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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Regtech firm Merlon raises $7.65 million in seed finance to fight money laundering and improve big data analysis

      Regtech firm Merlon raises $7.65 million in seed finance to fight money laundering and improve big data analysis

      Merlon Intelligence, a U.S. headquartered provider of risk management and compliance solutions for financial services companies, has raised $7.65 million in seed financing. The company, launched last year , has a range of anti-money laundering (AML) and other compliance tools on its analytical platform that can investigate 'big' unstructured data sources in social media and online in order to alert banks about any fraud, sanctions busting transactions, or other risks.

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    16. Linguamatics to Highlight New Text Analytics Technologies and Innovative Deployments at Bio-IT World 2017

      Linguamatics to Highlight New Text Analytics Technologies and Innovative Deployments at Bio-IT World 2017

      CAMBRIDGE, England and BOSTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading NLP text analytics provider Linguamatics today announced plans to highlight the latest version of its text mining platform at this week's Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston. Bio-IT World has named Linguamatics I2E 5.0 a contender for the Best of Show Award, and Linguamatics' customer Pentavere Research Group a Best Practices finalist.

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    17. From coding to cancer: How AI is changing medicine

      From coding to cancer: How AI is changing medicine

      Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language processing – training computers to understand human speech – until a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago. "Going through it, I realized that today we have more sophisticated technology to select your shoes on Amazon than to adjust treatments for cancer patients," Barzilay said in an interview at her office in Cambridge.

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    18. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says AI is in a ‘golden age’

      Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says AI is in a ‘golden age’

      Artificial intelligence (AI) development has seen an "amazing renaissance" and is beginning to solve problems that were once seen as science fiction, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Machine learning, machine vision, and natural language processing are all strands of AI that are being developed by technology giants such as Amazon, Alphabet's Google and Facebook for various uses.

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    19. Binary Fountain Appoints Healthcare Industry Leader Aaron Clifford as Senior Vice President of Marketing

      Binary Fountain Appoints Healthcare Industry Leader Aaron Clifford as Senior Vice President of Marketing

      Binary Fountain taps digital marketing leader to increase brand awareness and accelerate growth MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Binary Fountain , the leading provider of patient feedback management solutions with one of the largest repositories of online patient reviews and surveys in the healthcare industry, announced today the appointment of Aaron Clifford as senior vice president of marketing.

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    20. TipRanks: These are the 5 favorite stocks of the top financial analysts

      TipRanks: These are the 5 favorite stocks of the top financial analysts

      TipRanks , a service that ranks Wall Street, identified the best analysts covering the financial industry and found which stocks they like right now. We use a natural language processing algorithm to rank analysts based on two factors: Average return of buy-sell recommendations Success rate of buy-sell recommendations We combined the screener's insights with a database scan for the most popular financial stocks by top analysts in the last month.

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    21. Tencent Appoints Dr. Yu Dong as AI Lab Deputy Director and Opens New AI Lab in Seattle

      Tencent Appoints Dr. Yu Dong as AI Lab Deputy Director and Opens New AI Lab in Seattle

      SHENZHEN, China, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent") (HK: 00700), a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, announced today the opening of a new AI Lab in Seattle and the appointment of top speech recognition expert Dr. Yu Dong as deputy director of the AI Lab. Dr. Yu will oversee the operation and management of the AI Lab in Seattle to drive Tencent's research on speech recognition and natural language processing.

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    22. Exiger Makes Ground-breaking Acquisition of OutsideIQ Solidifying its Leadership in AI-Driven Compliance Solutions

      Exiger Makes Ground-breaking Acquisition of OutsideIQ Solidifying its Leadership in AI-Driven Compliance Solutions

      NEW YORK and LONDON and TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Exiger, the global regulatory, financial crime, risk and compliance company, announced today that it has acquired OutsideIQ, the company that developed the groundbreaking cognitive computing and intelligent search platform DDIQ.

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