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You've seen the TV ads for Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices, and you know you can ask her to do, well, just about anything. What really is Alexa, though, and how can she make your life easier? Alexa is Amazon's own smart assistant and can be found on any Alexa-enabled device. This can be a smart speaker, like the Echo Dot, the Echo Plus, or the Echo; or a smart display device, such as the Echo Show or the Echo Spot. There are a handful of other Amazon devices that use Alexa, such as the Amazon Fire Stick.


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For iPhone users who don't want to venture far to control their smart homes, look no further than Apple HomeKit. Like Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, you can use HomeKit to control and command your favorite HomeKit-compatible smart devices. Apple HomeKit isn't compatible with quite as many devices as the aforementioned digital assistants, but unlike smart home systems such as Samsung SmartThings, it doesn't require a specific hub to configure. All you need to get started is to scope out the compatible hardware--door locks, smart bulbs, and so on--and once these gadgets are synced up, you can walk through the door and ask Siri to turn on the lights! The Apple Home app lets you control connected devices.


DSC Webinar Series: Accelerate Analytics Projects with Data Prep on AWS

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Leveraging the benefits of effective data preparation to help build a modern ERP system is a vital component in innovating an organization's data workflow systems. Complex pattern matching and parsing of unstructured data requires a great deal of time and effort often utilizing labor-intensive hand coding. Join us for this latest Data Science Central webinar to learn how B/A Products Company has managed to cut 6-12 months process time of reformatting, restructuring and preparing data down to only 2 months through automation and simplification. In this webinar you will: • Understand technology trends that simplify your analytics modernization journey • Learn about the challenges and solutions that B/A Products Company used to solve their issues with legacy ERP systems • Learn how to accelerate time-to-value for analytics projects with data preparation on AWS • See in action the before / after with the solution live demo Speakers: Jacob S J Joseph, Information Systems Manager - B/A Products Co. Samantha Winters, Director of Marketing and Business Analytics - B/A Products Co. Matt Derda, Customer Marketing Manager - Trifacta Hosted by: Stephanie Glen, Editorial Director - Data Science Central


How AI Is Making Buildings Smart And Intelligent

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For decades, technological innovation has been revolutionizing businesses, offering them innumerable long-term benefits and growth. Now, these technologies are set to transform structures that form the foundation of cities and their development. Comparing the buildings of the present to what they were even a few years ago will show massive changes. Modern buildings are more than just four walls and a roof. In fact, building walls now even have ears and eyes, all thanks to digital technologies.


Artificial Intelligence might soon take over architecture and design

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has always been a topic of debate--is it good for us? Are we walking towards a better future or an inevitable doom? According to an on-going research program by McKinsey Global Institute, every occupation includes multiple types of activities, and each has a different requirement for automation. Almost all occupations have a partial automation potential. And so, almost half of all the work done by humans can eventually be taken over by a high intelligence computer.


AI adoption: 40% of company leaders have 'no hesitation'

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Despite perceived employee concerns, US business leaders are moving ahead with adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the enterprise, according to a Thursday report from Genesys. By 2022, 60% of US company leaders said they expect to be using AI or advanced automation to improve operations, staffing, budgeting, or performance--an increase from the 24% who said they are already doing so. Of the 303 US employers surveyed, 57% said they were enthusiastic about new workplace tech tools including AI and bots. Some 32% said they believe AI enables companies to achieve goals faster, more effectively, and for less money. Another 25% said they believe AI allows employees to become more productive, and feel more valuable, the survey found.


The Augmented Consumer: How AR and AI are Changing Customer Experience and E-Commerce

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Cathy Hackl, Futurist and Co-Author of'Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications', writes about AR and explores how AI is shaping up the e-commerce and retail industry with delivering customer experience like never before. E-commerce is hotter than ever and shows no signs of slowing down. The flip side of this success is that everyone is selling their wares online, often with the same e-commerce set up. You know the drill: search, browse, images, descriptions, shopping cart, rinse, repeat, and often return. Moreover, when the shopping experience is this generic, why not just do all your shopping online?


5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming CRMs

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While 2018 saw the artificial intelligence sales revolution beginning to gain momentum, the applications were limited. In 2018, the percentage increased by a mere 2% to 53% adoption. This year, artificial intelligence will increasingly play a vital role in sales organizations. One of the most profound implications will be in the context of CRMs. CRMs have long struggled to gain the favor of sales professionals.


How to Become More Marketable as a Data Scientist

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This headline may seem a bit odd to you. Since data science has a huge impact on today's businesses, the demand for DS experts is growing. At the moment I'm writing this, there are 144,527 data science jobs on LinkedIn alone. But still, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry to be aware of the fastest and most efficient data science solutions. To help you out, our data-obsessed CV Compiler team analyzed some vacancies and defined the data science employment trends of 2019.


How Artificial Intelligence can transform Education? - CIOL

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And sometimes provides better analytics to make wise decisions. It's no more fictional, we now living in a world where machines are intelligent and are easing our lives. Actually, it works with a large amount of data. It processes the data with the help of intelligent algorithms and software to learn automatically from patterns or feature. As much data it will have, that much better insights or decisions it can make.