August 20, 2019

What are dynamic paygates and does your news organization need them? Part 1

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By Giles Cross From Reuters Community Dynamic paygates are disrupting legacy payment models by using data to monetize readers in increasingly sophisticated ways. Peter Doucette, a managing director in the telecommunications, media & technology practice at FTI Consulting, spoke exclusively with Reuters about flexible monetization and maximizing paygate potential. Before joining FTI Consulting, Peter was Chief […]

Sky News uses AI

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Facial recognition, subtitling automation and datasets: how Sky News uses AI to unburden journalists by Jacob Granger From Journalism.co.uk Automated tools can help reporters with mind-numbing tasks and create value from producing more content which can offset initial costs “What task are you doing at the moment that you would potentially do better by using […]

Only 5% of UK millennial investors use robo-advice services, as human expertise is still preferred over AI technology, says GlobalData

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Technology is a relatively new addition within the wealth management industry, from robo-advisors to AI-enabled chatbots. However, the need for human financial advice will not be pushed to the side any time soon, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s recent ‘UK Investors Survey’, face-to-face communication, amongst millennials, still reigns supreme […]

10 technologies that will change the construction industry in 2019

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The construction industry has been evolving with the influence of modern technology such as workforce management and data analytics. During last year, construction technology investment has grown by 30% according to GenieBelt, which costs $1.05 billion, the estimated value of the sector in the year 2020.   The construction industry has been characterized by being […]

London Fashion Week

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Strut into London Fashion Week with Reuters Connect By Clare Cavanagh, Reuters Community As Somerset House makes the final touches for London Fashion Week 2019, let’s take a look into the Reuters Connect archives to remember LFW’s historic moments. Excitement is in the air as the fashion industry eagerly awaits the opening of one of the […]

Welcome to the new SCMP website

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By Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post As the Year of the Pig begins, I’m delighted to introduce you to our all-newSouth China Morning Post website. Our mission is to elevate thought by creating world-class journalism every day for our millions of readers around the world, and to lead the global conversation about China. With […]

AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

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By Jon Fingas From engadget It could lead to safer medical scans and other breakthroughs. You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The team trained the network to look for transparent patterns in […]

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

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By Gregg Schoenberg From 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 not) one day take over for human beings in a wide swath of […]

Ezra raises $4M to diagnose cancer with MRIs, not painful biopsies

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch 1 in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. But sticking a needle through your rectum into your prostate to screen for cancer brings along a ton of bacteria and terrible side effects like pain, infection, urinary trouble, and even erectile dysfunction. It turns out you can detect cancer with […]

Make people valuable again

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David Nordfors, Vint Cerf From Techcrunch There is a disconnection between the pace and progress of the technical achievements made by innovators and entrepreneurs and the ways in which those technologies have added to human happiness. We have increased our technological powers many times and still we are not happier; we do not have more […]