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AI Edtech


Educational technology is the use of both physical hardware, software, and educational theoretic to facilitate learning and improve performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. In EdTech, the most significant uses of AI are in content recommendation, AI-powered teaching assistants such as chat-bots performing specific tasks and accessibility functions such as text to speech and voice recognition. When used effectively, these tools are empowering teachers. Continual, formative assessment data is used as input for adaptive algorithms that power an output that is a work programme. This data can also be shared with the teacher, saving them hours in manually collecting the data and giving them eyes on the strengths and weaknesses of students.

How to build your own AI-powered voice assistant


Ever wondered how Google assistant and Siri can speak with us exactly like humans. This is the magic of Deep Learning. So without wasting time let's jump directly to the topic. The above diagram will help you to get an overview of how the process happens inside the voice assistant. First I will explain each process in-depth and in the end, I will summarise the entire process with the help of an example.

McDonald's Drive-Thru Employees, Replaced By Artificial Intelligence


There's creative AI and then there's the hard-working AI – the artificial intelligence that is able to replace humans in routine work, saving up costs and allowing the employees to take charge of more complex tasks. That is the AI McDonald's is already testing in drive-thrus in the U.S. and looking to implement on a larger scale soon. A few years ago, McDonald's started to test the technology in the hope that it might be ready one day to take over at drive-thru locations. They had help from Apprente, the startup that gave them the building blocks of the technology, enabling them to build their own voice assistant. Now, the AI system is in place at 10 drive-thrus in Chicago.

Council Post: 15 Ways To Leverage AI In Customer Service


"The customer always comes first"--it's a business mantra as old as time, but it's more relevant now than ever before. These days, the businesses that know their customers well enough and cater to their needs and lifestyles accordingly, come out on top. With artificial intelligence (AI) advancing at phenomenal rates, there are so many ways for businesses to use it to learn more about their customers and provide the support they're looking for. From gathering data to speech recognition and message response times, AI can enhance the customer experience in nearly every way when it's applied correctly. Here, 15 members of Forbes Business Council share their expert insight on how organizations can leverage AI to enhance their customer service.

How to use text-to-speech on TikTok


TikTok's text-to-speech feature allows creators to put text over their videos and have a Siri-like voice read it out loud. It's a helpful way to annotate your videos to help describe what's happening, add context, or to serve whatever purpose you see fit. There's also no rule saying you can't use it just to make the text-to-speech voice say silly things. Here's how you can easily add text-to-speech to your TikTok videos. You can cancel it, edit the text, or adjust the duration of the text just by tapping the text again. Once you're happy with your video, just click "Next," apply whatever hashtags you want, and post!

Ethics in voice technologies


The ethical use of voice technologies, such as speech and voice recognition, is becoming more important every day. Devices such as smart speakers, smartphones or smartwatches collect massive amounts of data from users thanks to the wide range of activities they allow (e.g., asking questions, setting reminders, checking bank accounts, accessing calendars, etc.). This data, as you might imagine, is often personal or private by nature. Companies offering services through these gadgets now have to assure not only a legal processing of user's data but also an ethical one. The above issue is not the only one that concerns ethics.

MLCommons Releases MLPerf Training v1.0 Results


Today, MLCommons, an open engineering consortium, released new results for MLPerf Training v1.0, the organization's machine learning training performance benchmark suite. MLPerf Training measures the time it takes to train machine learning models to a standard quality target in a variety of tasks including image classification, object detection, NLP, recommendation, and reinforcement learning. In its fourth round, MLCommons added two new benchmarks to evaluate the performance of speech-to-text and 3D medical imaging tasks. MLPerf Training is a full system benchmark, testing machine learning models, software, and hardware. With MLPerf, MLCommons now has a reliable and consistent way to track performance improvement over time, plus results from a "level playing field" benchmark drives competition, which in turn is driving performance.

Reaching The $2 Tn Mark: Microsoft's Top AI Projects


After Apple, Microsoft recently became the only publicly traded American company to hit the $2 trillion market cap. The company has reached the milestone just two years after it crossed the $1 trillion mark. In this article, we list major AI projects and initiatives the company undertook post-2019. In 2019, Microsoft said it would invest $1 billion in OpenAI to build artificial general intelligence. The partnership is directed at developing a hardware and software platform within Azure geared towards AGI.

Ambient Cloud Tech in Healthcare


The advent of Electronic Health Record systems and their accompanying documentation has created a deep fissure within the medical community. Epidemic-level numbers show that more and more physicians report feeling burnt out and depressed. The overall rate of work-life happiness reported by healthcare providers dropped below 50% thanks to the pandemic. Numbers released in Medscape's 2021 physician lifestyle report state that 43% of all physicians report feeling burnt out. Of those burnt-out physicians, 58% say they feel that way due to the long list of bureaucratic tasks like note taking and EHR documentation.

Artificial Intelligence, Part I - Basics.


Compared with humans, existing AI lacks several features (yes, i'm not sure about that word either Wikipedia) of human "commonsense reasoning" (as if commonsense was a thing lol); most notably, humans have powerful mechanisms for reasoning about "naive physics" such as space, time, and physical interactions (thankfully, we haven't worked on something like a humanoid robot which needed powerful mechanisms for reasoning about "naive physics"; we have just worked just on Digital Strategy (see what I'm doing here?), Chatbot Marketing (FYI you can try our chatbot very easily by sending us a message through Facebook Messenger or through our Website), and things like Incrediworld, Incredilosophy & Delphi - our Voice Recognition AI using Python, Numpy, SKLearn, GTTS, PYAudio, Speech Recognition & NLTK -.