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    1. Earnings calls when artificial intelligence can do it better

      Earnings calls when artificial intelligence can do it better

      Venture-capital backed Prattle will begin offering a new service Monday that quantifies and scores the language used in earnings calls and reports filed by 3,000 U.S. public companies. The company, which is backed by venture-capital firms including New Enterprise Associates and GCM Grosvenor, uses natural language processing and machine learning techniques to improve on current methods of analyzing text and sentiment.

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    2. MRP Prelytix 2.0 Delivers Real-Time, Closed-Loop Predictive Analytics

      PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MRP, a global predictive intelligence and customer acquisition company, announced today it has launched Prelytix version 2.0, its newest predictive platform upgrade, which improves the real-time intelligence accessible to MRP clients, enhancing their understanding of customer intent and their ability to optimize marketing outreach, ultimately helping them acquire new, qualified customers faster.

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    3. Vacasa Appoints Former Expedia Executive to Board of Directors

      Experienced Technologist to Aid Company During Accelerated Growth PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vacasa , a leading vacation rental management company, today announces the appointment of former Expedia executive and Hotwire Chief Technology Officer Brian Gill to its board of directors. Bringing more than a decade of travel technology experience, Gill will play a strategic advisor role as the company positions itself for further growth in 2017 and beyond.

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    4. OneSpot Appoints David Brown Chief Strategy Officer And Launches Strategic Services Business For Content Marketers

      AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OneSpot , the Content Sequencing® platform that powers cross-channel personalization for branded content marketing, today announced the appointment of David Brown as Chief Strategy Officer. Brown will lead the company's new Strategic Services business and head its recently opened New York City office. He will report to OneSpot CEO Steve Sachs.

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    5. Conversica Appoints Dr. Sid J. Reddy as Chief Scientist to Innovate and Scale Conversational AI Platform as Company Accelerates Growth

      Category Leader in Conversational AI Brings on Noted Data Science Expert to Lead Data Science Center of Excellence FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced that Dr. Sid J. Reddy has joined the company as Chief Scientist.

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    6. Conversica Names Brian Kaminski Chief Customer Officer to Accelerate Value for Customers in the Midst of Dramatic Company Growth

      Proven Enterprise Customer Success Expert Joins the Leader in Conversational AI FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced that Brian Kaminski has joined the company as Chief Customer Officer. Kaminski is an accomplished customer success expert with 20 years of experience in the technology industry in both rapidly growing startups and publicly traded companies.

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    7. Conversica Appoints Victor Belfor Senior Vice President of Business Development to Accelerate Strategic Partnerships

      Experienced Leader Joins Executive Team at Conversational AI Leader FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced the addition of Victor Belfor to the company’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Belfor has more than 15 years of experience planning, building and optimizing alliances, partnerships, and go-to-market strategies in both private and publicly-traded companies.

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    8. Meltwater Acquires Algo to Supercharge its Industry-Leading Media Intelligence Platform

      SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meltwater , a global leader in media intelligence, today announces the acquisition of Algo , a real-time data analytics platform powered by the most advanced machine learning techniques available. The acquisition further strengthens Meltwater’s powerful media analytics and insights platform by bringing on Algo’s patented Velocity of Information engine, which surfaces rising trends from tens of millions of real-time data points.

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    9. Tencent Announces 2017 Second Quarter and Interim Results

      HONG KONG, Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent" or the "Company", 00700.HK), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter ("2Q2017") and the first half year of 2017 ("1H2017") ended June 30, 2017. 1H2017 Key Highlights 1 - Revenues: +57% YoY, non-GAAP net profit: +43% YoY Total revenues were RMB106,158 million (USD15,670 million), an increase of 57% over the first half of 2016 ("YoY").

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    10. Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India

      Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India

      Tech Guide Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India India is a hot-bed for research and development for tech companies because of its young, middle class population Microsoft Research India works on projects in areas of machine learning, natural language processing and it explores creating technology for emerging markets One of the projects, 99DOTS, has looked at low-cost ways to ensure tuberculosis patients regularly take their medication Published 3:04 AM ET Fri, 11 Aug 2017 CNBC.com SHARES From hacking agriculture to developing inexpensive tools for tuberculosis patients, Microsoft researchers in India are trying to ...

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    11. LogMeIn Acquires Artificial Intelligence and Chatbot Provider Nanorep; Bolsters Customer Engagement Portfolio

      BOSTON, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Nanorep , an innovative digital self-service, chatbot and virtual assistant company. Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, Nanorep harnesses artificial intelligence and patented natural language processing technologies to create solutions that make self-service more engaging and intuitive.

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    12. Sohu.com Reports Second Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results

      BEIJING, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's leading online media, video, search and gaming business group, today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second Q uarter Highlights Total revenues were US$461 million 1 , up 10% year-over-year and 23% quarter-over-quarter. Brand advertising revenues were US$86 million, down 24% year-over-year and up 6% quarter-over-quarter.

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      Mentions: Beijing China COM
    13. These AI Bots are So Believable, They Get Asked Out on Dates

      These AI Bots are So Believable, They Get Asked Out on Dates

      These AI bots are so believable, they get asked out on dates AI assistants help make sales teams more efficient, freeing up human power to increase the bottom line. Bots can be more successful than human counterparts at weeding out dead-end leads. Experts say jobs in retail sales will most likely be computerized in coming years. "You sound cute, got a picture?" "Nicole, your [sic] beautiful, are you single?" "I love you, Jen."

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    14. FinTech Studios Raises $1 Million Seed Investment from KEC Ventures

      NEW YORK, FinTech Studios™ , the leading cloud platform of AI-based financial information, FinTech apps and big-data analytic products operated in partnership with top FinTech startups, financial institutions, data providers and strategic partners, today announced that it has raised $1 million in Series Seed funding, led by KEC Ventures. Jeff Parkinson, Managing Partner of KEC Ventures, will join the FinTech Studios board of directors.

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      Mentions: New York Amazon NLP
    15. CrowdFlower Adds World-Class AI Expertise To Extend Its Category Leadership

      SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdFlower, the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science and machine learning teams, today announced three new artificial intelligence industry experts – Robert Munro, Monica Rogati, and Adrian Weller – have joined CrowdFlower to help guide the company's future strategy. Robert Munro joins CrowdFlower as VP of Machine Learning where his focus will be helping organizations effectively apply AI to their business.

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    16. These AI bots are so believable, they get more dates than you

      These AI bots are so believable, they get more dates than you

      "You sound cute, got a picture?" "Nicole, your [sic] beautiful, are you single?" "I love you, Jen." Those may sound like messages from a dating app, but they're actually real emails people have sent to customer service representatives at places like car dealerships, insurance companies and education firms. The problem: Those customer service reps aren't human. They're algorithm-powered software programs created by Conversica, a company that specializes in conversational artificial intelligence.

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    17. Great Lakes Brewing Company automates with chatbot, Shelby

      Great Lakes Brewing Company automates with chatbot, Shelby

      Great Lakes Brewing Company Great Lakes Brewing Company factory floor in Cleveland, Ohio. Great Lakes Brewing Company's head engineer, John Blystone, said one of the most complicated processes of making craft beer is managing the lauter tun. The machine, one of many that helps transform grain into liquid, traditionally requires a tedious 17-step process, Blystone said.

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    18. Seal Software Opens Business Development Center in Ohio and Appoints Sales Veteran to Drive National Expansion

      SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seal Software , the leading provider of contract discovery and analytics, today announced the opening of a new business development center in Dublin, Ohio. The center will create new jobs in the Columbus area and centralize Seal’s Americas Inside Sales team. The new center will house business development representatives and inside sales executives, tasked with presenting the value of Seal’s contract discovery and analytics technology to U.S. enterprises.

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    19. Box and Microsoft Partner for Cloud Content Management with Azure

      REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced an expanded partnership to jointly offer Box cloud content management with Azure to enterprise customers. Box will use Azure as a strategic public cloud platform and the companies commit to shared go-to-market investments, including initiatives to co-sell Box with Azure.

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    20. International Internet Company NAVER to Acquire Xerox Research Centre Europe

      Grenoble research centre in artificial intelligence to become part of NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading Internet company SEONGNAM, South Korea & NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NAVER Corporation (035420: Korea SE) and Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) today announced an agreement for NAVER to acquire the Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France.

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      Mentions: Korea France Grenoble
    21. Amazon Web Services launching machine translation service

      Amazon Web Services launching machine translation service

      Source: Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services and Infrastructure. Amazon 's cloud computing division has been working on a translation service that developers could use to make their websites and apps available in multiple languages, CNBC has learned. Amazon already has machine-translation technology that it uses across the company , to do things like provide product information in multiple languages.

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    22. Tencent social network group president is bullish on artificial intelligence

      Tencent social network group president is bullish on artificial intelligence

      Artificial intelligence may still be in its nascent stage, but the technology has a bright future ahead as companies big and small continue to invest in it and develop their expertise, according to the a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Tencent . In an interview with CNBC, Dowson Tong, senior executive vice president and social network group president at Tencent, said he was very bullish about A.I. and a big proponent of offering A.I. as a service.

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    23. iQor Names Deepak Batheja as Chief Digital Officer and Group CIO

      Technology Innovator Tapped to Accelerate Transformative Digital Strategies ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- iQor, a global managed services provider embedded in the flow between product, people, and services, today announced that it has named Deepak Batheja as its Chief Digital Officer and Group CIO. In his new role, Batheja is responsible for leading digital strategy, technology operations, and iQor’s Data Solutions and Analytics practice.

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