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Watch out, they are watching you …

Security cameras have become ubiquitous and are now starting to being used as image sensors to harvest data about the behaviour of people. This goes quite beyond their original goal, and yet it makes perfect sense. I remember few years ago the Data Analytics Lab of TIM (at that time …

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Grocery is coming to your doorstep, autonomously

As a few (big) companies are working on making self driving cars safe and affordable a few (small) companies are looking at the delivery market with autonomous vehicles. Nuro has started delivering grocery in Scottsdale, Az, at Fry’s store in partnership with Kroger, the giant food store chain in the …

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Robots apply for janitor jobs, and are hired!

Walmart announced the hiring of 360 janitors for its stores in US. This makes the news because the janitors are not human beings, rather robots endowed with artificial intelligence. Indeed, these will be smart robots. They will sweep the floor and will also collect data as they move along the …

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Do we need Artificial Intelligence for shopping?

Looking at my wife I would most definitely say there is no need for getting “shopping help”. Yet, there seems to be many companies working on providing a variety of shopping help, researchers working on improving the effectiveness of these helps and observers betting on a growing role of Artificial …

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