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How AI Enhances The Customer Experience


The latest Payments And The Platform Economy Playbook examines how marketplaces are using technologies like AI to innovate the customer experience. Much has been written about artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tools for fraud detection and security. What else can it do, though, especially for online marketplaces? AI is being increasingly focused on visual search and personalization. The popularity of Instagram and Pinterest demonstrates the rise of visual platforms.

The Palestinian Diaspora Orchestra

Al Jazeera

The Palestine National Orchestra (PNO) was first set up in 1936 but was disbanded when Israel was founded in 1948. In 1993, a group of musicians started a Palestinian national music school in Ramallah that has developed into the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. It now has branches in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Gaza. In 2010, the conservatory decided to revive the national orchestra by bringing musicians together from all around the world. "It took us a year to collect all the names, make calls and get the names and numbers...

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank: PA

Al Jazeera

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority health ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry identified the man as 21-year-old Mohammed Bisharat and said he succumbed to his wounds after being shot in the chest in the West Bank village of Taamun, northeast of the city of Nablus. It said three others were wounded but did not specify the severity of their injuries. Eyes witnesses said Israeli soldiers used live bullets and tear gas against Palestinian protesters during the overnight raids across the occupied territory. A spokeswoman for the Israeli military confirmed that an operation had taken place and that the army resorted to live ammunition but did not mention the death.

Family in Israel discovers ancient iron hammer and nails

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 31 are here. Check out what's clicking on A family uncovered an ancient iron hammer and nails during a community dig at an archaeological site in Israel. The discovery was made during an excavation at the site of Usha, a settlement near Kiryat Ata, in the northern part of the country. The ancient iron hammer and nails that were found during the Usha excavation.

Williams-Sonoma Quick Bread Recall 2016: Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Mix May Contain Salmonella

International Business Times

As a precaution, Williams-Sonoma has recalled a "limited quantity" of its Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread mix because of possible salmonella contamination. The culinary retailer initiated the recall, Food and Drug Administration said in a release issued Saturday, because the bulk milk powder in the mix may have been contaminated by the bacteria. While no salmonella bacteria was actually found in the product, the company decided to recall the mix to err on the side of caution. Williams-Sonoma is not the only brand or food supplier that has had to recall a product due to possibly contaminated milk powder. In the past week, other products containing Valley Milk Products LLC powdered milk ingredients were recalled due to salmonella contamination, affecting brands like Publix Super Markets and Deep River Snacks.