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The Future of Business and Chatbots

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The future of marketing is here, and it's not just the robots that will be writing content for you. It's artificial intelligence, or ai. You may think that this isn't possible because robots can't do things like emotional resonance and creativity but ai has been around for a while now. I'm talking about chatbots- computer programs designed to simulate conversation with human beings through text or speech interfaces to solve problems, answer questions, or fulfill customer requests via various digital channels like social media platforms. This article will explore how Chatbots and Ai are the future of marketing and why they're crucial for your business.


How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Our Gadgets

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If you think of AI as something futuristic and abstract, start thinking different. We're now witnessing a turning point for artificial intelligence, as more of it comes down from the clouds and into our smartphones and automobiles. While it's fair to say that AI that lives on the "edge" -- where you and I are -- is still far less powerful than its datacenter-based counterpart, it's potentially far more meaningful to our everyday lives. One key example: This fall, Apple's Siri assistant will start processing voice on iPhones. Right now, even your request to set a timer is sent as an audio recording to the cloud, where it is processed, triggering a response that's sent back to the phone.


Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Engineering

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Back then engineering was all about blueprints, sketches, and physical models. But today it is intensively about software tools and computer designs. The demand for artificial intelligence and digital technology has been gaining momentum. Advancements in the AI sector are transforming smart systems and supervised machine learning to a great extent. Artificial intelligence systems will ease the laborious tasks that engineers do such as finding relevant content, fixing errors, and determining solutions.


Here are all the best early Prime Day deals on robot vacuums

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If you're planning on having a hot girl summer, you shouldn't be wasting your time cleaning when you can outsource the work. A good robot vacuum will give you more time to get outside, see friends and family you haven't seen in ages, and just unwind after the most stressful year. Just in time, these pre-Prime Day deals on robot vacuums and mops are here to save you tons of money (as in, up to $240) so you can spend less time cleaning and more time actually enjoying the sunny months. At a whopping $240 off, this deal matches the previous low on the Roborock S6 Pure -- and it's the lowest price we've seen on this model so far this year. With 2000Pa suction, carpet boost, WiFi connectivity, voice control, multi-floor mapping, and precise navigation, this robot vacuum and mop does it all -- for a decent price thanks to this early Prime Day discount.


Top 5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Trends for 2021 - KDnuggets

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There are many sources which give similar answers to the question, "What is AI?". By the 1950's, there were many scientists, mathematicians and philosophers that were looking into the concept of Artificial Intelligence. One such person was Alan Turing, who to this day is considered by many to be the Father of Artificial Intelligence. He formed the idea and mathematical and logical reasoning behind the concept of machine intelligence wherein machines and computers would be able to replicate the behavior of humans and their intelligence. His paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence outlines his logic for the start of artificial intelligence.


Pervasive AI for IoT Applications: Resource-efficient Distributed Artificial Intelligence

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has witnessed a substantial breakthrough in a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services, spanning from recommendation systems to robotics control and military surveillance. This is driven by the easier access to sensory data and the enormous scale of pervasive/ubiquitous devices that generate zettabytes (ZB) of real-time data streams. Designing accurate models using such data streams, to predict future insights and revolutionize the decision-taking process, inaugurates pervasive systems as a worthy paradigm for a better quality-of-life. The confluence of pervasive computing and artificial intelligence, Pervasive AI, expanded the role of ubiquitous IoT systems from mainly data collection to executing distributed computations with a promising alternative to centralized learning, presenting various challenges. In this context, a wise cooperation and resource scheduling should be envisaged among IoT devices (e.g., smartphones, smart vehicles) and infrastructure (e.g. edge nodes, and base stations) to avoid communication and computation overheads and ensure maximum performance. In this paper, we conduct a comprehensive survey of the recent techniques developed to overcome these resource challenges in pervasive AI systems. Specifically, we first present an overview of the pervasive computing, its architecture, and its intersection with artificial intelligence. We then review the background, applications and performance metrics of AI, particularly Deep Learning (DL) and online learning, running in a ubiquitous system. Next, we provide a deep literature review of communication-efficient techniques, from both algorithmic and system perspectives, of distributed inference, training and online learning tasks across the combination of IoT devices, edge devices and cloud servers. Finally, we discuss our future vision and research challenges.


8 Hilarious Mistakes Made by Artificial Intelligence

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Robots are taking over the world. Sure, you've heard that before. You even remember the Twilight Zone episode that warned us about it 60 years ago. One android recently published a novel. At Café X, in San Francisco, robot baristas make and serve coffee, and another California restaurant chain, Caliburger, is trying out a robot that can flip 2,000 burgers a day.


All you need to know about AI marketing

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For business owners and marketers, the question is, am I going to passively allow AI to happen to me, or am I instead going to find ways to harness, control and benefit from it? A traditional definition of artificial intelligence, as defined by Alan Turing and put to the test in movie The Imitation Game, is the ability of machines to replicate human thinking and reasoning. In practice, we can now see this in our everyday lives when our navigation apps help us to avoid a traffic accident, Google helps us find information, Gmail finishes our sentences or Siri responds to our questions. In all of these situations the underlying software or algorithm is processing huge amounts of data or information to predict an outcome and direct us to the best possible solution. This speaks to one of the fundamental principles of marketing – namely identifying what is it that your customers need or want that your product or service can satisfy.


Knowledge Triggering, Extraction and Storage via Human-Robot Verbal Interaction

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

This article describes a novel approach to expand in run-time the knowledge base of an Artificial Conversational Agent. A technique for automatic knowledge extraction from the user's sentence and four methods to insert the new acquired concepts in the knowledge base have been developed and integrated into a system that has already been tested for knowledge-based conversation between a social humanoid robot and residents of care homes. The run-time addition of new knowledge allows overcoming some limitations that affect most robots and chatbots: the incapability of engaging the user for a long time due to the restricted number of conversation topics. The insertion in the knowledge base of new concepts recognized in the user's sentence is expected to result in a wider range of topics that can be covered during an interaction, making the conversation less repetitive. Two experiments are presented to assess the performance of the knowledge extraction technique, and the efficiency of the developed insertion methods when adding several concepts in the Ontology.


Why is AI mostly presented as female in pop culture and demos?

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With the proliferation of female robots such as Sophia and the popularity of female virtual assistants such as Siri (Apple), Alexa (Amazon), and Cortana (Microsoft), artificial intelligence seems to have a gender issue. This gender imbalance in AI is a pervasive trend that has drawn sharp criticism in the media (even Unesco warned against the dangers of this practice) because it could reinforce stereotypes about women being objects. But why is femininity injected in artificial intelligent objects? If we want to curb the massive use of female gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon. In an article published in the journal Psychology & Marketing, we argue that research on what makes people human can provide a new perspective into why feminization is systematically used in AI.