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    1. Developers are building better software, faster, using AI

      Developers are building better software, faster, using AI

      56 shares Software engineer Quoc Le grew up in rural Vietnam, in a small village that had no electricity till he was nine. But that didn’t stop him eventually becoming a PhD candidate at Stanford in 2007, working out a strategy that would let software learn things by itself. Academics had begun to report promising but very slow results with a method known as deep learning, which uses networks of simulated neurons.

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    2. This AI thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook have the same speechwriter

      This AI thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook have the same speechwriter

      This AI thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook have the same speechwriter by Napier Lopez — in Apple 359 shares Apple has tried its best to channel Steve Jobs’ showmanship during its recent presentations, as seen during the company’s recent iPhone X launch. But perhaps it goes deeper than that: an AI speech analyzer thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook actually have the same speechwriter. There’s plenty of reason to doubt the claim, but it’s an interesting finding nonetheless.

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    3. A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

      A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

      20 shares The ever-expanding field of Artificial Intelligence stands upon the precipice of a mainstream breakthrough. Whether AI-enhanced smartphones whip up the public frenzy or driverless cars get there first, it’s clear that we’re officially in the AI era. Naysayers will point out AI isn’t new; researchers were diving into the idea of autonomous computing back in the 1950s.

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    4. There’s now a way to stay informed on Presidential Executive Orders through the use of AI

      There’s now a way to stay informed on Presidential Executive Orders through the use of AI

      37 shares I’m going to start this off by saying that typically, I stay away from all things politics. Is it right? Debatable, but at the end of the day, I never feel equipped to have those difficult discussions. For one, it’s a massive conversation to have – there are so many moving pieces that many of us simply can’t comprehend, but on top of that, it’s just super difficult to find and interpret facts on subjects such as Executive Orders.

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    5. It’s not us, it’s them: Tech must learn to talk to humans

      It’s not us, it’s them: Tech must learn to talk to humans

      58 shares Like many of us working in technology, I grew up envisioning a world in which everything was digital, connected, and brimming with possibilities. Robots would talk to us and each other, cars would fly through cities, and all our meals would come in pill form . And just a few short years ago, buzz around the Internet of Things made it seem like this world of the future was just around the corner.

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    6. AI and the continuous delivery model are the future of software development

      AI and the continuous delivery model are the future of software development

      46 shares Software might be eating the world , but most businesses are sitting out the feeding frenzy because they can’t release software fast enough to meet changing customer needs. No matter what kind of business you’re in — technology, consumer goods, manufacturing — companies are driving engagement with consumers through applications across web, mobile, point-of-sale and more.

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    7. Study shows VR programming skill is at the top of employer wish-lists

      Study shows VR programming skill is at the top of employer wish-lists

      Asana work-tracking Facebook API development While virtual reality engineers may top the list, the overall theme might be described as data-specialists, programmers, and math experts. Natural language processing and neural-networks are both skills directly related to AI, the rest are all math and/or coding intensive. It’s surprising that Asana work-tracking beat out Facebook API development – though to be fair, the social network employs people with all of the above listed talents.

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    8. 3 Ways Cognitive Computing Can Transform Banking

      3 Ways Cognitive Computing Can Transform Banking

      49 shares What if you had a personal banking bot that warns you when your funds are getting low? Or that you usually buy flowers at a certain time of the year for your mother’s birthday and that you haven’t this year? With cognitive computing, this scenario might soon become a reality. Cognitive computing broadly refers to technology platforms which leverage (AI) and signal processing to mimic human behavior.

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    9. How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing customer management

      How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing customer management

      44 shares A few years back, cloud computing transformed customer management, giving every small and medium business access to unified data and communication platforms without the need to make heavy investments in IT infrastructure and staff. This time around, the next revolution in the space is being driven by artificial intelligence algorithms that help businesses automate customer outreach and make optimal use of data .

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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

      This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

      8,125 shares Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions. Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you discover how machine learning algorithms track and process your Facebook activity, and gain insights about your personality and habits.

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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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