“‘[AI] is sprinkled everywhere,’ Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said after attending re:MARS. ‘It’s an integral part of every service they offer, every product they make and every business they run.’
We’re not particularly worried about job displacement … We’re growing, we need to hire more people.”
Amazon in 1999 was “relying primarily on Skip” to manage package fulfillment. Skip isn’t an algorithm, he said — “Skip is a dude.”
Amazon Launches Image Search For Fashion
“Now, according to reports, Amazon’s Consumer Worldwide CEO Jeff Wilke has announced a new AI-powered fashion search tool called StyleSnap, designed to help customers find clothes to buy. Someone can take a picture of an outfit or upload an image, and the tool will “match the look in the photo” and find similar items that are for sale on Amazon.com.”
“The ecommerce company says the unmanned aircraft uses AI and other advanced tech to safely fly and avoid obstacles.
The FAA has certified both Amazon and a service being developed by Google-parent Alphabet to introduce commercial drone deliveries in 2019.
The demonstration is part of an Amazon project, dubbed Prime Air, that aims to enable drone delivery of small packages in less than 30 minutes. Wilke said the company expects the service to be up and flying ‘within months.'”
“For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.
The new drone can fly up to 15 miles and carry packages that weigh up to five pounds.
The drone also uses various machine learning models to, for example, detect other air traffic around it and react accordingly, or to detect people in the landing zone or to see a line over it (which is a really hard problem to solve, given that lines tend to be rather hard to detect).
As the drone makes its way to the delivery location or back to the warehouse, all of the sensors and algorithms always have to be in agreement. When one fails or detects an issue, the drone will abort the mission.”