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Machaao Reveals the Secret of Its Chatbot Success – SAT Press Releases

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Machaao's ChatBot was recognized for its impressive growth and will receive access to free tools and services from Facebook partners, a global startup community, and support from Facebook's team. FbStart helps startup's turn their great app into an even better business. But Machaao's not an App! It's a ChatBot, so what brought this change? Bot Script: This is what differentiates an App from a Bot. And the Team at Machaao has worked hard on creating a definitive bot script by trying to predict or mimic user interactions.


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In the race to build the best AI, there's already one clear winner As Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu take turns leapfrogging each other in artificial intelligence innovation, one company stands to profit from any outcome: Nvidia. Graphics processor units, the company's biggest moneymaker, have become the industry standard for deep learning, a flavor of artificial intelligence widely used by tech companies to build personal virtual assistants, image recognition for tagging photos, and even the software behind self-driving cars. Despite talks from Microsoft and Google about developing their own proprietary chips, almost every major tech company is partnered up with Nvidia and uses its hardware. Last month, Microsoft announced a partnership to work with Nvidia's AI-tailored DGX-1 supercomputer, and Google's recently revamped cloud services will offer the option to run on Nvidia GPUs in 2017. Facebook's open-source Big Sur design for their server racks also rely on Nvidia hardware.


In the race to build the best AI, there's already one clear winner

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As Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu take turns leapfrogging each other in artificial intelligence innovation, one company stands to profit from any outcome: Nvidia. Graphics processor units, the company's biggest moneymaker, have become the industry standard for deep learning, a flavor of artificial intelligence widely used by tech companies to build personal virtual assistants, image recognition for tagging photos, and even the software behind self-driving cars. Despite talks from Microsoft and Google about developing their own proprietary chips, almost every major tech company is partnered up with Nvidia and uses its hardware. Last month, Microsoft announced a partnership to work with Nvidia's AI-tailored DGX-1 supercomputer, and Google's recently revamped cloud services will offer the option to run on Nvidia GPUs in 2017. Facebook's open-source Big Sur design for their server racks also rely on Nvidia hardware.


Conversational commerce: killer direct channel or just plain confusing?

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Driving so-called'conversational commerce' is the next phase in the travel company-customer relationship but it's a complicated affair, as Pamela Whitby has been finding out In what Thomson is hailing as an'industry first', last week the holiday group said it would trial a travel search tool using IBM's Watson Technology, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence to allow computers to think like a human. In a company press release, Jeremy Osborne, Director of Strategic Innovation, TUI UK&I is quoted saying: "We wanted to test whether a conversational search experience would resonate with our customers as a new, fun and easy way to find their ideal holiday". And the response, it seems, was overwhelmingly positive with 77% of participants in the survey saying they would find a virtual assistant useful. The idea is that Thomson customers will be able to interact via a simple chat interface to get responses in real-time to their holiday queries.For the uninitiated, this may sound like Thomson is launching a chat bot. But the group's conversational tool, which is still in beta, is still one step away from this.


Google invests more in Montreal-based deep-learning experts, opens new AI lab

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Google announced today that it will extend funding for AI research at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA). The company will invest a total of C$4.5 million, or about US$3.4 million, to fund seven faculty members across the institute, as well as MILA faculty at the University of Montreal and McGill University. That funding will also continue to support Yoshua Bengio, one of the few deep-learning experts currently working. There's no doubt that Google is hoping to expand its AI and deep-learning expertise by investing in folks like Benigo. Google also announced it will be opening up a deep-learning and AI research group at its offices in Montreal.


Twitter to cut HUNDREDS of jobs as workforce is slashed by 9%

Daily Mail

The announcement confirms earlier reports that as the battle between the world's big social networks intensifies, Twitter was set to make widespread cuts. Bloomberg reported a potential loss of 300 jobs, around eight per cent of the workforce, citing'people familiar with the matter'. Today's figure means closer to 350 of the firm's 3,860-strong workforce are set to go. Facebook has repeatedly faced criticism for removing posts that were said to violate its community standards. Just last week, Facebook apologised for removing a video on breast cancer awareness posted in Sweden because it deemed the images'offensive'.


Chatbots, Live Chat Go On-Demand PYMNTS.com

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Rapidfy, an on-demand platform that connects customers with service professionals and small and medium enterprises is looking to improve how these professionals interact with customers. The firm announced today (Sept. Rapidfy's Live Chat feature will allow customers to communicate via a service professional's website, Facebook or the Rapidfy platform. The chatbots will use artificial intelligence to help service professionals reach and communicate with customers in an affordable way. Just last week, Facebook announced 30,000 bots would soon be payment-enabled for the 900 million users of its Messenger platform.


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Rapidfy, an on-demand platform that connects customers with service professionals and small and medium enterprises is looking to improve how these professionals interact with customers. The firm announced today (Sept. Rapidfy's Live Chat feature will allow customers to communicate via a service professional's website, Facebook or the Rapidfy platform. The chatbots will use artificial intelligence to help service professionals reach and communicate with customers in an affordable way. Just last week, Facebook announced 30,000 bots would soon be payment-enabled for the 900 million users of its Messenger platform.


3 good resources for humans who want to learn more about machine learning

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Thinking he's hacked into a video game company, Broderick's character accepts Joshua's challenge and chooses the most intriguing game he can find: global thermonuclear war. The reason I mention the movie is because, in addition to scaring the heck out of me, WarGames was my first exposure to machine learning, the idea that computers can learn and adapt based on the data they collect. Consider what organizations like Amazon and Netflix are doing with recommendation systems based largely on machine learning principles and millions of data points. Perhaps the best part of the report is the section highlighting some of the modern applications for machine learning – recommendation systems, streaming analytics, deep learning and cognitive computing.


Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Buys Magic Pony Technology To Support Mobile Live Video

International Business Times

Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based startup focused on machine learning and visual technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Monday. The team has created a system to improve low-resolution video and has demonstrated it for live video game streaming, MIT Technology Review reported this year. "Magic Pony's technology -- based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery -- will be used to enhance our strength in live and video, and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter," Dorsey wrote in a blog post about the acquisition. Magic Pony Technology will become a part of Twitter's Cortex team, comprising engineers, data scientists and deep learning researchers.