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Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving; Future Flight: Air New Zealand is Experimenting with a Public Eth



Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving


Your holiday dinner table is set. Your guests are ready to gab. And, then, in between bites, someone mentions Alexa and AI. “What’s this stuff I’m hearing about killer AI? Cars that decide who to run over? This is crazy!” Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017. It’s true that AI and machine learning are changing the world, and in a few years, it will be embedded in all of the technology in our lives. So maybe it makes sense to help folks at home better understand machine learning. After all, without deep knowledge of current tech, autonomous...

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Category: Artificial Intelligence

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Future Flight: Air New Zealand is Experimenting with a Public Ethereum Blockchain


Air New Zealand, the country’s national airline, is exploring blockchain technology for “a number of potential use cases” including booking and baggage tracking via a partnership with Swiss startup Winding Tree. In a notable announcement, Air New Zealand has confirmed tapping into blockchain for various applications such as retail airfares, cargo and baggage tracking, securing information and loyalty programs. The aim is to cut out intermediaries and connect startups and companies directly to service providers via...

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Category: Blockchain

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Bitcoin’s main rival ethereum hits a fresh record high


Ether, the digital currency of the ethereum blockchain, made significant gains on the day of the Thanksgiving holiday. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $425.55 Thursday, according to data from industry website Coinmarketcap. This broke a previous record high of $414.76, which the digital currency's price reached in June. Ether has risen by more than 5,000 percent since the start of the year. It is the second-largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization of more than $40 billion. The rally followed a prediction from billionaire...

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Category: Cryptocurrency

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Zug Citizens Begin Digital ID Registration on an Ethereum Blockchain


Uport, a self-sovereign identity and user-centric data platform on the Ethereum blockchain, has made its platform available to the citizens of Zug, Switzerland. The first official Zug identification registered on the Ethereum blockchain before a live audience, Uport recently announced in a Medium blog. Uport partnered with Zug, commonly known as the “Crypto Valley” for hosting a number of industry startups, on the program to register residential IDs on the blockchain, enabling access to e-services such as proof of residency and online...

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Category: Blockchain

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UBS Seeks to Expand Workforce in Artificial Intelligence


UBS Group AG is expanding its workforce in one of the few areas in banking where demand for talent is growing. “We’re currently recruiting more people for artificial intelligence,” Veronica Lange, head of innovation at Switzerland’s biggest bank, said in an interview in Moscow. “These are data scientists, architects, business analysts.” AI refers to technology capable of performing tasks that normally require human intelligence. Big global banks like UBS are using it to scour vast databases for insight on customers and markets that could...

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Category: Artificial Intelligence

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