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    1. How smart virtual personal assistants can incubate human empathy

      How smart virtual personal assistants can incubate human empathy

      It has been over a decade since mobile phones moved from being simple voice and SMS devices that allowed us to always stay connected. Now, they have become smarter, bolder and more self-sufficient. Representational image. According to comScore, mobiles comprise 69 percent of digital media time spent. As a highly personalized medium, mobile phones have become a critical touch point that customers carry and often engage with.

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    2. ICICI Bank’s NRI customers can now remit money to India by commanding it to Apple’s voice assistant Siri

      ICICI Bank’s NRI customers can now remit money to India by commanding it to Apple’s voice assistant Siri

      Tweet Mumbai: ICICI Bank has integrated Siri, Apples's voice assistant on to its Money2India mobile app which can be used by its non-resident Indians (NRIs) customers to send money to any bank in India, thus replacing a five-step process required to initiate remittances. An NRI customer can instantly initiate a remittance to his/her existing payees in India with just a simple voice command to Apple’s virtual voice assistant, Siri, on his/her Apple iPhone / iPad.

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      Mentions: India Apple Mumbai
    3. Job loss: Fear of artificial intelligence, robotics misplaced; technology cannot replace human hand

      Job loss: Fear of artificial intelligence, robotics misplaced; technology cannot replace human hand

      Tweet The emergence of technologies like robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine learning – to name a few – are advancing business, science, and lifestyle at a rapid pace. However, they are also threatening to take over a large number of jobs from humans in the near future. Or so people believe. It is true that there are certain kinds of jobs, or tasks within jobs, that can be completely left to machines. However, these are fairly limited.

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      Mentions: India McKinsey
    4. ICICI Bank’s AI-powered chatbot iPal completes 6 million responses, interacts with 3.1 million customers in eight months

      ICICI Bank’s AI-powered chatbot iPal completes 6 million responses, interacts with 3.1 million customers in eight months

      News-analysis Nimish Sawant Oct, 17 2017 16:33:57 IST Comment Tweet ICICI Bank launched its artificial intelligence -powered chatbot, named iPal, in February 2017. Eight months since the launch, the bank has released some numbers: Six million queries answered and 3.1 million customers have interacted with the bot, which managed a 90 percent accuracy rate.

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      Mentions: India Siri Cortana
    5. India can start a digital movement for employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, says Jio executive

      India can start a digital movement for employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, says Jio executive

      India can start a digital movement for employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, says Jio executive News-analysis IANS Sep, 29 2017 17:53:19 IST Comment India has a unique opportunity to start a digital movement for employment, entrepreneurship and innovation at the grassroot level, a top Reliance Jio executive said here on Friday. Reliance Jio Digital Life Store.

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      Mentions: India Google Ericsson
    6. Huawei’s India R&D centre in Bengaluru emerges as the largest among all of its overseas centres

      Huawei’s India R&D centre in Bengaluru emerges as the largest among all of its overseas centres

      Huawei's India R&D centre in Bengaluru emerges as the largest among all of its overseas centres News-analysis IANS Sep, 28 2017 20:16:03 IST Comment Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei on Thursday announced that the companys R&D centre in Bengaluru has emerged as largest among all overseas R&D centres of the company. Huawei logo . Reuters.

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      Mentions: India Reuters ICT
    7. Infosys to partner with Niki.ai to offer chatbot based services to banking clients

      Infosys to partner with Niki.ai to offer chatbot based services to banking clients

      Infosys to partner with Niki.ai to offer chatbot based services to banking clients News-analysis IANS Sep, 19 2017 21:18:00 IST Comment Tweet IT major Infosys subsidiary EdgeVerve Systems's financial software product Finacle will tie up with financial technology start-up Niki.ai to offer chat-based service to customers of banking clients, it was announced on Tuesday.

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      Mentions: SAP Infosys Ians
    8. HDFC Bank’s ‘Eva’ becomes India’s smartest chatbot with 2.7 million queries addressed in six months

      HDFC Bank’s ‘Eva’ becomes India’s smartest chatbot with 2.7 million queries addressed in six months

      HDFC Bank's 'Eva' becomes India's smartest chatbot with 2.7 million queries addressed in six months News-analysis IANS Sep, 06 2017 22:36:18 IST Comment 0 Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot 'Eva', built for HDFC Bank by Bengaluru-based Senseforth AI Research, has successfully addressed over 2.7 million customer queries in six months to become the country's largest banking chatbot. HDFC Bank.

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      Mentions: India EVA Ians
    9. The future of the Indian banking industry after a decade of scrupulous control

      The future of the Indian banking industry after a decade of scrupulous control

      Startup Venkatramana Gosavi Aug, 31 2017 21:48:29 IST Comment 0 After decades of rigorous control, the Indian banking industry is opening up in a big way. First, it was the introduction of a new category of banks, namely the Payments Bank , in August 2015. A month later, the Reserve Bank of India issued 10 Small Finance Bank licenses. And sometime in the future, the regulator hopes to give out banking licenses “on tap”.

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      Mentions: India Amazon DBS
    10. Walmart is working with Google on voice-activated shopping to take on Amazon

      Walmart is working with Google on voice-activated shopping to take on Amazon

      Walmart is working with Google on voice-activated shopping to take on Amazon News-analysis AP Aug, 25 2017 20:36:41 IST Comment 0 Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant . The capability will be available in late September. Reuters.

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      Mentions: Reuters Amazon Apple
    11. Microsoft announces eleventh cohort of 14 start-ups for its Accelerator programme

      Microsoft announces eleventh cohort of 14 start-ups for its Accelerator programme

      Microsoft announces eleventh cohort of 14 start-ups for its Accelerator programme News-analysis IANS Aug, 23 2017 23:01:44 IST Comment 0 Tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday announced its 11th cohort of 14 late-stage start-ups for its 'Accelerator' programme to help boost their enterprise readiness and go-to-market (GTM) activities. Representational Image.

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      Mentions: India Microsoft Wipro
    12. Facebook infuses AI into its translation services that handle 4.5 billion translations each day

      Facebook infuses AI into its translation services that handle 4.5 billion translations each day

      Facebook infuses AI into its translation services that handle 4.5 billion translations each day News-analysis IANS Aug, 04 2017 14:49:39 IST Comment 0 To improve the quality of translations on its platform, Facebook has infused artificial intelligence (AI) into its translation services that account for more than 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations each day. With over two billion users, Facebook supports over 45 languages.

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      Mentions: Ians
    13. Fact-checking: PolitiFact’s Bill Adair on calling out Donald Trump, politicians on their lies

      Fact-checking: PolitiFact’s Bill Adair on calling out Donald Trump, politicians on their lies

      Fact-checking: PolitiFact's Bill Adair on calling out Donald Trump, politicians on their lies Dec 25, 2016 09:15 IST By Hassan M Kamal Last week Rahul Gandhi said that demonetisation has affected only the 99 percent poor in the country and that the 1 percent rich (50 families) in the country have been saved. Surely the numbers make a good argument for the Congress vice president to criticise demonetisation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who announced the move on 8 November.

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