If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Hey guys, in this module, we are going to talk about What are the Applications of Python? We have already seen the Future of Python in our previous module and know already how python is ruling today's industry and how it is becoming famous. So, let's focus on some of the applications in this module. Let's dive into the depth of this module. Since we know what python is and how one can start his/her career in the same, so, let's see applications of the python that in what manner python is useful or what all things can be constructed or built from python.
This week at Microsoft Ignite, a number of new developments to Azure were in focus. While there were dozens of updates to the world's second-largest public cloud, data was once again in the spotlight. The company made a series of announcements to enable users to extract more value from the exponential increase in data. Satya Nadella, in his Ignite keynote, provided a new visionary direction, or at least a new way of expressing the company's cloud endeavors. In short, the Microsoft cloud is evolving to further embrace edge, privacy, security, AI, and developers (both coders and no coders), and to serve as an engine of job creation. On the surface, this shift appears subtle.
Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and the marketing teams they lead are expected to excel at creating customer trust, a brand that exudes empathy and data-driven strategies that deliver results. Personalizing channel experiences at scale works when CMOs strike the perfect balance between their jobs' emotional and logical, data-driven parts. That's what makes being a CMO today so challenging. They've got to have the compassion of a Captain Kirk and the cold, hard logic of a Dr. Spock and know when to use each skill set. CMOs and their teams struggle to keep the emotional and logical parts of their jobs in balance.
Every organization deploys certain strategies to stand out in the market and to gain a reasonable market share. However, effective customer support can be a real game-changer. To support this statement, let us look at some of the facts released recently by Salesforce.com. It found that 86% of customer service leaders from over 300 manufacturing companies have said that the customer service they offered was a key differentiator. Further, the report claims that seven out of ten consumers, along with 82% of business buyers, made it clear that it has become easier for them to find options for their purchase if they are dissatisfied with customer service. It has been established so far that customer service is an integral part of a business and that they can't afford to turn a blind eye to it.
Robotic process automation has taken the enterprise world by storm by providing a set of tools for those doing repetitive, volume-based tasks to use software to remove some of that labor to let those people focus on more complicated tasks. Today a startup that's taken some of that ethos and is applying it to more individualized work -- that of salespeople -- is announcing some funding. Dooly, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup that has built a set of AI-based tools that automate the busywork that goes into updating data in their sales software, and namely Salesforce, has picked up $20 million in funding to build out its business, which to date has picked up a number of customers among the sales teams of enterprise-focused software companies. They include Airtable, Asana, Intercom, Contentful, Vidyard, BigCommerce, Liftoff and CrowdRiff. Its aim is to make sales software more useful for salespeople by eliminating the work that goes into inputting data into those systems.
Microsoft announced AI-focused Power Platform products at its Microsoft Ignite 2021 conference, which kicked off in earnest today. Among the highlights is Power Automate Desktop for Windows 10 users, a robotic process automation service (RPA) that automates tasks within Windows across various apps. New Power Virtual Agents features were also unveiled. RPA -- technology that automates monotonous, repetitive chores traditionally performed by human workers -- is big business. Forrester estimates that RPA and other AI subfields created jobs for 40% of companies in 2019 and that a tenth of startups now employ more digital workers than human ones.
Today PayScale, the industry leader in compensation data and technology, and Payfactors, a leading compensation data management company with deep industry expertise, announced that they have merged. Together, the combined company will become one of the largest providers of its kind in North America to help job seekers, employees and businesses get pay right. "Compensation and pay equity strategies are shifting even further on to the C-Suite agenda given the accelerated shift to remote and hybrid work and the overwhelming importance of the social justice movement," said Scott Torrey, CEO, PayScale. "Together, the PayScale leadership team's experience running SaaS businesses at scale combined with Payfactors' deep compensation expertise creates the optimal set of capabilities to offer faster paced innovation to get pay right today and in the future for even the largest of organizations." Both companies have built deep relationships with organizations and individuals by helping people navigate the increasingly complex compensation landscape.
A procurement model focused on driving taxpayer savings on IT purchases is gathering momentum in the Brazilian government, as the legislative branch becomes the latest to adopt the approach. By reducing spend and establishing a price ceiling in tendering processes, the model is expected to deliver savings of 23%, or 71.4 million reais (US$ 12,6 million) to the Brazilian government in Microsoft products alone within five years. The estimate relates to the amount paid in contracts with the company over the last five years, of 305 million reais (US$ 54 million). COVID-19 has accelerated trends like remote work and digital transformation, and forced IT leaders to adapt their budgets accordingly. Our Tech Budgets 2021 special feature examines how business leaders are spending their tech dollars.
If 2020 was the year that forced the acceleration of digital transformation, this year will be the year that tests which companies can reimagine the new rules of business and find opportunities to innovate. Atop the list of technologies driving this change are artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, which together enable companies to accelerate productivity and augment customer and employee experiences. While most get that AI and automation are keys to future scale and optimization, many don't realize the potential to reimagine the future of work and business through operational and business model innovation. While some companies are using technology to incrementally make existing systems and processes more efficient, others are finding ways to introduce entirely new customer and employee experiences that unlock new business value. With this vision, businesses can alter their trajectory and explore the art of the possible.