Why robots should grow like babies

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To develop robots that are more like humans and less like computers, researchers should take cues from infants. Artificial intelligence seems to be making enormous advances. It has become the key technology behind self-driving cars , automatic translation systems , speech and textual analysis, image processing, and all kinds of diagnosis and recognition systems. In many cases, AI can surpass the best human performance levels at specific tasks. Read Full Story

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5 secrets to get you past the résumé-reading robots

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Before your résumé gets to a recruiter, it’s read by an AI-driven Applicant Tracking System. A human resources exec advises how you can beat the robot. Even as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans remain out of work, and weekly new unemployment claims continue to hover around one million. With so many people looking for their next opportunity, it is important that job seekers not only update and refresh their résumés to highlight their key skills and experience, but to format their résumés in such a way that they will get past the automated, robot résumé-readers that are increasingly the first gatekeepers in the recruiting process. Read Full Story

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How to Use Machine Learning to Improve Your Digital Marketing

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Machine learning is on the verge of transforming the marketing sector. In many ways, it’s already started. According to Gartner , 30% of companies will use machine learning in one part of their sales process by 2020. What’s more, these companies are using machine learning to get ahead of competitors by tackling some of marketing’s toughest challenges, such as personalization, instant customer support, and big data. In other words, machine learning isn’t just for computer scientists. Marketers should sit up and take notice. Below, I’ve covered five ways you can use machine learning to supercharge your digital marketing efforts. What Is Machine Learning? Before we get into the marketing side of things, let’s take a second to establish what artificial intelligence and machine learning are. Artificial intelligence is simply any form of intelligence demonstrated by a machine instead of the natural intelligence displayed in humans and animals. When most people …

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What leading consultants say about the usage of automation in marketing

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30-second summary: As per the CMO Survey Report 2020 by Deloitte, the implementation of AI and machine learning is likely to grow in three years to 3.5. As per an article by McKinsey & Company, organizations introducing technology to sales can find ways that deliver double-digit gains in return-on-investment. Automation is possible in 30% of sales activities. The most recent AI survey by Bain and Company analyzed that organizations that make use of AI were 4.2 times more likely to have access to standard tools and technologies than the others. A study co-sponsored by EY in 2020 revealed that 85% of participants have already implemented AI within their organizations and expect to use AI for new use cases in the coming years. According to a survey by Accenture, around 83% of more than 6,000 businesses accepted that technology is a crucial part of the human experience. As per a recent …

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An ethical argument for sex robots as a human right

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A professor of bioethics at the University of Washington makes a compassionate case for sex robots as companions for the socially vulnerable. Who could be most helped by sex robots? The answer is not the young, heterosexual males to whom most sexbots are marketed, a demographic least in need of in-home sexual aid. A gripping new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics presents the case for “reimagining sex robots as a product for older, disabled people.” Read Full Story

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3 Key Reasons to Use Augmented Intelligence Tools in Digital Marketing

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Do terms like “AI” and “machine learning” make you think of robots and science fiction? These technologies are being used everywhere, and the age of AI is already in full swing. AI and technology offer a solution to inefficiency. Deloitte has shown that 83 percent of early adopters of AI and cognitive technologies achieved either “moderate” or “substantial” benefits. AI is somewhat part of augmented intelligence tools’ technology, but how is it used in marketing right now? What is Augmented Intelligence? Gartner defines “augmented intelligence” as “a human-centric partnership model of people and artificial intelligence working together to enhance cognitive performance.” What that means is that augmented intelligence isn’t just about creating super smart machines. It’s about creating technology that can help you and your brain do things better. Augmented intelligence is sometimes also called intelligence automation (IA). How is Augmented Intelligence Different From Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Artificial intelligence is …

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At Ford factories, Boston Dynamics’s robot dog Spot is teaming up with a new robotic friend

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Through its new robotic collaborations, the infamously creepy dog-shaped robots could soon ride on wheels and launch their own drones. A couple years ago, the internet had a mild freakout when the robotics company Boston Dynamics showed off a dog-like robot opening the door for one of its pals. Twitter commentators called the demonstration “ terrifying ,” “ the end of us all ,” and a sign that “ we’re all dead .” Read Full Story

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This insane robot goop heals itself like the Terminator

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It’s like a computer that you can slice in half, then just stick back together again. It’s impossible to forget the terrifying invincibility of the T-1000 liquid metal robot in Terminator 2 . Even when shot with bullets, or split apart by explosions, the robotic goop would slowly form itself back together, healing itself anew. Read Full Story

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How To Build A Chatbot For E-commerce

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A chatbot for e-commerce gives you the power to engage with new, existing, and potential customers with real-time, text-style messaging, without actually providing (and paying for!) a live person. Through carefully scripted conversations, your brand can provide your customer base with support, information, and resources 24/7. Like any conversation, chatbots are a two-way street —- and there are benefits for both brands and users. Customers (or prospective costumes) can find information quickly, without having to wait for a human. And you can draw customers through the sales funnel, without interacting with them directly. Chatbots leverage artificial intelligence more than any other technology , and can help you: Identify and nurture qualified leads Provide customer service and support Interact with past customers, including providing shipping and return information Gather feedback on the customer experience Recommend related products to increase sales If you are looking for a way to build a real …

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