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What is Artificial intelligence and how it is changing the restaurant business?

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Technology is taking our day to day life and businesses to the next level. Yes, the days of doing everything manually is no more. Imagine if someone from the 1950s traveled through time to 2019, they would marvel at the way we use our handheld devices to navigate around the town, the way assistants such as Alexa, Cortana and Siri are responding to our queries, and would be stunned by our addiction towards social media platforms. How AI is disrupting every industry Artificial Intelligence may be considered a central tenet for the disruptive changes of the 4th Industrial Revolution by offering more transformative experiences than any other industrial revolution before. It is the core concept where computers and machines exhibiting intelligence like humans.


First UNESCO recommendations to combat gender bias in applications using artificial intelligence

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Beginning as early as next year, many people are expected to have more conversations with digital voice assistants than with their spouse. Presently, the vast majority of these assistants--from Amazon's Alexa to Microsoft's Cortana--are projected as female, in name, sound of voice and'personality'. 'I'd blush if I could', a new UNESCO publication produced in collaboration with Germany and the EQUALS Skills Coalition holds a critical lens to this growing and global practice, explaining how it: The title of the publication borrows its name from the response Siri, Apple's female-gendered voice assistant used by nearly half a billion people, would give when a human user told'her', "Hey Siri, you're a bi***." Siri's submissiveness in the face of gender abuse – and the servility expressed by so many other digital assistants projected as young women – provides a powerful illustration of gender biases coded into technology products, pervasive in the technology sector and apparent in digital skills education. According to Saniye Gülser Corat, UNESCO's Director for Gender Equality, "The world needs to pay much closer attention to how, when and whether AI technologies are gendered and, crucially, who is gendering them."


Google's Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)

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"It sounded very real," Mr. Tran said in an interview after hanging up the call with Google. Google later confirmed, to our disappointment, that the caller had been telling the truth: He was a person working in a call center. The company said that about 25 percent of calls placed through Duplex started with a human, and that about 15 percent of those that began with an automated system had a human intervene at some point. We tested Duplex for several days, calling more than a dozen restaurants, and our tests showed a heavy reliance on humans. Among our four successful bookings with Duplex, three were done by people.


Why Google believes machine learning is its future

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One of the most interesting demos at this week's Google I/O keynote featured a new version of Google's voice assistant that's due out later this year. A Google employee asked the Google Assistant to bring up her photos and then show her photos with animals. She tapped one and said, "Send it to Justin." The photo was dropped into the messaging app. From there, things got more impressive.


Three Ways To Leverage AI And Keep Pace With The Future Of Digital Marketing

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From personal assistants to legal counsel on parking fines, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have established their potential as disruptive technology that will alter industries. With each passing day, further discoveries enable AI to become more sophisticated and viable in our world. Naturally, like all things digital, AI has had a profound impact on digital marketing as well. From Google's RankBrain search engine algorithm to Amazon's personalized recommendations, it is powering the world's leading organizations and changing the face of the modern digital marketing landscape. Currently, I work as senior vice president of marketing at CUJO AI, an AI-driven network security and intelligence company.


Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN

The Guardian

Assigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency. Research released by Unesco claims that the often submissive and flirty responses offered by the systems to many queries – including outright abusive ones – reinforce ideas of women as subservient. "Because the speech of most voice assistants is female, it sends a signal that women are obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers, available at the touch of a button or with a blunt voice command like'hey' or'OK'," the report said. "The assistant holds no power of agency beyond what the commander asks of it. It honours commands and responds to queries regardless of their tone or hostility. In many communities, this reinforces commonly held gender biases that women are subservient and tolerant of poor treatment."


5 Principles Full Stack Developers and Solutions Architects Must Understand About Machine Learning

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According to recent and separate studies from Gartner, Harvey Nash/KPMG, and O'Reilly, somewhere between 24% and 37% of organizations are at least moderately investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Much of this will be AI/ML embedded in applications like chatbots, recommendation engines, and virtual assistants and some consider RPAs a form of AI/ML. But it also means that more organizations are testing AI/ML on their proprietary data, developing models, and connecting models to their end user applications. The most advanced organizations using AI/ML like Twitter and Facebook are developing entire model development lifecycles to support ongoing model improvements are retraining. Integrating Applications with Machine Learning Models As a full stack developer or a solutions architect, it's quite likely that you'll be asked to integrate applications and data pipelines to ML models.


Discover Artificial Intelligence: A $7.35 Billion Industry - UC Today

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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


Hey Siri, turn on 'The Voice' for my Vizio TV

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Sure, Siri can open Netflix for you and search for a George Clooney movie, but only if you spring $179 to $199 for the Apple TV accessory streamer. Now, Apple's personal assistant can turn on the TV, change the channel and find a specific TV show, on certain newer TVs from Vizio, Samsung, Sony and LG. It's part of a radical rethink on Apple's part to bring Apple outside of the ecosystem, and onto mainstream television sets. Samsung pushed out Apple's AirPlay features on new smart TVs that began shipping May 13. AirPlay lets you mirror what's on your device.