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Andrei Papancea, CEO at NLX – Interview Series

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Andrei Papancea, is the CEO at NLX a comprehensive SaaS platform for building and managing AI-powered conversational applications at scale. Previously, he built the Natural Language Understanding platform for American Express, processing millions of conversations across AmEx's main servicing channels. You grew up in Romania and started programming when you were 10 years old. What attracted you to programming at such a young age? It started off as curiosity: I've always been intrigued about how things worked and since my family has just gotten a computer, I wanted to figure out how it worked.


Role of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Fraud Detection

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Until a few years ago Artificial Intelligence seemed like a thing from sci-fi movies. The whole concept seemed like fiction or a far fetched dream fed by wishful thinking. Then came personal assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby, Alexa and Cortana, which made the people realise that they could have something like a Jarvis in their homes as well. However, these are just known as weak AIs. Strong AIs are theoretically able to work with human cognitive abilities.


Brave is developing its own privacy-focused search engine

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Privacy-focused browser Brave is working on its own search engine. It has bought Tailcat, an open-source engine created by a team who worked on the defunct anti-tracking browser and search engine Cliqz, to power Brave Search. The company will allow others to use Brave Search tech to build their own search engines. Brave says the search engine will provide an alternative to Google Search and Chrome. It's developing Brave Search using the same principles as its browser, which now has more than 25 million monthly active users.


Sentiment Analysis (Opinion Mining) with Python -- NLP Tutorial

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Check out our editorial recommendations on the best machine learning books. A "sentiment" is a generally binary opposition in opinions and expresses the feelings in the form of emotions, attitudes, opinions, and so on. It can express many opinions. By using machine learning methods and natural language processing, we can extract the personal information of a document and attempt to classify it according to its polarity, such as positive, neutral, or negative, making sentiment analysis instrumental in determining the overall opinion of a defined objective, for instance, a selling item or predicting stock markets for a given company. Sentiment analysis is challenging and far from being solved since most languages are highly complex (objectivity, subjectivity, negation, vocabulary, grammar, and others).


Google Open-Sources Trillion-Parameter AI Language Model Switch Transformer

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Researchers at Google Brain have open-sourced the Switch Transformer, a natural-language processing (NLP) AI model. The model scales up to 1.6T parameters and improves training time up to 7x compared to the T5 NLP model, with comparable accuracy. The team described the model in a paper published on arXiv. The Switch Transformer uses a mixture-of-experts (MoE) paradigm to combine several Transformer attention blocks. Because only a subset of the model is used to process a given input, the number of model parameters can be increased while holding computational cost steady.


Top 5 Online Courses to build Chatbots using Python and DialogFlow in 2021

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Do you want to learn how to build chatbots? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best Data Science and Machine Learning Courses and in this article, I am going to share the best Chatbot courses for beginners. I have helped many of my readers who wanted to build chatbots but didn't know where to start? I think joining an online course is a good idea, and if you are looking for some online courses, then you will find some good ones here, but before that, let's talk about chatbots.


Nobody Wants to Talk to an AI

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As AIs progress, the limits between robots and humans are narrowing. AI challenges us in countless areas and is surpassing our ability to complete countless tasks. And today, companies want us to talk to them via AI–their so-called vocal assistants. As if talking to a robot has become normal! Recent years have seen an explosion in so-called conversational AI. The problem is that some current systems are still unstable and don't exactly spark the desire for conversation.


Council Post: Leveraging AI And NLP For Automated Resolution Of Tasks

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Pat Calhoun, a visionary leader focused on UX and adoption, is the CEO and Founder of Espressive, transforming enterprise self-help with AI. Enterprises are quickly shifting their IT help desk strategies away from one where every employee's issue or request requires human intervention to one that leverages artificial intelligence (AI)/natural language processing (NLP) for automated resolution. These are initial help desk automation platforms focused on providing automated responses to incidents or inquiries. However, as enterprises saw the value associated with reducing their dependency on humans in problem resolution, they started looking at what to automate next. One area that the enterprise service management (ESM) market is now focusing on is the automation of tasks (e.g., fulfill a service request, create a new mailing list, schedule PTO, reserve guest desk).


AI in Marketing and Sales for 2021 - What is beneficial for company growth

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AI Implementations in Marketing and Sales Underwent a Hype in the Last Year, Now It Is a Norm to Seek Digital Changes for Efficiency and Acceleration. AI has been in our lives for a while, but its applications had been quite less before 2020 as compared to now. There were people who feared that bringing AI into the picture would trigger human replacement. Contrarily, there were also some who thought that AI would just take all the workload off their backs. In the following year, the doubts cleared off till a pretty good extent.


Artificial Intelligence Has Yet to Fully Infiltrate Online Gaming

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Original video games of the 1970s contained very little, if any, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Game code in these early days was made up of rather complex "if" statements that allowed for a fixed (and not always spontaneous) number of game choices and scenarios. Today's video games work using the same fundamental concepts that games created in the early 1980s and 1990s used; they're just scaled with more data and more processing power. That's not to say that the games themselves have not changed since 1982. Today's games have extraordinary graphics, sound, and stories compared to earlier trailblazers.