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The Future of Chatbots

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What is the future of chatbots? As the Chief Product Officer of an AI bot-building platform, I get this question a lot, and there are many ways to answer it. As a company, I think we can only answer this question if we know where we are planning to go. Which goal are we aiming for? Chatlayer's mission is to make it possible for everyone to have a personal conversation at any time.


Blizzard's upcoming 'Overwatch 2' is rolling out big changes to first-person shooter game

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The sequel to Blizzard's popular first-person shooter "Overwatch" is going to look quite different. On Thursday, the video game studio released details on "Overwatch 2" during a livestreamed event, and the most notable change to the video game is switching from teams of six players to five-person teams. In the first "Overwatch," players could run two of each of the game's character types: Tank, Damage or Support. In "Overwatch 2," players will be limited to one tank per team. How they play will change, too.


'New Pokémon Snap' developer discusses the game's big changes from the original

Washington Post - Technology News

"The world in which wild Pokémon live is rendered to the best of the Nintendo Switch's hardware capabilities, and the aim of the game is to investigate that world. Once you've taken a photo, you can edit and share it online with people around the world," Haruki Suzaki, "New Pokémon Snap" director at Bandai Namco Studios, wrote in an email to The Washington Post.


Southwest Airlines announced a big change that may leave customers speechless

ZDNet

Planes are reemerging from their desert vacations. Airlines believe that the great new travel takeoff is about to occur. Why, Southwest Airlines has just ordered 100 new Boeing 737 Max planes. Sadly, though, not everything is returning to the artistry of what used to be called normal. Recently, Southwest made another announcement that may make a few passengers wonder where customer service might be headed.


The Time I Stole $10,000 from Bell Labs

Communications of the ACM

If IT workers fear they will be punished for outages, they will adopt behavior that leads to even larger outages. Instead, we should celebrate our outages: Document them blamelessly, discuss what we've learned from them openly, and spread that knowledge generously. An outage is not an expense. It is an investment in the people who have learned from it. We can maximize that investment through management practices that maximize learning for those involved and by spreading that knowledge across the organization.


Newt Gingrich: My predictions for next 10 years -- I expect these big changes

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Every once in a while, it's crucial to step back from the immediate mess and gossip and all the little things we tend to focus on each day to look at our world from a 30,000-foot view, to project what we should expect moving forward. As we enter a new decade, this seems like the perfect time to think about and prepare for what may come over the next 10 years both at home and abroad. To state the obvious, this is not an exact science.


Big data, big change

#artificialintelligence

Robots, in the past, were limited to performing some assigned prototype jobs by machines. These machines worked on preloaded instructions, and many were open-loop systems wherein, corrective measures were not included in the coded instructions. As the generations of robots are evolving, feedback systems with artificial intelligence (AI) have become an integral part for the robots. This new trend has resulted in a revolution in robotics which includes machine learning as a part of AI and robotics. Robotics is now not just limited to factories, industries and corporates to perform pre-assigned jobs, but have entered every aspect of life, including social life.


Big data, big change

#artificialintelligence

Robots, in the past, were limited to performing some assigned prototype jobs by machines. These machines worked on preloaded instructions, and many were open-loop systems wherein, corrective measures were not included in the coded instructions. As the generations of robots are evolving, feedback systems with artificial intelligence (AI) have become an integral part for the robots. This new trend has resulted in a revolution in robotics which includes machine learning as a part of AI and robotics. Robotics is now not just limited to factories, industries and corporates to perform pre-assigned jobs, but have entered every aspect of life, including social life.


The Pentagon admitted it will lose to China on AI if it doesn't make some big changes

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Major powers are rushing to strengthen their militaries through artificial intelligence, but the US is hamstrung by certain challenges that rivals like China may not face, giving them an advantage in this strategic competition. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling cutting-edge technological capabilities that have any number of possibilities, both in the civilian and military space. AI can mean complex data analysis and accelerated decision-making -- a big advantage that could potentially be the decisive difference in a high-end fight. For China, one of its most significant advantages -- outside of its disregard for privacy concerns and civil liberties that allow it to gather data and develop capabilities faster -- is the fusion of military aims with civilian commercial industry. In contrast, leading US tech companies like Google are not working with the US military on AI. "If we do not find a way to strengthen the bonds between the United States government and industry and academia, then I would say we do have the real risk of not moving as fast as China when it comes to" artificial intelligence, Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan said, responding to Insider's queries at a Pentagon press briefing Friday.


An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise

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Just about everyone agrees that the traditional, annual-review-based way of evaluating employees simply doesn't work anymore, if it ever did. In fact, it's hard to think of anything businesses routinely do that's more universally unpopular. A recent global Mercer survey of HR leaders worldwide found that just 2% believe their current performance-management systems are very effective. No wonder McKinsey reported, in another recent study, that two-thirds of employers say they're making big changes, or trying to. "Managers and employees alike see the old annual-review approach as too subjective, too bureaucratic, and too backward-looking," notes Bryan Hancock, a McKinsey partner in Atlanta who has worked closely with companies where artificial intelligence is being applied to evaluating humans' performance.