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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon – TechCrunch

Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon – TechCrunch Since taking the reins as chief executive of Kindred at the beginning of the year, Jim Liefer has been focused on commercializing his company’s autonomous robots. But unlike forward-projecting use-cases for robots that may (or may …

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Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool – TechCrunch

Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool – TechCrunch Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of its Re:invent customer conference, Amazon announced an enhancement to Comprehend …

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SoftBank’s Deepcore and accelerator Zeroth team up to hunt early stage AI opportunities – TechCrunch

SoftBank’s Deepcore and accelerator Zeroth team up to hunt early stage AI opportunities – TechCrunch Two early stage AI programs are joining forces because, even in the world of artificial intelligence, two heads are better than one. Hong Kong-based accelerator Zeroth — which recently grabbed a majority investment from Animoca Brands …

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China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO – TechCrunch

China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO – TechCrunch You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and …

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How cities can fix tourism hell – TechCrunch

How cities can fix tourism hell – TechCrunch A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response, governments have been responding with policies that attempt to limit the number of visitors who come in. We’ve …

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UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch

UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a …

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