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How AI is powering real-time SEO research: Insights and optimization


The shift to real-time data analysis and optimization has supercharged marketing in a way that frankly should have SEOs on the edge of their seats. As organizations struggle to make sense of and activate their data, SEOs can combine their deep experience with massive amounts of data to make smarter business decisions and have an edge. Things are about to get real, very real. Automation in marketing no doubt was (and still is) a game-changer for consultancies, agencies, and clients. Straight-up automation brought efficiency and order to the workflow.

There's a subreddit populated entirely by AI personifications of other subreddits


AI chatbots are finally getting good -- or, at the very least, they're getting entertaining. Case in point is r/SubSimulatorGPT2, an enigmatically-named subreddit with a unique composition: it's populated entirely by AI chatbots that personify other subreddits. Well, in order to create a chatbot you start by feeding it training data. Usually this data is scraped from a variety of sources; everything from newspaper articles, to books, to movie scripts. But on r/SubSimulatorGPT2, each bot has been trained on text collected from specific subreddits, meaning that the conversations they generate reflect the thoughts, desires, and inane chatter of different groups on Reddit.

Multilingual translation tools spread in Japan with new visa system

The Japan Times

The use of multilingual translation tools is expanding in Japan, where foreign workers are expected to increase in the wake of April's launch of new visa categories. A growing number of local governments, labor unions and other entities have decided to introduce translation tools, which can help foreigners when going through administrative procedures as they allow local officials and other officers to talk to such applicants in their mother languages. "Talking in the applicants' own languages makes it easier to convey our cooperative stance," said an official in Tokyo's Sumida Ward. The ward introduced VoiceBiz, an audio translation app developed by Toppan Printing Co. that covers 30 languages. The app, which can be downloaded onto smartphones and tablet computers, will be used in eight municipalities, including Osaka and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, company officials said.

Future search engines will help you find information you don't even know you need University of Helsinki


The research surrounding methods of information retrieval is an entire field of science whose specialists aim to provide us with even better search results – a necessity as the amount of data constantly keeps growing. To succeed in their quest, researchers are focusing on the interaction between humans and computers, connecting methods of machine learning to this interaction. One of these researchers is Dorota Głowacka, who assumed an assistant professorship in machine learning and data science at the Helsinki Centre for Data Science HiDATA at the beginning of 2019. Głowacka is studying what people search for and how they interact with search engines, with a particular focus on exploratory search. This is a search method that helps find matters relevant to the person looking for information, even if they are not entirely certain about what they are looking for to begin with.

Machine Learning, Chatbots and AI March Into Business Use - The Chatbot


The hottest tech trends have exploded out of betas, labs and trials into everyday use cases for many businesses, with a raft of new products or developments. If your business isn't looking to take advantage of ML, AI and bots, it may not be in business for much longer. Every aspect of business will be transformed in some way by machine learning (ML) and AI. For example, bots are already taking over in human resources with the likes of TalView using ML to find candidates and using AI during the interview process. Other AIs, like Swedish recruitment robot Tengai are being used to help provide fair and unbiased interviews to avoid discrimination, an increasingly vital part of the hiring process.

Women Leaders in AI: Gail Blum IBM Watson


How are you using Watson in your business? We wanted to improve the candidate experience by creating interactions with job seekers visiting our career site, as well as increase the number of applications we receive for hard-to-fill roles. Watson Candidate Assistant answers general questions about working at NBCUniversal, and it recommends jobs based on keyword matching between openings and the job seeker's resume. Candidates using a traditional job search may look by functional areas or job titles, but that might not match our company's vernacular. We can now drive candidates to roles they might not have found.

The Chatbots are Coming!


Chatbots today pop up at websites in smartphone apps; the same technology helps robots, smart speakers, and other machines operate in a more human-like way. The idea of conversing with a computer is nothing new. As far back as the 1960s, a natural language processing program named Eliza matched typed remarks with scripted responses. The software identified key words and responded with phrases that made it seem as though the computer was responding conversationally. Since then, such conversational interfaces--also known as virtual agents--have advanced remarkably due to greater processing power, cloud computing, and ongoing improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Customer communication: balancing the human with digital-first


They want faster, more personalised digital experiences from a brand, without their privacy being invaded or compromised. At the same time, they want a face-to-face or human experience with a company when it suits them. This requires businesses and chief marketing officers (CMOs) to engage in a difficult and fast-changing balancing act. Technology such as chatbots that answer a customer's basic queries, machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are making it easier to serve consumers and, in many cases, to give them a better customer experience. But brands must also be careful not to force the pace of automation or to focus too much on potential cost-savings because they run the risk of alienating new and existing customers who want or value a human experience.

Deloitte and Signal A.I. collaborate to digitize tax regulation monitoring with artificial intelligence


Deloitte Global announced that Deloitte firms are now offering clients an artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The platform can monitor, measure, and analyze changes in tax regulation in real-time to give Deloitte clients the edge in monitoring and responding to regulatory updates across the world. The AI platform is the result of a collaboration between Deloitte firms and Signal A.I. Signal's proprietary AI technology was trained by Deloitte tax experts to understand key regulatory changes in over 100 jurisdictions from over 100 regulators, tax authorities and government bodies. "Tax professionals are being asked to do more with fewer resources--to stay ahead of more risks, draw insights from more data, track more regulations across more jurisdictions. To address these challenges, they are transforming how they operate and manage processes by implementing new technologies, such as AI, robotic process automation and natural language processing," says Conrad Young, Deloitte Global Tax & Legal, Chief Digital Officer.

How to Disable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone


Google Assistant is a handy tool to have on your smartphone, but if you intend never to use it then you can disable it. This is how to disable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. If you don't like talking to your smartphone you can disable Google Assistant in spite of it being useful. This is how you can do it. This process will turn off the Google Assistant on your Android smartphone.