SightCall raises $42M for its AR-based visual assistance platform

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Today, a startup called SightCall, which has built an augmented reality platform to help field service teams, the companies they work for, and their customers carry out technical and mechanical maintenance or repairs more effectively, is announcing $42 million in funding, money that it plans to use to invest in its tech stack with more artificial intelligence tools and expanding its client base.

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Nestle: Driving Innovation through AI and other disruptive Tech

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Nestle uses AI to drive customer experience and business intelligence, recently expanding its AI efforts by introducing a new tool known as ‘Cookie Coach’. Nestle USA launched this virtual bot to provide answers to queries regarding their Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe. This AI-powered coach, Ruth is a multimodal virtual assistant that uses autonomous animation.

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[Filing] Snap paid $124M for Fit Analytics as it gears up for a bigger e-commerce push

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Earlier this year we reported on how Snap had acquired Berlin-based Fit Analytics. A 10-Q filing from Snap today has now put a price tag on that deal. Snap paid a total of $124.4 million, covering technology, IP, customer relationships and payouts to the team. The filing also noted that Snap spent a total of $204.5 million on acquisitions in 2020, but did not break them out.

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5 ways Artificial Intelligence can benefit Customer Experience (CX)

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Customer Experience (CX) is a topic of discussion mostly in the corporate business world in this era. It refers to a customer’s comprehensive perception of a brand throughout his journey, starting from navigating the website to getting the desired product. So each activity of an organization during the customer journey has a strong impact on the customers’ perception and their decision to repurchase the same brand. In the remitting growth and success of any industry, loyal customers play a profound role.

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The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of nearly every human being on the planet. Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) is now a reality, and researchers are now focusing on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) that is beyond human level.

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Edgybees raises $9.5 million for AI that augments drone camera footage

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Edgybees, a provider of georegistration and augmented reality tools for drone operators, today announced that it raised $9.5 million, bringing its total raised to $15 million. The company says the proceeds will be used to drive product research, expand global adoption, and support an “aggressive” hiring strategy.

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Former NHS surgeon creates AI ‘virtual patient’ for remote training

A former NHS surgeon has created an AI-powered “virtual patient” which helps to keep skills sharp during a time when most in-person training is on hold. Dr Alex Young is a trained orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who founded Virti and set out to use emerging technologies to provide immersive training for both new healthcare professionals… Read more »
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Machine Learning and the operating room of the future

Professor Prokar Dasgupta is internationally renowned clinician-scientist, educator, polymath and editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI). As a pioneer of robotic surgery and other technological innovations in the field of urology, he spoke to us about the central role that technology will play in the operating theatre of the future — and how it might impact on surgical training.

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TechSee raises $30 million to streamline field service work with AR and computer vision

TechSee, which describes itself as an “intelligent visual assistance” company, today closed a $30 million investment round led by OurCrowd, Salesforce Ventures, and Telus Ventures.

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