Placing humans at the centre of Artificial Intelligence

The rise of augmented intelligence – bringing together humans and AI Source: Placing humans at the centre of Artificial Intelligence At birth, we humans are helpless. We spend about a year unable to walk, about two more before we can articulate full thoughts, and many more years unable to fend for ourselves. We are totally dependent on those around us for our survival. Now compare this to many other mammals. Dolphins, for instance, are born swimming; giraffes learn to stand within hours; a baby zebra can run within forty-five minutes of birth. Across the animal kingdom, our cousins are...

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What Is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence software collects, stores and analyzes data, turning it into useful information to help businesses make better decisions. Amazon uses Business Intelligence to personalize product recommendations and market products. It also uses BI software for logistical business decisions. As the internet is used by companies to discern and target potential consumer trends, the desire to collect vast amounts of data has grown exponentially. Making sense and use of the data collected Source: What Is Business Intelligence? As the internet is used by companies to discern and target potential...

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How predictive analytics can help you enhance customer experience

AI-powered predictive analysis helps retailers to foresee customer demand and craft their marketing campaigns accordingly. Source: How predictive analytics can help you enhance customer experience – Tech Wire Asia IMAGINE if there were a way businesses could foresee and anticipate the needs and wants of their customers, and with that knowledge, not only deliver but exceed their customer’s expectations. Well, with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered predictive analytics, it is no longer an abstract concept, but a practical reality. AI AND ANALYTICS LEAD GARTNER’S VISION FOR SUPPLY...

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Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. Or, in Washington State, You Could Now Be Compost.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. Source: Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. Or, in Washington State, You Could Now Be Compost. By Adeel Hassan May 22, 2019 For most Americans, there are two main choices after death: burial or cremation. But now people in Washington State have a third legal option: They can have their bodies turned into soil. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Wednesday allowing the practice of “aboveground decomposition,” making Washington the first...

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Endeavor Group, Owner of UFC and Miss Universe Pageant, Files for IPO

The company that owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Miss Universe pageant and Hollywood’s largest talent agency filed for an initial public offering on the NYSE. Source: Endeavor Group, Owner of UFC and Miss Universe Pageant, Files for IPO Even as Hollywood’s biggest talent agency tries to reinvent itself as an international entertainment and marketing powerhouse, it remains heavily dependent on its business of representing actors, athletes and other creative types, according to a prospectus filed ahead of an initial public stock offering. Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., in a federal...

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How AI And Predictive Analytics Drive Marketing Success

When it comes to marketing, historical data should always be a driver for strategy and planning. Predictive analytics is the next level of using that data for marketing success. Predictive analytics is the use of data, statistical algorithms and AI techniques to identify possible future outcomes. This can help you stay ahead of the curve and assess the future of your marketing. Here are a few ways that you can use AI and predictive analytics in your marketing. Optimizing marketing campaigns With predictive analytics, it works just like the Scientific Method by having a hypothesis and then...

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2019 Market Update | Day 77

Analysts Dismiss Pernod Ricard’s Rumoured Wine Sale https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/ by Arabella Mileham 18th March, 2019 Analysts have poured cold water on the rumour that Pernod Ricard is mulling a sale of its wine division, arguing that while there may be further sales of non-core brands, a wholesale disposal of the entire wine division is “unlikely”. Analysts firm Jefferies International issues a note in response to a report in Bloomberg last week that claimed the French drinks company was in “early discussions” on a potential sale of its $500 million wine...

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2019 Market Update | Day 75

Corona brewer Constellation is nearing a deal to sell some wine brands to E. & J. Gallo Constellation Brands is in advanced talks to sell its some of its low-end wine brands to E. & J. Gallo Winery, people familiar with the situation tell CNBC. Constellation put its U.S. wine business, which includes brands like Clos du Bois, Mark West and Arbor Mist, up for sale last year as part of its move into cannabis. Sales of non-premium wine have slowed, as millennials focus increasingly on health and alternative indulgences like cannabis. CNBC Lauren Hirsch 15 March 2019 Constellation Brands...

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2019 Market Update | day 73

Premium spirits to boost global consumption https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Amy Hopkins 14th March, 2019  The soaring popularity of whisky, gin and flavoured spirits is forecasted to enable global spirits consumption to reach a value of US$366 billion in 2022, according to a new report from Vinexpo and IWSR. This marks a value increase of 14.9% between from 2017-2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% for the same period. Volume spirits consumption is estimated to hit 3.2 billion nine-litre cases, a 1.2% rise from 2017-2022, with a CAGR of 0.2%. The data has been...

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2019 Market Update | day 72

Pernod Weighs Sale of Jacob’s Creek, Campo Viejo Wines https://www.bloomberg.com/ By Ruth David and Thomas Buckley March 13, 2019 Pernod Ricard SA is considering a sale of its wine division, which includes Australia’s Jacob’s Creek and Spain’s Campo Viejo labels, according to people familiar with the matter. The world’s second-largest distiller has held early discussions on a potential sale of the unit, which has sales of about $500 million, said the people. Deliberations are at a preliminary stage and Pernod may ultimately decide to retain the business,...

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