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Dooly raises $20 million to organize sales information with AI

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Vancouver, Canada-based Dooly, a startup developing an AI-powered plugin for customer relationship management (CMR) platforms, today announced that it raised $20 million, a combination of $3.3 million seed and $17 million series A tranches. The company plans to use the capital to scale its platform well into this year, according to CEO Kris Hartvigsen. Salesforce's 2019 State of Sales Report found that, on average, salespeople only spend 34% of their day selling products. Among the biggest culprits of the lost time is the disconnect between enterprises' need for a CRM and the fact that these platforms don't always map to how salespeople work. According to a recent survey, one of the top barriers to CRM adoption is the amount of manual data entry.


Build your own voice assistant with this DIY kit

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With this coding kit, which is ideal for ages 11 and up, you can spend quality time with your kiddos creating Spencer, the DIY voice assistant. You'll follow step-by-step instructions to build Spencer. Don't worry, no prior coding or electronics knowledge is necessary. Along the way, you'll learn about coding a microcomputer in C, C, and CircuitBlocks (similar to Scratch), artificial intelligence, voice recognition, sound processing, soldering, and more. Once he's up and running, Spencer can tell you the weather forecast, sing a song, set alarms and reminders, show animations and scrolling text with flashy LEDs, find news online, and even tell jokes.


AIhub monthly digest: February 2021

AIHub

Welcome to the second of our monthly digests, designed to keep you up-to-date with the happenings in the AI world. You can catch up with any AIhub stories you may have missed, get the low-down on recent conferences, and generally immerse yourself in all things AI. You may be aware that we are running a focus series on the UN sustainable development goals (SDG). Each month we tackle a different SDG and cover some of the AI research linked to that particular goal. In February it was the turn of climate action.


Udacity Machine Learning vs. Simplilearn Machine Learning - for your ML Career

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You will receive 58 hours of applied instructor-led training. To earn the certification, you should attend a full batch of online training and submit a completed project for the flexi-pass learners or complete at least 85% of the course and submit one completed project for the self-paced learners. The machine learning certification course by Simplilearn is designed for learners with intermediate-level machine learning knowledge and skills in various roles, including business analysis, data analysis, information architecture, data science, machine learning, and others. To take this course, you need a college-level understanding of statistics and mathematics as well as Python programming knowledge. Simplilearn offers a blended learning approach that gives learners access to both live instructor-led training and recorded-videos.


Linear Regression and Logistic Regression using R Studio

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In this section we will learn - What does Machine Learning mean. What are the meanings or different terms associated with machine learning? You will see some examples so that you understand what machine learning actually is. It also contains steps involved in building a machine learning model, not just linear models, any machine learning model.


How will Singapore ensure responsible AI use?

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Since 2019, government-sponsored initiatives around AI have proliferated across Asia Pacific. Such initiatives include the setting up of cross-domain AI ethics councils, guidelines and frameworks for the responsible use of AI, and other initiatives such as financial and technology support. The majority of these initiatives builds on the country's respective data privacy and protection acts. This is a clear sign that governments see the need to expand existing regulations when it comes to leveraging AI as a key driver for digital economies. All initiatives to date are voluntary in nature, but there are indications already that existing data privacy and protection laws will be updated and expanded to include AI.


Get 20 Percent Off Top-Rated Edureka Data Analytics Courses This Month

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Take advantage of these Edureka data analytics courses with the online learning platform's 20 percent off for the month of March. Data analytics skills are in high demand among organizations that are looking to use their collected data to generate valuable business insight. The pandemic and subsequent "new normal" of remote work are furthering demands for these skills. Many are turning to online learning platforms to up their game and acquire the data analytics skills most likely to help them stand out. And whether you are looking to acquire those skills for work or for play, this collection of Edureka data analytics courses will help you learn the ropes so you can pilot some of the most widely used tools in no time!


Japanese companies ramping up use of artificial intelligence, report says

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Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com. TOKYO - Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way. Disposing of Japan's more than 6 million tonnes in food waste costs the world's No.3 economy some 2 trillion yen ($19 billion) a year, government data shows. With the highest food waste per capita in Asia, the Japanese government has enacted a new law to halve such costs from 2000 levels by 2030, pushing companies to find solutions.


Only 50% Of Hires Are Successful: How AI Is Optimizing The Experience

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The pandemic increased unemployment for several months, but finally, companies are seeing re-employment numbers going up fast again. While this is a positive sign, organizations need to have processes to handle the increased number of applicants the best way possible, especially for industries that had to let go of many employees, to recruit the best candidates. Employees are the company's most important asset, so hiring better is critical for your success. I interviewed Yves Lermusi, Chief Futurist at OutMatch, the leading AI-driven hiring platform, to discuss how AI will impact both recruiters and candidates' hiring experience. OutMatch helps leading companies boost talent acquisition performance and to deliver an engaging hiring experience for all.


Using AI to classify a book

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We are going to work on a specific sub-task of NLP called text classification, this is the process of recognizing a pattern in a text and assign it a label. Examples that are used in your day to day life without you even noticing it include spam detection (in your mailbox), sentiment analysis (when you review a product or leave a comment) and tagging customer queries (when you fill in a contact form on a website). What we will try to do is to classify science-fiction books into different subgenres (dystopia, cyberpunk, space opera, …) based on their plot. In the end, we want a model that is able to take a book plot as an input and output the subgenres detected in the text and the confidence of the model that a subgenre is detected. The demonstrator can take up to 1 minute to open because I use a free version of Heroku to host my app, thus it goes to sleep when nobody uses it and it's better for the planet! This kind of algorithms could help an online market place to classify the books they receive to make more performant recommendations or a librarian to organize originally the books by subgenres instead of alphabetically, to create an experience in the library. Data is one of the most important (if not the most important) thing in data science.