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Apple HomePod: Late, and pricey, but this smart speaker could still have one advantage over its rivals

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Four ways to explore the use of voice technology for your business. Apple's HomePod smart speaker could be on sale in the next few weeks, with reports that the first shipments have finally left the factories. HomePod was supposed to be on sale in December for that all-important holiday shopping season, but Apple delayed it at the last minute saying it needed " a little more time before it's ready". But it's likely to arrive soon -- in the US, UK, and Australia, at least. That means the HomePod will finally go on sale more than three years after Amazon launched the Echo smart speaker, which kickstarted the market and still dominates it, and more than a year behind Google Home.


How to build a search engine: Part 4

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This is the last part on building an end-end search engine. In this part we will take a look at how to go about building the front end. This will be an AngularJS application and will consist of some HTML and Javascript. All codes are readily available on Github along with the data itself. Here we will just do a walkthrough of what we are doing to make it all happen.


AI codes its own 'AI Child' – Artificial Intelligence breakthrough! CONTENT MARKETING, CYBER SECURITY E COMMERCE, INTERNET PRIVACY, SEARCH ENGINES, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY

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In this video we talk about Auto ML by Google brain. Auto ML is one of the first successful automated AI projects. Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience the cutting edge of the world around us in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Google's Artificial Intelligence Built an AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans Google's New AI Is Better at Creating AI Than the Company's Engineers


How Will Voice AI Impact Marketing & Copywriting? - B&T

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In this opinion piece, Melotti Media founder Christopher Melotti (pictured below) explores how voice-activated virtual assistants will significantly change the landscape of marketing, content creation and copywriting. The next revolution in technology and marketing is voice. The age of voice-activated virtual assistants and vocal command technology is upon us – Apple's Siri, Google's Home, Amazon's Alexa, Samsung's Bixby, Microsoft's Cortana, Ozlo, X.ai, just to name a few. History shows that the businesses who embrace new opportunities like this are the ones to reap to rewards, while those who lag behind become quickly ignored by customers. My message to brands: don't get left behind.


How Will Machine Translators Change Language Learning?

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The code has been copied to your clipboard. Some machines can take something written in one language and give users the same or similar wording in another language. These machines are designed to do this kind of work quickly and without mistakes. Some of the devices are so small they can be carried around the world. The quality of translation software programs has greatly improved in recent years, thanks to new, fast-developing technologies.


Facebook Messenger Platform v1.4 – Chatbot News Daily

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Today, Facebook announces Messenger Platform v1.4. Since Facebook gave a great vision and platform strategy for next 10 year roadmap, a Messenger Platform/ the next main platform which has a backend system with a personalization engine plus Natural Language Processing, Emotional Recognition, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc, could be a core system and main platform for developers and a Facebook users. We, many Bots makers, Bot Entrepreneurs, Marketing Ninjas, Conversation Flow Designer are trying to catch up, learning each other, making a great Bot for users with awesome Folks collaborating together. However, all of us need to listen up and check closely now. As everyone is learning its update today, the lists below are the things we need to know at least, otherwise, you will be behind!! We, the Foxsy team already tested its updates in order to improve our Bot, Foxsy.


The revolution that Artificial Intelligence is set to spark

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With the power of the human brain increasing manifold, the degree of technological advancement is also correspondingly getting infinite. With Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly making its presence felt across several industries, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are not far behind. In fact, the future looks to be largely governed by these two forces so much so that several businesses are driving their investment in this direction, banking on the innovative benefits that it promises. AI unfolds itself as a significant game-changer by being a key player in the process of digital transformation for a wide range of industries. In order to understand how AI is culminating to be the next driving force in the technology paradigm, let us understand how it all started and what its primary capabilities are.


Bluemix: Using dashDB and Insights for Twitter services to collect and store Twitter data

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As part of my Technology and Innovation MBA program at Ted Rogers School of Management, I took a data and knowledge management course which teaches students the principles and practices of knowledge management. The second part of the course delves on tools used in data management and analytics. Although the theoretical part of the course was a bit dry, the hands-on portion was very interesting and exposed students to several different tools to capture, clean and analyze data. One of the tasks given to students was to capture and analyze twitter data. Although students had access to Netlytics, which is a neat cloud-based text and social network analysis tool that also collects Twitter data, students were encouraged to find other ways to collect Twitter data.


The NSA was light years ahead of Siri and Alexa with voice recognition technology: Report

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For technology users who have marveled at the ability of Siri or Alexa to recognize their voice, consider this: The National Security Agency has apparently been way ahead of Apple or Amazon. The agency has at its disposal voice recognition technology that it employs to identify terrorists, government spies, or anyone they choose -- with just a phone call, according to a report by The Intercept. The disclosure was revealed in a recently published article, part of a trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The publication wrote that by using recorded audio, the NSA is able to create a "voiceprint," or a map of qualities that mark a voice as singular, and identify the person speaking. The documents also suggest the agency is continuously improving its speech recognition capabilities, the publication noted.


How AI will impact your IT career

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are eating up workloads at IT help desks, in cybersecurity, and other IT tasks, stirring significant concern over the long-term impact AI will have on jobs -- even in the IT industry. And the concern isn't unfounded. According to a recent report from Tata Consulting Services, in 12 out of the 13 major industry verticals, IT is the most frequent user of AI, with more than 46 percent of IT organizations at large corporations incorporating AI into their work portfolios. But that doesn't mean IT jobs are about to go the way of telephone switchboard operators. Instead, the day-to-day activities of enterprise technology professionals will evolve alongside AI and new skills may be required.