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30 Amazing Machine Learning Projects for the Past Year (v.2018)

<b>For the past year</b>, we’ve compared nearly 8,800 open source Machine Learning projects to pick Top 30 (0.3% chance).<p>This is an extremely competitive …

Machine Learning

Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Crowd Funding

Salesforce’s Einstein AI debuts bot platform for businesses

Salesforce announced plans today to bring automated bots to its Einstein AI platform. The bots, which can include conversational AI for natural language interactions, will be deployed on apps and websites to give businesses the ability to deliver services to customers.<p>“Initially, Einstein bots can …

Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: Forrester Research

Forrester Research just published The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2018 To 2020. Ten trends, which Forrester breaks into three phases of dawning, awareness, and acceptance, are setting the pace of technology-driven business change.<p>In the dawning phase, a few innovators experiment with new …

Customer Experience

3 important tips for bot builders

In 2017, it’s time for artificial intelligence (AI) to be part of your company’s strategy. More than 10 million Amazon Echo devices have been sold in the U.S. alone, and 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger each month. Consumers are slowly starting to embrace the tens of thousands of third-party …

Scaling Node.js Apps with AWS ECS and Microservices

Today, it is easier than ever before to automate scalability of software with cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS). Special monitoring and …

DevOps

Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform

Just ahead of Google’s I/O event kicking off later today, some details have leaked out about a new service that Google is launching for developers that are building chatbots. TechCrunch has learned that Google has developed a new service called Chatbase, which provides analytics and suggestions for …

When It Comes To Business, Sometimes Nice Guys Do Finish Last

When I first started my company, BodeTree, I swore to myself that I would be a kinder, gentler sort of leader. <br>My goal was to always resort to reason, rather than force when dealing with employees, partners, and customers. I consistently tried to be nice in the hope that people would respond in …

Leadership

Do you even need to make a chatbot?

Consumers are ready for chatbots. A recent study by DigitasLBi found that almost 40 percent of consumers would make a purchase from a chatbot. Even more impressive, nearly 60 percent of consumers would engage with a chatbot if it meant receiving coupons or special offers.<p>So bring on the bots, right?<p>…

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for …

Emotional Intelligence

5 bots to try this week: Resistbot, Adonis, eBay ShopBot, Daily FitBot, and Hey Taco!

Here are the five most popular bots this past week: Resistbot, Adonis, eBay ShopBot, Daily FitBot, and Hey Taco!, as they appear on Botlist. Give them a try and let us know what you think.<p><b>5. Hey Taco!</b><p>Too often we get caught up in our work and forget to recognize each other and celebrate. Our fun …

Human-robot interactions take step forward with 'emotional' chatbot

Researchers describe the ‘emotional chatting machine’ as a first attempt at the problem of creating machines that can fully understand user emotion<p>An “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signalling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and …

Chatbots

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear. Lets change that now.<p>The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not …

listeningskills

Why Every Weekend Should Be A Three Day Weekend

Until 1908, US workers worked six days a week. All of that changed when a New England mill was the first to give it’s employees Saturday off, allowing their Jewish workers the ability to observe their Sabbath. The five day work week continued to grow in popularity through 1926, when Ford became the …

Employment

A Sports Psychologist Reveals The Secrets To A Powerful Mindset

How do the highest achievers think differently? Consider the professional athletes who have won multiple championships: the Tom Bradys and Kobe Bryants of the world. They’ve mastered their craft, but their mindsets also set them apart from their peers. What do they do differently to reach peak …

personaldevelopment

Focus on These Three Things to Create Killer Employee Experiences

Organizations like Google, Apple, and Facebook crush the competition by investing in employee experience<p>Let's be honest with each other. The way we think about work is absolutely broken and outdated. I know what you're thinking, "what about all of the employee engagement programs out there?" …

Employee Engagement

Why IBM's Move To Eliminate Remote Work Was The Right Thing To Do

The answer is not black or white. It really depends on a few factors, and there is a hybrid approach, too.<p>With IBM's recent decision to require its employees to either move to one of the company's six location or leave, the decades-old question of the benefits of working from home (versus at the …

The Workplace

Your Open-Space Office May Be Killing Productivity

Give them some more privacy, and your employees will thank you.<p>About ten years ago, I shut down our offices. Everyone in my company works remotely from their home offices or at clients. The decision could not have been timed better. Besides saving on overhead, it seems that I avoided one of the …

Financial Services

More fruits and nuts, less salt and meat, can affect your heart disease risk

Just 10 foods —eating too much of them or too little — account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported Tuesday.<p>If people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the researchers …

Nutrition

What's The Secret To Success? Ingratiate Yourself With People Of Great Wealth

As the CEO of a rapidly growing fintech company and a frequent contributor to Forbes, I get asked to do a lot of media interviews.<p>The same questions seem to pop up time and time again, but during a recent interview, I was asked a question I had never encountered before.<p>The interviewer asked, “What …

Self-improvement

6 Meeting Behaviors That Offend Your Boss and Alienate Your Team

If you think the staff meeting is your big chance to point out your superior work, you're wrong.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how hard you work, often you make the biggest impression during office staff meetings. There, surrounded by coworkers and …

Leadership

Which cloud will give you the biggest bang for the buck?

Cloud benchmarking company Cloud Spectator has the answers you need.<p>After Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Northern Virginia datacenter went casters up, …

Cloud Computing

With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of …

Cybersecurity

4 Models for Using AI to Make Decisions

Charismatic CEOs enjoy leading and inspiring people, so they don’t like delegating critical business decisions to smart algorithms. Who wants clever code bossing them around? But that future’s already arrived. At some of the world’s most successful enterprises — Google, Netflix, Amazon, Alibaba, …

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your Company

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Forget Work-Life Balance And Strive For Inner Joy Instead

I’m surprised at how often I’m asked for tips on balancing work and life. Whenever this question comes up I like to ask people <i>why</i> they believe they need work-life balance – and they usually look at me like I’m crazy.<p>Having caught them off guard, he or she usually stalls a bit and then out tumbles …

Work-life Balance

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees

Money can't buy happiness. Listen to your team and show them gratitude to create a healthy and happy company culture.<p>It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While …

Employment

How Employee Burnout Became An Epidemic And What It Might Take To Fix It

HR managers can stem workers’ mounting dissatisfaction, but they say they need better tools to do it.<p>You’d be forgiven for feeling a little burned out from hearing about burnout. For years, experts have been sounding alarms that modern workers are struggling with career-sinking levels of chronic …

Employee Engagement

The hidden value of a good night’s sleep | Financial Times

If you’re reading this article on your smartphone late at night — stop. Those who have trouble sleeping will often start fiddling with their phones, …

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