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Why Video Publishers Need to Keep Up With AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study of "intelligent agents" – any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the intelligence of a machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. It is a primary goal of some artificial intelligence research and a common topic in science fiction and futurism. Machine learning is a type of AI that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data. Deep learning is a specific machine learning technique. Most deep learning methods involve artificial neural networks, modeling how our brain works. At the moment deep learning forms the basis for most of the incredible advances in machine learning (and in turn AI). Big data is a term for extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.


Google acquires Nevada land for future data center

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Google has acquired a significant piece of land in Nevada, near Reno and Tesla's Gigafactory site, which will house a future data center, and could also host a testing track for Waymo, the Alphabet-owned autonomous driving company. The purchase of the 1,210 acres in Nevada's Tahoe Reno Industrial Center was reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday, and follows the filing of documents detailing the transaction late last week.


Here's what to pay attention to when Google reports Q1 results - Business Insider

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Google's parent company Alphabet reports its Q1 earnings Thursday afternoon after the market closes.


How artificial intelligence is pushing man and machine closer together

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With more than $5 billion in 605 deals of VC investment over last 2 years, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to have a transformative effect on consumer, enterprise, and government markets around the world. While there are certainly obstacles to overcome, consumers believe that AI has the potential to assist in medical breakthroughs, democratize costly services, elevate poor customer service, and even free up an overburdened workforce. We dug deeper into those perceptions through an online survey of consumers and business decision makers, and an expert salon with thought leaders in the field. This original research unpacks key ways AI may impact our world, delving into its implications for society, service, and management.



Conversational UI Principles -- Complete Process of Designing a Website Chatbot

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In this article I'll show you a case study describing an entire process of designing a conversational UI for a B2B website, including fragments of the conversation script, basics of the communication theory and some of the tips and tricks I think make this project a bit unique.


The AI Marketing Revolution Comes to Banking

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As the impacts of artificial intelligence and machine learning creep their way into every corner of the financial industry, banking providers are finding new ways to transform their approach to creating, producing and distributing their marketing materials. Advanced data analytics can help you build an omniscient system that automatically knows what to send, to whom and when, and do so without raising any compliance red flags.


Machine Learning Algorithms Today: Usage and Results - DATAVERSITY

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Machine Learning algorithms can predict patterns based on previous experiences. The overarching practice of Machine Learning includes both robotics (dealing with the real world) and the processing of data (the computer's equivalent of thinking). These algorithms find predictable, repeatable patterns that can be applied to eCommerce, Data Management, and new technologies such as driverless cars. The full impact of Machine Learning is just starting to be felt, and may significantly alter the way products are created, and the way people earn a living.


The Chicken Littles of Artificial Intelligence

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On average approximately 40 to 50 percent of tasks in a call center are good candidates for automation. These are tasks that a call center agent or manager can trigger – updating your address, for example. The analytics include sentiment analysis that tells management which AI-conducted customer interactions were positive or negative. Negative interactions can result in shifting that task back to a human or reprogramming the AI software.


Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film

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Robots are slowly taking more and more jobs -- and soon, they'll come for the writers (gulp). That's the pitch behind director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin's short film It's No Game, in which an artificial intelligence swoops in during a Hollywood writer's strike to pen a script for the immortal David Hasselhoff. But the video is something of a meta rabbit hole itself, as all of the Hoff's dialogue was written by an AI called Benjamin, which was built to scribe an experimental short film last year.