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Chinese startup transforms ads with AI-based technology

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A survey by U.S. consultancy Boston Consulting Group shows that 70% of young people are motivated to shop by browsing or viewing media content. As a result, content-based ads are becoming a new trend in the e-commerce marketplace. Live commerce platforms and image- and video-sharing social media are also winning the hearts of fickle consumers by stimulating consumer appetite via the content. While there is a lot of content that can be monetized on China's Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo and video-sharing platforms, existing methods like spot ads do not appeal to viewers or hamper users' viewing experience. Markable AI (mai), launched in 2016, is an artificial intelligence-based solution for content recognition technology aimed at optimizing content ads.


Call for papers: Special Issue on Ethical, Legal and Responsible AI

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Artificial Intelligence is transforming work, organisations, industries and society. Despite the many potential benefits of this general-purpose technology, there are significant challenges and risks, ranging from privacy, security, ethics, transparency and regulation. The prioritization of ethical, legal, and policy considerations in the development and management of AI systems to ensure responsible design, production and use of trustworthy AI requires integration of engineering, policy, law and ethics approaches. This special issue is the result of collaboration between the EU Horizon 2020 projects HumaneAI-Net, TAILOR and AI4EU. This special issue welcomes submissions from a wide variety of disciplines, including computer science, statistics, law, social sciences, the humanities, and education.


Chatbot & Messenger Marketing Course

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Learn how to build and use your very own chatbot using Flow Xo and Manychat on Facebook, the #1 platform for marketing messenger. First things first, thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my Chatbot & Messenger Marketing Course. I am a Full Stack Web Developer running a successful IT company that has grown and progressed to be at the center stage of information and technology. With more than 5 years of digital marketing experience, I provide effective computing strategies and solutions to private and government organizations. I am also using my skills to generate a 6 figure income by doing freelancing on many platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork & Social Media LinkedIn.


Climate Researchers Enlist Big Cloud Providers for Big Data Challenges

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And the shift hasn't gone unnoticed by the Big Three cloud providers. AWS and others offer subscription-based remote data storage and online tools, and researchers say they can be an affordable alternative to setting up and maintaining their own hardware. The cloud's added computing power can also make it easier for researchers to run machine-learning algorithms designed to identify patterns and extract insights from vast amounts of climate data, for instance, on ocean temperatures and rainfall patterns, as well as decades' worth of satellite imagery. "The data sets are getting larger and larger," said Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of Amazon.com Inc. "So machine learning starts to play a more important role to look for patterns in the data."


8 Future Trends in Data Analytics

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AutoML enjoys a steadily increasing popularity (see Forbes). Not least driven by the numerous successes in practical analyses. In a world in which more and more devices produce data and are networked with each other, the data "produced" grows disproportionately. Therefore AutoML is of urgent necessity to gain knowledge from these rapidly increasing data on time. We assume that AutoML becomes even more critical in the coming years and that the analysis methods deliver even more precise and faster results. The field of activity of the data scientist will not disappear, but rather, his focus will shift to more specific or sophisticated analysis techniques.


What is Artificial Intelligence?

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The term artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computing systems that perform tasks normally considered within the realm of human decision making. These software-driven systems and intelligent agents incorporate advanced data analytics and Big Data applications. AI systems leverage this knowledge repository to make decisions and take actions that approximate cognitive functions, including learning and problem solving. AI, which was introduced as an area of science in the mid 1950s, has evolved rapidly in recent years. It has become a valuable and essential tool for orchestrating digital technologies and managing business operations.


The case against investing in machine learning: Seven reasons not to and what to do instead

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The word on the street is if you don't invest in ML as a company or become an ML specialist, the industry will leave you behind. The hype has caught on at all levels, catching everyone from undergrads to VCs. Words like "revolutionary," "innovative," "disruptive," and "lucrative" are frequently used to describe ML. Allow me to share some perspective from my experiences that will hopefully temper this enthusiasm, at least a tiny bit. This essay materialized from having the same conversation several times over with interlocutors who hope ML can unlock a bright future for them. I'm here to convince you that investing in an ML department or ML specialists might not be in your best interest. That is not always true, of course, so read this with a critical eye. The names invoke a sense of extraordinary success, and for a good reason. Yet, these companies dominated their industries before Andrew Ng's launched his first ML lectures on Coursera. The difference between "good enough" and "state-of-the-art" machine learning is significant in academic publications but not in the real world. About once or twice a year, something pops into my newsfeed, informing me that someone improved the top 1 ImageNet accuracy from 86 to 87 or so. Our community enshrines state-of-the-art with almost religious significance, so this score's systematic improvement creates an impression that our field is racing towards unlocking the singularity. No-one outside of academia cares if you can distinguish between a guitar and a ukulele 1% better. Sit back and think for a minute.


A Convincing Eminem Deepfake Disses Mark Zuckerberg On A New Song

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Deepfake audio technology is becoming incredibly convincing, so much so that Jay-Z apparently took legal action against an AI-powered impersonation of him this year. Eminem is the latest rapper to receive the deepfake treatment, and in a new digitally fabricated song, he goes after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The video was created by YouTube channel Calamity AI in partnership with another YouTuber, 30HZ. Calamity AI explains the song, "An Eminem diss-track written by Artificial Intelligence. We inputted the title'Mark Zuckerberg Diss in the Style of Eminem' and let the A.I. write the rest. From there, we sent the lyrics to 30HZ, who synthesized and created the vocals. The audio was not record by Eminem."


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.