Natural language processing has garnered interest in helping people interact with computer systems to make sense and meaning of the world. In the area of visual analytics, natural language has been shown to help improve the overall cognition of visualization tasks. In this latest Data Science Central webinar, Vidya will discuss how natural language can be leveraged in various aspects of the analytical workflow ranging from smarter data transformations, visual encodings, autocompletion to supporting analytical intent. More recently, chatbot systems have garnered interest as conversational interfaces for a variety of tasks. Machine learning approaches have proven to be promising for approximating the heuristics and conversational cues for continuous learning in a chatbot interface.
Natural Language Trends in Visual Analysis - Aug 6 In this latest Data Science Central webinar, Vidya will discuss how natural language can be leveraged in various aspects of the analytical workflow ranging from smarter data transformations, visual encodings, autocompletion to supporting analytical intent. More recently, chatbot systems have garnered interest as conversational interfaces for a variety of tasks. Machine learning approaches have proven to be promising for approximating the heuristics and conversational cues for continuous learning in a chatbot interface.
A couple of Amazon Echo devices are on sale right now, but the best deal of the bunch is on the Echo Plus. The speaker with a built-in smart home hub is now $80, which is $70 off its typical price of $150. You can get the Echo Plus by itself for $80, or you can choose the bundle the includes a Philips Hue smart light bulb for free. That means you don't need to buy any extra connecting hubs when you purchase other IoT devices like light bulbs, door locks, security cameras and others. If it works with the Zigbee protocol (a majority of IoT devices do) or Amazon's own Works with Alexa platform, then it'll be able to connect to the hub inside of the Echo Plus.
The cat's out of the bag as far as Google's latest smart speaker goes, with the company essentially confirming the rumored Home successor on Thursday with a coyly worded email containing a snapshot and a video of the unannounced device. Many key details about the new Google smart speaker are still shrouded in mystery, but we can tease out a few facts by studying the official photo and Google's brief teaser video. Well, no duh, but given that Google gives so little away in its teaser video, we might as well notch this one as one of the few certainties. In the brief video, a man on a sofa says "Hey Google, play some music," and four telltale LEDs on the new speaker (speakers, actually, there two of them) light up as the music begins to play. So yes, Google Assistant confirmed.
This means we need to understand the customer and human behavior, conversational flow is where all the magic happens and unfortunately it is also where bad bots are born. Bad bots are energy suckers riddled with inconsequential answers, incomplete information, confusing information flow and most cases a flawed understanding of natural language processing. It makes the entire experience feel like interacting with an idiotic robot. It's the exact opposite of what a bot is supposed to do – make the internet human. The error is grave but the prevention is simple.
Companies are looking at automation and other ways to boost their marketing efforts as working smarter or doing more with less become mantras hitting many departments. How could a chatbot marketing strategy help when it comes to attracting interest and driving sales or attracting customers, and as marketers look to make use of new technology tools? The marketing department is increasingly in charge of figuring out new ways of using current technology or adopting the latest innovations to give their marketing efforts an edge. Chatbots have been around in a mass-market sense for a good few years now, and there are plenty of positive marketing stories out there. The stats look good too, with some 47% of consumers happy to buy from a bot, and sales netting close to double the average order value.
Medical workers are our heroes as the COVID-19 outbreak continues with deaths and confirmed cases rising. A CNN survey found that healthcare systems are coming under strain because of the increasing number of patients infected by the coronavirus. Partners Healthcare is supporting patients in the COVID-19 outbreak by using AI to detect those infected and those showing signs of the virus. Healthcare workers at Partners Healthcare understand the current crisis because of high patient numbers experienced and are working round the clock. One question that comes to mind as COVID-19 pandemic continues is: How responsible is the current use of AI to combat the outbreak?
One of the best things about Amazon Alexa is that she can make life easier by helping you prepare for the day ahead. She read you the forecast, remind you of upcoming meetings, and much more. Now she can brew you a pot of coffee before you ever leave the bed. Like many people, coffee is essential for making my mornings run smoothly. While living in quarantine with my two young kids, I'm always looking for ways to automate my morning and make life less hectic, like letting Alexa brew me up a pot of the good stuff.
The global artificial intelligence (AI) software market is expected to undergo a major growth in the coming years, with revenues increasing from around ten billion U.S. dollars in 2018 to about 126 billion by 2025. As artificial intelligence continues to power cloud technology, cloud computing is the fuel that has been increasing the scope of and the impact AI can have on the software market. The increasing adoption of digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Home, and others points towards the ways in which the combination of AI and cloud computing is improving everyone's daily lives. Whether it is playing a song or making an online purchase, the fusion of these two technologies enables connected and intuitive experiences. On a macro level, AI capabilities are being merged with enterprise cloud computing infrastructure so organizations can be more strategic, agile, efficient, and insight-driven.
The adoption of chatbots in enterprises has grown exponentially in the last decade and today, we can see organizations of all sizes using bots for a variety of use cases and functions. A report by Markets and Markets shows that the chatbot market will be worth $9.4 billion by 2024. The chatbot technology has evolved greatly in the past decade. Bots today are equipped with a host of new capabilities and have become more sophisticated. In order to gain greater business value from bots and use them in multi-faceted ways, it's imperative for organizations to upgrade their bots.