Data Science and AI in the Travel Industry: 9 Real-Life Use Cases


"The future travel brand isn't therefore just about moving people from A to B, unveiling new destinations, or organising trips. Instead it is about a thoroughly progressive, completely 360 degree view of the traveller and everything that goes into creating special, unique, memorable experiences." Did you get your tickets directly from the ticket office? In today's fast-paced world, finding time to travel to a ticket office and get your tickets is a luxury few can afford. Indeed, digital travel sales grew rapidly over the last several years, totaling $496.21 billion in 2015.

How to Be Seen as an Expert in Artificial Intelligence


Let's face it: even if you've seen Bladerunner 2049 a few times you probably don't truly understand the future of AI. But don't let a lack of knowledge stop you from being seen as an AI industry expert. Here are 10 ways to be viewed as someone at the forefront of the AI revolution. If someone says "artificial intelligence," correct them by saying, "don't you mean, AI?" You'll immediately appear more well-read on the subject than any of your colleagues. When this honor is bestowed on you, simply take your company's Digital or Cloud offering and Find All and Replace "Digital/Cloud" with "AI" and…hey presto – you're an innovation leader.

Black Friday Amazon deals: Price drops for Echos, Kindles and Fire tablets


When the cheapest Kindle e-reader drops to $50, it's difficult to resist snagging one on an impulse buy. Appealing to our most reptilian consumer instincts is just how Amazon rolls, and--right on schedule--the retail behemoth-cum-hardware manufacturer is dropping prices across its product lines. Here are all the Black Friday deals for the Amazon Echo, Kindle, and Fire tablet lines. We're also including links to our own coverage of the price-dropped devices (many of which are best in their categories, the Amazon pedigree notwithstanding). Amazon says these deals will end at the stroke of midnight on Monday, Nov. 27.

IÉSEG School of Management: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Marketing Analytics


Job Qualifications We are looking for candidates whose teaching and research interests are related to marketing analytics, summarized by one or multiple of the following keywords, amongst statistical and machine learning algorithms, (rule-based/hybrid) ensembles, predictive modeling, R, Python, SAS, Spark, (NO/)SQL, web analytics, web scraping, social media analytics, data mining, recommendation tools, process mining, social network analytics, fraud detection, text mining, visual analytics, and/or big data analysis tools. Applicants should possess a PhD and be able to provide evidence of publications (and/or demonstrate the potential to publish) in reputable academic journals. The candidate will contribute to the IÉSEG Excellence Center for Marketing Analytics and shares his/her expertise within the MSc. in Big Data Analytics for Business. He/she also needs to provide evidence of strong teaching skills and/or professional experience. Applicants should be completely fluent in English as all courses will be taught in this language.

Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices


French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn't use Amazon's Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK -- the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn't send anything to the cloud as it works offline. If you want to understand how a voice assistant works, you can split it into multiple parts. First, it starts with a wakeword.

Google's latest Pixel feature is your first look at the future of search


One of Google's most powerful new features is finally rolling out to Pixel phones. Google Lens, the company's intelligent camera software that can analyze the world around you, is now rolling out to Google Assistant on Pixel phones. Announced earlier this year, Lens is one of the company's most important new products as it offers an early look at what the future of search will look like for Google. SEE ALSO: Google Pixel Buds review: They're great... if you own a Pixel phone Though Google Lens has been available within Google Photos since the Pixel 2 launched, this update, which is rolling out "over the coming weeks," marks the first time the feature has been available outside of Google Photos. This means Pixel owners will be able to use Google Lens with their smartphone camera in real-time, rather than simply using the feature to analyze photos they've previously taken.

Affordable Smart Homes: GE Bulbs Now Work With Alexa, Google Assistant

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General Electronics Corporation on Monday launched voice capabilities for its smart bulbs. The smart bulbs made by the company will now be compatible with the two leading voice assistants -- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. "Using voice to control lighting unlocks an entire new world of opportunities for consumers. Ask Alexa to dim the lights without getting up. Ask the Google Assistant to turn the lights off once you start to drift off.

GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google


When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability -- as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn't need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however, which meant replacing the whole lot if you wanted hands-free control. Well, you won't have to rethink your investment from now on: GE has introduced a hub, the C-Reach, that puts its bulbs on WiFi to enable support for Amazon's Alexa and (by the end of 2017) Google Assistant. As with most smart lighting kits, you can steer lights individually or in groups just by talking to your phone or a smart speaker. The C-Reach is available on Amazon right now, although whether or not it makes sense depends on what you buy and when.

Conversational AI for Digital business success - Deacon Wan


Check out our latest Research on and get up to speed with " Redefine Your Application Strategy to Exploit Conversational AI for Digital Business Success " Artificial intelligence is changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products and services. From artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning to smart data discovery, the BI market is once again going through a major transformation...

Roomba robotic vacuums now follow IFTTT instructions


If Roomba vacuums are going to feel like they're truly part of your connected home, they need to do more than dutifully clean your floors on a set schedule. Thankfully, iRobot is helping them do just that. It just added IFTTT "recipes" that tell Roomba robots when to clean or to interact with other devices. You can tell your robovac to start cleaning when you leave or stop when you get home, for starters. However, the cleverest tricks come when the robot interacts with the outside world.