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To Compete With Amazon, Retailers Reach For AI -- Here's How Some Get It Wrong

In my role as an industry analyst, I get asked all the time about retailers’ investment plans when it comes to artificial intelligence. My answer usually covers the two ways that AI figured into the average retail enterprise these days. One way comes through investments where the AI component is …

Artificial Intelligence

I Spent $400,000 on Facebook Fans. Here's Why You Should NOT Follow My Lead.

I have 900,000 Facebook fans, but they don't convert into traffic for my website.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel explains how he spent $400,000 on fans for his Facebook page, and why it was a waste.<p>When Patel …

Business Strategy

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that hasn’t …

Marketing

Download New Storyboarding Software That’s Free & Open Source

Quick tip: The new software package, Storyboarder, makes it "easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures." You can create a story …

Follow These 4 Simple Rules from Elon Musk and Steve Jobs to Protect Your Ideas | Inc.com

How did Steve Jobs create such exquisitely simple design (without junking them up with clunky features)?<p>How does Elon Musk create such masterfully innovative products (without dumbing them down)?<p>It all comes down to a relentless refusal to allow so-called "improvements" ruin their vision.<p>Genius is …

Participation

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

24 Must-Have Tools for Running a Growing Company Today | Inc.com

According to data gathered by Siftery, a tool that tracks and suggests software used by businesses, top companies today use an average of 37 different tools or software platforms to run their day-to-day operations.<p>Whoa!<p>That is an amazing fact to consider, especially when compared to how few tools …

Marketing

10 critical security skills every IT team needs

As hackers become more sophisticated, and attacks more frequent, it’s no longer a matter of <i>if</i> your organization becomes a target, but <i>when</i>. That …

Home Depot

The Leadership Lesson I Learned Waiting for My Flight to Crash Land

As the plane circled the airport burning off fuel, a passenger wearing a pilot's uniform kept fear from boiling over into panic by napping.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What could the guy next to me possibly be thinking? We were both on the same American Airlines …

American Airlines

Five New Machine Learning Tools To Make Your Software Intelligent

Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants standing on the bleeding edge of AI/ML innovation are actively investing in the democratization of artificial intelligence. In the recent years, these companies have open-sourced many AI/ML libraries, tools or started offering these solutions …

Machine Learning

Google and Its Partners Will Issue Refunds to Advertisers Over Fake Traffic

Alphabet Inc.’s Google confirmed Thursday it will issue refunds for ads bought through its systems that ran on websites with fake traffic, and said a handful of its partners have agreed to do the same.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Google was issuing refunds to some advertisers …

AdTech

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency — but at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working …

Internet

Developers are building better software, faster, using AI

Software engineer Quoc Le grew up in rural Vietnam, in a small village that had no electricity till he was nine. But that didn’t stop him eventually becoming a PhD candidate at Stanford in 2007, working out a strategy that would let software learn things by itself.<p>Academics had begun to report …

Facebook’s open source React library is increasingly worrying devs

<i>Update: Facebook has announced it intends to re-license React under the MIT license. Details here.</i><p>Facebook is in the middle of a fraught battle. No, it’s not over the pernicious tide of fake news surging onto our newsfeeds, nor is it about privacy issues on the platform. Rather, it pertains to how …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — a short film reveals its key findings

The "Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth," or SMPY, has tracked 5,000 of the smartest children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all students — for 45 years. It's evolved from the lone SAT to include other IQ tests and college entrance exams.<p>A new short film from Vanderbilt …

Education

The Most Promising Open Source Projects to Watch for in 2018

Everyone and their mother is talking about open source projects. As you likely already know, at the core it’s a software which is used freely, shared globally in real-time and can be modified by virtually anyone. While there are a myriad of open source licenses offering users various degrees of …

Superhot

Is Learning 'How To Code' Still Worth It For Millennials?

I’m starting up to solve a problem I care deeply about…. Should I learn how to code to build out a prototype? Should I outsource development initially? Should I study computer science? These are questions that every first-time entrepreneur asks. Back in 2014, my vehement answer in an article called …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Says Humans Need to Read This Book to Prepare for A.I.

Elon Musk wants us to prepare for the worst. The tech entrepreneur recommended a new book released on Tuesday, written by MIT professor Max Tegmark, …

Singularity

Machine Learning: 10 Facts Everyone Needs to Understand

What should everyone know about machine learning? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Daniel Tunkelang, Led machine learning projects at Endeca, Google, LinkedIn, on Quora:<p>As someone who …

Machine Learning

Soluble and insoluble fiber: What is the difference?

Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of plant material, is made up of two main types. Soluble fiber easily dissolves in water and is broken down into …

Python Top 10 Articles (v.August 2017)

Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.August 2017)<p><b>For the past month,</b> we ranked nearly 1,700 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories that …

Facebook Messenger scam tricks you into clicking dodgy video links

There have been reports of malware spreading via fake videos on Facebook Messenger<p>A virulent malware campaign has hit Facebook Messenger over the …

Kaspersky Lab

VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have revolutionized the art of sitting around the house. Now, a new generation of internet entrepreneurs is focusing on getting us a better house to sit around in.<p>Seed and early-stage investment in real …

Real Estate

Top 10 trends that will transform digital marketing in 2017

Predictive marketing, content marketing, marketing automation and artificial intelligence have hit their stride. In 2017, they will completely …

Marketing

If you’re a startup, you should not use React (reflecting on the BSD + patents license)

That is, if you ever hope to be acquired by a larger company<p><b>FINAL EDIT</b><i> — weeks after this article was published, Facebook</i> <i>changed their licensing …

The 29 Top Coding Schools and Bootcamps of 2017

Coding might be the last remaining industry that represents the American Dream: After passing a quick course from one of the best coding schools, …

Programming

LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping

A Judge today ruled that an analytics company has the right to scrape data from LinkedIn (LI). HiQ, the data gatherer, has been processing publicly available data from LI and using it to train AI models, until May when LI demanded it stop.<p>Scraping is a data-gathering process that pulls relevant …

Algorithms

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit | Inc.com

Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific circumstances.<p>"Telling someone to follow their passion can be disastrous," says Cal Newport, author of <i>So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump</i> …

Self-improvement

The 1 Thing You Need for Success, According to Michael Jordan and Tony Robbins | Inc.com

In addition to both being multimillionaires and having thousands of raving fans, Tony Robbins and Michael Jordan have something big in common: high standards.<p>After Jordan played his last game, with a record-breaking, history-making career average of 30.12 points per game, Robbins asked him what his …

Motivation