Google hints at a non-ad business model for its AI assistant

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"We think of the Assistant as a fundamentally different product than search and we think it's going to be used in a different way," John Giannandrea, Google's new search and artificial intelligence chief, said onstage at the I/O developer conference. He didn't delve into specifics, beyond noting that the Assistant is built more around conversations -- tech that talks, nudges and prompts you, not just gives answers. Still, the Google SVP cautioned, dialogue and language are "the big unsolved problems in computer science." One difference could come in the business model. Instead of ads, which support search, Google may dole out its upcoming AI tech to companies and devices that want it.


5 worst tech products ever

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From Google Glass to the Apple Newton, a museum in Sweden is shining a spotlight on some of the tech sector's biggest misses. The Museum of Failure as it's known, has products from Apple, Sony, Kodak and Google, as well as several other makers, all of which struggled with consumers. The collection covers over sixty "failed products and services from around the world," according to a description on the museum's web page. Samuel West, the museum's curator, advises companies on how to successfully innovate by learning from failure. "A lot of tech failures are because immature technology is launched [such as] Google Glass, Apple Newton," West told Fox News in an email.


5 Business Models That Suit the Startups!

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If there is an idea or a concept that the people around you are begging to turn into a business, why not go for it? Not only will you be doing what you love to do, but you will also be bringing in the green. A business model is an absolute must for any startup. But which one will you go for? This article will aim to cover all of the best ones for your business.


question about model setup for sales forecasting • /r/MachineLearning

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Please excuse my ignorance, this is my first real attempt at ML. Given a data set with individual transactions for multiple businesses including the date, total etc what is the best way (currently using google's prediction api) to set up a model where I can say, predict next month's sales for this one business. My data has a business ID but google seems to be inferring weird things about the id string. I got an nn working for a single business, but I want to put training data for all businesses in my data set. So I want to ask: "For business1 what will the total sales be during month X?"


Pop star Will.i.am slams Facebook and Google, says their business models are 'scary'

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Brett Larson reports on what the future holds for the social media giant. Hip-hop musician-turned-technologist Will.i.am blasted Facebook and Google during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. "The business models of these companies today are what bring up the concerns," he said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. "The business model is what's scary." Most known for his role in the Black Eyed Peas, the musician also founded an artificial intelligence startup.