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How artificial intelligence is driving the future of consumer experience


AI tools are set to transform the future of consumer experience. The technology is already ubiquitous. You can notice its presence throughout the customers' buying journey. Consider this scenario of an e-commerce purchase. When the consumer is wading through a limitless marketplace, AI lends a helping hand.

How AI is spinning the game of Content Marketing: Get ready for the future


Gone are the days when AI was just extravagant, and marketers used to collect basic demographic information from customers to create a content marketing strategy. In the past few years, there has been a massive change in the way that businesses approach and engage with their customers. Digital media, especially the role of AI, has spread so far and wide that it has practically taken over everyone's daily lives and has a lasting influence on everything we do. Thus, the traditional marketing methods that were effective a few years ago do not produce the same kind of results today. The potential of AI is so enormous that it has impacted every industry, including finance, research, customer support, content marketing, telecommunications, education, and more.

You are the weakest link (in AI implementations)


When it comes to using AI to automate or provide productivity benefits in a business, it's more likely than not that the success or failure of any implementation will come down to humans, not AI. To start with, AI solutions are designed and built by humans, and so may be developed according to certain expectations about their users that don't hold true. Or AI might accidentally embed biases that their developers are unaware of, or take insufficient care to address. There are also many potential barriers to adoption of AI technologies from the customer side, including a lack of awareness and understanding, a lack of budget, a lack of skilled people, and a lack of management support. Stakeholders in an AI implementation (including decision makers, technology providers, business units, departments, and individual employees) may have divergent needs, priorities, and objectives, and not all of them will benefit equally from an AI implementation.

Alessandro Ferrari on LinkedIn: #deeplearning #ImageNet #AI


Google just published CDM, the most impressive #deeplearning neural generator ever The cascaded diffusion models are capable of generating high fidelity images on the class-conditional #ImageNet generation challenge, without any assistance from auxiliary image classifiers to boost sample quality. Highlights: CDM: pipelines of DM to generate increasing res.

PyTorch Becomes Facebook's Default AI Framework


Last week, Facebook said it would migrate all its AI systems to PyTorch. Facebook's AI models currently perform trillions of inference operations every day for the billions of people that use its technology. Its AI tools and frameworks help fast track research work at Facebook, educational institutions and businesses globally. Big tech companies including Google (TensorFlow) and Microsoft (ML.NET), have been betting big on open-source machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) frameworks and libraries. Predominantly, Facebook has been using two distinct but synergistic frameworks for deep learning: PyTorch and Caffe2.

Facebook's Movie Mate chatbot is a second-screen experience for the 'Fast' movies


With Fast & Furious 9 coming out on June 25th, Facebook and Universal Pictures are releasing a new second-screen experience called Movie Mate to give both longtime fans and newcomers a new way to experience the series. As you stream the previous eight films in the franchise, the Facebook Messenger chatbot will chime in to share images and clips, as well as facts about their production. As you can see in one of the screenshots, it can go into a lot of detail, especially when cars are involved. You can access the chatbot by visiting the Fast & Furious Facebook page and tapping the Messenger icon. When you first launch the chatbot, it will ask you about your familiarity with the franchise to tailor the experience.

No bots need apply: Microtargeting employment ads in the age of AI


Keith E. Sonderling is a commissioner for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Views are the author's own. It's no secret that online advertising is big business. In 2019, digital ad spending in the United States surpassed traditional ad spending for the first time, and by 2023, digital ad spending will all but eclipse it. It's easy to understand why. Digital marketing is now the most effective way for advertisers to reach an enormous segment of the population -- and social media platforms have capitalized on this to the tune of billions of dollars.



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Rose Callaghan: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

The Guardian

I have ADHD and am what many would consider "underemployed" so obviously spend most of my time on the internet arguing with people on Twitter and watching TikToks. I live and breathe the internet and unfortunately/sadly haven't been able to stop posting since I first created an account on LiveJournal in the year 2002. Me and the internet have had some crazy times together. Like when my OkCupid page ended up on 200 websites of "insane internet dating profiles", or when my website kept getting hacked and diverted to Russian porn for a year. A few years ago I made an online show called Overshare with my friend Jared Jekyll (edited by my fiance – thanks babe!) purely for discussing random weird stuff we find on the internet.

Tinder launches 'Block Your Ex' feature to help users avoid any awkward run-ins

Daily Mail - Science & tech

If you're on a dating app, it's likely you've had the embarrassing experience of coming across a former flame, cousin or colleague while browsing for a date. But the days of awkward run-ins are finally a thing of the past, thanks to Tinder's latest feature. The app has launched a new Block Contacts tool that allows users to block personal contacts in the app. Bernadette Morgan, Group Product Manager, Trust & Safety at Tinder, said: 'We may not be able to save you from awkward run-ins at the coffee shop, but we are giving you more control over your experience on Tinder.' The Block Contacts feature gives members more control over their experience, allowing them to black specific personal contacts that they'd rather not come across The tool can be found within the Profile Settings section of the app.