AI will help you get your … beer faster?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How many of you have ever tried to grab a drink at a crowded bar?It can be frustrating. End of the world problem? No. But still.Well, AI to the rescue.  Possibly.  A company will try to use AI to help bars recognize who was in line first for a drink. I’m not kidding. (Engadget). Using facial recognition, it notices a person and then assigns her a number. The next person it recognizes, it gives him the next number.AI at a bar? Really?Why not? I hesitated in sharing this little tidbit. Using AI and facial recognition to reduce wait time at a bar might seem trivial to some. But then I thought again. Sometimes a great change makes a bad process just a little bit better.We used to have to scramble for a seat at the movies. Now we can reserve seats online. continue reading »last_img read more

Narine fails to prevent Sixers from losing

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – Sunil Narine delivered a tidy spell after he surprisingly opened the batting for Sydney Sixers, but failed to spare his side from a six-wicket defeat against Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League yesterday.The West Indies Twenty20 star spinner grabbed 2-30 from his allotted four overs, as the Renegades successfully chased 171 for victory in the 21st match of the tournament played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Narine made the breakthrough for the Sixers in the eighth over after the Renegades had a brilliant opening stand from Daniel Hughes and fellow left-hander, out-of-favour England batsman Michael Lumb.He had Hughes caught at deep square leg for the top score of 41 and out-of-favour Australia batsman Nic Maddinson stumped for 26 at the height of the chase.Narine had little impact down the stretch though, as the Renegades won with three deliveries remaining to clinch their second victory of the season.Earlier, Narine opened the batting for the second-placed Sixers, after they were put in to bat, and made just four before he gave a return catch to Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird in the first over.Out-of-favour Australia batsman Aaron Finch hit the top score of 57 from 44 balls to lead the Sixers to 170 for six from their allocation of 20 overs.The BBL continues today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, when Melbourne Stars face Adelaide Strikers, whose line-up includes West Indies T20 star Kieron Pollard and Barbados-born England all-rounder Christopher Jordan.Narine and the Sixers will take to the field again on Saturday at the SCG, when they face city rivals Sydney Thunder.last_img read more