Industry News: Week of October 28, 2019

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Every week we curate industry news and thought-provoking articles that reflect today’s trends so you can spend more time learning and less time searching. Here’s what we’ve been reading:

Combine AI With Human Intelligence For The Best Outcomes
Many of us have had disappointing interactions with chatbots. 

The solution? According to GCN, we should combine the chatbot with human intelligence. Whenever the chatbot doesn’t understand the question being asked, it should send this to a human in real-time for clarification. This will provide a seamless interaction for the customer as the chatbot continues to learn through AI to improve future results.

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The Future Is A Combination Of Edge And Cloud Computing
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, predicts that the future will involve edge and cloud computing working in tandem. This is because, by 2030, there will be 50 billion connected devices. 

Using only the cloud for computing will be costly. It will be far more economical to compute on the edge, send the insights to the user in real-time, then send these up to the cloud for storage and additional computing.  

Nadella explains, “The capacity at the edge, that ubiquity is going to be transformative in how we think about computation in any business process of ours.”

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Robot Collaboration Will Result In Increased Productivity and Capabilities
MIT is working on developing robots that collaborate. This means deploying multiple robots at a time that work together to complete a task, such as building a structure. Achieving this goal would increase productivity and expand the range of a robot’s capabilities. 

For example, imagine a group of robots deployed on a search and rescue mission after a natural disaster. The article explains multiple robots working together would cover more ground in less time. Additionally, different types of robots working together would have more capabilities. A larger robot could clear the path for a smaller, more agile robot to search under debris. 

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