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Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Explode in 2018

It was the number one tech trend of 2017 and will become even more useful in 2018.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) grew exponentially in 2017, and was the number one topic many executives called out as the hottest tech trend of the year. In 2018 it will be even bigger, particularly when it comes to …

11 Interesting Examples of How to Use Chatbots

Chatbots can schedule meetings, tell you the weather, and provide customer support. And that's just the beginning.<p>Want to order pizza, schedule a meeting, or even find your true love?<p>There's a chatbot for that.<p>Just as apps once were the hot new thing that would solve whatever problem you had back …

Chatbots

How to Give Your Chatbot Some Soul In 5 Easy Steps

The more human-like a bot is, the more customers enjoy interacting with it.<p>The chatbot world has evolved significantly over the past few years. Today, instead of being simply gadget-like tools that answer basic customer care questions, they have become problem-solving machines. Above all, they've …

The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs

<i>By Nick Guy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>A GPS pet tracker can save your cat's or dog's …

How AI, Machine Learning and Automation Will Impact Business In 2018 and Beyond

We are living in exciting and innovative times with futuristic technology literally at our fingertips. But for the longest time, small to …

Machine Learning

The biggest roadblock to AI adoption is a lack of skilled workers

While there is nearly universal agreement that artificial intelligence offers the promise of revolutionary benefits, recent survey findings from Gartner reveal almost 60 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to take advantage of the benefits of AI. Perhaps even more surprisingly, only a little …

Data Warehousing

How To Make AI The Best Thing To Happen To Us

Many leading AI researchers think that in a matter of decades, artificial intelligence will be able to do not merely some of our jobs, but all of our jobs, forever transforming life on Earth.<p>The reason that many dismiss this as science fiction is that we've traditionally thought of intelligence as …

Artificial Intelligence

The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

Microsoft's voice-recognition tech is now better than even teams of humans at transcribing conversations

But while Microsoft's system had fewer transcription errors than the average human transcriptionist, it still couldn't best a team of trained humans. So, the world of academia fired back with a new challenge: Lower the error rate to below what human teams can do.<p>Now Microsoft has done just that. In …

Artificial Intelligence

SMB Toolkit: How Chatbots Can Transform Your Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) comes in many shapes and sizes. No longer reserved for enterprises, small businesses can leverage conversational chatbot …

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge variety of processes. They can also act as virtual assistants, …

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

Chatbots

AI And Chatbots Are Transforming The Customer Experience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dramatically changing business, and chatbots, fueled by AI, are becoming a viable customer service channel. The best ones deliver a customer experience (CX) in which customers cannot tell if they are communicating with a human or a computer. AI has come a long way in …

Chatbots

IBM declares AI the key to making unstructured data useful

One of the key problems for businesses trying to make the most of their data is that the overwhelming majority of such data isn’t set up for machine processing. That’s where AI can help, according to IBM North America chief marketing officer Rashmy Chatterjee.<p>She said 80 percent of company data is …

Cognitive Computing

Top 10 Practices for Making A Great Chatbot

There are simple rules you need to follow to create an effective chatbot for your brand.<p>Chatbots are contributing to businesses of all kinds from a customer service, marketing, and sales perspective. Aside from proving to be a valuable return on investment, they're allowing companies across the …

A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Smart rings aren't a novel idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It's a biometric ring …

Cryptocurrency

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Machine Learning

Tertill Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

It's a weeding robot, not a weed robot, but the Tertill gets just as many props for helping out with the most tedious of yard work as it would …

ASUS ZenScreen is the slickest USB monitor I've ever seen

ASUS is known for its design chops, so much so that it could turn even a router into an eye candy. The same goes for its latest USB monitor, the ZenScreen (MB16AC), which turned up on the show floor here at Computex in Taipei. This 15.6-inch, 1080p IPS device is the slickest of its kind I've ever …

Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique device type and making some significant improvements with a new model.<p>The DPT-RP1 …

Self-Driving Car Experts Build A Security Camera That Can Understand What's Going On At Home

Before self-driving cars became the tech industry’s current obsession, Alex Teichman and Hendrik Dahlkamp were working down in the trenches. In 2009, Dahlkamp won a DARPA challenge for building an autonomous vehicle that could navigate urban environments. In 2014, Teichman finished a PhD at …

Smart Homes

Vue Smart Sunglasses

A Bluetooth headset and fitness tracker integrated into an unassuming pair of sunglasses. Vue lets you listen and control music from your mobile …

Jack Bluetooth Audio Adapter

Podo’s tiny adapter not only adds Bluetooth compatibility to practically anything with an aux input, it can also pair with another Jack to stream …

Yelp buys a company that helps you shrink restaurant wait times

Yelp partnered with Nowait last year to let you line up remotely at restaurants and, ideally, skip the physical queue altogether. So how well did it work? Quite well, apparently -- so much so that Yelp is acquiring Nowait outright. The buyout gives Yelp an opportunity to tightly integrate more of …

Huawei Watch 2 with cellular connectivity coming in 2017

Another Huawei Watch coming your way in 2017.<p>With the new Android Wear 2.0 release just around the bend, we've been seeing a flurry of news …

Deals: GorillaPower 5-Port USB & Power Dock at 33% off

Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who wants to turn their desk into a high-powered charging station. With 5 USB Ports & 2 AC Power Sockets, you can charge all of your devices at the same time! In addition, the USB ports support 60W charging that will make quick work of even the most power …

Distracted By Office Noise? This Gadget Can Help.

Block out the office.<p>This story appears in the November 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Open offices can be hotbeds of creativity and collaboration, as well as noisy distractions. Spotify-blasting headphones can block it all out but will also make you deaf to stuff you still need to know.<p>The …

Productivity

Omnicharge Smart Portable 20400mAh Power Bank (video)

If you are searching for a powerful portable battery pack to enable you to your mobile devices, action cameras and more charged up whilst you are …