Home automation and connected cars: a source of services and tools for insurers

The vast number of start-ups operating in the home automation or connected car domain represent a wealth of opportunities that insurers can take advantage of. Via IoT, they can offer a new approach to insurance.

In a house, each room can host at least one or a few connected objects. For example, the living room may have a smart thermostat to control energy spending. The front door may be lockable via a smartphone. The smoke detector in the kitchen could communicate through text messaging. Or, there could be sensors in the bathroom to monitor water usage. Lastly, a connected box could be installed in a car to decipher driving behaviour and offer advice. Continue reading

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

Copyright: America Economia/Worldcrunch – Marcela Arbeláez

Translating in the future will require an increase in high-speed services that adjust to the ultra-fast Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is bound to transform our homes and jobs by connecting all sensor-driven devices with on/off switches to both the Internet and to each other. This in turn will hasten a range of tasks that require translation in the future to keep pace with the transferring data practically in real time to meet client requirements. And that is not all. Continue reading

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

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Artificial intelligence is the key to the future of online retail, business bosses have said, providing a crucial way to help shoppers find what they want. Alex Baldock, chief executive of Shop Direct, which runs very.co.uk and Littlewoods, told the Telegraph Festival of Business in London that artificial intelligence was the company’s “big bet”. Continue reading

Deep learning gives us more intelligent apps

Des applis plus « intelligentes » avec le deep learning

Whilst artificial intelligence (AI) is considered an unavoidable evolution to help businesses in their digital transformation journey, the technological revolution – also known as “cognitive information” – is making its move on the market. This will offer companies, IT Managers, and specialist professions, new and more “intelligent” services, particularly through the use of machine learning and deep learning. Continue reading

Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Nature has given human beings an amazing ability to learn. We learn complex tasks, like language and image recognition from birth and continue throughout our lives to modify and build upon these first learning experiences. It seems natural then, to use the concept of learning, building up knowledge and being able to model and predict outcomes and apply that to computer related processes and tasks. The terminology used to describe the technologies involved in this paradigm in computing are Artificial Intelligence (AI). Continue reading

How is the digitization of real estate shaping the future?

How is the digitization of real estate shaping the future?

There is an amazing video dating back to the 1960s called “The Home of the Future: Year 1999 A.D.” (The Home Of The Future: Year 1999 A.D.). In this video, a passage predicts what is to come. It shows a “housewife” talking to her husband and son via a video connection using VoIP which looks like a basic version of the Internet of Things. This home of the future integrates the use of technology to make life easier; it is exciting and novel. Now, in the first half of the 21st century, we find ourselves transitioning into a 4th industrial revolution. This revolution is expressed in the form of digitizing our way of life. From transport to health, education to manufacturing, everything we do and use is in the process of being digitally transformed. The digitization that we are seeing today created the “home of the future”, but in a way that we could never have really envisaged. Digitization has become involved in real estate and is in the process of transforming it. This digital transformation is definitive and global. It concerns all aspects of the sector – from construction to asset management, marketing to sales, as well as our home and professional environment. Continue reading

Connected objects: How to make an IoT project successful?

How to make an IoT project successful.

New uses and products, technological innovations and also new customer relationships, new economic models… The tidal wave of connected objects is inescapable. How should we deal with this revolution? Although the IoT (Internet of Things) creates growth and value, implementing such a project demands an approach that must be iterative, flexible and collaborative and which immediately takes into account the security requirements. Continue reading

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

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“In sum: Alexa is kinda my new best friend,” writes Rebecca Hanover, an author and blogger on Mommyproof. As a mother of young children, it’s not hard to see why: Hanover details the joys of virtual assistant Amazon Echo, which functions as a kind of combined kitchen helper, child entertainer and DJ. “Is it weird that Alexa feels like my trusty little friend during that six pm witching hour, gently guiding me through dinnertime?” Continue reading