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Human and robot’s cooperation to be the best in financial consultant industry

If you are one robot fan who is always caring about the robotics affairs, you must know about Alexa robot from Amazon. Right now, this robot is playing the role of consultant for customers in UBS Group AG in Switzerland. With this progress, Alexa may make the appointments, analysis the stock and even invest into stock.

In recent years, robot consultant is becoming one kind of fashion. According to one investigation from CNBC, even though the consumers who use the robot consultant are limited, their interest in robot consultant is continuously growing.

As was reported from BBC, in the era of fast-developing artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence robotics is replacing human staff and going into financial department. Nowadays, the most of the transactions have been performed by robot independently in the Stock Exchange in New York and London.

Is the robot consultant just one kind of fashion? No. For individual users, robot consultant not only helps to choose and manage the balanced investment portfolio, but the cost is lower than general consultant companies. And this is one reason why the robot consultant is paid high attention to.

Of course, more enterprise clients prefer to communicate with human consultant to get the customized investment idea. Because they don’t think it reassuring to hand high amounts to the robot consultant. What’s more, the human consultant is able to give more proper ideas to enterprise clients in deed. However, this kind of humanoid service robot can exist because most of the work has high relation to its data statistics and data analysis.

As you may know, it is not easy to make one accurate and suitable solution. It requires not only the special analysis ability and judgement, but the powerful data processing ability. For example, the data that three consultants process in one day is easily handled by AI arithmetic within one hour. That is one advantages of robot consultant.

According to incomplete statistics, in the USA, there have been more than 200 companies who are investing in the blue ocean market of robot consultant and the financial giants such as Blackrouck, Fuidlity, Vanguard and some others are among them. City Bank pointed out in one of its reports, “In the future 10 years, the capital of robot consultants probably reaches 5 trillion US dollars and it is a great piece of meat undoubtedly.

With the heat of “robot consultant is taking the place of human consultant” topic, some specialists insist in the questionable voice. James Gorman, the new “King of Wall Street” and the CEO of Morgan Stanley, pointed out, “robot consultant can only attracted part of the clients and they cannot replace all the analysts, strategist and investment consultants.”

Yes, we have to admit that, the present robot consultant cannot be called “professional”. Therefore, the combination consultant mode of human and intelligent service robot will probably be the main trend and best choice in financial consultant industry in the future years.

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China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 to be held in Beijing

Themed by “Intelligent Innovation, Intelligent Manufacturing, Intelligent Fusion”, China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 will be held on September 2nd in Beijing.

The goal of this conference is to promote a healthy and sustainable growth of China’s AI and robotics industries, expand cut-edge technologies, industry dynamics and enterprise experience and improve the influence of Chinese AI and Chinese intelligent robots in the world.

Artificial Intelligence is a challenging field and research in this field is especially difficult. For over half a century, people have been trying to prove theoretical theories and solving the technical difficulties of AI. In recent years, great progress has been made and new thought, now concept new theory and technology have been coming out in this field, which is becoming an important source for a new wave of science.

China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 will provide a platform for all participants to discuss how to enhance the level of independent research and development of artificial intelligence and advanced AI robot in China and practical abilities. This includes independent IT industrial systems and a basic industry capability. Promoting machine learning, intelligent manufacturing, and a Smart life are also included. The conference also focused on in-depth applications and industrial transformation in the fields of intelligent industries and National Defense Security, as well as analyzing the development trend in the industrial environments of AI and artificial intelligence robotics through intensive research. All of this is to help enterprises seize these rare development opportunities, which is helping many industries and further helping the robotics industry towards success.

The highlights of the forum were: Meeting and listening to top AI experts in person, sharing new perspectives about new technology, discussing the robotics industry and its future, AI, the development of the fusion of Big Data, research and production, well-known representatives from various enterprises, and the development and direction of “Made in China 2025.” To discuss this roadmap, 300+ robotics and AI experts shared their ideas.

Attendees included: Internet company executives, AI and robotics companies, technology specialists, entrepreneurs and other C-Level executives interested in using robotics, venture capitalists, AI consultants, technology solution providers, domestic smart equipment/robotic firms, robotics industry distributors, programmable autonomous robots /equipment integrators,  intelligent industry robot chains/ VC/ servo systems/ driver systems/ and core suppliers, well-known media channels, and local government leaders.

In the future, AI technology will further promote deep integration of similar technology, emerging technologies, and new industries, and promote the revolution of IT. The China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference extends an invitation to you and looks forward to working with you about the AI and Robotics industry for the future together, usher in the era of intelligence.

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Sanbot plays the role of intelligent salesperson in pharmacy

Recently, intelligent medicine sales robots appear in numerous pharmacies in China. The sales robots not only broadcast the functions of health and nutrition medicine, but also answer related health care questions and perform interactions with customers. The intelligent humanoid robots were hired by Mckin, the Chinese well-known healthy food and health care products. The robot, with model number of Sanbot Elf, is manufactured by QIHAN Technology.

Intelligent robot breaks the barriers of offline retail.

The online-to-offline shopping model is becoming general as the E-shopping becomes hotter and hotter, which pushes medicine retailers to offer door-to-door services step by step. Serious of Apps now promote that they can send the medicine with half an hour, which is more and more convenient to customers. Thus, the offline pharmacies are less competitive compared to online ones.

As the leading manufacturer of healthy food and health care products, Mckin hired artificial intelligent robots to support its sales service in the pharmacies. This helps build intelligent offline sales system and makes a whole new marketing demonstration in the intense market competition.

“The robots broadcast the advertisement of health care products and promote the functions of the products, which is more reliable than human’s promotion. Because the advanced humanoid robot gives the feeling of reliability as AI big data know much better about the using scope than human brains. Using robot to deliver product information not only eliminates the customer’s psychological repellence, but also promotes their desires to buy the products.” One product manager from Mckin introduced.

Artificial intelligence goes into pharmacy and creates new marketing model.

It was the first case that offline pharmacy introduced artificial intelligence to perform the promotion. As far as I learned, the retail promotional artificial intelligent robot is the commercial chain solution issued by QIHAN Technology.

Sanbot intelligent robot, which is used in chain business, has been introduced by supermarkets, department stores and chain convenience stores and garnered praises by a great number of retailers and customers. Retailers adopt the advanced AI robot as interactive carrier, which saves much cost compared with human labor. For the chain business, QIHAN Technology designed a leading robotics system for chain business – Multi-service Platform System. Through MPS, retailers can customize and create tasks for Sanbot on a PC, tablet or smartphone and distribute them to a fleet of Sanbots over the QIHAN cloud.

Sanbot intelligent robot used in chain business is capable of entertainment interaction, remote shop-keeping, advertising promotion, product introduction, customer reception, exhibition and more business models. Till now, the customized robot has been introduced by pharmacies in Chongqing, Nanchang, Fuzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Lanzhou, Baoji, Nanning, Luoyang and some other first or second level cities.

Commercializing intelligent robot and making businesses and customers benefit and experience the actual commercial value from commercial service robots are the business concept QIHAN Technology has been practicing. The cooperation with Mckin, which fuses artificial intelligence into medicine retail area, is another achievement of QIHAN’s “Robot plus Various Industries” strategy.

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Robots make the future of healthcare more advanced

What does the future of healthcare look like? For the past decade, cutting-edge technology has led to medical advancements and innovative practices that have reshaped healthcare. Today, healthcare professionals have the tools, computing power and collective research, to effectively diagnose and care for their patients. From augmented reality to 3D printed drugs, the healthcare industry is truly living in the future.

Recently, the healthcare industry has explored leveraging robots in everyday care, from streamlining administration tasks to improving healthcare practices. Intelligent service robots offer a new way to collect and share data, while expediting the process at the same time. Below are practical ways in which robots can be deployed in the healthcare environment to assist healthcare professionals and improve patient experience:

1. Automate Diagnostics: Roughly 130.4 million ER visits occur in the United States each year. With the abundance of patients requiring medical attention, it is critical that doctors are able to diagnose patients in a timely manner. To ensure an efficient use of time, advanced medical robotics can be used to assist doctors in streamlining visits by automating practices including checkups, testing, diagnosis and prescriptions.

2. Protect Patient Privacy: As new technology devices emerge, privacy has increasingly become a top concern for patients, healthcare providers and hospitals. To ensure that patient records are kept secure, anopen API humanoid robot can be programmed to connect with a hospital’s private cloud server, ensuring patient’s confidential information can only be accessed with hospital credentials.

3. Entertain Patients: Hospitals often have the negative connotation of being a scary place. To make patients’ visits more enjoyable, robots can provide entertainment by dancing, playing games and communicating using voice commands and gesture control capabilities.

4. Shorten Wait Times: In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average Emergency Room (ER) wait times were roughly 30 minutes and the average treatment times were about 90 minutes, resulting in wait times of roughly two hours. To reduce long wait times and improve the patients’ experience, intelligent robots can be deployed in waiting rooms for a variety of applications including assisting patients waiting in the ER with their administrative paperwork.

5. Enhance Physical Therapy: In addition to waiting rooms, service robots can assist with physical therapy sessions. Using a projector or touch screen, robots can display instructional videos to help patients learn the proper technique for rehabilitation exercises.

6. Comfort Children: Hospitals can be a foreign place for children. To ease any concerns children may have prior to their appointment, a robot’s touchscreen can be used to tell stories, display educational materials, or stream videos to calm a child during stressful situations.

7. Overcome Language Barriers: As global travel continues to grow, the percentage of patients who visit a hospital outside of their native country increases. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a programed language database, robots can help doctors communicate and quickly diagnose patients from abroad.

8. Provide 24/7 Care: Robots equipped with cameras and sensors can also assist patients by performing around-the-clock patient monitoring, ensuring that patients receive constant care. Additionally, as the care robots for the elderly, robots can connect to wearables such as a heart rate monitor to keep an eye on a people’s vitals and contact a healthcare professional should an issue arise.

The applications for robots in the healthcare environment are continuing to grow, and some of the top hospitals in America are already deploying robots to help reduce costs, streamline operations and improve the patient experience. Ultimately, the future of robotics in healthcare will be determined by implementation, but for now the future looks bright.

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Tan Jianrong was invited to be the Chief Scientist of QIHAN Technology

On July 27th, Tan Jianrong, the Academician of China Engineering Academy, Mechanical Engineering Specialist, and professor of Zhejiang University, was invited grandly to be the Chief Scientist of QIHAN Technology. The two sides would plan to begin the deep cooperation in artificial intelligence robotics, and apply to build the academician workstation to train the first-rate industrial talents, to improve the R&D ability of Chinese service robot and commercialization of cute-edge research results.

The appointment ceremony of the chief scientist was held grandly on July 27th and Mr. Lin Lvde, the CEO of QIHAN Technology issued the certificate to Tan Jianrong.

“It is one of the milestone events for QIHAN Technology to recruit Tan as the Chief Scientist and it marks the innovation development strategy of QIHAN Technology went into a whole-new historic phase in artificial intelligence.” Mr. Lin made the speech at the ceremony, “Mr. Tan will make the strategic guidance for the artificial intelligence development and make an entire guidance for the present AI technology system in QIHAN Technology. We two sides will apply to build the academician workstation together and will make a specific research cooperation plan in the key business direction of artificial intelligence.”

After receiving the certificate, Mr. Tan shared his points of views on the development of artificial intelligence too. “The development of advanced commercial robots will generate the three big trends: hard-soft fusion, virtual-real fusion and human-machine fusion. We should have to have both the hard and the soft in the development of advanced AI robot. Under the condition of intelligent hardware condition, artificial intelligence is based on the big data processing and using developed Internet to combine the local application functions, to offer real and effective commercial value for various industries.

The judgements on robotic development from Tan happen to coincide with the strategy of the development and research and commercial application of Sanbot service robot. In 2016, QIHAN Technology proposed to be the creator and leader of intelligent service robot, and has been devoted itself to building the developer ecosystem of “Robot + Various Industries”. QIHAN Technology has been integrating the technical ability and industry resources of robot developer & manufacturer and robotic solution developers to form the “Robot + Industrial App + Cloud service” three-in-one ecosystem, create multi-role robot products in various industries and offer intelligent services in the multiple scenarios.

After the appointment, TAN Jianrong will play the full role in the AI system design and R&D achievement and industry experience in intelligent manufacturing and virtual reality. He will cooperate with QIHAN R&D team deeply to improve the R&D ability of the intelligent service robotics and promote the commercialization of cut-edge achievements. In addition, the two sides will apply to build the academician workstation together to gather and train first-rate industry talents to break through technical barriers and Production-Study-Research land, to take the lead in the coming eruptible development of artificial intelligence.

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The rate of Chinese AI robot’s facial recognition nearly reaches 100%

In recent years, scientific community has been seeking breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Especially at facial recognition looking for missing people, it has become a focus topic that whether AI technology can play a practical role in public service area such as missing people search and so on through hi-tech methods. It’s worth mentioning that Chinese Academy of Science has invented one AI robot and the rate of facial recognition nearly reached 100%. The intelligent robot has been applied practically in people’s lives.

It’s understood that, the artificial intelligent robot, named Xiaojia and invented by Wang Jinqiao’s team under Chinese Academy of Science, has the high rate of 99% at facial recognition. Comparing ID card and live image and under the condition of one hundred-thousandth false alarm rate, the facial recognition rate has reached more than 99%. And its rate reaches 85% under the dynamic condition.

Wang Jinqiao explained, “Xiaojia’s facial recognition adopts one low-power consumption and neural network algorithm based on deep learning. It is able to capture facial all-round structure characteristics and partial nuanced difference at the same time, so as to learn about individual facial structure.”

It’s introduced that, in practical application, Xiaojia’s facial recognition function has helped police to find out numerous litigants’ relatives. On Sep. 12th, 2016, in Song County Henan Province, a man saw the other one very similar with him and considered him his twin brother missing for many years, so he called the police. The police then collected both their facial images and Xiaojia AI robot finally checked out they are the right twin brother separate for 40 years. Earlier before this event on Aug 10th, 2016, an old woman in Ruzhou City could not find her home and didn’t take anything with her, then police collected the woman’s facial image with phone and input into Xiaojia’s facial recognition system. The advanced AI robot found out the woman’s ID within one second.

During last two sessions, Li Yanhong, the CEO of Chinese Baidu, proposed the concept of AI for people search, receiving extensive attention from society. With the continuous mature of artificial intelligence, facial recognition and its technical universality will be much more popular in people search and other public services. In the future, intelligent service robot, one of the best artificial intelligent carriers, will play much bigger role in people’s lives, both for home or commercial usages.

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Intel: The Integration of AI and SI makes robot industry burst out

Song Zhiqiang, the Dean of Intel Labs China, ILC, claimed the integration of artificial intelligence and smart interaction would make intelligent robot industry burst out. The whole article is as follows.

Today, we are embracing a new world of Internet of Everything. More and more things and equipment have achieved interconnection through network, which makes data outbreak. Data surges like a blood and has becoming the most important driving force in the technical field. Artificial intelligence, automatic drive, 5G, VR / MR and a series of forward-looking technology, give us the opportunity to fully release the potential of these data, and constantly upgrade the human life experience.

We would like to share and communicate with you about Intel’s observation of forward-looking technology, and investigate the present and the future of Internet of Everything. Let us begin from the perspective of robot and artificial intelligence to find out industry opportunities in the era of data deluge.

As the most important application area of artificial intelligence, robot has been always paid high attention. Intelligent humanoid robots appeared in Hollywood blockbuster give the public high expectations. However, the intelligent capability of real intelligent service robot is far from that in the movie. With the trend of artificial intelligence promoted by deep learning, it has become a very important issue how intelligent robot industry breaks out. I think there are two key aspects: one is the deep integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and Smart Interaction (SI); the other is the security of intelligent robots. We’ll take about the security later, and now let’s focus on the integration of AI and SI.

In the academic world, AI has a commonly-used definition, is to understand the essence of intelligence, and be able to produce a kind of intelligent machine that can respond to external input, similar with human being. The ultimate goal of this discipline is to give the machine intelligent reaction capacity, so advanced AI robot can be seen as the ultimate goal of artificial intelligence.

There are two ways to understand the essence of intelligence: One is to speculate how people is thinking in an intelligent way from the observers’ behaviors by virtue of philosophical or psychological methods; the other is to cut apart human brain to check the neuro anatomical structure, and find out the laws of intelligent activities through brain activity detection technology and well-designed experiments.

We have a knowledge of intelligence (not exactly right, but at least the model comes out), but how to make the machine smart need? It needs mathematicians, computer scientists and automation experts to study thoroughly. Therefore, there are many disciplines related to artificial intelligence. Besides soft theory, models and algorithms, it also needs the practice of hardware. For example, intelligent machine needs chips to provide it with a strong computing and storage ability. In addition, advanced humanoid robot requires the technical support of complex system control, either.

In fact, this wave of artificial intelligence is also benefiting from the improvements of calculations and storage technology. ANN is to train machine with massive data, and then machine learns about the inherent laws from the data and build a model, finally, the model will help to speculate new data. This is called a machine learning process. It requires a lot of storage and computing power, but now we are living in an extraordinary appropriate era of machine learning’s big development.