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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Business Right Now

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Here are five reasons more than half of the employers are interested in artificial intelligence. Through AI, you can train more people and improve their learning experience. Gaps in knowledge can be identified and resolved efficiently through AI assessments and training (i.e., turning downtime into productive learning-time). Your team will be more confident in doing their jobs and more prepared than ever. Creating credibility is the key to successful AI implementation.


2020 is Conversational AI -- trends into the future

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Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) empowers enterprises to employ chatbots, messaging applications or virtual assistants to build highly engaging and valuable relationships with customers. This cutting-edge technology is spreading rapidly across every industry and more excitingly, providing enterprises with a huge potential to accelerate their growth and innovation. From whatever little it has seen of AI assistants so far, the enterprise world has built great expectations. They are visualizing a future full of bots, so smart and powerful, that they help humans with almost any kind of support required very substantially. No wonder conversational AI has become the much-awaited technology in today's enterprise world and attracting the attention of business leaders across the globe. But how much of it is hype, and how much is really closer to reality?


Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV devices hit all-time lows in Alexa birthday sale

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Now may be a great time to pick up that Amazon device you've been eyeing, because the e-commerce giant is selling several Echo Show and Fire TV models at deep discounts to celebrate Alexa's birthday. Amazon first announced the voice assistant in 2014, and it's celebrating its sixth birthday on November 6th -- think of these deals as an extended sale that makes the devices available at much lower prices, some of them being all-time lows. The Echo Show 8, to start with, now only costs $65, or half what it usually costs. It's out of stock at the moment and won't start shipping until November 20th, but purchasing it now means you can get it at the lowest price it's ever been. We gave the 8-inch version of the company's line of smart displays a score of 85 in our review, praising it for delivering crisp and vibrant images and for having an impressive audio quality.


Are Banking Chatbots Vulnerable to Attacks?

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The entire world is going cashless and banking activities and services seem to have moved online. Most customers perform their banking activities by adopting online services. Conversational AI is playing a significant role in attending to bank-related tasks and enabling the smooth functioning of the banks despite Covid constraints. Chatbot acts as a friendly banking assistant and enhances the overall financial services regime. Conversational AI in the financial sector usually deals with confidential user data including credit/ debit cards, bank accounts, sensitive personally identified information, and social security numbers.


Apple Acquires AI Startup Vilynx to Improve Siri

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Apple earlier this year acquired artificial intelligence startup Vilynx with the aim of improving the Siri voice assistant built into Apple devices, reports Bloomberg. The Vilynx website is now defunct, but the company described itself as "AI for media," and it developed tools to help media companies compete against Netflix and other major media giants. Vilynx had a tool that catalogued raw video to make it searchable, providing metadata for video, text, and images. It processed video and then provided relevant content tags. The service also generated rich, motion previews of content offerings, and provided search tools for surfacing content across videos, articles, and images.


The brand-new Amazon Echo and Echo Dot speakers are already on sale--here's how to save

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The all-new Echo just got a price cut. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. There's no better entry-point into the wide world of smart homes than a smart speaker--and Amazon has a few brand-new models to shop with its all-new Echo and Echo Dot 4th generation speakers. Both devices are on sale when you add more than one of each to your cart. While supplies last, you can get two Amazon Echo 4th gens, $99.99 each, to your cart and enter coupon code ECHO2PK at checkout to save $30, dropping your subtotal for both from $199.98 to $169.98.


Adobe launches Google Assistant integration with Adobe XD

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Adobe on Wednesday announced the launch the Google Assistant Preview plugin for Adobe XD, its user experience design platform. The integration is meant to make it easier for designers to export and preview Adobe XD voice prototypes to Google Assistant devices, such as phones, smart speakers and smart TVs. Using voice commands, designers can ask a Google Assistant device to talk to Adobe XD, which will provide them access to their Adobe XD prototype through their Creative Cloud account. Designers can then interact with their prototypes on a voice device to test the user experience and enable rapid iteration on designs, Adobe said. The Google Assistant integration follows Adobe's Amazon Alexa XD integration that was released in July 2019, which allowed designers to preview voice designs on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.


5 Everyday Applications of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is deeply rooted in our everyday lives. Most of us make use of it without even realizing what it is. From computer functions to seeing videos, and shopping online every technology nowadays is incorporated with artificial intelligence. In the process of navigating through the website, you are using AI solutions. Most consumer technology is an application of smart trends.


Major Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Education

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Artificial intelligence is now becoming an integral part of our lives and has defined its role in various fields. Now Artificial Intelligence is no longer just confined to movies related to science fiction. We find it is a part of our routine lives and in our classrooms. Since there are many AI tools in the market such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple's Siri, we are just starting to see the presence of AI in the field of education as well. Here are some key benefits of Artificial Intelligence in education which helps in the overall learning experience. The personalization in education is one of the benefits that Artificial Intelligence is expected to contain in its armory.


Privacy Risks of Chatbot Conversations

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Health, Banking, Dating; and users sharing more and more private information with chatbots -- studies have started to highlight the privacy risks of chatbots. In this paper, we propose two privacy-preserving approaches for chatbot conversations. The first approach applies'entity' based privacy filtering and transformation, and can be applied directly on the app (client) side. It however requires knowledge of the chatbot design to be enabled. We present a second scheme based on Searchable Encryption that is able to preserve user chat privacy, without requiring any knowledge of the chatbot design. Finally, we present some experimental results based on a real-life employee Help Desk chatbot that validates both the need and feasibility of the proposed approaches. The paper has been accepted for presentation at the NeurIPS Joint Workshop on Privacy-preserving Machine Learning (PPML-PriML), 2020.