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    1. Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology

      Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology

      ZDNet Japan Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology The company has announced several updates to make its products more accessible to the millions of Indians who don't speak English. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Google on Thursday rolled out several new products and features aimed at making its tools more useful for the millions of Indians who don't speak English.

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      Mentions: India Google Kannada
    2. How IBM can step away from the abyss

      How IBM can step away from the abyss

      How IBM can step away from the abyss If Big Blue still has a future, it's in Cloud. | Topic: IBM Image: ZDNet I tell a lot of people that although I have been out of the company almost five years -- and the last company I worked at was Microsoft -- I still identify myself as an ex-IBMer. There is a certain conditioning that occurs when one spends any length of time at some companies.

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    3. Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent

      Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent

      Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent Next Insurance makes it easy for small businesses to buy insurance via a chatbot. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Guy Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Next, said: "70 percent of our customers are buying insurance on their phones." From IT consultants to personal trainers, therapists, coaches, photographers, and maintenance engineers, the small business sector is vast and expanding.

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      Mentions: Palo Alto
    4. Strata+Hadoop World postmortem: Making it real (time)

      Strata+Hadoop World postmortem: Making it real (time)

      Read More Part of the identity switch is due to the realization that with a proliferation of mix and match projects, it's getting futile to ask what makes Hadoop, Hadoop. And more to the point, as enterprises increasingly take to the cloud, whether you fire up a Hadoop or a la carte managed Spark or machine learning service is growing less and less relevant - the importance is on the results, regardless of whether there is an elephant in the room or not.

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    5. IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl

      IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl

      ZDNet Japan IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl Big Blue is rolling out a Watson-based cognitive assistant designed to help IT admins manage networks of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IoT devices. | Topic: Mobility When it comes to corporate IT management and security, one of the biggest pain points is the mobile device.

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    6. ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese

      ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese

      ZDNet Japan ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese Google Translate neural machine translation will be applied to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, making a total of 12 languages upgraded with the technology. | Topic: Innovation Google will apply neural machine translation to three more languages -- Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese -- in its namesake translation service, the company announced in its blog .

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    7. Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer

      Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer

      Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer Smart machines are clearly having an impact -- including giving workers tools to make their professional lives easier | Topic: Innovation Getty Images/iStockphoto What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on the workforce? Will smart machines really replace a large number of people in a variety of jobs?

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      Mentions: IBM Zendesk
    8. Spark gets faster for streaming analytics

      Spark gets faster for streaming analytics

      ZDNet Japan Spark gets faster for streaming analytics Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads | Topic: Big Data Analytics Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor'easter that put a crimp on travel, Spark Summit East managed to draw more than 1,500 attendees to its February 7-9 run at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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    9. Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

      Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

      Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi. Do you want AI with you Pi? Sarah Tew/CNET Google is planning to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to the diminutive Raspberry Pi this year. "Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community," said The Raspberry Pi Foundation .

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    10. DataSift and LinkedIn: A new angle for social media analytics

      DataSift and LinkedIn: A new angle for social media analytics

      Read More Founded in 2010, DataSift was one of the first commercial software providers to offer a platform for aggregating live data from social media. Its original claim to fame was as one of Twitter's two live data partners, with its own license for reselling and repackaging the entire Twitter data feed. Given that Twitter has been known to be a fickle partner at best, it's not surprising that DataSift's semi-exclusive arrangement didn't last.

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      Mentions: Google Yahoo IBM
    11. ​Don't worry, robots and AI won't take your job: Well, at least not all of it

      ​Don't worry, robots and AI won't take your job: Well, at least not all of it

      Read More A recent Pew survey found that two-thirds of Americans think within 50 years a robot will do most of the tasks humans are employed to do today. On the other hand, 80 percent also think their job or profession will still exist in the next 50 years. That perception is about on the mark, according to a new study by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) . MGI estimates that, applying today's technology, less than five percent of occupations could be fully automated.

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    12. Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

      Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

      sentiment analysis ad placement on videos For instance, a recent task for Milland was to transcribe the contents of a receipt. According to Milland, the company that asks for that work will then sell the information to marketing and research departments at companies like Johnson & Johnson, P&G, and others. (The pay for that specific task was three cents.) The early days of AMT Milland calls herself a digital native. "I hit puberty, [and] I was on the internet," she said.

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    13. Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI

      Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI

      ZDNet Japan Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI Conversational AI company Conversica, which has an annual recurring revenue of $18 million, has raised $34 million from a consortium of investors to increase its sales and marketing efforts and expand globally. | Topic: Innovation Conversational artificial intelligence company Conversica has raised $34 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners.

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    14. Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

      Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

      ZDNet Japan Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home Starting today, developers can use Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant, to build services for Google's voice-activated speaker. | Topic: Developer Developers can now build Conversation Actions for Google Home. Google is opening up Google Home for third-party developers who want to engage with customers through the voice-activated Google Assistant.

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      Mentions: Amazon Google SDK
    15. Notion launches AI to solve email communications overload

      Notion launches AI to solve email communications overload

      ZDNet Japan Notion launches AI to solve email communications overload Workers spend a quarter of their day dealing with on email, making it the second most time consuming activity in their jobs. A new app aims to streamline our inboxes. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence In 2015, people sent and received more than 205 billion emails each day. It is hard to wade through the deluge of emails to focus on what is important to you.

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    16. HPE enters natural language question answering fray

      HPE enters natural language question answering fray

      HPE enters natural language question answering fray Hewlett Packard Enterprise is offering a series of core services designed to offer natural language question answering. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has added natural language question answering to its unstructured data analytics engine. The engine, HPE IDOL, uses machine learning to boost the accuracy of human interactions with computers.

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    17. Deloitte and IPsoft to customise AI agent Amelia for Australian market

      Deloitte and IPsoft to customise AI agent Amelia for Australian market

      ZDNet Japan Deloitte and IPsoft to customise AI agent Amelia for Australian market Building on their partnership in other regions, Deloitte and IPsoft have agreed to further develop IPsoft's cognitive agent Amelia for the Australian market. | Topic: Innovation Deloitte and IPsoft have signed an agreement to further develop IPsoft's cognitive platform Amelia in Australia.

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    18. Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

      Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

      | Topic: How to Implement AI and Machine Learning Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Neural networks, machine-learning systems, predictive analytics, speech recognition, natural-language understanding and other components of what's broadly defined as 'artificial intelligence' (AI) are currently undergoing a boom: research is progressing apace, media attention is at an all-time high, and organisations are increasingly implementing AI solutions in pursuit of automation-driven efficiencies.

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    19. Systran launches neural machine translation engine in 30 languages

      Systran launches neural machine translation engine in 30 languages

      ZDNet Japan Systran launches neural machine translation engine in 30 languages Language barriers represent one of the biggest challenges to develop business strategies among global markets. Now, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and machine translation, these barriers are being broken down. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Paris, France based language solution provider Systran has launched its Neural Machine Translation engine.

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    20. Google unveils new Cloud Machine Learning APIs, tools and services

      Google unveils new Cloud Machine Learning APIs, tools and services

      ZDNet Japan Google unveils new Cloud Machine Learning APIs, tools and services Since rolling out Cloud Machine Learning earlier this year, Google has built up its enterprise offerings to make it a compelling reason to move to the Google Cloud Platform. | Topic: Cloud Google Cloud on Tuesday announced new offerings in Cloud Machine Learning, one of its fastest growing product areas.

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      Mentions: Canada Google COM
    21. Amazon Music Unlimited: Can Alexa give Amazon the edge?

      Amazon Music Unlimited: Can Alexa give Amazon the edge?

      Read More Amazon's Echo device launched in the UK in September, and is likely to be key to the success of the music service. Listening to music has been one of the most popular uses for the Amazon Echo smart-speaker , but Amazon Prime music only had a database of two million songs. A combination of a much bigger back catalogue and the natural language processing of Amazon's Alexa service could make the service more interesting to music fans.

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    22. Tableau bolsters product roadmap with machine learning, data processing tools

      Tableau bolsters product roadmap with machine learning, data processing tools

      ZDNet Japan Tableau bolsters product roadmap with machine learning, data processing tools The company laid out a three-year product roadmap aimed at bolstering its suite of data visualization and analytics tools. At its annual customer conference Tuesday, Tableau laid out a three-year product roadmap aimed at bolstering the company's suite of data visualization and analytics tools. What's Hot on ZDNet Microsoft and smartphones: What could it have done differently?

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