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Facebook lanza M, nuestro nuevo asistente virtual basado en inteligencia artificial

Con el afán de reinventarse, y mantener la red social actualizada y a la última, Mark Zuckerberg y su equipo  lanzan M, el asistente virtual de Facebook basado en inteligencia artificial que nos acompañara durante nuestras conversaciones en Messenger. Las funcionalidades de M: Aplicando el Machine Learning a Facebook Facebook primero dio a conocer a […]

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Artificial intelligence startup DigitalGenius raises $4M to make customer service agents superhuman

VB INSIGHT: DigitalGenius is announcing a Human+AI customer service platform today with a $4.1 million seed investment. The platform integrates with existing customer service software suites — like Salesforce, Zendesk, and Oracle — to automate the most repetitive parts of customer service through AI and machine learning-powered chat bots. The work to augment the process, while still keeping the human […]

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Shopify acquires Kit, the artificially intelligent marketing bot

We’re standing on the edge of the chatbot revolution, and I’m reminded of how I felt when those first apps hit the store in 2007. Only this time, the apps talk back. And following its announcement at Facebook’s F8 developer conference yesterday — where it became the first commerce platform to announce an integration with […]

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Persado lands $30M to help solve the ‘bad versus terrible’ content marketing conundrum

Content marketing is hard. In addition to understanding your audience, you need to create a tone of voice that suits your business, change that tone depending on how long you’ve known the prospective customer, and create original output with enough emotional impact to make them click, tap, or say “yes.” You see, content marketing (a […]

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Machines are becoming more creative than humans

GUEST: Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know what needs to be done, […]

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Adobe Marketing Cloud updates focus on predicting your future

Adobe wants to predict the future of your business. At today’s Summit 2016 — Adobe’s annual digital marketing conference in the U.S.— the company announced its latest additions to its Marketing Cloud solution. And without placing tongue firmly in cheek, we saw the most recent additions coming, thanks to the research we’ve been conducting at VB […]

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Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

GUEST: A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and managers, will stick […]

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Bots are big: This AI startup turns Slack into SmarterChild on steroids

EXCLUSIVE:, an intelligent speech interface company for apps, devices, and the Web, is announcing an integration with Slack that could be a major stepping stone in deepening Slack’s usefulness in the enterprise beyond chat. The AI startup has been building speech products using machine learning for six years now. It launched the first speech assistant app, even before […]

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Kit CRM’s new API brings us one big step closer to AI ’employees’

EXCLUSIVE: Go on. Take a moment for yourself. Why not sit on the beach, sip a piña colada, and just enjoy the view? That was, after all, the promise of running an ecommerce business — doing little to nothing while your website makes money for you in the background. In reality, we don’t need a study, […]

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Shutterstock shows machine learning smarts with reverse image search for stock photos

ANALYSIS: Shutterstock is flexing its AI muscles with the news that the stock photo giant is introducing new computer-vision search smarts to its platform. The company, which is headquartered in New York’s Empire State Building, went public back in 2012 and now offers more than 70 million images for bloggers and media outlets — which can make searching for […]

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Facebook AI Research is donating servers to European academic researchers

The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) lab today announced a new partnership program that will benefit academic researchers in Europe. It’s not just that Facebook will work in lock step with the academics; Facebook will actually giving out 25 powerful servers powered with graphics processing units (GPUs), free of charge. “These will be utilized to […]

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Salesforce acquires machine learning startup PredictionIO

Salesforce has acquired PredictionIO, a startup with general-purpose open-source machine learning software, Simon Chan, the startup’s cofounder and chief executive, announced today. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “Over the past few years, we’ve been on a mission to scale and simplify development of machine learning technology,” Chan wrote in a blog post. “What started […]

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Google open-sources TensorFlow Serving for deploying machine learning models

Google today announced that it has open-sourced TensorFlow Serving, a piece of software that makes it easy to deploy machine learning models that can make inferences about new data. The software, which is available on GitHub, works natively with Google’s previously open-sourced TensorFlow deep learning framework, but it can also support other tools. “TensorFlow Serving […]

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EASI’R predicts when you’ll buy a new car before you know it yourself

EXCLUSIVE: When you think of hot startup communities, it is too easy to start the list at Silicon Valley and stop right there. But then you’d be missing out on a whole world of opportunity. Denmark has a community of over 240 budding “next big thing” candidates, and some incredible recent success stories, including Unity Technologies — which has […]

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5 ways to boost user engagement 300% (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: Missed it? You can still catch our webinar and learn how to turn anonymous visitors into lucrative power users with publishing superpowers CBSi and Thrillist. Access the webinar on demand right here. Relevance is the biggest factor when it comes to moving the needle. “But the reality is that for most companies the majority of your […]

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