Fetch Robotics now…

HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America Partner to Revolutionize Retail Banking Customer Experience in Seattle

HSBS Brings the ‘Branch of the Future’ to the Emerald City HSBC Bank USA, N.A., (HSBC), part of HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, and SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Group, announced the launch of Pepper, the engaging, social humanoid robot, in its Seattle branch. “As we’ve already seen in the Fifth Avenue and Beverly Hills branches, Pepper provides services that truly elevate the retail banking experience for both visitors…

NAVER and LG Electronics Agree on Joint R&D for Robotics to Apply NAVER LABS’ Location & Mobility Platform “xDM” to LG’s Guide…

Integration of xDM With LG’s Guide Robot Represents Blueprint for Wider Cooperation Between NAVER and LG NAVER announced an agreement with LG Electronics (LG) to cooperate on R&D to apply NAVER LABS’ integrated location and mobility platform “xDM” (eXtended Definition & Dimension Map) to LG’s Guide Robot. The partnership between NAVER LABS — which is developing numerous future technologies, including indoor autonomous mapping robot M1 and Hybrid HD Map — and LG Electronics was initiated during CES 2019.…

Pega Research: Fears Notwithstanding, Executives Believe AI and Robotics Could Improve Workplace

Latest Pega Study Finds Teaming Machine Intelligence, AI and Robotics With Humans Can Help Organizations Embrace a New Era of Efficient and Meritocratic Workforces Organizations believe that pairing humans alongside machine intelligence, AI and Robotics will create a more effective, engaged, and meritocratic workforce, according to a new global study released by Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises. Read More: The Future of a Modern Workplace:…

FPT Helps Businesses Automate During COVID-19 with RPA Offers

As the Coronavirus pandemic forces companies around the world to send workers home, Vietnam’s leading technology company FPT has helped them ease into the new reality with automation. As COVID-19 forces companies around the world to send workers home, Vietnam’s leading technology company FPT has helped them ease into the new reality with automation. Over the next three months, existing customers of its featured product akaBot will be entitled to three extra months free of charge to the annual robotics process…

RoboAds, a New Breed of Service Robots to Combat COVID-19

Social distancing has become a necessity to curb the spread of COVID-19. Yet, a group of heroes are jeopardizing their own health by doing just the opposite. These heroes are healthcare and security staff who have been working relentlessly and in direct contact with the public. As the world embraces itself for an unprecedented era, there is a vital need for the development of new technologies to limit physical interaction without compromising human interaction. Marketing Technology News: Insight Recognized in Gartner 2020…

Accenture Named as a Leader in New Green Quadrant Report for Operational Excellence Digital Services by Independent Analyst Firm

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Operational Excellence Digital Services report. The Verdantix Green Quadrant assessed the capabilities of the 12 most prominent vendors in the market on their ability to meet customer demands for operational excellence digital services. That is defined as consulting engagements that blend knowledge of industrial processes with digital technologies, to deliver improvements in operational excellence strategies across asset…

MarTech Interview with Tod Loofbourrow, CEO at ViralGains

"There is a major convergence happening between Martech and Adtech systems now, described by the clever moniker MadTech." Hi Tod, tell us about your journey into data management technologies. What inspired you to start at ViralGains? ViralGains is all about turning advertising into a two-way conversation and helping brands interact in authentic ways with consumers. I saw an opportunity with ViralGains to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to bring massive scale to that interaction and to find patterns in consumer…

Pega Launches Free App to Help Clients Track COVID-19 Employee Exposure and Mitigate Risks

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises,  announced the launch of a free app to help its clients track the spread of COVID-19 among employees and maintain business continuity in the face of the global pandemic. The new COVID-19 Employee Safety and Business Continuity Tracker app from Pegasystems provides business leaders with live dashboards that visualize the scope of COVID-19 exposure in their workforce and allows them to manage the impact it may…

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning & Sia Furler Institute at the University of Adelaide Shape Future of AI & Art…

Centerpiece of the new initiative includes the Art Intelligence Research Program, pairing world-class AI and machine learning engineers with leading artists, such as Laurie Anderson, who will be the first artist-in-residence in 2020 The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the Sia Furler Institute at the University of Adelaide announce new initiatives to gather the best artists and AI scientists in the world to change the future of art through AI. New initiatives include MURMUR, the world’s-first AI Art…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

TechBytes with Manish Gupta, Senior Applied Scientist at Alexa.com

Dr. Gupta, how are you working with technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing at Alexa.com, an Amazon subsidiary that provides marketers with SEO and Competitive Intelligence tools? We use Machine Learning to surface common audiences between different websites. This allows customers to analyze what their peer set is doing and what kind of content interests their audience. We are also developing tools using patented AI and NLP technologies to help marketers get a better idea of what content…

Accenture Technology Vision 2020: From Tech-Clash to Trust, the Focus Must Be on People

To compete and succeed in a world where digital is everywhere, companies need a new focus on balancing “value” with “values,” aligning their drive to create business value with their customers’ and employees’ values and expectations, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2020. The 20th edition of Accenture’s annual report predicts the key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years. According to the 2020 report, “We, The Post-Digital People: Can your enterprise survive the ‘tech-clash?,”…

TTEC Announces Acquisition of Serendebyte

Acquisition Expands TTEC's Intelligent Automation Solutions for Customer and Employee Experience TTEC Holdings, Inc., a leading digital global customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Serendebyte, an intelligent automation CX solutions provider. Serendebyte helps companies transform their customer and employee…

Global M&A Demonstrated Surprising Resilience In 2019 Amid Economic Caution And A Stricter Regulatory Regime

According to Bain & Company's second corporate M&A report, scope deals for growth and capabilities accelerated from prior years, accounting for 60 percent of all large M&A last year Volatile economic activity led many executives to adopt recession footing in 2019, yet deal activity was surprisingly resilient. In Europe and Asia, M&A activity was adrift in the first half of the year before rebounding.  Meanwhile, the U.S. started strong before it plateaued. While the number of 2019 deals ended 2 percent lower…

AI for Voice Transcription: Is It Here to Last?

AI is one of the driving forces behind what The World Economic Forum called “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Developments in this area are expected to help us further automate our workflows and simplify our daily tasks, making everything from our food production chains to management and even medical procedures, far more effective and agile. And, according to PwC, AI is expected to add up to 15.6 trillion dollars to the world economy by 2030. AI is getting smarter faster than ever, with established players, such as…