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9 Examples of Machine Learning in Action

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The term "machine learning" makes it sound like computers will solve problems for us without much human guidance. But, some fascinating careers are paving the way for artificial intelligence to help us all out in our daily lives and at work. Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists that specialize in machine learning get to work in pretty diverse industries. That's one of the best things about a career in programming or data science -- you can take those skills just about anywhere. It also means that you can work in a field that excites you or one in which you feel like you're making a positive contribution.


Create a very smart chatbot with BlenderBot

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Released in April 2020 and created by Facebook, BlenderBot makes a super-chatbot. Note that a good computer is necessary. The worse your machine's capabilities are, the slower the chatbot will respond. A tokenizer is a tool based on an algorithm based on a set of rules or on learning from a manually tagged corpus. It allows to split the text into words.


Want hands-free lighting? These are the best smart bulbs to use with Google Home.

Mashable

If you're looking to bolster your smart home with smart bulbs, utilizing Google Home compatibility is a tempting proposition for those of us with Android phones or other Google compatible devices, i.e. pretty much everyone. Equipping your home with a smart lighting system that offers voice controls and the ability to manipulate your lights far more efficiently than through conventional means is great, but where do you begin? It feels like there are countless different smart light bulbs out there, all offering different features from Amazon Alexa support to Apple HomeKit compatibility or simply the ability to change the color temperature at a moment's notice. To help narrow things down, we've taken a look at the very best smart bulbs for Google Home and the Google Home app, offering you voice command support so you can "speak" to your lighting system. While it might seem like something expensive and substantial such as the Philips Hue bulb system is the solution for everyone, it's possible to implement smart lighting on a tight budget providing you know where to look.


MONDAY MINDSET: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Business in 2021 - Austin Technology Council

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In 2021, Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer merely a genre of cult Sci-Fi movies. Without many of us even noticing, AI has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Alexa, Siri, Cortana), we are surrounded by AI, even if we don't always realize it. In today's blog, let's review some of the most important examples of AI in business. Artificial intelligence is the "simulation of human intelligence," usually using some form of machine processing and learning designed to emulate the human brain.


Artificial Intelligence in HR is Balancing Tech and Touch

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Recently the pandemic has pushed digital transformation to the front of the line. While collaborative tools allowed us to work from home and maintain close contact with our co-workers, the next step is just around the corner, thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning. In every element of the company, the pandemic is driving a move towards a hybrid work paradigm, changing people's management and the way we work. Enterprises are on the verge of digital transformation and the use of artificial intelligence in HR departments will accelerate this process. Digital transformation improves the customer experience while also unlocking new value.


Fact check: Facebook didn't pull the plug on two chatbots because they created a language

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

It's hard to escape artificial intelligence. From algorithms curating social media feeds to personal assistants on smartphones and home devices, AI has become part of everyday life for millions of people across the world. The future of that human-tech relationship may one day involve AI systems being able to learn entirely on their own, becoming more efficient, self-supervised and integrated within a variety of applications and professions. But some on social media claim this evolution toward AI autonomy has already happened. "Facebook recently shut down two of its AI robots named Alice & Bob after they started talking to each other in a language they made up," reads a graphic shared July 18 by the Facebook group Scary Stories & Urban Legends.


Amazon Echo Show 5 vs. Echo Show 8 (2nd gen): Which is right for you?

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It can be exciting when a brand like Amazon drops new versions of its devices, but it can also be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you (and if it's worth paying more than its original version). Amazon released their newest versions of the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8. After testing both of them, I'll walk you through what's the same, what's different, what they bring to the table compared to the 1st gen versions -- and which one you should buy. The new Echo Show 5 sells for $84.99, and the updated Echo Show 8 for $129.99. The Echo Show 5 Kids is available for $94.99, and if you're ready to upgrade you can get 25% off any of these devices with a trade-in.


Go totally hands-free with a pair of Echo Buds on sale

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SAVE $30: As of July 28, both configurations of the 2nd Gen Echo Buds are $30 off. Score the Echo Buds with wired charging case for $89.99 or the Echo Buds with wireless charging case for $109.99. If you're already an Alexa-using household, you can take Alexa's handy voice control with you wherever you go with a pair of Echo Buds. Just think -- controlling all your on-the-go entertainment can be totally hands-free. Just ask Alexa to read your Audible audiobooks, play the latest episode of your favorite podcast, or stream the new Olivia Rodrigo album, again.


Can Artificial Intelligence be dangerous?

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Artificial intelligence is everywhere in our day to day lives. But, with the world's media filled with dystopian tales of computer intelligence taking over humanity; what does the public really think of AI? Using data1 from Google Search Trends, Linkfluence, and Answer the Public, Ebuyer has revealed that over 2.9 million negative posts were generated on AI over the past year! So, does the public really trust AI? And why exactly do people have such a negative perception of the technology that continues to make our lives so much easier? The USA has the largest interest in AI with over 12 million posts over the past year!


Northern accents are dying out and could DISAPPEAR BY 2066

Daily Mail - Science & tech

From the approachable Geordie dialect to the instantly recognisable Liverpool lilt, many of England's most distinctive accents are from the north. But a new study has warned that northern accents could all but disappear in just 45 years. Using physics modelling, researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth and Cambridge predicted how accents are likely to change across England by 2066. Their findings suggest that northern accents could be replaced with'posh' south eastern pronunciations. However, certain north-south differences are predicted to remain - we will continue to disagree about the pronunciation of bath', according to the researchers.