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Amazon has designed an AI fashion designer

September 4th, 2017 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

The retail giant is taking a characteristically algorithmic approach to fashion.



A ‘human swarm’ has figured out where Jeff Bezos should donate his money

August 15th, 2017 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good. An artificial intelligence platform put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm. Universal access to clean drinking water was the winner.  



Amazon’s Alexa has gained 14,000 skills in the last year

July 8th, 2017 at 12:56 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s Alexa is gaining knowledge at a rapid clip.



Some surprising details about the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

June 19th, 2017 at 8:56 pm » Comments Off

For years, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was convinced that grocery stores and e-commerce didn’t mix. And I was more surprised than most when the news broke last week that he’s selling Whole Foods to Amazon for $13.7 billion.



BARCLAYS: Amazon is probably going to be one of the first ‘trillion-dollar’ companies (AMZN)

April 19th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s stock price has been on a tear over the last year, gaining 46%. A Barclays equity research team led by Ross Sandler thinks that the party may just be getting started, initiating coverage of the stock with $1120 price target, or 29% upside. In a flurry of notes released from their Internet & Media desk on March 29, […]



AI: A five-point plan to stop the Terminators taking over

November 1st, 2016 at 6:41 am » Comments Off

Tech behemoths Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon announced this week that they are teaming up to develop new standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a much-needed move. Soon AI will change everything from warfare to our bodies. But we don’t want to become slaves to the robots, so how do we stop the Terminators?



Amazon patents personal mini drones that locates lost cars or kids

October 28th, 2016 at 7:07 am » Comments Off

Imagine you’re trying to find your car in a crowded parking lot. Rather than let frustration take hold, you simply say “locate car” and a tiny drone perched on your shoulder flies off and guides you to it. Amazon has been awarded a patent for a voice-activated personal assistant drone that would do just that, […]



Amazon Reverse-Engineers the Neighborhood Grocery Store

October 16th, 2016 at 6:54 am » Comments Off

After conquering e-commerce, Jeff Bezos is working to take over the physical world, too. Everything old is new again. Nearly one year after announcing plans to open its first brick-and-mortar bookstore, Amazon, having conquered e-commerce, is now planning to establish a beachhead in another corner of the physical world: convenience and grocery stores. The Wall Street Journal reports that […]



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