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The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement

<b>Carl Rodrigues says that his family and friends all thought he had lost his mind.</b><p>"Everybody thought I had gone completely nuts," he says. "They were saying 'what's wrong with this guy? Is he having a hippy moment?'."<p>Mr Rodrigues, a successful IT consultant, had woken up one day and decided to quit …

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

The Brain

Turns Out the World's Best Sales Development Rep Is A Robot | Inc.com

For all the talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and chat bots, it's refreshing to speak with a company that has tangible results that nearly any business can put to work for their own company. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Terry, CEO of Conversica, who wants to …

Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again

With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner and …

Google buys Api.ai, a voice-command startup, to help build natural-language interfaces

Google has acquired Api.ai, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup that helps developers integrate voice-command capabilities into user interfaces. …

Cisco Systems: dotcom crash survivor seeks further reinvention

Founded in, and named after, San Francisco in 1984, Cisco Systems is one of a cluster of early Silicon Valley stalwarts that owe their existence to Stanford University.<p>The company’s two founders, then husband and wife Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, worked for the university, where early …

Dot-Com Bubble

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>Whether it’s …

Time Management

Cisco will deploy chatbots in the workplace

Gupshup, a Silicon Valley-based bot builder platform, has announced a partnership with Cisco to connect chatbot developer capabilities with Cisco's cloud-based collaboration service, Cisco Spark (a Slack-like messaging service for the workplace).<p>This will let developers quickly build and …

Chatbots

This webcam is actually a PC but you should still put tape over it

At first glance the TVPRO HD6 looks like your standard webcam from 2004, but it's actually a tiny PC complete with a full array of ports and even smaller stereo speakers. The TVPRO HD6 runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage which can be expanded …

The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries

Clara Shih Contributor<p>Clara Shih is the founder and CEO of Hearsay Social.<p>The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly with their customers at any time …

'As long as we study life, it will be read': the Selfish Gene turns 40

It’s 40 years since Richard Dawkins suggested, in the opening words of <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, that, were an alien to visit Earth, the question it would pose to judge our intellectual maturity was: “Have they discovered evolution yet?” We had, of course, by the grace of Charles Darwin and a century of …

Biology

Enjoy unlimited streaming & privacy with StreamJack TV SmartDNS

We live in an age of premium access, where the best entertainment and secure digital privacy generally costs an arm and a leg. But necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and new services are on the rise to allow the motivated web surfer to bypass geoblocks and pay-gate …

Microsoft starts to open source .NET and take it cross-platform to Mac, Linux

Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company’s software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both Mac OS X and Linux.<p>In the next release, Microsoft plans to open source the …

Verizon, Conversa, GreenField, and Alliance for Connected Care take on the patient journey at HealthBeat

Patients will soon expect their doctors to be able to access their entire medical history and to experience a seamless journey from healthy to worried to sick to treated to cured – and across home, hospitals, clinics, and insurance paperwork.<p>In America, the desire for this kind of integration is …

On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Great Philosophers – Coursera course experience

What a great course! I became a big fan of Professor Luc de Brabandere. With his unique French accent, throughout the course, he pointed out very …

Transforming the Customer Services Function (Part I)

<b>What is missing in most organisations? Genuine Insight.</b><p>Walk along the corridors of business for 25+ years, usually as an ‘outsider’, and you are …

How to transform the Customer Services function (Part II)

In this post I continue the conversation I started in the previous post. To recap, this conversation is about transforming the Customer Services …

BigML turns its cloud prediction engine toward text

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>BigML, a machine-learning-based cloud service that lets users generate statistical predictions from their complex data, has …