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Artificial Intelligence Boosts Employee Performance

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Technology tools such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cloud-based analytics platforms, along with aggregated "big data" organized into informational dashboards, may have cracked the code for improving worker productivity. Data about how employees work and behave can be analyzed, predicted and subsequently used to drive decisions to allocate resources, monitor performance and make the workplace better. These solutions have evolved to shape the way workers work. Vadim Tabakman is the "technical evangelist" at Nintex, a Bellevue, Wash., firm providing end-to-end process management and workflow automation. He said AI and ML are used in many ways to improve performance by learning employee work patterns and habits.


Telstra Leads Multi-Million Dollar AI Investment – channelnews

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Telstra's independent venture capital arm has shown its intention to expand into the artificial intelligence data market following a $US100m (145m AUD) capital raising for San Francisco company Trifacta. Trifacta employs machine-learning technology to deduce a greater depth of insights from the increasing level of data migrating to cloud-based storage. Australia's largest venture capital fund, Telstra Ventures Fund No 2, led the investment, joined in the round by the likes of Energy Impact Partners, NTT Docomo, BMW Ventures and ABN AMRO. Telstra Venture joins a long and credible list of existing investors from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners and Google. "The share register for Trifacta is very impressive. It is great to have so many experienced and impressive co-investors in this deal. That is a really massive plus for us," Mr Koertge said.


Automation and AI: HR directors must keep a finger on machine learning - Personnel Today

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Using AI to recruit and retain employees is hugely advantageous in terms of establishing a holistic and cost-effective process, but it's vital that HR directors should retain full control of implementing systems so that bias and non-compliance do not creep in, writes Dr Alan Bourne. In our experience, if used responsibly, AI and machine learning can help organisations find more best-fit employees, eliminate bias and make the whole recruitment journey more efficient and better for the candidate. We are using it with clients to improve their organisational agility and to create fair and robust development processes. In the future we see it not only supporting a wide range of assessment functions, but also ensuring a better and more effective employee journey, increasing the ability of organisations to be agile and adaptable. However, one of the key issues HR directors face, which other sector practitioners are better used to dealing with, is linking technology and data integration.


McDonald's acquires AI tech company Apprente

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Technology is becoming an increasingly important investment for the fast food chain, especially since it can help improve drive-thru times and labor costs, two areas the company has been working to improve. McDonald's previously said it was testing voice-activated drive-thrus and must have liked the results to pursue an acquisition. It is also testing automated deep-fryers that cut down on labor in the kitchen. With this latest acquisition, McDonald's is securing its place as a tech leader within the fast food space. It previously bought Dynamic Yield for $300 million earlier this year and has since deployed the company's decision technology at the drive-thru at 8,000 restaurants in the U.S. and plans to reach just about all drive-thrus in the U.S. and Australia by the end of the year.



AI Gets the Picture: Streamlining Business Processes with Image and Video Classification

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One of the hot trends in artificial intelligence (AI) revolves around the use of deep learning (DL) technologies for image and video classification. These AI-driven applications use computer vision to classify or categorize an image or video file on the basis on its visual content. So, what is deep learning? In a few words, DL is a subset of machine learning (ML), and one of the key building blocks for AI solutions. It uses artificial neural networks as the underlying architecture for training algorithms, or models.


How to Pair AI with Inside Sales to Grow Your Business Marketo

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Inside sales has always been a high-touch and highly professional strategy for reaching out to business buyers with a targeted message. And today inside sales reps are often a company's first line of communication with existing customers and prospects alike. To make your reps as productive as possible, you want them focused on building relationships with high-value accounts…not dialing for dollars. That's what account-based marketing (ABM) is all about--helping companies to target prospects with the highest propensity to buy. Add artificial intelligence (AI) to the mix--with its ability to process sophisticated algorithms, capacity for machine learning and facility for natural language processing--and you're putting ABM on steroids.


Artificial intelligence: The future IT help desk

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As a system administrator working in technology for more than 25 years, I've provided some measure of IT support. While it's rewarding to help people, sometimes the monotony in doing so can lead to feeling unfulfilled, especially when there are better and more promising tasks afoot--if you can just find time to work on them. It's equally challenging for users and administrators to handle both support ticket platforms and the communication gaps and lags, which can hinder or impede resolutions, plunging both sides into bureaucratic red tape that lowers satisfaction all around as unresolved issues pile up. This is where artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role. AI can help to free up technology pros for more meaningful endeavors in a more streamlined, goal-driven fashion.


Leveraging AI to Grow Your Business: 5 AI-powered Tools That You Need to Get for Your Business CEOWORLD magazine

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If you're building a business, there are different aspects you need to improve to get results -and with the current rate of technological advances and digital adoption, you need all the help you can get to improve these results. In this blog post, we're going to be talking about artificial intelligence (AI). More specifically, how to leverage AI to grow your business and 5 AI-powered tools that you need to get for your business. You've probably heard of all the doom stories of how AI could get out of control and become our enemies. But forget that for a moment and look at it in another direction.


How to Optimize Search Engine Strategies for Machine Learning Trend

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Machine learning is a way of analyzing data automatically using a type of analytical method! This AI will learn about information patterns and also make decisions with hardly any human advice. Machine learning is a method of analyzing data mechanically using a sort of analytical strategy! It's an artificial intelligence that may learn information patterns and also make decisions with small human advice. Artificial intelligence is the way of earning computers perform tasks which require intelligence.