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Big Tech swallows most of the hot AI startups

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In 2016, Seattle-based startup Turi was helping almost 100 customers create and manage software that uses machine learning, a powerful type of artificial intelligence. Its technology was so promising that Apple Inc. snapped it up for $200 million. The deal was a triumph for investors and founders, but one backer thought Turi -- and the broader tech industry -- might be better off if the startup had spurned Apple's advances. Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, said it's important that at least some emerging tech businesses remain independent, rather than falling into the arms of Apple, Amazon.com "It is economically beneficial to society to have more stand-alone, independent companies. We generally think that's better than just having these companies consolidated into larger ones," McIlwain said.


The best robot vacuum we've ever tested is back on sale

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The best robot vacuum we've ever used at Reviewed is on sale for an excellent discount. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Robot vacuums are incredibly popular, and for good reason. These helpful household gadgets are conveniently designed to pick up dust, hair, and all manner of grime so you don't have to do it yourself. Of all of the models available, the iRobot Roomba i7 is the best robot vacuum we've ever tested, and now, you can get it on sale for $200 off its usual price.


10 fun games kids can play with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

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If you're working from home with kids due to coronavirus quarantine, you're probably looking for ways to keep them occupied while you're on the job. Family-friendly board games and puzzles are a good start, but what happens when your kids run through them? As with so many things in life, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa can help with a healthy list of fun games for your kids (and even for you). To get started, simply download the Amazon Alexa app or Google Assistant app to an iOS or Android device. Alternatively, you can play using a smart speaker like the Echo (third-generation), Google's Nest Mini or other Amazon or Google smart speakers.


Heed how AI is changing the business world - Ibiixo Technologies.

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You can be addicted to your Artificial Intelligence (AI) software as much as your favored fortune. And you'll feel rewarding being addicted to your AI. Because they replace the extravagance, inefficiency, and endangerment associated with business operations. Tech Oracle if you ask? Employing AI will lessen human error, mundane tasks, in turn, more time for innovation. This means you print money while remaining effortless.


If Robots Steal So Many Jobs, Why Aren't They Saving Us Now?

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Modern capitalism has never seen anything quite like the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In a matter of months, the deadly contagious bug has spread around the world, hobbling any economy in its path. In the United States, where consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic activity, commerce has come to a standstill as people stay home to slow the virus' spread. Hotels and restaurants and airlines have taken massive hits; Delta has cut its flight capacity by 70 percent. One in five US households has already lost work.


The timeline of Artificial Intelligence. Verloop Blog

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This blog will take a thorough dive into the timeline of AI, beginning from the very start, the 1940s. The term "Artificial Intelligence" was first coined by the father of AI, John McCarthy in 1956. But the revolution of AI began a few years in advance, i.e. the 1940's. Around 37% of industries have implemented AI in some form, which is a 270% increase for the past 4 years. AI has taken multiple forms over the years.


Amazon's Alexa updated to help respond to users who are concerned they may have novel coronavirus

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Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, can now help users who are worried about having been infected with novel coronavirus. According to the company, users can now query any device equipped with Alexa with phrases like'Alexa, what do I do if I think I have coronavirus?' and the assistant will begin to quiz them about their symptoms. The assistant will then provide users with information pulled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to provide sound advice on what to do. Amazon's line of Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo (pictured) can now provide users guidance on what to do if they think they may have novel coronavirus As a part of the update, users can now also ask Alexa to'sing along' while they wash their hands to help them time the task for 20 seconds - the recommended amount of time for proper sanitation. That feature is currently available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, the UK, and the US and mirrors a similar feature rolled out by Google on its home assistants.


Council Post: Five Ways AI Is Changing The Game Of Content Marketing

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Can an individual keep up with the advancing of technology? Can a team of individuals stay up to date in today's digital-dominant world without the assistance of technology? Think of all the tasks that need to be performed before any piece of content goes live: keyword research, reviewing data, analytics and trends, search engine optimization and content writing -- from personalizing to optimizing. Tasks like these can quickly add up, and marketers are spending valuable writing hours researching, testing and optimizing. However, as the digital world expands and technology grows increasingly advanced, there's no denying that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to -- and has already started to -- change the game of content marketing: You see it all the time -- chatbots on websites providing detailed information to consumers who want answers immediately.


Big Tech Swallows Most of the Hot AI Startups

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In 2016, Seattle-based startup Turi Inc. was helping almost 100 customers create and manage software that uses machine learning, a powerful type of artificial intelligence. Its technology was so promising that Apple Inc. snapped it up for $200 million. The deal was a triumph for investors and founders, but one backer thought Turi -- and the broader tech industry -- might be better off if the startup had spurned Apple's advances. Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, said it's important that at least some emerging tech businesses remain independent, rather than falling into the arms of Apple, Amazon.com "It is economically beneficial to society to have more stand-alone, independent companies. We generally think that's better than just having these companies consolidated into larger ones," McIlwain said.


Big Tech Swallows Most of the Hot AI Startups

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In 2016, Seattle-based startup Turi Inc. was helping almost 100 customers create and manage software that uses machine learning, a powerful type of artificial intelligence. Its technology was so promising that Apple Inc. snapped it up for $200 million. The deal was a triumph for investors and founders, but one backer thought Turi -- and the broader tech industry -- might be better off if the startup had spurned Apple's advances. Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, said it's important that at least some emerging tech businesses remain independent, rather than falling into the arms of Apple, Amazon.com "It is economically beneficial to society to have more stand-alone, independent companies. We generally think that's better than just having these companies consolidated into larger ones," McIlwain said.