Piglets romping around

Chinese farmers aim to use machine learning to manage their large swine farms. The tech is similar to, if not the same as, tech we’ve previously mentioned here, like the pig belt that saves piglets’ lives, the AI that detects chicken sicknesses, and the cow-identifying computer vision tool. But beyond using sound-triggered shocking belts to keep mommas from crushing their distressed piglets, identifying when animals are vocalizing their sicknesses, and tracking individual animals with computer vision, these swine farms will also assign some sort of health score to each pig by using data on a pig’s individual daily physical activity and temperature readings from infrared sensors.

What are the implications? Farmers, who have too many pigs to realistically keep track of, will have the help of computer vision to count new piglets on a daily basis and identify each pig’s physical activity. Machine learning algorithms will help save the lives of piglets being crushed and indicate the health of each individual pig.

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Cows in pens

Farmers have to work hard for their livelihoods, and undoubtedly they welcome advancements that make their lives easier and increase profit margins. Now, specifically cow farmers can benefit from AI and ML. By using computer vision, farmers can identify and track each one of their cows individually, seeing exactly what they ate and how much, as well as when they might be sick.

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Fruit for sale

After a few setbacks, Amazon Go, an AI-powered grocery-like store, is live. You don’t need to go through a check-out line or scan your product to purchase it at this store. All you have to do is pick it up and walk out the door, and the store takes care of charging you for it.

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Dairy cows in pasture

This AI tells you when they eat, sleep, drink, walk, rest. It also predicts their sicknesses, their fertility, and their body temperature—these bovine have no privacy. But the company that created this tech says all this data is helping dairy farmers improve milk production by 30 percent, and it’s also helping cows become healthier, and hopefully happier. It tracks cow activities with a neck sensor and then uses the collected data to inform farmers about their cows’ health. All farmers have to do is check the stats on their apps.

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Fashionable woman in India

If you want to be the embodiment of the latest Bollywood fashion wherever you go, there is an AI for you. Fashin AI will scan the latest Bollywood YouTube videos and find you items of apparel you can purchase online that will match with the latest trends. Become your inner Bollywood.


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woman holding a purse

Prada? Gucci? Fendi? Balenciaga? Luis Vuitton? Goyard? Dior? Wal-Mart?

If you can spot the non-luxury brand above, you’ve taken your first step to becoming AI that can spot a luxury purse from a knock-off. Now if you can do the same thing in 30 seconds by just looking at the purse itself, you could do the job of Entrupy AI. But it might be a tough job—Entrupy AI gets it right 98 percent of the time, and well-made mimics aren’t nearly as obvious as the list of words above.


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Two people, likely Japanese, with one pouring Japanese sake into a cup.

One company aims to use AI to help with the particular Japanese sake brewing process. Can this AI application do what the highly experienced Toji brewers do?

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road with palm trees and cars parked on the side

Researchers at Stanford have been able to train a machine learning model to identify cars in Google Street View images, and then identify car make and model as well as glean other information from the neighborhood photos. With the power of 50 million images processed, they then use another model to predict the demographics of your neighborhood, which include income, race, and education—and even likely voting patterns.


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woman holding fashion sunglasses

At this point, it shouldn’t be surprising that brick-and-mortar retail stores are getting pinched as more and more shopping moves online. But using AI is one way these stores can regain lost sales.

Billions of dollars of fashion-merchandise revenue come through Alibaba’s websites every year, and with the massive amounts of data this traffic generates, Alibaba has developed FashionAI, a way these stores can use this data to make more sales.

So what does this artificial intelligence application do exactly? Alibaba recommends outfits to in-store users based on the store’s inventory, and it’s even tapped into the tastes of designers and fashion moguls that frequent Alibaba’s sites. It looks like this: you walk into a clothing store and pick up an eye-catching piece of clothing. As you near the changing room, a poster-sized screen nearby detects the article of clothing and recommends other articles of clothing that pair well with your current choice, helping you build the perfect outfit efficiently. Essentially, FashionAI just became your personal stylist.

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