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L1ght is Using AI to Keep Kids Safe DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD TWEET THIS With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. L1ght has developed a platform utilizing deep learning to analyze text, images, video, voice and sound in real-time as it aims to define the “Anti-Toxicity” category. With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. Parents obviously…

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Welcome to the Influence economy, where digital marketing and savvy social media skills come together. GETTY If you ask the average person what an influencer is, they might describe a woman on Instagram posting photos in a bikini, holding a weight loss product and encouraging her followers to purchase it.  Several surveys conducted of young people around the world have stated that “Influencer” is one of the most desired career options that children and teens around the world aspire to pursue.  Although…

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Mark Zuckerberg introducing Facebook Horizon at OC6 FACEBOOK In a stunning reveal at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) this week, Mark Zuckerberg presented a first look at Facebook Horizon, a social VR experience coming to the Oculus Quest and Rift platform in 2020. Zuckerberg introducing Facebook Horizon at OC6 FACEBOOK With Pixar-like graphics, the Horizon trailer showed a sunny wonderland of endless adventure for exploring one's authentic self. "In Horizon, you're going to be able to build your worlds and…

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The future of photography is increasingly through the remote eyes of drones. GETTY Every hour, more videos and photographs are taken today globally (some one hundred million) than were taken in the history of photography from the dawn of the daguerreotype in 1839 to the advent of the first cell phone camera (on a Nokia phone) in 2002. The advent of charge-coupled devices, tiny light sensitive electrodes capable of gathering light without the cumbersome, awkward process of chemical baths of silver iodide…

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In the last few years, the computer scientists and entrepreneurs who fuel Silicon Valley have gone through a bewildering series of transformations.  Once upon a time, they were ostracised nerds.  Then they were the lovable geeks of the Big Bang Theory TV show, and for a short while, they were superheroes.  (In case you’re wondering, geeks wonder what sex in zero gravity is like; nerds wonder what sex is like.)  Then it all went wrong, and now they are the tech bros; the anti-heroes in the dystopian saga…

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It’s CONFERENCE season! I’m planning on devoting a monthly article to upcoming conferences in the AI-Tech Space (Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, DroneTech, Games and Media, Digital Security, Enterprise Data, Fourth Industrial Age, Digital Marketing, Cryptocurrencies, Social Media, Cyber-warfare and related areas) and will be publishing on the last day of each month for events coming up in the next month. If you have a conference that you wish to promote, please get it to me by the 25th of…

2 months ago
Social media has become such an integral part of marketing that it's easy to forget about how different a paradigm it is. Because of that, a great number of people who focus on marketing often fail to understand how it differs from other forms of online content, and as such develop strategies that are a waste of energy, time and money. Ultimately, it all comes down to cards ... specifically data cards. The data card goes back to well before the computer age. By the mid-19th century, the price of printing…

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Taryn Southern TARYN SOUTHERN Nothing is more human than creativity. Humans have the ability to think, process and create original and beautiful poetry, literature, works of art and music. In particular, music is a powerful art that is as core to the human experience as communicating. However, recently, artificial intelligence has increasingly been making headway into some of the more creative pursuits, and music in particular. While currently humans are only capable to create music from scratch, it’s…

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The business of communicating the happenings of society might seem to be something entirely human-centric. After all, what do machines care about what happens in the news? However, the journalism industry as a whole is highly dependent on technology. From ways of communicating instantly with news sources and content generated first-hand in image, video and text form, to the publication of content across an ever-increasing array of channels, technology is core to making the news and journalism industry…

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The new economy does not look like the old one. In many respects, we're seeing the true emergence of the reputation economy that had its vogue about ten years ago. In the economy that held sway through much of the twentieth century dictated that success came largely by having deep-pocketed investors and the ability to thread the gateways - in music, in art, in literature, even in life. There was always a middleman or three, and their function existed primarily to be paid their pound of flesh so that they…

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Time-shifting the Generations Bloomberg has lately been running a superb series about the generations growing up in the shadows of the Millennials. Go read it, though read mine as well, as I've been watching the emergence of this particular generation for a while, and disagree with a few of the conclusions that the Bloomberg articles make. First, a question of timing. The whole notion of generations came about due to the work of two sociologists — William Strauss and Neil Howe, in the 1991 book…

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Madison Bregman, CEO of GirlZ MADISON BREGMAN One of the central challenges of knowing one's market is having an idea about what matters to people at specific ages. Millennials have been beneath the proverbial microscope for some time now as they have graduated from college, entered the workforce and in many cases have started families. The next generation (Generation Z if you follow the Strauss and Howe designations) extends roughly from the early 1990s to the Great Recession starting in late 2008. I…

4 months ago
Many misconceptions surround AI, beginning with establishing its working definition. Just what is artificial intelligence? An explanation I recently found summarizes this technology’s capacities in a simplistic way: AI refers to any task completed by a program or machine that, if a human performed the same activity, we would say it required intelligence to complete. Essentially, AI is a tool for humankind. In the past few decades, we have witnessed the rise of other unprecedented tools that have reshaped…

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By Calum Chace |  September 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “It was Facebook wot dunnit.” Select the unpleasantness of your choice, and Facebook is almost certainly being blamed for it by someone, and probably a lot of someones. Also in the dock are YouTube and Twitter, with Instagram and Snapchat lurking about, keeping their heads down and hoping that nobody notices them. The charge sheet is long. Facebook and the other social media have shortened our attention spans, leaving us easy prey to…

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By Vivek Wadhwa  |  May 7, 2018 Luminary Columnist Vivek Wadhwa is an American technology entrepreneur and academic Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no-one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: a better connected human race would find a way to better itself. I was only half right: nobody could indeed have predicted where we…