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Trade promotion summit – good materials online

IBM was a sponsor and presenter last month at the Promotion Optimization Institute’s important industry event The “Predictive: Path to Promotion Optimization Summit.  POI is the key industry body in the world of trade promotion for consumer goods and retail companies.  Presentations from this November event – twelve of them – are currently available online.  The importance of collaborative trade promotion to consumer goods companies, retailers, shoppers, and consumer shows no sign of waning, so be sure to check out this great information.
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Build your own wonder

Wonder-ing out of the uncanny valley The “uncanny valley” is a phrase used to describe machines or systems that at the same time appear close to human, but elect a sense of revulsion rather than wonder.  Creepy is another word that gets used.  It is an old idea (first used by a Japanese roboticist working […]

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More wonders

In my last post (“A time of wonders“) I finished on the idea that “machines like HAL or Her are referred to as super-intelligent or as strong artificial intelligence…and that most experts agree that we are probably 60 years away from being able to create systems like that, but there are many wonders available to […]

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A time of wonders

Wonders indeed.  Last year a man’s life was saved in Missouri when his Tesla car drove him to hospital on autopilot. It seems that every day we read headlines like that one: you could call it a time of wonders, and all of them seem to be the result of artificial intelligence or AI. It […]

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