All articles by JP Casey

JP Casey

JP Casey is the editor of Future Power Technology, Offshore Technology Focus and MINE Magazine. Their topics of interest include covering human rights violations in energy, considering the balance of people and profits across the industry, and writing lists in threes.

Autonomous delivery robots to be deployed worldwide by 2019

Starship Technologies will roll out its autonomous delivery service for corporate and academic buildings across the US and Europe, introducing thousands of delivery robots around the world within a year.

AI will prove positive for customer engagement: Survey

A survey conducted by customer insights company Feefo has revealed that 66% of senior IT decision-makers believe that failure to adopt AI would lead to a loss of competitiveness, and 96% consider that AI will have a positive influence on the engagement of their customers.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launches three AI services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched three new services to optimise AI use across its own business functions and those of its customers.

Facial recognition to be introduced to 11,000 Thai 7-Eleven stores

Convenience chain 7-Eleven is to implement artificial intelligence-powered technologies at its Thai stores, including facial and gesture recognition, and analysis of customer and employee behaviour.

Ocado uses machine learning software to predict fraud

Ocado has unveiled a fraud detection service for its shoppers that uses machine learning (ML) techniques and Google Cloud to predict and defend against fraudulent transactions before they take place.

Amazon awarded patents for wristbands to guide warehouse workers

Amazon has secured two patents for wristbands that can track a warehouse worker’s position and assess their performance.

Singaporean cycle hire startup launches Amazon Prime Now rival

Singapore-based cycle hire company oBike has introduced oBike Flash, a delivery service using its bicycles, to challenge the speed and quality of Amazon’s Prime Now service.

A quarter of shoppers prefer a voice assistant to an app or website, Capgemini reports

Consultancy and technology leader Capgemini has reported that in 2017, 24% of consumers chose to use a voice assistant over an app or website when shopping, a figure they expect to increase to 40% within three years.

Former Tinder employees launch professional networking app Ripple

A team of former Tinder employees has launched Ripple, a professional networking app that introduces the easy interface and addictive swiping of the dating app to the world of recruiting.