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Which of the big three smart speakers should you buy?

Mashable

If you're confused about which smart speaker to invest in, I don't blame you. There have been quite a few to hit the scene in the last few months. It's highly likely, though, that you're stuck choosing between the big three: Apple's HomePod mini, Google's Nest Audio, and Amazon's Echo. All of which are competitively priced at $99. I know... that shared price point doesn't help make the decision any easier. But beyond pricing, there are a few other things to take into consideration when choosing which smart speaker is right for you, specifically design, audio quality, connected apps, and voice assistant capabilities.


The Role of AI and ML in Digital Transformation

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Data is the new game-changer, everywhere. According to reports, data-driven organizations are 19 times more likely to be profitable. Data and analytics are critical components of digital transformation. Considering the rate at which data is being generated, its analysis is becoming a hefty task. Organizing large volumes of real-time data from several sources is time-consuming and tedious. To reduce the human effort involved in this and decrease the required time, AI and ML are being employed.


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.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and FinTech - FinTech Ranking

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The speed of technological change is exponential. What was yesterday's hot ticket quickly becomes tomorrow's old news. We are living in the midst of a huge surge of interest and research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It seems like every week there is a new breakthrough in the field and a new record is set in some task previously done by humans. If you don't already know what IoT, AI, VR, AR, and bots mean, you better get up to speed immediately because these technologies are changing the way data is created, collected, interpreted, and communicated.


New dating app for bald people aims to help destigmatize hair loss

FOX News

'Labor of Love,' hosted by'Sex and the City' star Kristin Davis, follows a woman as she searches for love and motherhood. Love is blind -- and bald too, thanks to an app catering to singles with hair loss. Bald Dating, a new matchmaking site that launched Monday, is aiming to make it easier for singles with hair loss to find "the one" without focusing on hair follicles. The website is being promoted using the tagline "heads & personalities shine." Now there's a niche dating app aiming to connect bald singles with partners who have an affinity for it.


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.


An antidote to "fast fashion"

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In today's world of fast fashion, retailers sell only a fraction of their inventory, and consumers keep their clothes for about half as long as they did 15 years ago. As a result, the clothing industry has become associated with swelling greenhouse gas emissions and wasteful practices. The startup Armoire is addressing these issues with a clothing rental service designed to increase the utilization of clothes and save customers time. The service is based on machine-learning algorithms that use feedback from users to make better predictions about what they'll wear. Customers pay a flat monthly price to get access to a range of high-end styles.