machine learning

Converting weather forecasts into smart business decisions with AI

Few would doubt the idea that weather has a big impact on business. Think of how something as basic as holiday retail spending can be sharply influenced by a blizzard or frigid temperatures. While those kinds of big, macro effects are easy to understand, the real nature of the relationship between weather and business is […]

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How to delight store shoppers with digital innovation

When I shop online, I enjoy the price transparency, the infinite range of products, 24×7 availability and no waiting in line. Still, I sometimes miss the human contact of a brick-and-mortar store where employees help create a warm and lively atmosphere To give customers the best of both worlds, those of us at Groupe Casino […]

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SilverHook gains edge with AI in race to the podium

Last year, after breaking the Guinness World Record for the Key West to Cuba run, we wondered what was next for the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook ocean racing powerboat? We found the answer in the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad & Tobago Great Race, one of the most grueling races in the world. The 115-mile […]

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Payment fraud prevention at a national payment switch

France has a long history as a pioneer in payment fraud prevention. It was the only nation that introduced Chip and PIN countrywide in 1992 [1]. This action made France the first all-smartcard country. And it reduced fraud in France to almost zero overnight. For decades. But criminals became more sophisticated and fraud losses returned. […]

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How high-tech AI is helping stop real-time payment fraud

The New Payments Platform (NPP) opened up an opportunity for Indue to reinvent our financial crimes service due to the potential increased risk with NPP over traditional channels. Our relationship with the IBM Safer Payments solution has resulted in the following benefits: Lower false positive rates by 20% improvement ability to make rule changes 90% faster […]

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How AI technology can help make city life easier for all

My company, Shimizu Corp., has long followed the management principles of Shibusawa Eiichi, who held that economic activity and morality are inseparable. This harmony can be seen in the experimental system we developed with IBM Research to help people, including those who are disabled, enjoy barrier-free urban exploration through voice navigation on their iPhones. We […]

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How AI can minimize storm effects on the electrical grid

Climate scientists believe we’re in for weather of increasing intensity—a situation that can severely challenge electric utilities. In order to minimize damage and quickly restore power after a storm, the industry must improve its ability to prepare for weather related outages. As an example of the impact, in January of 2017, my company, NB Power […]

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How high-tech AI can help spark an influx of new investors

Growth depends on the right message As an asset management company, WisdomTree is in the business of designing and distributing investment products. To sell our products, we work through intermediaries—financial advisors, retail wealth platforms and institutional investors—rather than selling directly to consumers. Though this model works great from a distribution efficiency perspective, it comes with […]

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Passionate teen coding phenom imagines the future with AI

I started coding at age five because I was interested in what was going on behind the scenes on the computer. Something as simple as how to change the color of the screen fascinated me. And I kept coding because my parents encouraged me. And now it’s a passion. A hobby. Something I just love […]

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