Personal Assistant Systems


Why Google believes machine learning is its future

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One of the most interesting demos at this week's Google I/O keynote featured a new version of Google's voice assistant that's due out later this year. A Google employee asked the Google Assistant to bring up her photos and then show her photos with animals. She tapped one and said, "Send it to Justin." The photo was dropped into the messaging app. From there, things got more impressive.


Three Ways To Leverage AI And Keep Pace With The Future Of Digital Marketing

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From personal assistants to legal counsel on parking fines, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have established their potential as disruptive technology that will alter industries. With each passing day, further discoveries enable AI to become more sophisticated and viable in our world. Naturally, like all things digital, AI has had a profound impact on digital marketing as well. From Google's RankBrain search engine algorithm to Amazon's personalized recommendations, it is powering the world's leading organizations and changing the face of the modern digital marketing landscape. Currently, I work as senior vice president of marketing at CUJO AI, an AI-driven network security and intelligence company.


Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN

The Guardian

Assigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency. Research released by Unesco claims that the often submissive and flirty responses offered by the systems to many queries – including outright abusive ones – reinforce ideas of women as subservient. "Because the speech of most voice assistants is female, it sends a signal that women are obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers, available at the touch of a button or with a blunt voice command like'hey' or'OK'," the report said. "The assistant holds no power of agency beyond what the commander asks of it. It honours commands and responds to queries regardless of their tone or hostility. In many communities, this reinforces commonly held gender biases that women are subservient and tolerant of poor treatment."


5 Principles Full Stack Developers and Solutions Architects Must Understand About Machine Learning

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According to recent and separate studies from Gartner, Harvey Nash/KPMG, and O'Reilly, somewhere between 24% and 37% of organizations are at least moderately investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Much of this will be AI/ML embedded in applications like chatbots, recommendation engines, and virtual assistants and some consider RPAs a form of AI/ML. But it also means that more organizations are testing AI/ML on their proprietary data, developing models, and connecting models to their end user applications. The most advanced organizations using AI/ML like Twitter and Facebook are developing entire model development lifecycles to support ongoing model improvements are retraining. Integrating Applications with Machine Learning Models As a full stack developer or a solutions architect, it's quite likely that you'll be asked to integrate applications and data pipelines to ML models.


Discover Artificial Intelligence: A $7.35 Billion Industry - UC Today

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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


Global Big Data Conference

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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


Hey Siri, turn on 'The Voice' for my Vizio TV

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Sure, Siri can open Netflix for you and search for a George Clooney movie, but only if you spring $179 to $199 for the Apple TV accessory streamer. Now, Apple's personal assistant can turn on the TV, change the channel and find a specific TV show, on certain newer TVs from Vizio, Samsung, Sony and LG. It's part of a radical rethink on Apple's part to bring Apple outside of the ecosystem, and onto mainstream television sets. Samsung pushed out Apple's AirPlay features on new smart TVs that began shipping May 13. AirPlay lets you mirror what's on your device.


Create your own Virtual Personal Assistant

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You know about Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant, right? Have you ever imagined that you can make your own virtual personal assistant and customize it as you want? Today, we'll be doing it here. We'll be building a personal assistant from scratch in python. Oh, Before getting into it, let me tell you that by no means it's an AI but just a powerful example of what AI can do, and how versatile and amazing python is.


5 Trends in Custom Web Development in 2019 and Beyond

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Web development best practices change rapidly. Often, businesses are not on track to putting into effect all these innovations. However, it's important to focus on the trends, methods, and approaches that are just gaining popularity. Let's talk about the latest trends in web development for this year and beyond. Today, the world is witnessing the beginning of the voice search era.


Machine Learning: Building Recommender Systems

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The scikit-learnthe library has functions that enable us to build these pipelines by concatenating various modules together. We just need to specify the modules along with the corresponding parameters. It will then build a pipeline using these modules that processes the data and trains the system. The pipeline can include modules that perform various functions like feature selection, preprocessing, random forests, clustering, and so on. In this section, we will see how to build a pipeline to select the top K features from an input data point and then classify them using an Extremely Random Forest classifier.