GENERAL AI, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH
Clarity AI | December 19, 2022
Clarity AI – the leading global sustainability tech platform – announced today that Klarna, the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards, is using Clarity AI’s data and capabilities to promote environmentally conscious brands to 150 million shoppers.
“We are thrilled to empower over 150 million shoppers with the information they need to make more sustainable choices when they shop. With more than 2 million daily transactions processed by Klarna, this initiative can have a significant collective effect, showcasing the scale and potential that Clarity AI can power and unleash as we make our sustainability metrics accessible to consumers.”
Angel Agudo, Head of Product and member of the Board of Directors of Clarity AI
Sustainability is becoming a major concern for shoppers. Yet, so far, much of the attention in the market has been focused on the fashion industry. In order to shed light on a new category, Klarna will initially feature ways to shop consciously – powered by Clarity AI’s capabilities – to those shopping for electronics across thousands of brands in 22 countries around the world. As a whole, the technology industry is expected to produce around 14% of global emissions by 2040, up from around 3% today. As well as the energy demand from the usage of electronic devices, their production and disposal have a significant environmental impact. Producing these devices equals or exceeds the carbon cost of using them.1
According to the Q3 2022 Klarna Shopping Pulse,2 62% of US shoppers say that sustainability when shopping for electronics is important to them (e.g., that the product is made of more sustainable materials or the brand is taking active steps towards climate change). Also, the study showed that over two-thirds of Americans think it’s important that the brands they buy actively combat climate change and use recycled or sustainable materials in their products, and moreover, 24% of Americans actively seek out brands that are ethical and sustainable.
After consumers make a purchase in the electronics category, new Clarity AI-powered information on the brand’s environmental efforts will be displayed in the form of brand badges, bringing together brand-level sustainability data in one simple overview. This information provides consumers with a simple and reliable way to identify brands that are proactively addressing climate change, helping consumers shop more consciously. The brand badges indicate whether a company has lower greenhouse gas emissions than similar businesses, whether they derive a higher proportion of its energy from renewable sources, has climate change policies and a roadmap to positively impact climate change, and whether or not a company is transparent in its reporting of climate-related information.
“In 2021, Klarna introduced the CO2e emissions tracker, which brought to life one of the largest awareness efforts on carbon footprints ever made. Now, we are taking it one step further by providing Klarna’s more than 150 million shoppers with reliable and transparent metrics for electronics brands, helping shoppers to not only understand the impact of their purchases but also to make more environmentally conscious decisions going forward. Together, Klarna and Clarity AI are empowering consumers to ‘vote with their wallet’ for a more sustainable world,” said Salah Said, Head of Sustainability at Klarna. “We were looking for a partner that not only provides clear and independent data, but also offers a seamless technical integration. As a digital-native tech company, Clarity AI was a natural choice for us. We speak the same language; it’s a great match.”
About Clarity AI
=Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. As of November 2022, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 50,000 companies, 320,000 funds, 198 countries and 188 local governments – two to thirteen times more than any other player in the market – and delivers data and analytics for investing, consumer research, corporate research and reporting for sustainability regulations worldwide. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and its investor client network manages tens of trillions in assets under management, while its consumer partnerships allow it to be part of millions of daily ecommerce transactions and to reach hundreds of millions of consumers at over 400,000 merchants.
Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 150 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by saving them time and money while helping them be informed and in control. Over 450,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna's innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna has over 6,000 employees and is active in 45 markets.
EY | December 06, 2022
The EY organization today announces an alliance between Ernst & Young LLP and Software AG, a leading enterprise software and technology company with a suite of products across business process management (BPM), integration and application programming interface (API) management and Internet of Things (IoT). The EY-Software AG Alliance helps organizations improve growth through digital transformation. The alliance is also active in Germany, where Software AG is headquartered, with further global expansion planned.
"Organizations are rapidly transforming to accelerate growth, remain competitive and adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape. The EY-Software AG Alliance combines the deep industry knowledge of EY teams with Software AG's leading-edge technology to bring a unified experience to clients, helping them truly integrate processes, technologies and people, and drive deeper data-driven insights to accelerate transformation."
Aman Dutta, EY Global Software AG Alliance Leader
Enterprises navigating transformation often deal with fragmented business processes and a lack of real-time data and insights due to legacy internal systems that cloud their visibility of the overall organizational picture. This can result in repercussions to business outcomes, costing organizations time, effort, profitability and delays in transformation.
Software AG's enterprise-ready platforms, such as webMethods, ARIS and Cumulocity IoT, simplify the integration of applications, devices, data and clouds, empower streamlined processes and connect "things" like sensors, machines and robots. The ARIS and Alfabet platforms are agile, cloud-based enterprise software for BPM and enterprise architecture (EA). The ARIS platform offers process mapping and analysis; process mining; governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management; environmental, social and governance (ESG) management and insights for automation. Its robust features unite business and information technology into an integrated platform to help organizations understand and improve their operations, reduce costs, support change and transform at pace.
EY teams have deep experience in implementing ARIS, Alfabet, Cumulocity IoT and webMethods platforms. These platforms leverage common standards to support numerous clients for BPM, process mining, IoT, analytics and integration across the globe. EY teams also extensively use the ARIS platform to efficiently roll out large-scale S/4HANA implementations.
Through the EY-Software AG Alliance, organizations will have access to seamless and integrated leading-class products, deep industry insights and effective implementation services, helping them achieve their transformation goals. The EY organization is establishing a centre of excellence exclusively for Software AG products and capabilities that will have more than 200 members based out of Bengaluru, India, to create a differentiated client experience.
"As the EY relationship with Software AG continues to grow, it is extremely exciting to envision the new opportunities that this expanded collaboration will help provide. The alliance will strengthen how EY teams provide end-to-end digital transformation solutions, while aiming to drive material impact for clients."
Netta Nyholm, EY EMEIA Enterprise Risk Leader
"We know that our customers are facing more challenges right now than they ever have before. Our goal is to help them overcome these challenges, become more resilient and ultimately grow. We can do this by simplifying the world of connected technology, people and data for them and finding new ways — large or small — to make day-to-day operations a little bit easier, more efficient or more profitable. There's no better way to extend this mission we're on than by joining forces with the EY organization and we look forward to helping more customers together."
Joshua Husk, Chief Revenue Officer, Software AG
EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.
AI TECH,GENERAL AI,AI APPLICATIONS
Ezoic | December 02, 2022
After a year of anticipation, Ezoic, the AI technology platform for digital publishers, launches its new AI text-to-video tool, Flickify, and makes it available to publishers worldwide. With Flickify, publishers can now access video content capabilities previously only afforded to those with the ability to either invest many hours of their own time on video production or outsource it.
Flickify allows growing sites with existing content to immediately gain exposure to new streams of ad revenue and search engine traffic from places like Google Images, Google Video and Humix video sharing network. Flickify requires no video editing skills, video equipment or special training. The cloud-based platform uses AI technology to generate high-quality videos from written content. Publishers can simply sign into Ezoic.com, choose the Flickify tool on the dashboard and create up to five videos a month at no cost.
Videos can be completely AI generated or customized by adding clips taken from the Flickify stock library of millions of images or by uploading your own images and video files. The tool even features AI narration and an eclectic offering of background music.
“Publishers know they need videos to build audiences and increase site revenue, and our beta customers using Flickify have seen the exponential traffic and revenue growth with our tool. Flickify is the perfect complement to Humix, our massive video sharing network, which delivers an immediate audience via access to sites all over the world looking for video content.”
-Ezoic CMO Tyler Bishop
Publishers creating videos with Flickify can start getting views and earning revenue from their videos immediately by sharing them on Humix. This worldwide video sharing platform has no subscriber or view requirements and serves as an alternative to sites like YouTube, which requires at least 1,000 subscribers, 4,000 public watch hours/year, and an Adsense account.
Stephen Hockman, founder of SEO Chatter says, “What I like most about Flickify is you can instantly start making money from videos you create by adding them to your website and running ads on them. Plus, you can boost revenue by sharing your Flickify videos on Humix where they play on other publishers’ websites, allowing you to tap into other publishers’ audiences and increase video reach and ad revenue without having to acquire that traffic yourself.”