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Banking on AI: A Fast-Evolving Strategy for Indian Banks

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At a time like this, the banking sector is trying its hand, leg and even head to give a head-start to the AI developments. The financial services industry is appealing to enter AI market to avail the luxury of accurate data and investment. The development assists banks with better customer service, fraud detection, reduction of managing cost and easy decision-making through AI analysis. Customers have expectations that can't be turned down. Expectations to get work done faster and with zero error. The only by-standing solution is the utilisation of AI in the everyday banking sector.


Do You Know Why Artificial Intelligence is Critical in 2020 And Beyond?

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Artificial Intelligence rewards organizations in outcome-driven ways as it brought numerous achievements across the globe within the past few years. AI has certainly given rise to the situation of classifying between a human and a digital worker with its cutting-edge technology such as chatbots, robots, AI-led cybersecurity, intelligent emotion detection, etc. Now, there is a huge demand for digitization of organizations to meet the growing competition. This technology trend is expected to grow faster and deeper in promising ways in 2020 and the upcoming years. What can we look forward to?


Council Post: 13 Tech Experts Share Exciting Uses Of Human-Centered AI

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Technologies powered by artificial intelligence, such as chatbots and personalized shopping suggestions, have become more common in recent years, leading many consumers to embrace artificial intelligence. Such human-centered AI analyzes data through the lens of human behavior, which in turn allows companies to better understand their customer base. As this technology develops and becomes more integrated into our daily lives, the future of human-centered AI is looking brighter than ever. Below, the members of Forbes Technology Council share 13 exciting future uses of human-centered AI to keep an eye on. Because we have the opportunity to teach and train the AI of the future, we have a unique opportunity to define AI for all.


The best smart light strips of 2020

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

We fell in love with the LIFX Z LED strip lights for their incredibly simple set up, ease of use, and variety of awesome features. The Lifx Z LED Strip Kit impressed us from the very beginning. In what felt like a blink of an eye, we had these dimmable lights connected to Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. It also works with IFTTT, SmartThings, Nest, Arlo, Flic, and more. The strip is very responsive when controlled using the Lifx app on iOS and Android devices (keep in mind that HomeKit is only available on Apple smartphones and tablets). Although these weren't the brightest lights we tested, they put off a vivid glow that easily illuminates a dark room. These smart lights have a noticeably thicker strip than the set from Govee, but less chunky than the C by GE set we tested.


Google has an answer to keeping your work and school life at home on time amid COVID-19 pandemic: Family Bell

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

There are many things about doing school at home that aren't much like being at school. No lines of cars with kids dragging oversized backpacks, no recess games and no bells to alert students when to get to class. For people who like visual and audio cues for when to get kids in front of their computers for class, like those iconic school bells,, Google introduces the new "Family Bell," feature today. It's part of the Google Assistant, whether on phones and tablets with an app or the connected speakers and display units. Family Bell is a reminder that can set to announce when it's time for the class, "take a break, settle in for reading time, have a snack or even for bedtime," notes Lilian Rincon, Senior Director of Product Management for the Google Assistant.


Google Assistant's new Family Bell feature adds structure to endless summer days

PCWorld

As summer slowly winds to a close and the first day of remote learning remains weeks away (for many of us, anyway), it's easy--way too easy--to let the kids go nuts on their iPads while the grown-ups toil at home. Luckily, Google Assistant has a new feature to help keep young ones from disappearing into their bean bags. Slated to roll out starting today in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and India, the new Family Bell feature lets you create bells that sound on your Google smart speakers and displays, just like the bells at school. For example, you can day "Hey Google, create a Family Bell" to set reminder bells for breakfast, the start of a virtual camp day, recess in the backyard, or dinner time. You can ask Google Assistant to set a Family Bell on recurring days of the week, and in specific rooms.


Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder' RPG episodes on Alexa

Engadget

If there's one thing Amazon deserves praise for, it's the willingness to experiment with how Alexa can be used as a storytelling tool. One such experiment from late last year has paved the way for a new series of voice-only roleplaying adventures set within the Starfinder universe. Today, Amazon is launching the first season of full Starfinder RPG episodes, set within the universe of the famous tabletop RPG. It follows a pilot episode, "Scoundrels in the Spike," which hit Alexa last December, which was successful enough to justify the making of a fully-cast, six-episode first season. The show is a co-production between game makers Paizo and Audible, starring Laura Bailey and Nathan Fillion.


Google accidentally enables Home smart speakers to listen in to everyday house sounds

The Independent - Tech

Google accidentally enabled a feature for Google Home users which let the smart speaker listen to the sounds of objects in your house. A user on Reddit spotted a notification on his phone from his smart speaker which alerted him to the fact his smoke alarm was going off while he was cooking. Usually, Google Home devices only respond to its active'wake words' – such as "Ok, Google" or "Hey, Google" – but in this instance the speaker was listening out to a passive sound and make "my dumb smoke detectors smart," the Reddit user wrote. Other users reported getting alerts for the sound of glass breaking, popped bubble wrap, an air compressor tank, and other high-pitched noises that sound like alarms. In a statement to Protocol, a Google spokesperson said that the feature was accidentally enabled through a recent software update which has now been reversed.


Google Assistant recommends your YouTube Music on Nest speakers

Engadget

Over the last couple of years, Google has gradually improved YouTube Music with features like playback screen lyrics and an Explore tab. Now, it has unveiled integration with some of its other products, including Android TV, Google Maps and and Google Assistant. The first feature is recommendations via Google Assistant. To use it, you simply say: "Hey Google, play recommended music from YouTube Music," and you'll get personalized music suggestions, including favorite artists and genres, based on your listening history. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on newer Nest speakers and not Google Home devices.


Eighth grader builds IBM Watson-powered AI chatbot for students making college plans

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While her peers reveled in an unprecedented virtual school year, the self-described "technology enthusiast," Harita Suresh, 13, was bored. She decided on an online course and settled on IBM Skills Network's "AI chatbots without programming." She lacked experience with artificial intelligence, but was eager to learn through the self-paced course. Harita is more than a little familiar with tech, "I have been interested in technology since I was 5," she said. "My first coding challenge was the Lightbot Hour of Code. I was fascinated that the code I wrote could control the actions of the characters on screen. Since then, I pursued coding on multiple platforms like code.org, The more I learned about tech, the more I wanted to know. In fifth grade, I took a Python programming course offered by Georgia Tech."