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    1. How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

      How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

      37 shares Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content. The same goes for scientists, researchers and analysts and other professionals whose job involves a lot of writing. With the deluge of information being published on the web every day, things aren’t getting easier.

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    2. How Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing human-computer interaction

      How Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing human-computer interaction

      CHECK IT OUT Now, Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs are causing a revolution in the space. A quick look back shows how far we’ve come in the past few years. These AI-related technologies are silently redefining the way we make our intentions known to computers. Natural language processing (NLP) For decades, we’ve dreamed of computers that understand human speech as it is spoken. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the technology that is making that wish come true.

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    3. How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

      How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

      Fortunately, artificial intelligence can help the healthcare sector to overcome present and future challenges. Here’s how AI algorithms and software are improving the quality and availability of healthcare services. AI health assistants One of the most basic yet efficient use cases of artificial intelligence is to optimize the clinical process. Traditionally, when patients feel ill, they go to the doctor, who checks their vital signs, asks questions, and gives a prescription.

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    4. Can you guess what this tech startup does based only on the name?

      Can you guess what this tech startup does based only on the name?

      PARTY TIME What do we think it is? It’s definitely not a sex toy… I think. I’d imagine it’s a brain training app for smartphones. What does Officer Vick think it is? “Hm… Does it tell you what your IQ is? Like an online IQ test?” Were we right? We were definitely spot on that it’s not a sexy toy. So, half credit? So, WTF does Thinktiv do? “ We , invent and transform companies.” Dubdub What do we think it is? First, it’s probably the best startup name I’ve ever heard, so props on that.

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    5. 5 ways voice search will affect SEO in 2017

      5 ways voice search will affect SEO in 2017

      You’ll end up with hundreds of questions you can target. 3. Conversational content We’ve been goodbye-ing with exact-match keywords since the launch of Hummingbird in 2013, but voice queries clearly make the old-school approach to on-page SEO a thing of the past for good. For SEOs, the voice trend means we may need to re-think our content. The first step towards this is understanding the customer’s conversational speech (see point two above).

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      Mentions: Google FAQ Google Now
    6. Inside Tnw – Why we do what we do and why it works

      Inside Tnw – Why we do what we do and why it works

      24 shares Regardless where you are – at a networking event, standing at the office coffee machine, at a dinner party – this question inevitably comes up: What do you do? Like it or not, you answer that question so often you need a great reply. In fact, it’s in your best interest to have more than one – the short 10 second answer, a 30 second version and when you really hit it off, you may even spit out a two minute version (you lucky bastard).

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    7. Discover if your Slack team is stressed out with this clever plugin

      Discover if your Slack team is stressed out with this clever plugin

      LEARN MORE But there’s a downside. So much of human communication is non-verbal. On Slack, there’s no body language to discern. The typical clues of whether someone is sad or angry just don’t come through. Tokyo-based Vibe thinks that it has the answer to this. When you connect it to your Slack page, it sits as a passive observer, taking everything in. From that, it uses clever natural language processing algorithms to determine how people are really doing.

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    8. The cool factor of proper dialogues... with robots

      The cool factor of proper dialogues... with robots

      51 shares Chatbots and similar types of applied artificial intelligence are on the rise. Sure, it may feel a bit strange to interact with robots., but most communication attempts actually turn out to be successful. Chatbots came into the scene in 2011 as technology created new ways to provide customer support that aligned with – and evolve alongside – ever-changing communication habits and demands. Chatbots are seen as a fun and easy way to help with customer service.

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      Mentions: IBM SDK Siri
    9. Google Translate now fares better with whole sentences

      Google Translate now fares better with whole sentences

      77 shares While Google Translate is great at making sense of words in other languages, its results for entire sentences are sometimes off the mark, as this hilarious version of Adele’s ‘Hello ‘ shows. The company says it’s fixing that with a major update . Using a technique called Neural Machine Translation , Translate takes on whole sentences at a time instead of going word by word. By looking at a broader context, it’s able to provide more accurate translations than before.

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    10. You can now create Google Docs within Slack (plus other new features)

      You can now create Google Docs within Slack (plus other new features)

      Check it out Google Drive files are also indexed and searchable, so you can quickly find them from right within Slack. Just make sure you’ve to set up Drive integration and you should be good to go with these new features today. Slack aside, Google is also introducing a nifty feature called Action Items , which uses natural language processing to assign tasks to specific people.

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    11. This week in patents: Facebook becomes multilingual

      This week in patents: Facebook becomes multilingual

      BB Off This week, the US patent office issued 6,789 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Facebook makes users feel more ‘at home’ All Killer, No Filler We’re bringing Momentum to New York: our newest event, showcasing only the best speakers and startups. Find out more Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide.

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    12. $200M acquisition of Turi proves Apple's dead serious about AI

      $200M acquisition of Turi proves Apple's dead serious about AI

      BB Off Showing its serious about improving its virtual assistant, as well as the company’s online storefronts, Apple purchased Seattle-based AI/machine learning startup Turi today for a reported $200 million. Details are still hard to come but so far we know that the Turi team plans to stay in Seattle, joining Apple’s growing engineering outpost in the city.

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      Mentions: Apple Seattle Siri
    13. Here’s why Facebook Messenger rolled out bots before they were ready

      Here’s why Facebook Messenger rolled out bots before they were ready

      BB Off It’s been just a few weeks since Facebook announced the introduction of bots for Messenger , and the web is already filled with articles about how awful these bots are , and how we just have to bear it until this fad passes by. First off, what exactly are Messenger bots? Quite simply, they are entities that anyone using Facebook Messenger can send messages to, and receive automated responses in return.

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    14. Yahoo's anti-abuse AI is better than humans at spotting online trolls

      Yahoo's anti-abuse AI is better than humans at spotting online trolls

      BB Off Trolls are everywhere online — we even have a few of our own . The problem, until now, has been in correctly identifying what constituted abusive language. As it turns out, even humans are pretty terrible at identifying abuse. Yahoo’s newest algorithm is different. In 90 percent of test cases, it was able to correctly identify an abusive comment — a level of accuracy unmatched by humans, and other state-of-the-art deep learning approaches.

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      Mentions: Amazon Yahoo Finance
    15. This week in patents: IBM saves your marriage, eBay helps with chores, and more

      This week in patents: IBM saves your marriage, eBay helps with chores, and more

      62 shares This week, the US patent office issued 5,409 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. 1. eBay makes laundry easier Patent number: US 20160180685 Doing laundry is often voted to be the most frustrating chore and rightly so. Most clothing items include labels with printed information describing a manner in which the item should be laundered.

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      Mentions: Google IBM
    16. Google Assistant wants to run your life -- in a good way

      Google Assistant wants to run your life -- in a good way

      56 shares 20 percent of queries on Google are performed via voice search. Because voice assistant’s, such as Google Now, are making up progressively larger percentages of our searches, Google wants to ensure its “industry leading” voice processing natural language processing platform is up to the task. Google Assistant, Google’s own natural language processing platform has high aspirations that exceed mobile devices.

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