CES: Smart dog flaps and home robots

BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the tech debuted at the technology expo.

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Banks need to strike the right balance for digital transformation

Every financial institution is looking to digital transformation to meet rising customer expectations for speed and convenience, lower its operating cost, and fend off competition, including from tech companies moving into financial services. Some are spending over 10% of yearly revenue on technology investments, according to Bloomberg. “This is a huge investment and most financial institutions cannot support this for

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Let’s Talk In-cabin AI, DMS and Apple C1 Processor

In this article I shall join the dots to suggest why Apple will develop an automotive-grade applications processor, which I have named the “C1.” I am going to suggest a design template for the C1, propose a tier one to develop the iCar’s digital cockpit and explain why CES 2021 just showed us that eye-gaze tracking will be a must-have

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An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility

Stanford professor Fei-Fei Li says a culture of transparency, openness, and respect will lead to breakthroughs that help society.
I’ve spent two decades as a researcher and educator in artificial intelligence, drawn to the field by the opportunity to explore the mysteries of perception and cognition. But life is rarely as simple as we’d like, and the arc of my

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Amazon opens Alexa AI tech for the first time so car makers can build custom assistants

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon will now allow third-party companies the unprecedented privilege of accessing the core artificial intelligence underpinning its Alexa digital assistant, a first for the company’s AI platform.
While Amazon has allowed companies to build skills for Alexa and allows pretty much any consumer electronic device maker to integrate Alexa

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Robot Toilets, Vibrating Headbands, and Other Oddities at CES

This week, we recap the news, trends, and stand-out gadgets from the first-ever virtual CES.

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US DOT Test Initiative Gives VOICES To Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem

The US DOT (Department of Transportation) might have stumbled upon a means and a method in which to overcome the challenge of creating and testing the multitude of representative scenarios that will be experienced by driverless vehicles when they hit the remarkable complexity of the open road.

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Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It

As more people strive to stay active on aging frames, robots and other technologies are likely to play a wider role in helping surgeons replace joints.

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