AMAZON SAYS IT CAN DETECT FEAR ON YOUR FACE. YOU SCARED?

    • “Amazon announced a breakthrough from its AI experts Monday: Their algorithms can now read fear on your face, at a cost of $0.001 per image—or less if you process more than 1 million images.
    • Google does not offer facial recognition, a decision it says resulted from an internal ethical review raising concerns that the technology could be used to infringe privacy.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/amazon-detect-fear-face-you-scared/amp

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    Amazon Localises Customer Service For India With Hindi Speaking Bot

    • “The ecommerce giant’s Automated Assistant, that lets users have natural conversations with non-human customer service agents, now supports Hindi for chats through the Amazon Android app.
    • The chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), leverages machine learning (ML) and natural language processing capabilities (NLP).
    • India has the second-highest active Internet user base in the world with more than 600 Mn active users.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/inc42.com/buzz/amazon-localises-customer-service-for-india-with-hindi-speaking-bot/amp/

    AMAZON PLANS TO LAUNCH TWO ROBOTIC FULFILLMENT CENTRES IN OHIO

    This is an interesting post that’s somewhat counterintuitive. The robotic fulfillment center is creating jobs.

    • “Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced that it plans to open a pair of cutting-edge robotic fulfillment centres in Ohio. 
    • The launch of the fulfillment centres will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in the area.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gigabitmagazine.com/ai/amazon-plans-launch-two-robotic-fulfillment-centres-ohio%3famp

    Bill Gates: Biggest impact of AI may be decades away, but society needs to prepare now

    • “Last week, Amazon announced plans to spend $700 million over the next five years to “upskill” about 100,000 employees.
    • Still, Gates seemed skeptical of the initiative. ‘When Amazon said they were going to retrain 100,000 people, what did that mean? I wasn’t sure, but that was nice of them to say that,’ he said.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.geekwire.com/2019/bill-gates-biggest-impact-ai-may-decades-away-society-needs-prepare-now/amp/