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Amazon updates Echo Buds to fix overheating issue


Amazon is asking Echo Buds owners to update the firmware on their true wireless device ASAP. First reported by Android Central, the company emailed users today (July 15th) to alert them of a potential safety issue with the buds. Amazon says it "determined in very rare cases it is possible for the Echo Buds to overheat while in the charging case." The company says it has already released a software update that fixes the problem, eliminates any risk and improves the long-term battery performance of the Echo Buds. If you own a pair of these, you can check on the update through the Alexa app.

Intelligent automation transforms customer-facing teams


Everyone has a morning routine. You wake up, get dressed, have breakfast -- and in the days before COVID-19 -- pack up your bag to leave for the office. Day after day, you pack your bag the same way, tossing in your laptop, lunch, and maybe even workout clothes. It's so routine that it becomes automatic. One day you leave the house, and you notice your bag is less bulky than usual.

Banking's Interest in Conversational AI Jumps During COVID Lockdowns


Plexiglass and human "traffic monitors" will go only so far to ease concerns of both consumers and employees about in-person banking while the COVID pandemic continues. Financial institutions are realizing that long-term adjustments will be required in how retail banking is conducted. This dramatic shift has sharply increased interest in various types of conversational banking, especially as a means to ease the pressure on call centers. Most often, conversational banking takes the form of chatbots powered by artificial intelligence. But it also includes voice-activated digital assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, used with a variety of devices including mobile phones and smart speakers.

MIT researchers find 'systematic' shortcomings in ImageNet data set


MIT researchers have concluded that the well-known ImageNet data set has "systematic annotation issues" and is misaligned with ground truth or direct observation when used as a benchmark data set. "Our analysis pinpoints how a noisy data collection pipeline can lead to a systematic misalignment between the resulting benchmark and the real-world task it serves as a proxy for," the researchers write in a paper titled "From ImageNet to Image Classification: Contextualizing Progress on Benchmarks." "We believe that developing annotation pipelines that better capture the ground truth while remaining scalable is an important avenue for future research." When the Stanford University Vision Lab introduced ImageNet at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2009, it was much larger than many previously existing image data sets. The ImageNet data set contains millions of photos and was assembled over the span of more than two years. ImageNet uses the WordNet hierarchy for data labels and is widely used as a benchmark for object recognition models.

Gyant raises $13.6 million for its AI telehealth platform


Gyant, whose AI-enabled health platform is designed to drive patient-doctor engagement, today closed a $13.6 million round. The company says the funding will support its ongoing product development, operational, and interoperability efforts. The demand for triaging technologies, like conversational bots, has risen substantially as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, which isn't surprising. Millions of patients wait at least two hours to see a health care provider, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response, tech giants like IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft have partnered with governments and private industry to roll out chatbot-based solutions, as have a number of startups.

The nominees for the VentureBeat AI Innovation Awards at Transform 2020


At our AI-focused Transform 2020 event, taking place July 15-17 entirely online, VentureBeat will recognize and award emergent, compelling, and influential work through our second annual VB AI Innovation Awards. Drawn from our daily editorial coverage and the expertise of our nominating committee members, these awards give us a chance to shine a light on the people and companies making an impact in AI. Here are the nominees in each of the five categories -- NLP/NLU Innovation, Business Application Innovation, Computer Vision Innovation, AI for Good, and Startup Spotlight. A senior principal scientist at Amazon Research and faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dr. Hakkani-Tur currently works on solving natural dialogue for Amazon's Alexa AI. She has researched and worked on natural language processing, conversational AI, and more for over two decades, including stints at Google and Microsoft.

Pros and Cons of AI Chatbots: All You Must Know


Implementation of AI in marketing has helped improve campaign performances by leaps. An integral part of such campaigns are AI chatbots. The market for which is expected to grow from $2.6 billion in 2019 to $9.4 billion by 2024*. But why are chatbots becoming so popular? Why are businesses around the world rushing to adopt them?

Machine Learning For Beginners Part 3


This is a supervised learning sub categories. Regression is the process of predicting the value of discrete'yes / no' label, as long as it falls on a continuous spectrum of the input value. In the output variable regression problem is real value as the dollar, weights etc regression algorithm to answer questions such as "How much?" "How many?".

2020 No-Code AI & Machine Learning Using IBM Watson AutoAI


In this course I am going to introduce you to Watson Studio AutoAI by IBM. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot topics nowadays. Experts claim that AI & ML are going to revolutionize the world. This course is designed for those who want to take a short cut to these technologies. Auto AI and Auto ML are new tools that provide methods and processes to make Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning available for non-experts.

20+ Machine Learning Datasets & Project Ideas - KDnuggets


To Build a perfect model, you need a large amount of data. But finding the right dataset for your machine learning and data science project is sometimes quite a challenging task. There are many organizations, researchers, and individuals who've shared their work, and we will use their datasets to build our project. So in this article, we are going to discuss 20 Machine learning and Data Science dataset and project ideas that you can use for practicing and upgrading your skills. The Enron Dataset is popular in natural language processing.