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Bootcamp – Beirut AI

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We will cover various fundamental topics and areas in AI including: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Time Series, and more. Every day covers a different AI topic starting with theory and building on the theory with interactive coding projects. You will leave every day of the bootcamp with a new AI project in a unique area. At the end of the bootcamp, you will put all that you have learned into a final project of your choice and present the outcome of your work to a panel of judges on the last day! You can check the schedule on the website for more details on the covered topics.


BARQ Systems

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How do customers perceive the chatbot vs the human operator? Chatbo...ts use AI, machine learning and natural language processing techniques to magnify human workforce performance, rather than replace them. When chatbots proved that it gives the same service quality as human agents, customers are more persuasive, satisfied, and more likely to use them. Customized your chatbot, and reach your customers 24\7 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3i23MWL To know more about Chatbot benefits and uses, contact our marketing team on marketing@barqsystems.com


Machines That Can Understand Human Speech: The Conversational Pattern Of AI

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Early on in the evolution of artificial intelligence, researchers realized the power and possibility of machines that are able to understand the meaning and nuances of human speech. Conversation and human language is a particularly challenging area for computers since words and communication is not precise. Human language is filled with nuance, context, cultural and societal depth, and imprecision that can lead to a wide range of interpretations. If computers can understand what we mean when we talk, and then communicate back to us in a way we can understand, then clearly we've accomplished a goal of artificial intelligence. This particular application of AI is so profound that it makes up one of the fundamental seven patterns of AI: the conversation and human interaction pattern.


The journey that organizations should embark on to realize the true potential of AI

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Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an organization is a complex undertaking as it involves bringing together multiple stakeholders and different capabilities. Many companies make the mistake of treating AI as a'pure play' technology implementation project and hence end up encountering many challenges and complexities peculiar to AI. There are three big reasons for increased complexity in an AI program implementation – (1) AI is a'portfolio' based technology (example, comprising sub-categories such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Generation (NLG), Machine Learning) as compared to many'standalone' technology solutions (2) These sub-category technologies (example, NLP) in turn have many different products and tool vendors with their own unique strengths and maturity cycles (3) These sub-category technologies (example, NLG) are'specialists' in their functionality and can solve certain specific problems only (example, NLG technology helps create written texts similar to how a human would create it). Hence, organizations need to do three important things – 'Define Ambitious and Achievable Success Criteria', 'Develop the Right Operating Rhythm', and'Create and Celebrate Success Stories' to realize the true potential of AI. Most companies have very narrow or ambiguous'success criteria' definition of their AI program.


Natural Language Processing: A Simple Explanation

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Natural language processing, or NLP, is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that specializes in analyzing human language. Have you ever used Apple's Siri and wondered how it understands (most of) what you're saying? This is an example of NLP in practice. NLP is becoming an essential part of our lives, and together with machine learning and deep learning, produces results that are far superior to what could be achieved just a few years ago. In this article we'll take a closer look at NLP, see how it's applied and learn how it works.


Artificial Intelligence: It's Importance to the Internet

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The future the place individuals can delegate mundane duties to a machine is just not removed from taking place. From beginning the laundry down to cooking dinner after an extended day is about to be over. Artificial Intelligence has actually helped form our web at present. After all, we will already talk with digital assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa for small issues round the home, like calling Uber or ordering a pizza. Things that we solely see on sci-fi films could also be nearer than you suppose.


#TechFightsCOVID: 10 AI use cases to help retail enterprises amid COVID-19 - NASSCOM Community

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COVID-19 has had an unparalleled impact on the economy with a slowdown expected in most sectors including retail. In the short to mid-term, COVID-19 and subsequent nation-wide lockdown has further worsened the challenges faced by Indian retailers. With broken supply chains, it has led to a disconnected demand and supply making it difficult for retailers to cater to customer needs. It has also forced customers to rethink their purchase requirements and has led to a shift to contactless mode of deliveries, which is bound to become the new normal going forward. Establishing the right balance between demand and supply becomes key for retailers The Holy Grail for retailers is not only to identify the target customers and their real-time needs but also to proactively procure the right products to cater to the identified demand. This is even more critical amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, when due to broken supply chains there has been a massive demand supply mismatch. Digital enterprises that are utilising the data generated across the retail value chain and customer touchpoints to deploy AI-powered solutions have a significant edge over others. Here are my top 10 picks for AI use cases that can be a good starting point for retail enterprises (specifically amid the pandemic) in their journey towards becoming an intelligent enterprise. These use cases will definitely help retail enterprises survive the crisis and thrive in the long term. Customer Segmentation – Use of AI for creation of customer segments and personas based on real time transaction, demographic and behavioural data, enabling retailers with dynamic pricing for its products, predicting customer behaviour to target and personalise communication, and create cross-sell models. Demand forecasting – Using machine learning and leveraging contextual data to build models enabling retailers to optimise product availability, and gaining a better understanding of sales patterns and anomalies. Store Assortment Optimisation – Customers are restricting their store time with the fear of COVID-19 and that makes getting the right product assortment critical. AI helps store-level customisation of assortments based on store data (returns, purchases, and receipts data). This can also be done for online stores to help increase customer retention. Hyper Targeted Campaigns – It is critical for retailers to identify the right time to push a particular product to ensure maximum sales. AI-powered systems are helpful in suggesting the product and time slot in which it needs marketing. Personalised Marketing – For successful hyper-targeted campaigns it is also important for retailers to ensure the right marketing channel and the right message. Based on a customer’s past behaviour, AI-powered system picks the right way (channel, messaging, and discounts) of communication and sends personalised messages. Fraud Detection – The risk of potential frauds also increases amid these trying times, with a huge volume of online orders. AI-based system can predict potential frauds based on customer profiles and past purchase/returns data. On Time Delivery – With majority of customers opting for home delivery of products, it becomes critical for retailers to ensure on-time delivery. Predictive analytics and AI algorithms can help determine the most cost-effective and energy-efficient route to the destinations. Omni-Channel Customer Service – With restricted access to physical stores, consumers are opting for Omni-channel services. By connecting experiences across channels, building customer knowledge through data and creating discussions within user communities, AI platforms help brands acquire, retain and grow relationships with their customers. Customer Service Chat bot – The need for contactless deliveries has forced many consumers to opt for online purchases. The high volumes also result in larger volumes of queries and concerns. AI-powered chat bot can understand customer’s queries and respond. It can understand a customer’s emotion and can prioritise and alert human customer service agents to intervene. Visual Workforce Monitoring – AI system to detect safety compliance of the workers. This is specifically important in the current COVID-19 times when hygiene factors are critical. If the system detects any violation of safety norms, it can alert and share images for review. NASSCOM Research, NASSCOM CoE – DS&AI along with EY released a report titled “Indian Retail: AI Imperative to Data-Led Growth” focusing on AI opportunities in India’s retail sector. The report provides a unique periodic table of 100+ AI use cases across the retail value chain. The use cases identified in this article are also a part of the report. The report also highlights best practices across retail enterprises that have implemented these use cases. Download the report now: https://tinyurl.com/y9johts2


Explore the Gendering of AI Voice Assistants

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THINK PIECE 2 of I'd blush if I could, is the first in-depth UN examination of the gendering of AI technology. Using the example of digital voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri technology, it explains how gender imbalances in the digital sector can be'hard-coded' into technology products.


NLP News Cypher

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Let's get our James Bond swag on shall we? Defense departments worldwide are betting on AI to deliver the next generation advanced military technology, and the US is no different. In the US of A, this strategy is being orchestrated by the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), a department under the umbrella of the Department of Defense (DoD) led by Acting Director Nand Mulchandani. And he recently gave his first press conference. NLP will play a bigger role in the future of JAIC strategy .


Natural Language Processing Pipeline

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If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them. Since language processing is involved, we would also list all the forms of text processing needed at each step. If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them.