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Chick-fil-A revealed a troubling fix for a very big problem (not everyone is happy)

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Companies want you to believe that everything they do is logical and sensible. Even though, at times, decisions are made by panic-stricken CEOs with petrified PR people screaming in their ears. This brings me to the delight that is Chick-fil-A. In recent times, the chicken chain has grappled with exponential success, not always with complete aplomb. One area where it's had significant problems is when Chick-fil-A causes vast traffic jams.


Shutterstock Has Launched Its Generative AI Image Tool - abtlive

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Shutterstock, one of the internet's biggest sources of stock photos and illustrations, is now offering its customers the option to generate their own AI images. In October, the company announced a partnership with OpenAI, the creator of the wildly popular and controversial DALL-E AI tool. Now, the results of that deal are in beta testing and available to all paying Shutterstock users. The new platform is available in "every language the site offers," and comes included with customers' existing licensing packages, according to a press statement from the company. And, according to Gizmodo's own test, every text prompt you feed Shutterstock's machine results in four images, ostensibly tailored to your request.


Staff Data Engineer at ServiceNow - Chicago, Illinois, United States

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At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can't wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true.


It's time for banks to get more intelligent about artificial intelligence

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Anyone who might have doubts regarding the extent to which technology has changed banking only needs to compare the trading floor of the mid-1990s to the current day. The noise and spectacle of open outcry trading has almost entirely been replaced by electronic trading systems. The change has been profound, with hundreds of years of tradition swept aside in a few short years. Trading floors will never look or sound the same again. In comparison, the average neighborhood bank branch might not look like it's changed too much.


How artificial intelligence is changing the face of banking

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Artificial intelligence is changing the dynamics of businesses and the banking system is no exception. From mobile banking to customised customer service, the role of AI technology is transformational. The hassle of standing for long hours to get banking services is slowly becoming a thing of the past for retail consumers. Consumers' desire to reach banking services from the comfort of their homes has increased the demand for mobile banking. A recent study by Insider Intelligence showed that more than 45 percent of respondents considered mobile banking among the top three features that influence their selection of financial institutions.


From Teams to PowerPoint: 10 ways Azure AI enhances the Microsoft Apps we use everyday

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Azure AI is driving innovation and improving experiences for employees, users, and customers in a variety of ways, from increasing workday productivity to promoting inclusion and accessibility. The success of Azure AI--featuring Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure OpenAI Service--is built on a foundation of Microsoft Research, a wide range of Azure products that have been tested at scale within Microsoft apps, and Azure customers who use these services for the benefit of their end users. As 2023 begins, we are excited to highlight 10 use cases where Azure AI is utilized within Microsoft and beyond. Speech transcription and captioning in Microsoft Teams is powered by Azure Cognitive Services for Speech. Microsoft achieved human parity in conversational speech recognition when it reached an error rate of 5.9 percent.


8 Top Chatbot Trends and Predictions to Know in 2023

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Chatbots are an integral part of corporate communications. The market is growing, and chatbot trends are useful in various activities including banking, shopping, and travel booking. Earlier phone calls and face-to-face meetings dominated the landscape of communications. Later, mobile apps, online forms, email, and social media became the communication means. Industries use chatbots as web design trends to navigate their websites.


Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'Expect us to incorporate AI in every layer of the stack'

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Tuesday night, on Microsoft's fiscal second-quarter earnings conference call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Satya Nadella offered perhaps his broadest vision to date about what the company's investment in the San Francisco-based startup OpenAI, creators of the wildly popular ChatGPT, means for Microsoft. OpenAI, he said, represents part of the next wave in computing. "The next big platform wave, as I said, is going to be AI, and we strongly also believe a lot of the enterprise value gets created by just being able to catch these waves and then have those waves impact every part of our tech stack and also create new solutions and new opportunities," said Nadella. To that end, Microsoft "fully expect to, sort of, incorporate AI in every layer of the stack, whether it's in productivity, whether it's in our consumer services, and so we're excited about it." Of the partnership with OpenAI, Nadella remarked, "There's an investment part to it, and there's a commercial partnership, but, fundamentally, it's going to be something that's going to drive, I think, innovation and competitive differentiation in every one of the Microsoft solutions by leading in AI." Right now, the exemplary applications developed with OpenAI are GitHub CoPilot, where the neural nets assist programmers with completing coding tasks.


Council Post: Why Explainability Should Be The Core Of Your AI Application

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One of the most important aspects of data science is building trust. This is especially true when you're working with machine learning and AI technologies, which are new and unfamiliar to many people. When something goes wrong, what do you tell your customer? What do they think will happen next? With explainable AI, you can provide answers that prove your product's legitimacy.


Principal Data Engineer at Zscaler - San Jose, CA, United States

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The base salary range for this full-time position is $107,250 to $165,000 bonus equity benefits. Zscaler's salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.