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Conversational AI and the road ahead

Katherine Bailey Contributor<p>Katherine Bailey is principal data scientist at Acquia.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place<p>In recent years, we’ve seen an increasing number of so-called “intelligent” digital assistants being introduced on various devices. At the …

Artificial Intelligence

Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself

As the messaging app company prepares for its initial public offering, its 26-year-old co-founder looks to build on talent, chutzpah and hard-heartedness<p>Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc’s 26-year-old co-founder, has a reputation for playing nasty – but these days he is playing nice. If it works out, he’s …

API Design: Think First, Code Later | Cheesecake Labs

As a software developer, I know how hard it is to contain the urge to start coding as soon as we can. After the first sprint planning, our fingers – …

How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare’s millions of clients, and it’s possible that personal data such as …

DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down sendmail? Boom. Now, thanks to all the code on the Internet, a robot can be as smart as a $180,000 coder.<p>The system, called DeepCoder, …

This Unnerving Video Explains Why We're Not Even Close to Dealing With Robot Rights

Killer robots are the least of our problems.<p>Humans have made some huge and sometimes startling strides in artificial intelligence over the past few …

Write your own compiler - Introduction

Writing a compiler<p>Nothing in computer science sounds more challenging than writing a compiler.<p>And indeed, it is challenging - <b>very</b> challenging. You …

I Hire LinkedIn’s Tech Workers–Here’s What’s Working And Why

LinkedIn tripled its rate of positive responses after switching up how it reached out to job prospects.<p>The top 10 skills U.S. employers are after right now? They’re <i>all</i> technical skills, according to our latest data here at LinkedIn. And small wonder–for all the (justifiable) talk of emotional …

Facebook now lets companies post job listings

You might not have to visit LinkedIn or a dedicated job site to climb up the career ladder. Facebook has started rolling out support for job listings on company pages, starting with the US and Canada in the next few weeks. It not only puts jobs in front of more eyeballs (namely the world's largest …

Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

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, …

Machine Learning

AI-fueled Synqq app update lets you use your voice to add notes and calendar entries

If there is one thing we learned last week at CES, it’s that the power of voice is coming soon to a device near you — even your fridge. Synqq released an update in the iOS App Store this week, that brings voice and artificial intelligence to its calendar and notes app.<p>What’s more, the app works …

3 ways to make people love your chatbot

Virtual assistants and chatbots are here to make our lives easier. Want help finding gifts? Retailers ranging from Nordstrom to DSW and Sephora offer chatbots to find presents for your friends and family through Facebook Messenger. Need advice on making a dessert that’s gluten free? Whole Foods’ …

Chatbots

A New AI-Driven Companion For Older Adults, Improving Their Quality Of Life

Startup Intuition Robotics emerged from stealth today, announcing a social robot aimed at keeping older adults active and engaged. The design and actions of the artificial intelligence-based device, ElliQ, make it look and feel less like a traditional robot and more as a friendly and approachable …

Disability

Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating

Do you like making lists of things to do, but then end up failing to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency towards procrastination can help. Instead of a simple checklist or time tracker, Time, as the app is called, lets you more obsessively …

Why Amazon's Alexa is the future of computing

Amazon doesn’t have a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, but Alexa is everywhere at the Las Vegas event this week. Dozens of companies have announced plans to work with the virtual assistant that powers the Echo, Amazon’s smart speaker.<p>LG is building Alexa into one of its refrigerators. GE …

How The Gig Economy Will Change In 2017

Growing or shrinking? Changing the way we work? Experts weigh in on how freelance, gigging, and contract work will change this year.<p>The gig economy has been on the rise for several years, and many reports point to a continued trend in American workers taking on both side gigs and cobbling together …

Yes you should understand backprop

When we offered CS231n (Deep Learning class) at Stanford, we intentionally designed the programming assignments to include explicit calculations …

What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have opined on the 5 things to watch in AI for 2017 in another article, however the potential dynamics during 2017 in processor and accelerator semiconductors that enable this market warrant …

Machine Learning

Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Practical Guide with Applications in Python

Repository for the book <i>Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Practical Guide with Applications in Python</i>.<p><b>Deep learning is</b> …

Machine Learning

15 interesting startups to watch in 2017

People are gearing up to say good riddance to 2016, and as the Earth completes another revolution around the sun, we’re all eager to try our hand at predicting the next big thing. Will virtual reality, on-demand services, and bots shine again in 2017? Or will the spotlight turn to messaging apps, …

Magic Leap

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

4 Mind-Blowing Ways Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence

After writing several articles intended to act as basic introductions to Artificial Intelligence such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, I thought it would be good to look at some examples of how they are being used in practice.<p>Facebook builds its business by learning about its users and …

Machine Learning

A Plethora of Data Science and Machine Learning Books

These books were added in the last few months. Some do not cost anything (those marked as eBook in the listing below).• Easy R Programming for …

Data Science

Neural Network Tries to Generate English Speech (RNN/LSTM)

Artificial Intelligence

Beginners Guide: Apache Spark Machine Learning with Large Data

<b>By Dmitry Petrov, FullStackML</b>.<p>What if you want to create a machine learning model but realized that your input dataset doesn't fit your computer …

Machine Learning

A Beginner’s Guide to Sentiment Analysis

<i>Everything you need to know to get started with sentiment analysis</i><p>Sentiment Analysis Overview<p><b>Sentiment Analysis</b> is the use of natural language …

Lavoro: si cambia, per scongiurare il referendum sul Jobs Act. E sui voucher più vincoli e multe

Allo studio dell'esecutivo le ipotesi per evitare la consultazione referendaria. E da gennaio addio all'indennità di mobilità: 185 mila a rischio<p>ROMA …

Starting A Company In 2017? Here Are 7 Tools To Make Your Job A Whole Lot Easier

These are the essentials.<p>Nowadays, it really doesn't matter what field you're in--you need to be digital. Big cabinets and stacks of paper are going out the door, and so are sloppy desktops with endless excel files. There are too many great programs out there with automated processes to warrant …

Natural Language Pipeline for Chatbots

Chatbot developers usually use two technologies to make the bot understand the meaning of user messages: machine learning and hardcoded rules. See …