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How the Use of Chatbots Influences Humanity

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Welcome to the bot-centric future, which is set to make smartphone users -- i.e. almost everyone in the Western hemisphere -- navigate the internet in a chit-chat fashion with a virtual assistant. But "assistant" will soon become too impersonal. Alexa, Siri and others will cross the line from impersonal robots to entities that know our habits, routines, hobbies and interests just as well as, if not better than, our closest friends and relatives. For companies, this is a winning formula. Smartphone users have proved they are only willing to download and spend time in a limited number of apps.


Smart speakers: Is it Alexa, Google or Apple for you? Here's what you need to know to decide

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

You've thought long and hard about it, and you're finally ready to buy a smart speaker. They're all being heavily marketed for Black Friday sales, and you'd like to ask Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant to play music, tell you the weather, turn off your TV or lights on command. But you're stuck: Which brand and model to buy? Amazon has five Echo speakers currently available, Google has six and Apple has two. Which one is right for you? And then there are the concerns about security and snooping.


Branches in Artificial Intelligence to Transform Your Businesses!

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On May 8, 2018, Google I/O was held at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. If you are wondering what Google I/O is, don't worry, I've got your back. In the Keynote, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company), shared the then-latest developments that Google had been working on. One of the projects that he spoke about was something that maybe no one saw coming; an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), soon to be on our own smartphones, that left the world in awe. The project was called'Google Duplex'. This initiative enables AI to place a phone call to a hair salon, converse just like us humans, and book a haircut appointment - and the part where your jaws drop is that all of this takes place in the background on your phone, without any intervention of yours!


10 Ways Machine Learning Can Boost Digital Marketing Effort

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Digital marketing in the modern era is first and foremost about data. With the huge amount of data available, it is increasingly common to see marketing become the top priority for many businesses because it is directly linked to increasing revenue. Businesses these days need to understand consumer behavior to optimize marketing campaigns. In this article, we'll look at how machine learning can help businesses improve and strengthen their marketing efforts. Also called statistical learning, machine learning is part of the race for useful information, which leads to rationalized decision-making.


Top 10 most innovative Artificial intelligence companies of 2020 - CLOUDit-eg

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A wind of innovation is blowing in the artificial intelligence sector. As artificial intelligence develops, its use cases diversify. Many companies are emerging and exploiting this technology in a relevant and innovative way. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly popular among companies in all industries. However, AI algorithms tend to overwork processors and GPUs.


This Black Friday deal on Amazon's latest Echo speakers is too good to miss

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

These Amazon Echo speakers are on sale for a great discount. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. When it comes to smart tech, certain items--an app-controlled lock, for instance--can seem impossibly complicated, especially for beginners. An easy way to become acquainted with these life-changing innovations is with a great smart speaker: They make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes, check the weather and more--all via voice control. Even better, right now, for Black Friday 2020, you can get not one, but two exceptional Amazon Echo smart speakers on sale for a sweet discount.


Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Jobs

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Everywhere you turn today is some unbelievable technological advancement on a variety of fronts. In our everyday lives, we hear or experience things about autonomous vehicles, warehouse robots, chatbots, Alexa, Siri, Uber, automated email responses, robotic surgeries, Netflix recommendation systems, smart factories, smart buildings and search retargeting. Technology giants are becoming the most valuable companies on the planet, and we see our lives shifting from what we thought was kids and their smartphone addictions and gaming to encroaching on our daily lives across the board. They are typically revolving around a variety of enabling technology layers, namely, cloud computing, computational systems, networks and sensors, robotics, material sciences, digital manufacturing and artificial intelligence. However, at the center of it, is AI that permeates many of the other advances in some shape or form in creating intelligent systems on top of advances in core products or technologies.


Get Philips Hue Smart Lighting with up to 40% off in Amazon's Black Friday Week event

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon's Black Friday Week event has kicked off with a great range of discounts on everything from Amazon devices and Nintendo Switches to smartwatches and speakers, placing the best tech at your fingertips for less. Although Black Friday itself isn't officially until November 27, there are plenty of smart home gadget savings to take advantage of already, with the Echo Dot (3rd generation) now £18.99 and home security from Eufy reduced by 25 per cent. If you've been curious about smart lights, but don't know where to start, it's worth taking note of the deals on Philips Hue Starter Kits this Black Friday week, with up to 40 per cent off on Amazon. However, we recommend signing up to Amazon's Prime subscription service for a free trial to take full advantage of their Black Friday Week as you'll receive free next-day delivery and access to some exclusive offers. The Hue Starter Kits on sale all include three bulbs (screw, cap or spot) and the Philips Hue Bridge, which is an internet-connected central hub.


Amazon's Echo Buds can finally track your workouts

Engadget

A year after it started testing the feature, Amazon is finally bringing workout tracking to Echo Buds. The company told CNBC it's rolling out the function over the next couple of days. According to Amazon, Echo Buds can monitor the duration of a workout, estimate the number of calories you burn, act as a step counter and measure how fast or far you walk or run. You can start, pause and end workouts using Alexa commands, and ask for details about your pace. The Echo Buds workout tracker may not be as robust as dedicated fitness devices, including Amazon's own Halo.


Google Assistant can finally schedule your smart lights

Engadget

Google Assistant already works with Hue and other smart lights, but functionality has been limited to turning them on and off, using them with alarms and a few other features. Now, you can schedule lights and other electric devices to turn on and off at specific and even general times, as Android Police and Reddit users have noted. The feature works via Google's "Scheduled Actions" feature. That allows you to say "Hey Google, turn on the lights at 7 AM," for example. You can set times for the current day or any other day over the next week by saying "Hey Google, turn on my coffee maker at 8 AM tomorrow," or "run my sprinkler in a week at 5 PM," for example.