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10 Common Uses for Machine Learning Applications in Business

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Machine learning has advanced from the age of science fiction to a major component of modern enterprises, especially as businesses across almost all sectors use various machine learning technologies. As an example, the healthcare industry is utilizing machine learning business applications to achieve more accurate diagnoses and provide better treatment to their patients. Retailers also use machine learning to send the right goods and products to the right stores before it is out of stock. Medical researchers are also not left out when it comes to using machine learning as many introduce newer and more effective medicines with the help of this technology. Many use cases are emerging from all sectors as machine learning is being implemented in logistics, manufacturing, hospitality, travel and tourism, energy, and utilities.


Smart Speakers Go Beyond Waiting to Be Asked

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The Amazon Echo Show 10 automatically moves its display to face the user, even if it is performing a task that doesn't need user input, like showing a recipe on the screen. Get weekly insights into the ways companies optimize data, technology and design to drive success with their customers and employees. Proactive or not, features in smart-home devices need to address a real user need, not stack the product with unnecessary and potentially confusing tools, said Ashton Udall, senior product manager at Google. The company developed sensor technology to monitor sleep, for example, because its research showed that consumers frequently forget to use or charge the wearables often employed for sleep tracking, or find the devices uncomfortable, he said. Amazon and Google hope the experiences will help them compete for users and more fully integrate their devices into people's lives.


Council Post: Nice Chatbot-Ing With You

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Martin Taylor is the Deputy CEO and Co-Founder of Content Guru. Siri and Alexa -- the robots we couldn't live without. Throughout the pandemic, these voice assistants have proven invaluable to many, as users turned towards Alexa and Google Assistant for entertainment, education and emotional help. In fact, according to one survey, 3 in 5 users believe that their voice assistant has helped them get through isolation, and 40% will continue to use their digital assistants more as a result of the pandemic. These smart assistants are so effective because they're driven by artificial intelligence (AI).


Improving customer service with an intelligent virtual assistant using IBM Watson

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Gartner predicts that "by 2022, 70 percent of white-collar workers will interact with conversational platforms on a daily basis." As a result, the research group found that more organizations are investing in chatbot development and deployment. IBM Business Partners like Sopra Steria are making chatbot and virtual assistant technology available to businesses. Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, has developed an intelligent virtual assistant for organizations across several industries who want to use an AI conversational interface to answer recurrent customer service questions. In developing our solution, we at Sopra Steria were looking for AI technology that was easy to configure and could support multiple languages and complex dialogs.


Are you the forgetful type? Here are 5 ways tech can help find your phone, keys, parked car or pet

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You don't consider yourself the forgetful type, yet somehow you can't seem to find your smartphone on a daily basis. It's not unusual to misplace your car keys or reading glasses (which are on your head). And wasn't your wallet on the kitchen counter a moment ago? OK, so maybe you've had a lot on your mind, these days. The good news, however, is technology can help you find your stuff.


Chrissy Teigen suggests Ben Affleck, Matthew Perry are 'creepy' for alleged dating app behavior

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Chrissy Teigen is giving her two cents on the recent claims that A-list stars Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry are pursuing young women on dating apps. Teigen, who is married to musician John Legend, appears to have caught wind of the celeb dating app stories making their way around the Internet this week. First, Affleck went viral after a woman named Nivine Jay shared a video she received of the actor after matching with him on Raya.


When Will Artificial Intelligence Have Feelings?

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We hear that machines are capable of many things we humans are. We know that they are even capable of more than us in some areas. But what about the fields that are harder for them or even impossible? Some AIs create music, write articles and even paint for us now. All of these are pieces that require some kind of emotional attachment to them, and many of them are considered art when created by humans.


Best security system in 2021: Secure your home or business

ZDNet

You don't need to spend a fortune on making your home office secure, and thanks to mobile technology, our options are now far beyond a locked door and window fastenings. Smart video doorbells that record both video and audio feeds in real-time when you have a visitor; motion and sound sensors that can be used in and outside, digital door locks, cameras with excellent night vision -- the range of products that leverage mobile connectivity, apps, and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors are endless. That is not to say that all smart home security products are created equal, and not every home needs to have bells and whistles on when it comes to security -- sometimes, a few select pieces can create a home ecosystem that is enough to protect your home (and office) against intruders, as well as alert you when suspicious activity is detected. It is also worth noting that any device with connectivity may contain vulnerabilities themselves that could be exploited -- and may endanger their users' privacy as a result -- and so when you pick an IoT device vendor, it should be one that maintains a frequent security program and patch cycle. ZDNet has created a list of recommendations suiting a variety of budgets and setups to help homeowners and remote workers decide how best to protect their properties, ranging from full kits to useful window sensors and cameras suitable for use both in and outdoors.


Google expands Broadcast and adds more family-friendly Assistant features

Engadget

If you're a parent or often find yourself needing to wrangle a group of people in your household, Google's latest Assistant update might be helpful. It's expanding the Broadcast tool that was previously limited to its smart speakers and displays to iPhones and Android devices. The company also announced a set of new features for the Assistant, including stories, games, songs and a Mother's Day surprise. Broadcast lets you send a message to all compatible devices at once, and you can create groups to specify who you want to reach. Google allows you to set up a Family group for up to six of your relatives, and the expansion being announced today will let you reach these members on their phones too. Just as they already could from a Nest speaker or display, your contact can now reply to your message from their Android or iPhone.


Google Assistant's Broadcast feature can now reach you from your phone

PCWorld

Looking to summon the entire family even when some loved ones are out and about? Google Assistant's Broadcast feature can now do just that, thanks to a recent update. Google is also rolling out a long-awaited improvement to the Assistant's Family Bell feature. Set to go live today, Google Assistant's enhanced Broadcast feature can now reach members of your family group on their phones as well as on Google smart speakers and displays. For example, you could say "Hey Google, tell my family, dinner will be ready in an hour" from the Google Nest Hub Max in the kitchen, and Google Assistant will broadcast the message to all the other Google speakers and displays in your home, as well as on the iPhones and Android phones of any on-the-go family members.