Today’s Top Data Stories

US Government Contractor CACI International Acquires Two Companies

The U.S. Government contractor CACI International has acquired two companies for $120.3 million. One of these two companies is Bluestone Analytics, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bluestone analyses open-source intelligence collected on the Dark Web. According to CACI International, these acquisitions will augment CACI International capabilities in open-source intelligence and satellite communications.

AI-Powered Research Offers Insights On Casino Games’ Impact on Player Markers of Harm

Research conducted by Future Anthem and Gamesys - built upon modeling 36 million gaming sessions - has found no significant correlation between player markers of harm and the game characteristics of volatility, return to player, hit rate, etc. The researchers leveraged AI and ML extensively to carry out the research. While Future Anthem’s Safer Play product utilizes cutting-edge AI to detect in-session wagering behaviors that show players exhibiting markers of harm, the machine learning models judge more than 80 metrics, each corresponding to the established markers of harm.

The Use of AI Rises in the Travel and Hospitality Industry

The travel and hospitality industry suffered one of the hardest blows from the pandemic. Its recovery is now getting a big boost from advanced technology paradigms like artificial intelligence and machine learning. An earlier survey has already suggested that more than 20% of a company’s earnings are because of AI. This realization has led to increased investment in AI in the travel and hospitality industry, especially in the areas of the guest experience, optimization of human resources, automated hotels, back-office automation, and more.

AI and Machine Learning Capabilities that Autonomously Self Repair is a Possibility

Researchers suggest a better understanding of how astrocytes - a type of brain cell - function can become immensely crucial in improving the physics of hardware devices. It will help develop AI and ML paradigms that can autonomously self-repair. According to Penn State researchers, the adoption of astrocyte functioning will be much less energy-consuming than the existing technologies. 

Oosto Announces New Features in Its Vision AI Platform

Formerly known as AnyVision, Oosto has declared new feature additions to its industry-leading Vision AI platform. These additions will help detect restricted area entries, improve facial recognition and alerting of mask-wearing individuals. Its expanded video forensics will help speed up difficult investigations as well.

Indian Auto-Makers Leverage AI for Post Pandemic Recovery

A range of leading Indian automakers is utilizing AI to ramp up their post-pandemic recovery efforts. For instance, Maruti Suzuki has digitized 24 out of the 26 touchpoints involved in its car-purchase journey, while Tata Motors has enabled contactless sales. Tata Motors leverages Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud for advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring features. Another manufacturer, Mahindra, and Mahindra leverage AI-powered dynamic segmentation for spare parts inventories optimization.

Zuckerberg’s Meta Creates Deformable Plastic Skin

Along with Carnegie Mellon scientists, Meta AI researchers have developed a less than 3 mm thick deformable plastic skin. The technology, named ReSkin, can realize forces as low as 0.1 newtons from objects less than 1 mm in size. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Meta is now one step closer to “realistic virtual objects and physical interactions in the metaverse.”