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Artificial Intelligence in Debt Collection - Near-Term Applications 1

Artificial Intelligence in Debt Collection – Near-Term Applications

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Americans filed more grievances about debt collections than about any other financial incident. Of the 316,810 complaints received by the CFPB about debt collection in 2017, the most common was, “Continued attempts to collect debt not owed,” which was cited by 39 percent of grievance filers.

AI in Blockchain - Current Applications and Trends

AI in Blockchain – Current Applications and Trends

Today, two highly discussed disruptive technologies are artificial intelligence and blockchain. In this piece, we aim to highlight projects where AI and blockchain might be used together to support the B2B environment.

Augmented Reality Shopping and Artificial Intelligence - Near-Term Applications 2

Augmented Reality Shopping and Artificial Intelligence – Near-Term Applications

AI is finding itself in the physical retail space by way of augmented reality, or AR. Research and Markets estimated the size of the AR in retail market around $1.155 billion in 2018. As of now, numerous companies claim to provide AR support to shopper experiences in a variety of industries, including automotive and fashion.

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement – 6 Current Applications

According to the US Government Accountability Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database contains over 30 million mugshots of criminals and ID card images from 16 states. This is just one of many law enforcement databases which also contain further identity information, including fingerprints and text data.

Virtual Mirrors and Computer Vision - Current Applications 2

Virtual Mirrors and Computer Vision – 9 Current Applications

According to a Deloitte study, 90 percent of worldwide retail sales are still done in physical stores. To compete with the convenience and endless aisle assortment offered online, this research suggests that meaningful customer experiences and brand engagement is crucial.

Machine Vision in Finance - Current Applications and Trends

Machine Vision in Finance – Current Applications and Trends

According to the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), machine vision is a combination of hardware like cameras, image sensors, and image processing software that can help automate applications like inspection and analysis by allowing machines (such as robots) to ‘see’ their surroundings.  

Stock Brokerage Firms and Artificial Intelligence - Current Applications

Stock Brokerage Firms and Artificial Intelligence – Current Applications

Stockbrokerage might be viewed by investors as a traditionally human-based service allowing them to buy and sell equities. When looking at the shift in how stock brokerage is different today compared to the early 2000s, the largest change seems to be in software-based automation. Put simply, a lot of what was being done by humans (such as executing trades, giving advice to investors, discretionary trading) can now be done through software.

AI for Speech Recognition - Current Companies, Technology, and Where Its Headed 1

AI for Speech Recognition – Current Companies, Technology, and Trends

Speech recognition is technology that can recognize spoken words, which can then be converted to text. A subset of speech recognition is voice recognition, which is the technology for identifying a person based on their voice.