Personal Assistant Systems

How AI and Smart Home Automation Will Change Our Daily Lives -


Have you ever been worried on a tour, if you've switched off a light bulb back home? We've all had this confusion at least once, for there was no way you could ensure that everything was perfect. Now, with AI, we don't need to leave anything to chance nor assumptions. AI provides perfect ways to ensure that use of appliances is optimized perfectly when in use and when not in use. Let's imagine some of the ways through which AI and Smart Home Automation will impact and change the way we live: Amazon's Alexa, Google Home, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana have all optimized and automated living inside a home to a great extent.

Smart Talk


Conversational assistants are here to stay, making everything from boiling an egg to making a payment that much easier. And consumers expect more of them day by day. If they meet these growing expectations, conversational assistants are in a position to transform the customer experience landscape. But do organizations have the customer centricity and organizational capabilities necessary to deploy these technologies successfully? In the new report from the Capgemini Research Institute, Smart Talk: How organizations and consumers are embracing voice and chat assistants,we talked to over 12,000 consumers who've used and continue to use voice and/or chat assistants and to 1,000 executives from consumer products and retail, financial services, and automotive, including pure-play digital players.

Onboarding Virtual Assistant for Banking: Adding Product Recommendations


Today we want to go a step further and implement product recommendation as well. Product recommendation are widely used and are implemented using so called Recommender Systems. There are different ways of implementing recommendations like those we can see on Amazon or Netflix for example. In our case, we will use a multi-class classifier that depending on the answer provided by the user, it will select the product with the highest probability. Using a classifier allows us to avoid having to store past customer behaviour to train the model.

How CIOs Choose Virtual Wireless Assistants


Virtual Assistants have a huge potential in transforming business processes, like cutting down costs, training employees etc. However, it brings some challenges, along with its benefits. Will the CIOs able to overcome it? FREMONT, CA: A virtual wireless assistant is basically an engineered entity embedded in software that communicates with humans in the natural human language. This technology embodies components of communicative voice response, and other advanced artificial intelligence (AI) projects to offer skillful "virtual identities" that interact with users.

Artificial intelligence will be big, so prepare


It seems like artificial intelligence is taking over the world, leaving many of us non-techies feeling terrified. Yet when you stop to think about it, we all use artificial intelligence (AI) every day. When we Google something, use Siri on our smartphones or ask Alexa a question, we are using AI. Hollywood has certainly featured AI in many movies from "The Terminator" series to "Robocop" and "I, Robot." In "Minority Report," algorithms predict who is going to commit a crime, and the person is arrested before the crime can be committed.

r/MachineLearning - Sourcing data for a job recommendation system [research]


I'm an undergraduate data scientist, about to start work on my dissertation project. I thought I'd create a system that, given someone's career history and education, predicts what job they're likely to get, and at what company. Essentially this is to help focus the efforts of job seekers, and help them get to where they belong. Originally I planned to do this by scraping data from LinkedIn profiles. From the LinkedIn profile, you can obtain information about someone's current job and employer, as well as their career history and education.

Virtual assistant spies, saving texts, burner phones, and more: Tech Q&A

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One of Google's Home smart speakers is seen above. Q: So, do YOU have an Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker in your house? I am freaked out that it's always listening. A: Yes, smart speakers are handy. Yes, they can be fabulous for people with physical challenges.

Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market


Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market was valued US$993.6 Mn in 2017 and is expected to reach US$8314 Mn by 2026, at a CAGR of 30.41% during a forecast period. The report is majorly segmented into types, technologies, solutions, services, deployment modes, applications, and region. Further, Artificial Intelligence in a retail market based on type includes online and offline retail. Technology segment is sub-segmented into machine learning and deep learning, Natural Language Processing, and others. Solution segment in the report comprises product recommendation & planning, customer relationship management, visual search, virtual assistant, price optimization, payment services management, supply chain management & demand planning, and others which include website and content optimization, space planning, and fraud detection.

The potential of empathetic AI Pega


The term artificial intelligence has been around since 1956; however many people don't truly understand what it means or how it affects their lives on a daily basis. Visions of robot overlords and sentient computers, no doubt the product of science fiction and pop culture, seem to always be attached to AI. But today, AI permeates all manner of things, from spam filters, to personalized recommendations, to voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana. While AI and machine learning are extraordinarily useful for completing manual tasks faster and more efficiently than human beings, science is always pushing the boundaries of what AI can do. In the business world, large enterprises are under constant pressure to close the gap with customers, to innovate how they engage, and to act with empathy – as a means to develop deeper (and ultimately more valuable) relationships.

5 ways that future A.I. assistants will take voice tech to the next level


Since Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s back in 2011, voice assistants have gone from unworkable gimmick to the basis for smart speaker technology found in one in six American homes. "Before Siri, when I talked about [what I do] there were blank stares," Tom Hebner, head of innovation at Nuance Communications, which develops cutting edge A.I. voice technology, told Digital Trends. "People would say, 'Do you build those horrible phone systems? That was one group of people's only interaction with voice technology." According to eMarketer forecasts, almost 100 million smartphone users will be using voice assistants by 2020.