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This Conversational AI Startup is Empowering the Next Billion Digital Users

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Only 20 per cent of the 530 million Indian internet users consume content in English. According to a recent report by research and consulting firm RedSeer, 260 million Indian users are "monetizable". Nearly 210 million of these users, with an annual spending power of $300 billion, prefer digital content in vernacular languages. "India has added Internet users at 8X speed in the last 10 years driven by small towns and villages, not by large cities," the report stated. Most of such people used to go to an agent when they wanted to book a train ticket for their next Vaishno Devi trip with their family, wanted an instance plan and wanted someone to help them with a purchase.


Artificial intelligence is just clever marketing, and I'm not buying

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I've never been one for Instagram. I'm incredibly cynical of everyone and everything, I tend to take pleasure in the misfortune of others, and I rarely post anything myself – so Twitter suits me down to the ground. However, I happened to find myself recently on Instagram, scanning through endless posts about travel and food, when I came across an advert for a clothing service, one that helps you pick a style and a full wardrobe to match. This is one I've seen a few times now, helped in no small part by the fact that every fourth post on Instagram seems to be reserved for adverts – let's face it, it's a platform for e-commerce as much as it is a social media. What's unusual about this clothing service is that it produces its recommendations using an algorithm.


SAP BrandVoice: Career Advice For Designers: Consider Enterprise UX

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If you enjoy intellectual challenges and designing experiences that impact millions of people, enterprise UX could be right for you. In 2005, YouTube was born, Google had just acquired Android, Yahoo! was a popular search engine, and there was no Netflix, Twitter, or Spotify. In that same year, I was asked to build up and manage my first visual design team. In those still formative years of the internet and hence modern user experience (UX), it was unusual – at least in Europe – to find a visual designer trained in human-computer interaction. So, I hired what I could find: talented graphic designers, most of whom had experience creating work for print and the web, but who had no idea about designing software.


What does Artificial Intelligence can do ? - Idea Artificial

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Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of computer sciences that is responsible for planning, creating and developing computer systems that have characteristics associated with human behavior. For this reason, millions of people around the world are curious about it, so in this article we answer the most asked questions about this science. This means from our previous definition, that a computer will simulate both human behavior and its biological processes, as it happens in the field of androids robotics and drones and the facial recognition systems presents in smartphones made with artificial neural network algorithms. Although many scientists have contributed to knowledge in this discipline, the British Alan Turing is recognized as the father of Artificial Intelligence, because in 1950 he published an article called: Computing machinery and intelligence, where he explains that if a machine can imitate the behavior of beings humans, then it could be classified as intelligent. In this publication he proposed a test called: Turing Test, which consisted of having a person in one room and a computer in another, to then establish a communication, if in the middle of the conversation that person could not distinguish if he was communicating with a Machine or another person, one could say that this machine was intelligent.


Facebook's latest AI experiment helps you pick what to wear

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Just when you think researchers have found the wackiest possible use for a neural net yet, another team finds an even more novel use for artificial intelligence. It's a program that will help you become a fashionista. Facebook trained Fashion by showing the AI thousands of images of outfits that were deemed "fashionable." What's innovative about the AI is that it offers suggestions that are subtle. It won't, for example, recommend that you go out of your way to buy an entirely new outfit.


Vietnam's CMC strives for IoT with Samsung's commitment

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A unit of South Korea's Samsung Electronics has bought a 30% stake for more than $40 million in Vietnam's second-largest IT company CMC Corp. which hopes to use most of those proceeds to focus on developing the "internet of things" and artificial intelligence technologies. CMC hopes this expanded partnership with Samsung, which has a global reach, will help to double its overseas sales to more than 30% of its total by 2023. CMC has been making computer systems and services related to internet of things for Samsung since 2016. Samsung has now completed the acquisition of a 25% stake in new CMC shares and the other 5% by buying on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. Chairman and CEO Nguyen Trung Chinh said this commitment from Samsung will propel CMC to becoming a global company in the next five years.


The virtual assistant Penn Today

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The doggie raincoat was cute the first time around, modeled by an adorable mutt and found through an intentionally clicked link. But then, like an Internet phantom, the canine outerwear kept showing up, in ads along the right-hand side of an email browser, in Facebook, and in several news articles. A product seen on a website visited once reappeared as if multiplying. It's an experience that just about anyone who does anything on the web these days has likely had: Click on a link or visit a website and suddenly, that item follows your electronic path. The strategy is called ad remarketing, and it's intended to capture the 98% of would-be consumers who view a product but don't buy it.


Spanish Decision May Mean Tougher Video-Surveillance Rules

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An employer in Spain may not be able to fire a worker caught on a surveillance camera doing something prohibited if the company hasn't informed workers about the video system and its purpose, according to a recent trial court decision. In a case involving an employee fired after a security camera captured him in a parking-lot fight after work hours, a Pamplona labor court ruled that the video evidence was inadmissible under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and case law from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). "The judgment is of great interest since it is the first ruling by a Spanish court on the validity that can be given to the evidence of video recordings after the publication of the new Spanish Data Protection Law and also an interpretation of the new European Data Protection Regulation," according to a blog post from Manuel Vargas of Barcelona's Marti & Associats law firm. Under Spain's own data-protection law, employers who record a worker doing something illegal are considered to have fulfilled their duty to inform so long as they have posted a sign identifying a video surveillance zone, Vargas wrote. He also noted that recent case law from the Spanish Supreme Court endorses the idea that employers aren't obligated to notify workers that they plan to use video cameras to monitor their activity for possible disciplinary purposes.


Creepy deepfake AI lets you put words into someone else's mouth

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Fox News Flash top headlines for June 11 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Researchers are showing off a creepy new software that uses machine learning to allow people to add, delete or change the words coming out of someone's mouth. The work is the latest evidence that our ability to edit what gets said in videos and create so-called deepfakes is becoming easier, posing a potential problem for election integrity and the overall battle against online disinformation. The researchers, who come from Stanford University, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Princeton University and Adobe Research, published a number of examples showing off the technology.


iPhones today, Alexa Wednesday and more to come this holiday

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The new iPhones are in stores now. With their release, the 2019 tech buying season has officially begun. Facebook released its fall hardware lineup on Wednesday, and Roku updated its streaming player offeringsThursday. Meanwhile, Amazon is set for this upcoming Wednesday, and Google and Microsoft have October events lined up. The e-tailer will host press next week at its Seattle headquarters, where the company is expected to introduce several new Amazon Echo speakers and other products.