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IG unveils new feature for ProOrder automated trading users of ProRealTime

“To set this feature up, one has to launch ProRealTime and head to Options > Trading options > Automated trading > Email notification: An example of recent changes due to client feedback concerns PRT too” reports financefeeds.com. In the new IG Trading platform, traders can find ProRealTime by clicking a market’s name above its chart.The advanced charting package includes more than 100 indicators covering everything from price to volatility, as well as an improved interface fully integrated with the new IG Trading platform.This new feature is available on charts for…

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Walmart is building a home for grocery-shopping robots next to one of its stores — and it offers a glimpse into the company’s automated future

“Walmart will soon start using robots to pick and pack shoppers’ online grocery orders” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Ibbotson said the new system is designed to give Walmart employees more time to focus on service and selling while shifting the more “mundane, repeatable tasks” onto the robots.The automated carts will rapidly pick and pack products according to customers’ orders, then deliver the goods to one of four stations where Walmart employees will finish assembling the orders. Source: aol.com Share This:

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WhatsApp launches Facebook chat ads and Business API for automated messaging with customers

“The advancement of WhatsApp Business follows several other initiatives aimed at using automated messaging and AI to change communication between customers and businesses” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Google is using RCS messaging to spread business messaging to billions of SMS users throughout the world, while Apple’s Business Chat is attempting to do the same.This follows the introduction of Click-to-Messenger ads, News Feed ads that lead to Facebook Messenger conversations with automated bots or humans. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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We tried the kiosks that analysts say could help McDonald’s win back $2.7 billion in sales. Here’s the verdict.

“However, a recent poll conducted by Business Insider’s partner MSN suggests that diners aren’t big fans of automated kiosks: 78% of customers said they would be less inclined to go to a restaurant that has automated ordering kiosks” writes Hollis Johnson for businessinsider.com. And restaurants like automated ordering because of it offers increased accuracy and efficiency as more chains look towards cashless options.McDonald’s started rolling out ordering kiosks at its US locations in 2015, and the chain hasn’t looked back since: by 2020, most of its 14,000 locations will have kiosks…

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Daimler and China’s Baidu deepen automated driving alliance

“FILE PHOTO: The Daimler logo is seen before the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, Thomson Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Daimler said it will deepen a partnership with China’s Baidu on automated driving and vehicle connectivity services” reports businessinsider.com. Daimler and Baidu joined forces in April 2017 to develop Apollo, an automated driving platform, which has the goal of accelerating autonomous vehicle research and promoting the drafting of related laws and regulations. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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BOTS, BYE: TWITTER curbs access for 143,000 apps in new crackdown…

“Twitter said it removed more than 143,000 apps in a crackdown on malicious activity from automated accounts or “bots” (AFP Photo/JOSH EDELSON) Washington (AFP) – Twitter said Tuesday it had removed more than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a fresh crackdown on “malicious” activity from automated accounts” reports yahoo.com. “We’re continuing to invest in building out improved tools and processes to help us stop malicious apps faster and more efficiently.”. The San Francisco-based social network said it was tightening access to its application programming interfaces (APIs)…

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Dow Jones Develops Automated Security Tool

“If a security vulnerability is found, the tool will automatically send a message to a security professional within the company” writes Sara Castellanos for wsj.com. Dow Jones & Co. has developed an open-source tool that scans for security vulnerabilities within the Amazon Web Services cloud platform and in some cases fixes them automatically, in an example of how cybersecurity is becoming increasingly automated.Last year, basic contact information about Wall Street Journal subscribers  was left exposed to other AWS customers as a result of improper security configurations.The tool was developed over…

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Google is adding new automated machine learning tools and bringing its AI software to call centers

“The first of these tools was AutoML Vision, which lets you create a machine learning model for image and object recognition” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. Also being announced today are two new Cloud AutoML domains: one for natural language and one for translation.But the company is designing its Cloud AutoML tools to serve companies — primarily outside of the tech sector — that may have specific needs that require training on custom data. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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China plans new era of sea power with unmanned AI submarines

“China is planning to upgrade its naval power with unmanned AI submarines that aim to provide an edge over the fleets of their global counterparts” writes Ryan Daws for artificialintelligence-news.com. What are your thoughts on China’s automated submarines?. However, without a human crew, they’ll also need to be resilient enough to be at sea without onboard repairs possible. Source: artificialintelligence-news.com Share This:

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Company offers automated visa process to foreign tech workers

“Demand for the controversial H-1B visa that tech companies rely on always surpasses available visas, but now a San Francisco company says it has a solution for foreign workers seeking U.S. jobs: automated help getting so-called genius visas” writes Ethan Baron for seattletimes.com. PassRight’s service provides an “automated screening process” that allows potential visa applicants to see if they might qualify for an O-1, and then complete about 80 percent of their applications using the automated system, according to the company. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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