Facebook


Q&A: Dashbot On Why Conversational Analytics are the Future

#artificialintelligence

This month we're chatting with Arte Merritt, CEO and Cofounder of Dashbot, a bot analytics platform that enables publishers and developers to increase engagement, acquisition, and monetization. When we refer to "bots," we mean any conversational interface, whether more text based--like Facebook or Slack--or voice based--like Alexa or Google Home. Originally they just provided scores of the games, but noticed users were asking about players, and added support for player info. They saw this in the analytics and added support for a "mute" functionality that enabled users to mute the score updates when their teams are losing -- and thus they retained the users instead of losing them.


Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Banking BFSI

#artificialintelligence

Various AI solutions have already been implemented in banking across various areas like core banking, operations efficiency, customer facing services and analytics. Our key developments in the Artificial Intelligence space includes HDFC Bank OnChat – An AI based e-commerce chatbot on facebook, Programmatic Ad Bidding – AI based ad bidding tool for digital marketing, HDFC Bank Ask "Eva" – AI based FAQ & customer service assistant and HDFC Bank "IRA" – Our Intelligent Robotic Assistant at branches. The realm of innovations pertaining to artificial intelligence extends to recruitment, customer service, core banking, employee training and engagement, operational efficiency, analytics and e – commerce. HDFC Bank OnChat is a chatbot based on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, wherein user can interact, confirm and pay for services within chat itself without any additional app download.


Big SHOCK at Disney

FOX News

Janielle and Elijah Gilmour, ages 12 and 10, got the surprise of a lifetime in April, when foster parents Courtney and Tom Gilmour announced news of their official adoption date during a visit to Walt Disney World. "We planned it as soon as we got the [official] date, which was the Friday before our trip," Courtney tells Fox News. Courtney and Tom Gilmour had been foster parents to Janielle and Elijah for three years. "We are all happy Gilmours," Courtney tells Fox News.


Flipboard on Flipboard

#artificialintelligence

This conversation occurred between two AI agents developed inside Facebook. As these two agents competed to get the best deal–a very effective bit of AI vs. AI dogfighting researchers have dubbed a "generative adversarial network"–neither was offered any sort of incentive for speaking as a normal person would. As Dauphin points out, machines might not think as you or I do, but tokens allow them to exchange incredibly complex thoughts through the simplest of symbols. In other words, machines allowed to speak and generate machine languages could somewhat ironically allow us to communicate with (and even control) machines better, simply because they'd be predisposed to have a better understanding of the words we speak.


Big Data & Machine Learning's Impact on the Future of Marketing

#artificialintelligence

In mobile and display advertising, RTB means buying individual ad impressions (ad views) in real-time or while it is being generated from a user's visit with the goal to: To optimize and automate the ad buying process, there may be more demand for machine learning algorithms to improve bidding and gain more impression opportunities for advertisers. These brands use the predictive power of machine learning algorithms to make these recommendations based on previous exhibited user behavior (like buyer history on Amazon). Predictive analytics data generated by machine learning tools might help marketers make advertising smarter. If machine learning takes-off applying associated algorithms to analyse patterns in traveler data (such as tickets purchased on specific times of the day in certain states) may allow marketers to make more informed decisions on the the content and timing of advertising campaigns.


Facebook security hole lets anyone easily break into people's accounts if they don't make one small tweak

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


The 10 languages chatbots are most likely to speak

#artificialintelligence

In the past, we looked at top messages across all Facebook bots. We looked at the most common languages in Facebook bots based on the percentage of bots having users with the particular language setting. Where it gets more interesting is looking at the most common messages based on the user's language. We also see some of the other common English words in the native language -- like "شكرا" is "thank" in Arabic and "謝謝" is "thank you" in Chinese.


Facebook to 'launch subscription news service'

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


Inside Facebook's AI Workshop

#artificialintelligence

Candela -- bald, compact, thoughtful -- runs Facebook's Applied Machine Learning (AML) group, the engine room of AI at Facebook, which increasingly makes it the engine room of Facebook in general. So another aspect of machine learning is to approximate a large stored table with a function instead of going through every image. Candela describes the machine learning code he inherited as "robust but not the latest." H1, approaching product delivery, is where the product teams live -- the feeds team, the Instagram team, the ads team.


Facebook hires former Uber PR chief Rachel Whetstone

The Guardian

Rachel Whetstone, the former top public relations executive at Uber, is joining Facebook as vice-president of communications for Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. Whetstone, a British public relations guru who worked for some of the UK's most powerful Conservative politicians, stepped down as head of public policy and communications at Uber in April following a string of corporate scandals. Before Uber, Whetstone worked at Google as the head of communications and public policy. Before Whetstone's departure, Uber was also dealing with negative press surrounding a video of CEO Travis Kalanick berating a driver, a high-stakes legal battle with Google surrounding the alleged theft of autonomous vehicle technology and revelations about secretive programs that Uber used to deceive regulators and spy on its rival.