A burning news paper

Tired of having to parse the news to separate bias from fact? Soon, AI may be able to do it for you. A website called Knowhere is using AI to rewrite news stories from three distinct perspectives: liberal, impartial, and conservative, so users can read one story from all three angles to gain (hopefully) a broader perspective on the actual story. The site uses AI to aggregate stories covering the same event, humans verify their trustworthiness, and the AI rewrites from the three angles previously mentioned. The founder hopes this will help people breakout of their online echo chambers. Time will tell if this approach to journalism works.

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A written check

For many companies, legal fees from external lawyers can be difficult to track and manage—it can be time consuming and messy to do a line-by-line invoice review—and lawyers can be expensive. One company saw an opportunity to use AI to help businesses track and save on law expenses. After lawyers submit their invoices through this company’s software, artificial intelligence steps in to review them and see if lawyers may have billed for the wrong line items (per billing agreements), and then it flags those line items for human review.
Over time, another AI element of the software also tracks how much different law firms bill you for similar work tasks, helping you identify which firm to chose for certain tasks and even negotiate for better pricing.

What are the implications? This reduces mundane accounting tasks, and it helps reduce lawyer fees.

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Glasses and computer on a deak

In another life, I reviewed nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and contracts to ensure the company I worked for knew what it was agreeing to. Back then, this AI-powered NDA review tool would have been a welcomed help. When pitted against 20 able lawyers, this AI had a 94 percent accuracy rate at identifying and labelling different desired elements in NDAs, and the lawyers were accurate on average 85 percent of the time. The decided advantage in this AI’s favor, though, is that it took 26 seconds to complete the task while it took the lawyers between 51 minutes to 2.5 hours.

What are the implications? This tool will augment the lives of lawyers and business workers, saving them time, reducing their job boredom, and allowing them to focus on other urgent tasks.

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Piglets walking around

Chinese farmers aim to use machine learning to manage their large swine farms. The tech is similar to, if not the same as, tech we’ve previously mentioned here, like the pig belt that saves piglets’ lives, the AI that detects chicken sicknesses, and the cow-identifying computer vision tool. But beyond using sound-triggered shocking belts to keep mommas from crushing their distressed piglets, identifying when animals are vocalizing their sicknesses, and tracking individual animals with computer vision, these swine farms will also assign some sort of health score to each pig by using data on a pig’s individual daily physical activity and temperature readings from infrared sensors.

What are the implications? Farmers, who have too many pigs to realistically keep track of, will have the help of computer vision to count new piglets on a daily basis and identify each pig’s physical activity. Machine learning algorithms will help save the lives of piglets being crushed and indicate the health of each individual pig.

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Farmers have to work hard for their livelihoods, and undoubtedly they welcome advancements that make their lives easier and increase profit margins. Now, specifically cow farmers can benefit from AI and ML. By using computer vision, farmers can identify and track each one of their cows individually, seeing exactly what they ate and how much, as well as when they might be sick.

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After a few setbacks, Amazon Go, an AI-powered grocery-like store, is live. You don’t need to go through a check-out line or scan your product to purchase it at this store. All you have to do is pick it up and walk out the door, and the store takes care of charging you for it.

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This AI tells you when they eat, sleep, drink, walk, rest. It also predicts their sicknesses, their fertility, and their body temperature—these bovine have no privacy. But the company that created this tech says all this data is helping dairy farmers improve milk production by 30 percent, and it’s also helping cows become healthier, and hopefully happier. It tracks cow activities with a neck sensor and then uses the collected data to inform farmers about their cows’ health. All farmers have to do is check the stats on their apps.

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Fashionable woman in India

If you want to be the embodiment of the latest Bollywood fashion wherever you go, there is an AI for you. Fashin AI will scan the latest Bollywood YouTube videos and find you items of apparel you can purchase online that will match with the latest trends. Become your inner Bollywood.


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woman holding a purse

Prada? Gucci? Fendi? Balenciaga? Luis Vuitton? Goyard? Dior? Wal-Mart?

If you can spot the non-luxury brand above, you’ve taken your first step to becoming AI that can spot a luxury purse from a knock-off. Now if you can do the same thing in 30 seconds by just looking at the purse itself, you could do the job of Entrupy AI. But it might be a tough job—Entrupy AI gets it right 98 percent of the time, and well-made mimics aren’t nearly as obvious as the list of words above.


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