New Uberflip AI content marketing engine leverages visitors’ intent

Toronto-based content marketing company Uberflip has introduced its AI platform, which is said to be the first artificial based recommendation engine for content marketers that leverage visitor intent. The platform allows marketers to have intelligent automation that matches each unique visitor’s topics of interest with corresponding content by combining machine learning algorithms, visitor intent data, and natural language processing. Uberflip AI’s recommendation engine integrates...

Virtual personal assistants to evolve quickly over next few years, says Gartner research VP

In an interview, Annette Zimmermann, research vice president at Gartner, has shared her thoughts on what she expects for the AI sector from the ongoing IFA 2017 event. While the market is being inundated with new AI-powered devices or services coming every month, Zimmermann advises to investigate beyond the AI label to understand the underlying machine learning methods because the type of data used for training machines has a direct impact on the quality of AI products. Zimmermann...

Qualcomm fortifies AI research with acquisition of Scyfer, outlines future vision

Qualcomm has announced the acquisition of Scyfer, a University of Amsterdam-affiliated company focusing on machine learning research, and outlined its vision for artificial intelligence in the process. Matt Grob, executive vice president, technology, Qualcomm Incorporated, said: “We started fundamental research a decade ago, and our current products now support many AI use cases from computer vision and natural language processing to malware detection on a variety of devices — such as...

Natural language processing market to break $22bn by 2025

The market for natural language processing (NLP) is set to top $22 billion (£17.3bn) by 2025, according to a report from industry analyst firm Tractica. The rise can be attributed to a wider variety of applications for the technology. While NLP is seen by many as a user interface technology today, Tractica argues, there is enormous potential around it for extracting insights and analysis from unstructured data, such as video and audio files, emails, and scanned documents. “Natural...

A look at some of the machine learning projects hosted on AWS infrastructure

Stanford University, Wolfram Alpha, and Pinterest are among the companies aiming to take advantage of advances in machine learning technology – all enabled by Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Dr. Matt Wood, general manager for artificial intelligence at AWS, told attendees at the company’s New York summit yesterday about how machine learning usually undergoes a renaissance every several years. This time, through the technological capabilities of cloud computing, it seems to have...

Australian industrial scenario changing as businesses mull over AI adoption

Businesses in Australia are not prepared for the imminent uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, according to the latest survey from Ajilon. The majority of the almost 1,500 IT professionals polled (91%) believe that upskilling is important to remain relevant in their jobs, while one in four are worried that their organisation does not see AI and automation as a threat despite their beliefs. Moreover, 17% also indicated that their company fast enough to keep pace with rapid...

LogMeIn acquires AI and chatbot provider Nanorep to improve customer engagement offering

LogMeIn, a conferencing software as a service (SaaS) provider, has announced the acquisition of Nanorep, an Israel-based organisation which aims to improve customer service and experience through patented natural language processing technologies. The acquisition aims to complement LogMeIn’s recent release Bold360, as the company points out, an intelligent customer engagement platform created to enable companies to deliver more human, personalized and intelligent engagement. Both these...

YouTube fights terrorism via machine learning technology

YouTube has announced it is taking greater steps to restrict the number of videos from terrorist-affiliated groups on its platform through ‘better detection and faster removal driven by machine learning’. To tackle the situation, the Alphabet-owned video portal is using machine learning to step up its efforts to detect and remove terrorist content while also implementing “tougher standards” for determining when other videos are too controversial, or even if they are not violating...

Altify aims to bring AI to the fore in sales management with latest launch

Altify, a company which provides enterprise sales management software, has announced the latest iteration of its platform, which aims to utilise artificial intelligence (AI) to assist the sales process with a raft of new features. The company, which counts Salesforce, BT, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise among its customers, has in its summer release added a relationship map, helping salespeople understand with whom to best spend their time, capability for supporting every Salesforce standard...

How AI will ‘ineluctably change customer dynamics and modus operandi’ of South African firms

AI will ‘ineluctably change the customer dynamics and modus operandi’ of many organisations in South Africa, according to a new report from Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The study, called ‘Responsible AI’, argues that as capital and labour, the primary traditional factors of production, are declining in their ability to drive economic growth, a new factor is needed. Step forward AI. “There’s no longer any doubt that artificial intelligence has...