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    1. SurveyMonkey Remakes Itself With Data-Driven Ai | News & Opinion

      Why would the company synonymous with modern, simple online surveys want to fundamentally change the way its surveys work and overhaul how its underlying platform functions? Why fix what isn't broken? The answer, according to SurveyMonkey President Tom Hale, is because the data revolution and a tectonic user shift toward mobile have changed the rules of the game. "When we started tackling online surveys, it was a desktop world," said Hale. "The metaphors of survey taking were paper and a pencil.

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      Mentions: NLP
    2. What Are Virtual Assistants and What Can You Do With Them?

      What Are Virtual Assistants and What Can You Do With Them? What Are Virtual Assistants and What Can You Do With Them? 10 Comments Alexa, Cortana, and Google Assistant execs discuss what voice-activated contextual artificial intelligence (AI) can do for business, and how the digital assistant landscape is evolving along with AI. Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally transforming how we interact with technology.

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    3. Salesforce Einstein ABM Could Be a B2B Marketing Game-Changer

      Traditionally, business-to-business (B2B) marketers used marketing automation in a similar fashion as consumer marketers. Dashboards, lists, and workflows were built to help companies interact with a collection of single-contact files, regardless of whether or not these contacts were part of the same client account. Salesforce's newest creation, Einstein Account-Based Marketing (ABM), wants to change all that.

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    4. Your Facebook Messenger AI Therapist Will See You Now

      Your Facebook Messenger AI Therapist Will See You Now Your Facebook Messenger AI Therapist Will See You Now 10 Comments If you're feeling blue, Woebot inside Facebook Messenger looks to provide some comfort. Artificial intelligence bots can give you news, help you shop, and troubleshoot tech problems. But a new startup launching today on Facebook Messenger, Woebot , wants to go a bit deeper and act as a virtual therapist.

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    5. Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

      Makoto Koike is a cucumber farmer in Japan. Koike is a former embedded systems designer who spent years working in the Japanese automobile industry, but in 2015 he returned home to help out on his parents' cucumber farm. He soon realized that the manual task of sorting cucumbers by color, shape, size, and attributes such as "thorniness" was often trickier and more arduous than growing them.

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    6. The Business Guide to Machine Learning

      Machine Learning (ML) algorithms are embedded in the fabric of much of the technology we use every day. ML innovations spanning computer vision, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and beyond are part of a larger revolution around practical artificial intelligence (AI). Not autonomous robots or sentient beings but an intelligence layer baked into our apps, software, and cloud services that combines AI algorithms and Big Data under the surface.

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      Mentions: Big Data NLP
    7. IBM Brings Watson to Mobile Device Management

      IBM Brings Watson to Mobile Device Management 5 hrs ago IBM just keeps finding more uses for IBM Watson . As with Salesforce Einstein, you can now think of IBM Watson more as an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) layer baked into different applications. IBM has applied IBM Watson's deep learning, natural language processing, and predictive analytics to everything from business intelligence (BI) to cancer research.

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    8. Can Samsung's Bixby Smash Alexa?

      SEOUL—In the battle of the virtual assistants, Amazon has friends and Google has search. Samsung has your TV and washing machine. Samsung's Bixby AI system, coming on the Galaxy S8 phone which launches on March 29, starts out as voice commands for your phone. But its end goal is to tie together all of your home electronics—Samsung or not—with natural-language voice interfaces.

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    9. Salesforce's Einstein AI is Finally Here

      Salesforce Einstein is now generally available to all Salesforce customers. Einstein is an artificial intelligence-based (AI) assistant designed to leverage data to help companies discover, predict, recommend, and automate enhanced business processes. Announced in September of last year, Einstein takes advantage of Salesforce's deep learning, machine learning (ML), predictive analytics, natural language processing, and image processing to serve as a robotic account manager.

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    10. Google's AI-Translator Beefs Up Language Skills | News & Opinion

      Good news, world travelers: Google Translate is getting a lot more accurate. Google last fall introduced something called neural machine translation , which uses artificial intelligence to translate entire sentences instead of individual phrases for a more fluent and understandable result. Now, the technology is available for three more languages: Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese. On top of that, Google plans to bring these improvements to "many more languages" over the next couple of weeks.

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    11. 5 Steps to Adopt Artificial Intelligence in Your Business

      We're reaching an inflection point with artificial intelligence (AI). This isn't the AI that pop culture has conditioned us to expect; it's not sentient robots or Skynet or even Tony Stark's Jarvis assistant. This AI plateau is happening under the surface, making our existing technology smarter and unlocking the power of all the data that enterprises collect.

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    12. Zuckerberg's AI Butler Is a Nirvana Fan

      Mainstream personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa apparently aren't good enough for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has spent part of the last year building his own custom robot butler . In a post on Facebook on Monday, he shared the preliminary results of his approximately 100 hours of coding: a real-life Jarvis that uses artificial intelligence to do everything from controlling living room lights to entertaining Zuckerberg's baby daughter, Max.

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    13. Business Tech Predictions: 10 Ways AI, Big Data, and Cloud Will Evolve in 2017

      We've written a lot about the convergence of cloud infrastructure , Big Data, and artificial intelligence (AI) this year. Throughout the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, we've seen an inextricable link between these three factors in business intelligence (BI) tools, social listening platforms, customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, or really any industry that's leveraging cloud-based data ingestion and analysis—which is pretty much all of them.

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    14. Siri Architect Grapples With How to Make AI Less Artificial

      Over 1,500 attendees were in San Francisco at A.I. World recently to hear experts talk about the future of the artificial intelligence industry. One of the highlights was a panel featuring William Mark , PhD, President of SRI's Information and Computing Sciences Division and one of the brains behind Apple's Siri. "We need to make artificial intelligence less artificial," said Dr. Mark, who stressed that A.I. is a lot more than "deep learning" and machine intelligence.

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    15. Google Expands Neural Networks for Language Translation

      More than 35 percent of the requests that Google Translate processes will now be handled by advanced neural networks, boosting the 10-year-old tool's ability to offer translations that aren't embarrassingly wrong . The technology, which translates whole sentences at a time, rather than reading phrase by phrase, first debuted for translations between Chinese and English in September.

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    16. Businesses Prepare to Plug Into Google's AI Ecosystem

      Google's big event today was all about mobile, but Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a point of starting with a new mantra: Google isn't a mobile-first company, but "AI-first." For Google, that means a convergence of machine learning, the Google Knowledge Graph, voice and image recognition natural language processing (NLP), and conversational artificial intelligence all packaged into Google Assistant.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Google SDK
    17. How Your Relationship Drama Will Train Future Robot Therapists

      In 2028, as you lie back on your retro-futuristic couch and spill your guts to your disembodied, artificially intelligent, cloud-based therapist service, you might want to thank mobile app Textpert . Because in 2016, Textpert crowdsourced countless questions about love, and a lot of helpful answers from anonymous bystanders, to build a deep database about affairs of the heart.

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    18. Say What? Neural Networks Give Google Translate a Boost | News & Opinion

      Google Translate often serves up some laughable results, but that could become a thing of the past with Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT), which is currently at work on Chinese-to-English translations. "Rapid advances in machine intelligence have improved our speech recognition and image recognition capabilities, but improving machine translation remains a challenging goal," Quoc V. Le and Mike Schuster, Google Brain Team research scientists, wrote in a blog post .

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    19. Search Like You Talk on Google Drive

      Search Like You Talk on Google Drive

      Google is making it a lot easier to find things saved in Drive . The cloud storage service now supports Natural Language Processing for search, which "is a fancy way of saying [you can now] 'search like you talk,'" Google Drive Product Manager Josh Smith wrote in a Tuesday blog post . So, when you're looking for a specific file in Drive on the Web, you can now, for instance, type things like " find my budget spreadsheet from last December," or "show me presentations from Anissa."

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    20. Salesforce Brings Artificial Intelligence to CRM With Einstein

      The near future of artificial intelligence (AI) won't be defined by ushering in a race of sentient machines. While we're inching closer to the goal of AI brain mapping , the next era of AI will be more about imbuing the software and applications we use every day with deep learning, machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing (NLP). Those capabilities will run under the surface, along with serving as tools upon which to build.

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    21. Facebook's 'Multilingual Composer' Makes Multi-Languages Posts Easy - Pc Magazine

      Facebook's 'Multilingual Composer' Makes Multi-Languages Posts Easy - Pc Magazine

      Facebook's 'Multilingual Composer' Makes Multi-Languages Posts Easy Facebook's 'Multilingual Composer' Makes Multi-Languages Posts Easy 10 Comments You'll be able to write posts in multiple languages, and they'll appear in whatever language your friends preference on their own Facebook accounts. Want to practice your language skills? Want to force your friends to copy and paste everything you're saying into Google Translate?

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