How SmartBots developed a new, innovative, voice-enabled SMART BOT!


Today's world is built on information. Everyday data is generated or collected, with information on facts, figures and statistics continuing to grow. With so much data available, it becomes increasingly hard to know which data has value, and where exactly to look. The universal problem experienced by companies of all sizes is access to vast amounts of useful customer and market data masked (or engulfed) with valuable insights. There's simply too much information to process.

Middle East businesses welcome Amazon Web Services region launch


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has connected the Middle East to its global network with the launch of its Bahrain AWS region. The cloud supplier already has infrastructure in the region, but the launch of the Bahrain AWS region, with three datacentres, will connect to its global network. This will bring the Middle East region up to par with its other global AWS regions as the Middle East accelerates its digital transformation. Andy Jassy, CEO at AWS, said the cloud could unlock digital transformation in the Middle East. "Today, we are launching advanced and secure technology infrastructure that matches the scale of our other AWS regions around the world and are already seeing strong demand in the Middle East for AWS technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data analytics, IoT [internet of things] and much more," he said.

AI can read your emotions. Should it?

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It is early July, almost 30C outside, but Mihkel Jäätma is thinking about Christmas. In a co-working space in Soho, the 39-year-old founder and CEO of Realeyes, an "emotion AI" startup which uses eye-tracking and facial expression to analyse mood, scrolls through a list of 20 festive ads from 2018. He settles on The Boy and the Piano, the offering from John Lewis that tells the life story of Elton John backwards, from megastardom to the gift of a piano from his parents as a child, accompanied by his timeless heartstring-puller Your Song. The ad was well received, but Jäätma is clearly unconvinced. He hits play, and the ad starts, but this time two lines – one grey (negative reactions), the other red (positive) – are traced across the action.

The Augmented Consumer: How AR and AI are Changing Customer Experience and E-Commerce


Cathy Hackl, Futurist and Co-Author of'Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications', writes about AR and explores how AI is shaping up the e-commerce and retail industry with delivering customer experience like never before. E-commerce is hotter than ever and shows no signs of slowing down. The flip side of this success is that everyone is selling their wares online, often with the same e-commerce set up. You know the drill: search, browse, images, descriptions, shopping cart, rinse, repeat, and often return. Moreover, when the shopping experience is this generic, why not just do all your shopping online?

How to Become More Marketable as a Data Scientist


This headline may seem a bit odd to you. Since data science has a huge impact on today's businesses, the demand for DS experts is growing. At the moment I'm writing this, there are 144,527 data science jobs on LinkedIn alone. But still, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry to be aware of the fastest and most efficient data science solutions. To help you out, our data-obsessed CV Compiler team analyzed some vacancies and defined the data science employment trends of 2019.

Hundreds of Google employees call for company to avoid work with ICE and CBP

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After 9/11, the U.S. enforced stricter control on immigration. This enforcement led to the birth of Homeland Security and ICE, but what is ICE exactly? SAN FRANCISCO – Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights posted a public petition urging the company not to bid on a cloud computing contract for CBP, the federal agency that oversees law enforcement for the country's borders. Bids for the contract were due Aug. 1.

Is Your Phone Spying On You ?


Is Your Phone Listening To You? What does your cell phone know about you? Watch til the E N D, you will be SCARED from your Phone after this episode! Artificial Intelligence is the ability of machines to seemingly think for themselves. AI is demonstrated when a task, formerly performed by a human and thought of as requiring the ability to learn, reason and solve problems, can now be done by a machine.


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You ever get the feeling no one is actually listening to you? Because if they were listening, you wouldn't have to constantly repeat everything you've said. Well, Google Home is your answer to that frustration. Because Google Home is always listening. No, Google home is more just… there.

'Hey Google' to help you set reminders for everyone in the family

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Not all voice assistants can handle the same requests. We put Siri, Alexa and Google to the test. Gone are the days when you'd write a note on a piece of paper to remind someone to do something. Instead, you now leave reminders on your smart speaker. Google Assistant devices in the U.S., U.K. and Australia will get an upgrade over the next few weeks to allow you to set reminders for other people.

Artificial Intelligence Should Not Sound Like HAL VOICE SUMMIT 2019


At the VOICE SUMMIT 2019, powered by Modev, we sat down with Uday Akkaraju, founder and CEO of is a human centric artificial intelligence company, which is helping banks'sound' more empathetic and enhance the financial health of their consumers. Topics we discussed: 00:01:14 Uday's own financial situation lead to founding the company 00:03:06 Why is empathy important for voice centric computing?