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Stores' CCTV Footage Turned Into Retailing Insights, Thanks to AI Service Built by Millennial-Founded PH Startup

Other products count vehicle passengers seeing outdoor billboards, and guess profiles of tablet viewers to deliver right ads

While doing his internship with an alcoholic beverage maker, Raphael Layosa, then a third-year student at the UP College of Business Administration, noticed something truly odd. Tasked with monitoring the sales of hard drinks marketed to male customers, he observed that it was ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | October 18, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Can Artificial Intelligence Turn Pedicab Drivers and Market Vendors into Call Center Agents?

DTI and DICT are partnering with Diosdado Banatao’s startup to help BPOs cope with automation threat

(From left) George Yang, Diosdado Banatao, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio during the press conference announcing the DTI and DICT's partnership with AI ProsThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology ...

by Roel Landingin  | May 23, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Only 26 Years Old, This Filipina Built an $8-M Startup That Uses AI to Hire and Retain Talent

Rumarocket uses machine learning to help companies manage HR operations

Among Rumarocket's many accolades is winning the regional competition of Seedstars World in 2014, when CEO Kathleen Yu (second from right) was only 23 years oldLike many successful businesses today, Kathleen Yu’s startup started with rejection.The idea behind Rumarocket, the 26-year-old’s business ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 17, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Influencing Your Daily Life and You Don't Even Know It

The future is already here

For many of us, the very mention of artificial intelligence (AI) conjures up futuristic notions of Skynet and the malevolent robots that rose up to destroy humankind in theTerminator film series.In reality, however, artificial intelligence is already here and it's not out to ...

by Michael McQueen  | May 10, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Successful Exit: AI Messaging Startup Sold to Paper and Agri Group Just a Year After Launch

Chatbot PH is now part of the Sterling Paper Group of Companies

(From L-R) SPGC President Gerry Lim Bon Hiong, SPGC CEO and Chairman of the Board Henry Lim Bon Liong, Chatbot PH Co-Founder and CEO Ron Baetiong, and Chatbot PH Co-Founder Stephen KuJust a little over a year after its launch in the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 05, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

PH Startup Uses AI to Help Businesses Communicate with Customers Better and Faster

Chatbot PH trains and maintains bots for clients in a way that works for their specific needs

For any company, customer service is an area that requires serious attention. Historically, many businesses have suffered because of nasty customer reviews and/or poor staff performance.Now imagine a situation where business owners and their staff don’t have to reply to all of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 21, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

These Are the Skills Freelancers Need Most to Make an Impact Right Now

You might want to check out Blockchain, cybersecurity and AI

The future of work is constantly evolving. Like it or not, technology remains a massive disruptor across industries. Change in the workplace is not only coming, it’s already here, and you want to make sure you’re on top of the skills that ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 24, 2017 06:00:00
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Here Is a Strategy For Making Yourself Irreplaceable Before AI Learns to do Your Job

The best way to avoid losing your job to a robot is learn how to do your job working with one

The robots are coming! They're not coming to destroy us, they will take some jobs -- and if it's your job, that's nearly as frightening.We're no strangers to seeing jobs replaced by automation. Despite various claims that we're losing trade jobs to China and ...

by Sam McRoberts  | November 21, 2017 08:00:00
Run & Grow

The iPhone of Drones Is Being Built by This Teenager

With the millions he's raised, his flagship product might become one of the most game-changing drones in the air

His drone, he believes, will be revolutionary. It will come equipped with artificial intelligence so it can recognize faces and objects and pick them out in a crowd; it will help police departments find lost children, ranchers monitor their herds, cities inspect buildings. If all goes ...

by Jesse Hyde  | September 21, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

What Banks Need to do to Survive in Today’s Digital and Cloud Environment

The financial industry may need to start using artificial intelligence

Today’s established banks are already facing challenges and disruption. New competition in the form of on-the-cloud startups and fintechs are gaining the attention of potential clients and funders. Moody’s Investor Service already estimates that these groups are already 4,000-strong worldwide and that ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | September 12, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?

Boeing wants to eliminate the human element during flights

You probably learned in grade school that all you really need to fly is more drag than lift. But by now you know that to start an airline, what you mostly need is money -- billions of dollars worth -- for airplanes, ...

by Tom Brant  | June 14, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

8 of the Funniest and Most Shocking Artificial Intelligence Fails

To err isn't just human -- machines make mistakes, too.

Artificial intelligence is slowly infiltrating every aspect of our world, from business, to education, to the government, to our homes. While the rise of AI has made life more efficient in many ways, it’s not immune to the occasional blunder. Humans aren’t perfect, ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 06, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Bill Gates Wants Governments to Tax Robots

Proposal comes as call center and BPO jobs face threat from robotic process automation

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology makes steady progress from day to day, worries that robots will eventually displace human workers in factory floors and offices are also on the rise.To prepare for what looks like the inevitable widespread use of robots in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 20, 2017 04:00:00
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