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7 fantastic resources for free images

High-quality photos are crucial to successful content marketing and social media strategies.<p>Unfortunately, organizations run lots of bad stock images …

The 50 Best Cloud Services for SMBs

Building an information technology (IT) infrastructure can be incredibly complex and expensive for new and growing businesses. Limited resources, expertise, and time often constrains how much small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are able to accomplish. Thankfully, software companies have taken this …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Machine Learning

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2018

Even though we haven’t quite hit the final quarter of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in digital transformation. Just as I predicted last year at this time, user experience (UX), big data, smart machines — and of course, change itself—have proven big players in the business landscape …

Internet of Things

10 Ways Slackbots Will Change the Future of Work

A slackbot is one of the most effective ways to improve your company's overall performance by making sure everyone is on the same page.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots have proven to be reliable tools that can be used to increase your sales and improve your …

Chatbots

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Google

Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Hotel technology as it stands today is in need of a major transformation. The hospitality industry has seen rapid changes from a market, guest, staff …

Hospitality

Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are all the rage these days — but with all the buzzwords swirling around them, it's easy to get …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb's Rise With Bets on Tech

Airbnb isn’t hurting hotels today in most markets. Unless it is.<p>STR, the market research firm, confronts that conundrum — as does the entire hotel …

Want to Track Hotel Reservations for Price Drops? Try Pruvo!

A few weeks ago <i>Pruvo</i>, a new company in the hotel booking niche, contacted me to see if I wanted to give them a try. Why me? They saw the blog posts I …

Hospitality

Who Are the 50 Fastest Growing American Software Companies?

Every day, in almost every press release, we're told about a "leading" software provider.<p>Needless to say, software vendors and their PR teams use the …

Extreme Sports
Hospitality

Canceling a hotel reservation is getting tougher at Hilton and Marriott

Two of the world's biggest hotel companies are cracking down on travelers prone to last-minute cancellations.<p>Hilton Hotels & Resorts and<p>Marriott Internationalwill penalize people who cancel reservations within 48 hours of the planned stay, up from 24 hours. In most cases, the penalty is the price …

Hospitality

Can Hotels Cancel Your Confirmed Reservation?

Yesterday a Twitter user asked me what liability a hotel has when you hold a reservation and their opening is delayed. It’s an interesting question, …

Hospitality

I stayed in an 'Aparthotel' for a week — and I never want to stay in a normal hotel again

For Americans vacationing to London and other parts of the UK, it's easy to overspend if you're not careful. Though the exchange rate is more favorable to Americans than it was pre-Brexit vote, money can still evaporate quickly.<p>That makes staying somewhere like an Airbnb appealing, as you'll …

Hospitality

The Human Intelligence Your Marketing Needs to Win the Artificial Intelligence Race

geralt / Pixabay<p>The promise and potential of artificial intelligence is transforming nearly every aspect of business, from product development to …

Demystifying AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence — all buzzwords that represent the future of analytics. In this post, we will explain what …

AI-generated pop song puts human composers on notice

At the rate AI-generated music is progressing, it could be old-fashioned to manually compose songs in as little as a decade. The latest step forward …

Artificial Intelligence