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    1. Alibaba Group to open research lab in Singapore

      Alibaba Group to open research lab in Singapore

      in Singapore by Vivienne Tay Alibaba Group to open research lab in Singapore Alibaba Group has picked Singapore to launch one out of seven research labs which focus on foundational and disruptive technology research. This includes data intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), FinTech, quantum computing and human-machine interaction. Alibaba expects to invest more than US$15billion in research and development over the next three years.

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    2. Facebook using neural networks to power translation systems

      Facebook using neural networks to power translation systems

      Staff Writer 4 August 2017 6 shares Facebook has switched from using phrase-based machine translation models to using neural networks to power its translation systems. In the past, Facebook used machine translation to translate text in posts and comments automatically, breaking language barriers and allowing people around the world to communicate with each other.

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    3. Facebook unveils Messenger Platform 2.1 with Built-in Natural Language Processing, Payments SDK

      Facebook unveils Messenger Platform 2.1 with Built-in Natural Language Processing, Payments SDK

      0 33 Facebook on Thursday announced the Messenger Platform 2.1, a new technological solution that enables a wide variety of new content and features on the company’s instant messaging (IM) service. Following the new update, developers are able to access a broad range of tools that can help them create new services for Messenger, the company said, adding that the update represents a significant improvement over the Messenger Platform 2.0 that was introduced in late 2016.

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    4. Three Q&As: What does the updated AlphaGo mean for business?

      Three Q&As: What does the updated AlphaGo mean for business?

      in Hong Kong by Angel Tang Three Q&As: What does the updated AlphaGo mean for business? You don’t put some of the most intelligent people in the world to work on artificial intelligence just to win board games. In the words of several experts from Google, Marketing analyses what AlphaGo AI’s on-going three-game matches between AlphaGo and the world’s first ranked Go player, Ke Jie, means to different businesses and industries.

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    5. Findings show CMO role under threat with the rise of the CGO

      Findings show CMO role under threat with the rise of the CGO

      in Malaysia by Venus Hew Findings show CMO role under threat with the rise of the CGO The role of a chief growth officer or CGO is expected to be on an upward trend in 2017, particularly among fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies that have seen business stagnate in recent years. That’s according to the latest Q1 2017 R3VIEW report.

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    6. Amazon Lex opens to developers

      Amazon Lex opens to developers

      Amazon has opened the technology which powers its Alexa voice assistant, Amazon Lex, to developers. Lex has been in preview since 2016, and will allow developers to include chat features in their apps. This is in support of Amazon’s vision of being able to control almost any software using voice commands. Text and voice queries sent to Lex, as with Alexa, will be used to train the artificial intelligence that powers the speech and natural language processing of the service.

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    7. Volkswagen and Mobvoi join forces for better AI in cars

      Volkswagen and Mobvoi join forces for better AI in cars

      Staff Writer 11 April 2017 1 shares Volkswagen and Mobvoi have joined forces to develop and implement artificial intelligence in cars. The joint venture will see Volkswagen Group committing an investment of $180 million to the project. The plan is to use Mobvoi’s voice recognition, natural language processing, and search technologies to “explore and provide the answer to the future of smart mobility”. The venture will develop products for a range of VW models, as well as other brands.

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    8. Skype Translator now available for calls to mobile

      Skype Translator now available for calls to mobile

      Skype Translator , which was previously only available for Skype-to-Skype calls, has been enabled for calls to mobiles and landlines. Skype Translator is a speech translation application , with support for English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Russian. Skype Translator was built on developments in deep neural networks for speech recognition and Microsoft Translator’s statistical machine translation technology.

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    9. Google opens Assistant’s developer platform

      Google opens Assistant’s developer platform

      Google has opened its Assistant’s developer platform , which means developers can now build Conversation Actions for Google Home. Developers can also request to become an early-access partner for upcoming platform features. Google Assistant is a personal assistant developed by Google, which can engage in conversations. “The Google Assistant brings together all of the technology and smarts we’ve been building for years, from the Knowledge Graph to Natural Language Processing,” said Google.

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    10. Infosys invests Rs14.5 crore in Danish artificial intelligence start-up

      Infosys invests Rs14.5 crore in Danish artificial intelligence start-up

      Bengaluru: Infosys Ltd has invested 14.92 millon Danish krone (Rs14.5 crore) from its “innovation fund” in UNSILO, a Danish artificial intelligence start-up focused on advanced text analysis. The deal comes at a time when companies around the globe, including Infosys clients, are trying to find better ways to make sense of a large amount of unstructured text. UNSILO uses a unique combination of machine-learning and natural language processing to analyse large quantities of text.

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    11. Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant

      Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant

      Last Modified: Mon, Jun 27 2016. 09 11 PM IST Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant when Google Inc recently announced that their algorithms could not only ‘see’ a dog but also identify it as a Pomeranian, it heralded the maturity of Deep Learning techniques Subscribe to our newsletter. Staff Writer Deep Learning is based on concepts and algorithms that were discovered decades ago.

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