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    1. G Suite’s Cloud Search Gets Natural Language Processing

      G Suite’s Cloud Search Gets Natural Language Processing

      G Suite’s Cloud Search Gets Natural Language Processing September 19, 2017 - Written By Daniel Fuller Google has added natural language processing to G Suite’s Cloud Search function, allowing G Suite customers to search through workplace files, documents, and the like using the same kind of language they may use to ask a coworker a question about the item they’re searching for.

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    2. eBay Adds Questions And Answers Feature To Its Listings

      eBay Adds Questions And Answers Feature To Its Listings

      eBay Adds Questions And Answers Feature To Its Listings Daniel Fuller eBay has allowed prospective buyers to contact a seller with questions about a product for a long time, and now buyers can post a question about a product for other buyers to answer. The feature manifests in the form of a Q&A section on a listing, where you can look at questions from fellow prospective buyers of the same product, as well as answer any questions about products that you may be knowledgeable about.

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    3. Google Builds An App For Tracking Hate Crime-Related News

      Google Builds An App For Tracking Hate Crime-Related News

      Google Builds An App For Tracking Hate Crime-Related News August 18, 2017 - Written By Daniel Fuller Google has announced a new tool for keeping track of news involving hate crimes in America called the Documenting Hate News Index. Built in collaboration with ProPublica, who originally got together with Google on the Documenting Hate project, the specialized news tracker is made to find and archive news stories about hate crimes, then pull key data from them in order to build a dataset about hate crimes in America. The new tool accomplishes this indexing through machine learning, the Alphabet-owned company revealed. The ...

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    4. Facebook Acquires Ozlo As Part Of Conversational AI Push

      Facebook Acquires Ozlo As Part Of Conversational AI Push

      Facebook Acquires Ozlo As Part Of Conversational AI Push August 2, 2017 - Written By Manny Reyes Social networking giant Facebook has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo as a part of the company’s effort to step up its development of conversational AI for Messenger. Ozlo announced on its website that the company will be joining the Messenger team to provide users of the instant messaging service with experiences fueled by AI and machine learning.

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    5. Google Debuts ‘Made For India’ To Help Local Developers

      Google Debuts ‘Made For India’ To Help Local Developers

      Google Debuts ‘Made For India’ To Help Local Developers August 1, 2017 - Written By Manny Reyes Google has launched a new program called “Made for India” that is intended to showcase the apps created by local developers in the country via a dedicated section on the Google Play Store. The initiative, which is announced during the pilot Google Play App Excellence Summit in Bengaluru, is aimed at developers who are working on apps that are optimized for consumption by users in India.

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    6. Amazon Echo Struggling In Non-English-Speaking Territories

      Amazon Echo Struggling In Non-English-Speaking Territories

      Amazon Echo Struggling In Non-English-Speaking Territories Manny Reyes The Amazon Echo, a smart speaker designed to be controlled using the human voice, could be struggling to keep up with competition in countries where English is not the primary language due to the device’s lack of support for other languages, according to a new report. On the other hand, smart speakers built with support for non-English-speaking countries could find opportunities in those territories.

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      Mentions: Amazon China Google
    7. LG’s Robots Start Service in Incheon’s Airport to Help Travelers

      LG’s Robots Start Service in Incheon’s Airport to Help Travelers

      LG’s Robots Start Helping Travelers at Incheon’s Airport Hiram Morlan Today, an Airport Guide Robot and an Airport Cleaning Robot start working at South Korea’s biggest international airport. LG Electronics is providing Incheon International Airport (IIA), two new automated helpers, one will assist travelers, the other will maintain the terminal neat and clean.

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    8. Microsoft Research AI Division Hopes To Solve AI Challenges

      Microsoft Research AI Division Hopes To Solve AI Challenges

      Microsoft Research AI Division Hopes To Solve AI Challenges July 13, 2017 - Written By Daniel Fuller Microsoft has announced the formation of Microsoft Research AI, a research and development division within the company that is specifically devoted to finding out what the biggest obstacles in AI are, overcoming those, and applying the lessons learned and principles developed to more traditional AI work.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Google
    9. KAYAK’s Alexa Skill Now Allows You To Book Hotels

      KAYAK’s Alexa Skill Now Allows You To Book Hotels

      KAYAK’s Alexa Skill Now Allows You To Book Hotels Daniel Fuller KAYAK has announced that users of Amazon Alexa devices, such as the Echo, can now book hotel rooms with the company’s Alexa Skill , among other new talents. The KAYAK Skill for Alexa can now keep track of the user’s flights and trips, search flights by location and class, and set Price Alerts for saved searches in flights. The room booking process can be initiated simply by asking Alexa to book a room.

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    10. Amazon Reportedly Launching A Language Translation Service

      Amazon Reportedly Launching A Language Translation Service

      Amazon Reportedly Launching A Language Translation Service June 28, 2017 - Written By Justin Diaz Amazon is reportedly launching a language translation service that is said will help it compete against the likes of Google and its Google Translate service, and it could be announced sometime before this Fall when Amazon holds its annual re:Invent conference, though at this time there is no confirmation from Amazon on the service or any plans for an announcement.

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    11. G Suite Gets Slack Integration, Action Items, Tweaks

      G Suite Gets Slack Integration, Action Items, Tweaks

      G Suite Gets Slack Integration, Action Items, Tweaks Daniel Fuller G Suite , the rebranded version of Google Apps For Work, has been steadily improving since the shift. More polish and new features have been finding their way to G Suite users’ devices, upping their productivity in new ways, and today’s updates should prove quite helpful to a large number of people.

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    12. Amazon Currently Listing 400 Alexa-Related Job Vacancies

      Amazon Currently Listing 400 Alexa-Related Job Vacancies

      Amazon Currently Listing 400 Alexa-Related Job Vacancies Daniel Fuller Amazon’s Alexa platform is their first foray into consumer-facing AI products, and thus far, it seems to be going swimmingly. A little over a year past the formal release of the Amazon Echo , the AI-based assistant platform is shaping up to be a real competitor for Google Assistant, the fruits of Mountain View’s long journey into the wild world of AI and machine learning.

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    13. Google Uses Neural Networks To Improve Translation Quality

      Google Uses Neural Networks To Improve Translation Quality

      Google Uses Neural Networks To Improve Translation Quality September 27, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz Google is using Neural Networks to improve translation quality for languages as the company has just announced today their Neural Machine Translation System, which they state has vastly improved translation and that it has helped them make the largest improvements to date.

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    14. Chatbot Ozlo Now Talks To You About Pokémon GO!

      Chatbot Ozlo Now Talks To You About Pokémon GO!

      Chatbot Ozlo Now Talks To You About Pokémon GO! July 30, 2016 - Written By Debarshi Nayak Chatbots constitute a significant part of our daily life, with the usability and features of the two most widely used chatbots – Cortana and Siri, increasing by the day. One of the main advantages of artificially intelligent chatbots is the ability to update itself continually with each interaction through machine learning without the developer having to intervene and run tedious cycles.

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    15. Google And Ray Kurzweil Working Together On Chat Bot

      Google And Ray Kurzweil Working Together On Chat Bot

      Google And Ray Kurzweil Working Together On Chat Bot May 29, 2016 - Written By Daniel Fuller Ray Kurzweil , a renowned novelist, and inventor is a somewhat of a tech legend in the natural speech area. Ever since 2012, he’s worked for Google as their director of engineering in natural speech. He also happens to be one of the main people warning the populace of the impending Singularity, a future event horizon at which point A.I.

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