Game On: Pro Sports Go High-tech with AI, Vision Solutions Artificial intelligence is becoming a critical part of many industries from healthcare to manufacturing, and now it’s tackling sports organizations. The NFL, NBA, and MLB all are using AI and computer vision technology to improve their games.  
Expression-detecting Robots Assist Humans with Everyday Tasks Researchers at Franklin & Marshall College have developed a tabletop robot that can understand some forms of human expression. Using artificial intelligence and computer vision, the robot can detect through eye movement, motion, and speech patterns when a human needs guidance or assistance with a task.   
New Podcast: The Brave New World of Hospitality Robots A staffing shortage in hospitality has opened the door for more automation and intelligence to fill in for desperately needed service staff. Rolling into that void is a new generation of service robots from Savioke who can deliver food, towels, and coffee to hotel guests. Listen to our podcast with Savioke’s founder who describes the value robots can have, including two guest-pleasing features: robots don’t sneeze on anyone, and they don’t need tips.     
Hotels Roll Out Smart Service Robots to Help with Staffing Shortage Relay+®, an intelligent robot designed by Savioke for the hospitality industry, can deliver room service and essential items such as food, snacks, and towels to guests. By adding rapid install capabilities, Savioke aims to lower the cost of robot deployment for hotels and foodservice operations and supplement staff in the current labor shortage.   
Cruise Lines Turn to IoT for Safe, Personalized Customer Experience Cruise lines are looking to IoT for easy and engaging guest experiences. Wearable devices embedded with sensors and connected mobile apps allow guests to unlock staterooms, make contactless purchases, and explore interactive content on board the ship.   
Nestle Puts the AI in Baking Artificial intelligence and digital animation result in an autonomous virtual person that offers branded outreach and customer interaction. This season’s holiday bakers can get virtual assistance when and where they need it, and (hopefully) perfectly delicious cookies.  
Bars Add a Twist of AI for Better Beverage Inventory Control Software companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to simplify and automate the beverage inventory process for bars and restaurants. The new apps make inventory fast, easy, and more accurate, cutting labor and operational costs in the process.  
Connected Smart Infrared Devices Allow Venues to Light Up the Night Montreal-based PixMob created wireless LED lighting technology for a connected crowd experience. The devices connect all audience members and encourage participation, regardless of where they are seated, turning the crowd into a show as well.   
Self-Serve Salad Bars Tossed Aside for Salad-Making Robots Although the days of self-serve salad bars and buffets may be gone, the pandemic opened new doors for food preparation technology. Among the devices developed to meet new safety standards are robots that prep and serve food.     
Commercial Kitchens Tap IoT to Accurately Monitor Food Metrics More than one-third of all food winds up in the trash, which wastes money and saps resources. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping commercial kitchens reduce waste from overproduction and get it in the mouths of people who can eat it.  

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