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Building Jarvis, the Generative Chatbot With an Attitude

#artificialintelligence, the company I work for, is holding a hackathon event. This is an annual event where everyone (tech or non tech) comes together to form a team and build anything -- anything at all. Well, preferably you would build something that has a business purpose, but it is really up to you. This idea for this chatbot actually came from Jason Blackman, our Chief Information Officer at Given that our next hackathon is an online event, thanks to COVID-19, wouldn't it be cool if we could host a Zoom webinar, where any After tossing around ideas, I came up with a high-level scope. Jarvis would need to have a visual presence, just as would a human webinar participant. He needs to be able to listen to what you say and respond contextually with a voice.

Apple Faces $1.4 Billion Lawsuit by Chinese AI Firm in Siri Patent Fight WSJD - Technology

An artificial-intelligence company recently awarded a Chinese patent for a voice assistant similar to Apple Inc.'s Siri has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple that, if successful, could prevent the American tech giant from selling many of its products in the world's second-largest economy. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said in a statement on Monday it was suing Apple for an estimated 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages in a Shanghai court, alleging the iPhone- and iPad-maker's products violated...

AI at Work Still a Work in Progress


You just might not see them. The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning at work continues to grow, with a majority of organizations expecting it to play a major role in how they manage the digital workplace. But exactly how it will be used is still a work in progress. That's one conclusion drawn from a study of more than 450 executives surveyed for "The State of the Digital Workplace 2020" report. Simpler Media Group, Reworked's parent company, conducted this original survey in spring 2020 to assess digital workplace practices and applications.

Examples of Failure in Artificial Intelligence - ReadWrite


Artificial intelligence is groundbreaking and, at times, still quite mind blowing. We're constantly peppered with amazing stories of efficiency, automation, and intelligent prognostication. And for every story of success, there's another tale of a mess up or mistake – a situation where something didn't go as planned. While I'm a huge believer in AI and have seen the power of it in my own businesses, sometimes it's nice to see the other side of the coin, have a couple of laughs, and remember that we're all just pushing for bigger and better things. But along that path, there will be friction and interruptions. It's how we respond to these anomalies and shortcomings that ultimately defines where we go from here.

This AI Model Can Predict If You Are A Job Hopper Or Not


Voluntary employee turnover can have a direct financial impact on organisations. And, at the time of this pandemic outbreak where the majority of the organisations are looking to cut down their employee costs, voluntary employee turnover can create a big concern for companies. And thus, the ability to predict this turnover rate of employees can not only help in making informed hiring decisions but can also help in saving a substantial financial crisis in this uncertain time. Acknowledging that, researchers and data scientists from PredictiveHire, a AI recruiting startup, built a language model that can analyse the open-ended interview questions of the candidate to infer the likelihood of a candidate's job-hopping. The study -- led by Madhura Jayaratne, Buddhi Jayatilleke -- was done on the responses of 45,000 job applicants, who used a chatbot to give an interview and also self-rated themselves on their possibility of hopping jobs.

Build your First A.I chatbot in 30 minutes


Step1: Make sure you have that Microsoft VC compiler, Anaconda navigator is properly installed in your system. I hope you have python and Microsoft VC then skip the below process and go to step 2. Otherwise, you can download those from the given links. After Microsoft VC compiler, you have to download Anaconda Navigator. To download anaconda navigator click here and then scroll down where you can see Anaconda Installers and click on (python 3.7) 64-bit graphical installer or 32-bit graphical installer depends on your system version then save. Depends on internet speed it will download in 5 to 10 minutes and then install.

Microsoft's Cortana is saying goodbye to Android and iOS in 2021


In an announcement posted on July 31, the company said it would pull the Cortana mobile app from both iOS and Android devices in early 2021. While this is new for American users, Microsoft did a similar scrubbing of mobile Cortana in regions like Canada, Australia, and the U.K back in Jan. 2020. As Mashable tech reporter Alex Perry explained back then, this means that, "your reminders and lists won't work through [mobile Cortana] anymore. They'll still be synced to the Microsoft To Do app, as a minor consolation prize. It's also being integrated into Microsoft 365 apps."

Pros And Cons Of AI Chatbots: All You Must Know


The advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning has led to the introduction of chatbots. Chatbots can respond instantly and are available 24*7. Chatbots can provide fast personalized service to several clients simultaneously. AI chatbots can take client experience to the next level. Python language plays a major role in chatbot programming.

The best smart speakers for all budgets

The Guardian

After almost six years on the market, smart speakers now come in a variety of sizes, shapes, capabilities and prices. Whether you want a cheap speaker to keep the kids entertained, one that doubles as a digital photo frame or one that sounds so good you'll want to yell "turn it up to 11", here's a quick guide to the best on the market. Google's Assistant is the best voice system on the market. It has better understanding than rivals, an enormous range of knowledge and – importantly – the ability to choose between male and female voices, even on a user-by-user basis as Google can distinguish between the individuals giving instructions. The Nest Mini is the second generation of Google's smallest and cheapest smart speaker.

Understanding and Meeting the Risks of AI Adoption - The Chatbot


You wouldn't install a network without a firewall, you wouldn't let staff work remotely without a VPN and you really shouldn't adopt AI tools without thinking of the risks and consequences. See what the latest research says your business should think about before bringing AI services to power the company. Many businesses adopt them or build their own tools around them, without really considering what the risks are. We have lived with 99% uptime SLAs for years now, so what's wrong with a 99% accurate AI when it comes to translation, offering advice or form processing? Quite a lot, it could transpire. Deloitte has been asking those thorny questions of enterprise executives when it comes to the company's third annual AI adoption survey.