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COVID-19: 5 Ways Analytics Can Help Businesses Prepare for What Comes Next

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions worldwide and has prompted governments to take unprecedented steps to contain the spread. Restaurants, gyms, salons and other types of businesses where people gather are shuttered indefinitely. Millions of people are working from home, and parents are homeschooling children with little advance preparation or support. The human tragedy playing out daily is foremost on people’s minds, but the economic fallout is already severe, with millions in the U.S. filing for…

Deploy Wisely and Automation Is Your Friend in Sales, Not Your Foe

Those that know me, know that I am long robots. I’m of the opinion that eventually, robots will take many of our jobs and that we will live, not in a dystopian future, but in a future that is significantly altered by their proliferation. And perhaps it’s a future where many of us can pursue our own interests. We can be artists or makers or semi-professional golfers or simply do whatever we want to do with what was once just an “8-10 hour” workday. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about whether robots will take…

4 Ways Robots Will Improve Our Standard of Living

There’s no question that robots will have a disruptive impact on our lives. At the same time, a lot of attention tends to be paid to the effect they will have on the workplace, instead of the benefits that they could bring to people’s daily lives. Not only will the use of robots bring down the cost of many goods and services, but it will also give a greater number of people access to things that might have previously been out of their means. Here are just a few ways that robots will be able to improve our living…

Global Research Reveals World’s ‘Most Hated’ Office Tasks

Data Entry Is the World's Most Hated Computer Task A global study commissioned by Automation Anywhere, a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) of more than 10,000 office workers spanning nearly a dozen countries, reveals that they average more than three hours a day on manual, repetitive computer tasks which aren't part of their primary job and are ripe for human error. The research, conducted by OnePoll, investigated the time spent on and attitudes towards manual, repetitive digital administration tasks in the…

CNET Rings In A New Decade Of Technology At CES 2020

CNET Covers the Hottest News and Biggest Trends at the Consumer Electronics Show with Wall-to-Wall Coverage and Live Video from Tech West in Las Vegas CNET Presents Its Annual the Next Big Thing SuperSession "Moving into an Anticipatory Tech World" CNET, the world's largest consumer tech media brand, returns to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to give its global audience a look at the technology and products set to shape the coming decade. CNET's award-winning journalists will report on all of the technology…

Shaped by AI, the Future of Work Sees Soft Skills and Creativity as Essential

As technology advances, it disrupts and revolutionizes entire business sectors, often making our jobs easier and our lives better. And while we don’t always know the full impact of such technological advancement, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) it’s becoming increasingly clear that AI will disrupt nearly every industry in one way or another. While many people fear a future in which robots have eliminated human employees from the workforce, AI technology is not nearly that sophisticated yet. Sure, an autonomous train is…

What This Year’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair Shows Us About the Future of Retail AI

There is no question that AI and robotics will have a profound impact on the retail industry - but precisely what that impact will be has been a subject of debate. My experience at this year’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair, the world’s largest, gave me a glimpse of how AI will transform the retail experience, starting with the introduction of helpful robots into brick-and-mortar stores, and continuing with the installation of smart machines that can do everything from delivering goods directly to customers to making a tasty…

What Pixar Can Teach Us About AI & Machine Learning

2018 is supposed to be a breakout year for AI and Machine Learning. Companies will finally gather their data, run it through several algorithms and scenario planning, and leverage the results to invest in a handful of ideas that will demonstrate the power and potential of AI. Some of that is indeed happening, as forward-leaning companies continue to be drawn to creative and intuitive thinking that will make their programs, planning and go-to-market promotions smarter while delivering stronger ROI. Still, I…

Interview with Anne Gretland, CEO, FotoWare

"Digital innovation is about how we no longer have to do many small tasks to get the job done or to make something happen." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of FotoWare? I fell in love with technology when I started working for Microsoft in 1998. I had never before experienced such a passion for technology or seen up close how technology so fundamentally can affect our everyday lives. That’s when knew I belonged in the IT-world, and I have never looked back. It is important for…