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6 hostage negotiation techniques that will get you what you want

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds?<p>The <i>Behavioral Change Stairway Model</i> was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation …

Self-help

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

I spent ten years “writing” a TV show about Silicon Valley. I spent hundreds of hours talking about it, collecting ideas in a giant Evernote file, …

Amazon files oh-so-ironic patent to block people from comparing prices in its stores

Amazon has earned plenty of sales from shoppers comparing its prices to those of items on the store shelves in front of them.<p>Now the online retail …

eCommerce

Forget chatbots — you should create a workbot instead

It’s no secret that chatbots are growing in popularity. From Facebook’s ecommerce bots for consumers to a plethora of customer service tools that now rely on chatbots to interface with customers, it’s clear that consumer chatbots have hit mainstream. Even Apple is expanding its commitment to chat …

On Surveys

Surveys are the most dangerous research tool — misunderstood and misused. They frequently straddle the qualitative and quantitative, and at their …

Analytics in banking: Time to realize the value

By establishing analytics as a true business discipline, banks can grasp the enormous potential.<p><b>Consider three recent examples</b> of the power of …

Machine Learning

Google’s new AI doesn’t need to talk to the cloud

Google probably competes with the NSA for first place in knowing a lot about basically everyone. That’s understandable given the large number of …

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now

Bootstrapped startups and the entrepreneurs who run them need software and applications that help them do heavy lifting without having to hire large teams.<p>Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the …

Project Management

What Your Face, Smell, and Walk Say About Your Personality, According to Science

New research shows people are oddly good at guessing your personality, even from the smallest clues.<p>We've all heard that first impressions are incredibly hard to shake. Experts often say that's because of cognitive biases that make it hard for people to change their opinions once they've formed …

Psychology

Oxford's lip-reading AI outperforms humans

Lip-reading is an inexact science, with motoring mouths making it hard to attribute sounds to each individual movement. Computer scientists at Oxford …

Artificial Intelligence

Growth = Wasted Spend on Microsoft Azure

If you read any cloud or tech blogs, you’ve probably seen the latest financials that show that Microsoft Azure is growing – and that it’s currently …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Can Machines Really Learn?

In the Age of Data Science, machine learning and pattern matching are the building blocks of competitive advantage. In a perfect world, you just hire …

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take Last

Last week, I compiled a list of the 5 jobs robots will take first. Today, let's have a go at the 5 jobs robots will take last. For this article only, …

Advertising

The Best Platforms Are More than Matchmakers

The power of digital platforms to profitably disrupt industries continues to impress. Platform leaders like Amazon, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and Google redefine user experience and expectations. Their ongoing success pushes incumbents to alternately revisit core business assumptions and seek …

Innovation

7 Concepts That Tease The Wacky Future Of Screens

Architecture that morphs, clothing made of woven LEDs, and interfaces hidden in everyday products<p>For years, experts have predicted that screens will disappear, as voice interaction and ambient computing take over. But London-based digital design studio Universal Everything thinks screens will stick …

Touchscreens

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

<b>By James Le, Machine Learning Engineer.</b><p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has increasingly gained more …

Cohort Analysis with Heatmap

(This article was first published on <b> AnalyzeCore » R language</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Previously I shared the data visualization …

Google's AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

Well, that's just great.<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, Skynet, wrought upon …

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

Deep Learning

Toyota gets into its first-pick schools, spends millions on AI

Toyota has announced a new partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, aimed at accelerating the development of artificial intelligence and robotics.<p>The Japanese car maker will pump $50 million into newly formed research centers at MIT and Stanford. Any …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Make A Chatbot Intelligent?

Chatbots are a dime a dozen these days. On the one hand, every bot claims to be artificially intelligent. On the other hand, everyone seems to have …

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