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    1. Fired Tech Workers Turn to Chatbots for Counseling

      Fired Tech Workers Turn to Chatbots for Counseling

      For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. Clients were cutting their budgets, prompting his bosses to fire dozens of colleagues. His manager told him not to worry, but it was hard not to when experts were predicting that millions of the country’s IT workers would be eliminated in the coming years.

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    2. Infosys Chairman Seeks to Reclaim Past Glory With Digital Push

      Infosys Chairman Seeks to Reclaim Past Glory With Digital Push

      Infosys Ltd. ’s plan to turn disruption to its advantage by focusing on newer digital technologies will begin showing results in the coming financial year, according to billionaire co-founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani. Client offerings positioned around cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will help make Infosys much stronger, Nilekani said in his first interview since taking on the chairman’s role in August.

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    3. Artificial Intelligence Still Isn't a Game Changer - Bloomberg

      Artificial Intelligence Still Isn't a Game Changer - Bloomberg

      Artificial Intelligence Still Isn't a Game Changer Machines can beat humans at some things, but they remain one-trick ponies. by Man vs. machine. Photographer: Oleksandr Rupeta/NurPhoto via Getty Images Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence.

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    4. Watch These People in 2018 - Bloomberg

      Watch These People in 2018 - Bloomberg

      Watch These People in 2018 Bloomberg Businessweek It’s hard to say what the Bloomberg 50 will look like in December 2018. But the people below—nominated, in some cases, by our Bloomberg 50 honorees —are all burnishing their credentials. Clockwise from top left: James Jebbia; Kamala Harris; Kyunghyun Cho; Carolyn McCall; Hannah Alper; Melina Matsoukas.

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    5. Robots in Finance Bring New Risks to Stability, Regulators Warn - Bloomberg

      Robots in Finance Bring New Risks to Stability, Regulators Warn - Bloomberg

      Robots in Finance Bring New Risks to Stability, Regulators Warn By Financial Stability Board issues paper on AI, machine learning Firms are rapidly adopting artificial intelligence, FSB says Robots Are Coming for Jobs on Wall Street Banks and hedge funds that rely on artificial intelligence threaten to inject risks into the financial system that could exacerbate a future crisis, according to global regulators.

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    6. Star Ratings and Blockchain Stock - Bloomberg

      Star Ratings and Blockchain Stock - Bloomberg

      Star Ratings and Blockchain Stock Also robot nostalgia, natural language processing and expensive haircuts. by @matt_levine More stories by Matt Levine Stars. "I enquire now as to the genesis of a philologist and assert the following," Friedrich Nietzsche wrote (and Donna Tartt quoted ). "1. A young man cannot possibly know what Greeks and Romans are. 2. He does not know whether he is suited for finding out about them."

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    7. Toyota Needs These Startups to Crack the Driverless Code

      Toyota Needs These Startups to Crack the Driverless Code

      When it comes to cracking the code for self-driving cars, startups have an edge on big business, says computer scientist Katsuya Uenoyama. Katsuya Uenoyama Source: PKSHA Technology That may sound like bravado coming from the co-founder of a venture with just 30 employees working out of a small office in Tokyo, but Toyota Motor Corp. apparently agrees.

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    8. How to Survive Wall Street's Robot Revolution

      How to Survive Wall Street's Robot Revolution

      How to Survive Wall Street's Robot Revolution By Meet the new analyst. Photographer: Matthias Oesterle/Getty Images Wall Street’s robot revolution has begun. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is rolling out a program called LOXM that executes equities trades so well, it’s replacing the humans who used to do that. Goldman Sachs is in the midst of automating the initial public offering process.

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    9. Financial Plumber State Street Embraces Artificial Intelligence

      Financial Plumber State Street Embraces Artificial Intelligence

      Technology Financial Plumber State Street Embraces Artificial Intelligence The custody bank unveiled Quantextual Idea Lab, which uses machine learning and natural language processing to help clients better organize and extract information from their reams of research. Sep 20, 2017 By Charles Stein and Ivan Levingston (Bloomberg) --State Street Corp., founded in 1792, and artificial intelligence haven’t often been mentioned in the same sentence -- until now.

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    10. The Future of AI Depends on a Huge Workforce of Human Teachers - Bloomberg

      The Future of AI Depends on a Huge Workforce of Human Teachers - Bloomberg

      When Katharine Rubin has a spare moment on the way to school, she helps a big-name tech company smarten up its artificial intelligence . Rubin, a 22-year-old accounting major at New York City’s Baruch College, is part of a growing workforce that spends anywhere from 5 minutes to 40 hours a week increasing the I in AI. Specifically, Rubin and others provide training data for machine learning algorithms, a form of AI that can be taught from experience.

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    11. Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance - Bloomberg

      Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance - Bloomberg

      Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance By Trader compliance algos spreading to retail bank employees Finance firms testing AI tool to prevent the next surprise Wells Fargo Finds More Fake Accounts Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

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    12. What Init.ai Is Doing to Make Chatbots More Human - Bloomberg

      What Init.ai Is Doing to Make Chatbots More Human - Bloomberg

      What Init.ai Is Doing to Make Chatbots More Human 7:50 PM EDT Share on Facebook New York's Init.ai is looking to inject some humanity into bots, using natural language processing to understand how human customers converse, rather than rely on more rigid question-and-answer structures. Globalive Chairman Anthony Lacavera talks to founder and CEO Keith Brisson. (Source: Bloomberg) Most Recent Videos

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    13. Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks - Bloomberg

      Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks - Bloomberg

      Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks By Banks look to comb internal information for investing clues Credit Suisse analysts to research natural language processing The insatiable demand for unique market data is putting banks in a tricky situation. Quantitative investors, starved for trading signals that can be spun into gold, are pressuring the finance firms they work with to grant them access to proprietary information. It’s easy to see why.

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    14. VR Is the Fastest-Growing Skill for Online Freelancers

      VR Is the Fastest-Growing Skill for Online Freelancers

      The Virtual Reality World Congress in Bristol, U.K., on April 12, 2017. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg As the world's tech giants invest heavily in virtual reality, the relatively few workers who specialize in the nascent field are seeing big benefits. Demand for online freelancers with VR expertise grew far faster than for people with any other skill last quarter.

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    15. Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind - Bloomberg

      Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind - Bloomberg

      Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind By Will move toward developing general-purpose learning systems Redmond-based group will have more than 100 researchers Microsoft Corp. is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems.

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    16. Wimbledon to Use IBM's Watson AI for Highlights, Analytics, Helping Fans

      Wimbledon to Use IBM's Watson AI for Highlights, Analytics, Helping Fans

      The Wimbledon tennis tournament, which starts Monday, will use IBM's artificial intelligence agent Watson to help direct fans to the most exciting matches, automatically generate video highlight reels and guide guests through the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club . A voice-activated digital assistant called "Fred," named after British tennis great Fred Perry , will help those attending Wimbledon find their way around.

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    17. Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors

      Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors

      Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors Governments everywhere need policies to get the best and brightest in proximity to one another. by Which is heavier: A pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images The Industrial Revolution was probably the most important thing that has ever happened in human history.

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    18. Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About - Bloomberg

      Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About - Bloomberg

      Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About by Gavagai testing software on dolphins in 4-year project Ultimate goal is to talk to the aquatic mamals, CEO says Photographer: Talia Cohen After mastering 40 human languages, a Swedish startup has turned to dolphins, hoping to use its language-analysis software to unlock the secrets of communication employed by the aquatic mammals.

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    19. Volkswagen Invests $180 Million in a Chinese AI Startup

      Volkswagen Invests $180 Million in a Chinese AI Startup

      Mobvoi Inc., the Chinese artificial intelligence startup backed by Google, is getting a $180 million investment from Volkswagen AG to join a race to build the technology into cars. The startup, founded in 2012 by a group of former Googlers, will develop products for Volkswagen models and possibly other brands based on its voice-recognition and natural language processing technology.

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    20. The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

      The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

      On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, all in foreign languages, painstakingly rendering their texts in Chinese characters. This marathon carried on for 15 hours a day for an entire month. Clients that supplied the material received professional-grade Chinese versions of the originals at a bargain price.

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    21. These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market

      These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market

      Next time you’re searching for a new job, look to Siri for inspiration. Coders who can help machines communicate with people are in high demand. Software engineers who program computers to understand human speech saw U.S. demand for their labor grow faster than workers with any other skill, according to data from last quarter compiled by Upwork, a website that matches freelancers with employers.

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