How Amazon cracked the AI code to win the retail wars

When Jeff Bezos pitched an idea to expand his bookstore into an “everything store” that would sell not only books about kayaks, for example, but kayaking gear, videos of kayaking and, of course, kayaks themselves, dozens of investors walked away. Founded at the dawn of the web in 1995, Amazon was operating out of a soundproof office space, with a...

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How you profit from automation in the financial industry

Despite a perceived risk aversion, the financial sector has been pioneering automation for decades. Over 50 years ago, the ATM became one of the first automated machines to integrate into our daily lives, revolutionizing society’s relationship and access to cash. Automation has come a long way since ATMs, but the financial sector continues to lead artificial intelligence adoption. Computers have...

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How artificial intelligence is saving lives in the medical industry

From the amount of steps we take in one day to the number of trips we make to the gym, data about our health is more comprehensive than ever before. Computers can detect ailments as varied as a broken heart. But as life expectancy stretches, physicians at many hospitals are overburdened, buried under piles of data for far too many...

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3 ways machine learning is improving analytics in the advertising industry

Artificial intelligence is accomplishing what humans have been attempting for decades: creating ads that don’t feel like ads. Online advertising has evolved from cumbersome pop-ups that hinder the user’s experience, to sleek, targeted ads that predict what a customer wants, sometimes before they know they want it. Tangible Impacts Since the dawn of e-commerce, one of the greatest obstacles facing...

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