Computer & Technology

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) – COVID-19 Has Sent The Need For Chatbots Skyrocketing. Is The Technology Ready?

The story of chatbots could have been written—and, indeed, was being written—without the help of a global pandemic. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, some estimates had pegged the chatbot market would grow from $2.6 billion to $9.4 billion in the next five years. This projected growth was mostly attributed to increased adoption rates and improvements in AI and natural language processing technology. 

But in the span of a few days in March, bank branches closed, call centers cleared out, and most other customer service-adjacent workers were sent home, forcing businesses to suddenly confront a virtual-only reality. 

Where Chatbots Stood Pre-Pandemic

Most early examples of chatbots as we know them can be traced to technology companies like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) (Siri) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) (Watson), as well as business-to-consumer websites like Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) and Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK). Each of

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Asia’s party drug ketamine carries incontinence risk total information

Asia's party drug ketamine carries incontinence risk | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Revelers across Asia who snort the animal tranquilizer ketamine for a hallucinogenic high may face incontinence and other health problems as new dangers of this cheap party drug start showing up in long-term studies.

Fourteen-year-old Kwan Wang-yuen, one of the youngest students at the Christian Zheng Sheng College, a drug rehabilitation centre in a remote area on Hong Kong’s Lantau island, poses during an interview June 17, 2009. Kwan encountered ketamine when he was 11. Revellers across Asia who snort the animal tranquilizer ketamine for a hallucinogenic high may face incontinence and other health problems as new dangers of this cheap party drug start showing up in long-term studies. Picture taken June 17, 2009. To match feature REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Doctors in Hong Kong, where ketamine took off as a party drug about a decade ago, have recently found that heavy users have poor bladder control and … Read More

Lights on the track are helping runners shatter world records

Advancements in shoe technology have garnered headlines and stirred controversy recently for the way they boost performance. But three vaunted world records have fallen in recent weeks thanks in part to wavelight technology, a system of flashing lights that helps runners keep pace with record times.

There are no plans to use the lights at high-profile events such as the Olympics or world championships, where runners angle more for titles than for records. But the lights have been deployed in a handful of a single-day meets this year at which chasing world records was the primary target, generating buzz among fans, coaches and analysts.

Some appreciate the visual cues when watching on television or a computer. Others worry that the runners are benefiting from an artificial aid that wasn’t available to previous generations.

“If our activity is sport, our business is entertainment,” Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics, the global

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Global Microencapsulation Technology Market 2020: Market Size, Share, Growth, Sales and Drivers Analysis Research Report 2026 with COVID-19 Impact

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Sangy Vatsa Named Chief Technology And Digital Officer Of FIS Global

FIS Global has named Sangy Vatsa executive vice president, chief technology and digital officer. FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Annually, FIS facilitates the movement of roughly $9 trillion around the world and processes about 75 billion transactions. FIS serves 90% of the top 50 global banks and is the top merchant acquirer in the world by volume, according to the Nilson Report. The company has 55,000 employees worldwide.

As global chief technology and digital officer, Vatsa will partner with leaders across the company and throughout the industry to lead technology strategy, innovation and transformation for FIS. He has been assigned the responsibility to lead FIS’ technology Texture Spray Machine transformation program globally in close partnership with internal and external stakeholders. This digital modernization program will be

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X-ray Inspection Systems Technology Market 2020 Global Share, Size, Future Demand, Global Research, Top Leading Players, Emerging Trends, Region by Forecast to 2026

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Oct 08, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “”X-ray Inspection Systems Technology Market“”(2020-2026) status and position of worldwide and key regions, with perspectives of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this report analyses the topmost companies in worldwide and main regions, and splits the X-ray Inspection Systems Technology market by product type and applications/end industries.The X-ray Inspection Systems Technology market trend research process includes the analysis of different factors affecting the industry, with the government policy, competitive landscape, historical data, market environment, present trends in the market, upcoming technologies,technological innovation, and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, market barriers,opportunities, and challenges.

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The global X-ray Inspection Systems Technology market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020

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