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For Lyft and TechStyle, AI customer acquisition requires breaking down silos

FOR LYFT AND TECHSTYLE, AI CUSTOMER ACQUISITION REQUIRES BREAKING DOWN SILOS

Gaining and retaining customers requires a multidisciplinary approach to constantly learning about what they do, what they want, and...

Why you should think twice about AI solutions

WHY YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT AI SOLUTIONS

Artificial intelligence software does some amazing things. It enables computers to identify brands in images, translates conversations...

 
 
 
How Autodesk and DigitalGenius are evolving AI customer service beyond chatbots

HOW AUTODESK AND DIGITALGENIUS ARE EVOLVING AI CUSTOMER SERVICE BEYOND CHATBOTS

The simple customer service chatbot often promises more than it delivers - struggling to understand requests using natural language...

Zynga takes over Star Wars: Commander and NaturalMotion studio will make a Star Wars mobile game

ZYNGA TAKES OVER STAR WARS: COMMANDER AND NATURALMOTION STUDIO WILL MAKE A STAR WARS MOBILE GAME

Zynga has cut a multiyear deal with Disney to make a future Star Wars game, giving the publisher access to one of the biggest licenses...

 
 
 
Why branding is so hard when it comes to voice

WHY BRANDING IS SO HARD WHEN IT COMES TO VOICE

Google Home users got a surprise last year when their interactive microphone devices played what sounded like an ad for the live action...

How Trulia, ZipRecruiter, Salesforce, and Amplero use AI to power product recommendations

HOW TRULIA, ZIPRECRUITER, SALESFORCE, AND AMPLERO USE AI TO POWER PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

Amazon. Netflix. Recommendations are core to some of the web's most popular platforms, and artificial intelligence helps drive them....

 
 
 
5 must-follow rules of voice computing from Google Assistant's Scott Huffman

5 MUST-FOLLOW RULES OF VOICE COMPUTING FROM GOOGLE ASSISTANT'S SCOTT HUFFMAN

Driven by advances in machine learning, conversational AI like the kind at play in Alexa, Google Assistant, and other prominent virtual...

HealthTap's platform uses AI to dispense treatment advice

HEALTHTAP'S PLATFORM USES AI TO DISPENSE TREATMENT ADVICE

HealthTap, a Palo Alto, California-based company delivering connected health apps, announced a slew of platform updates today at VentureBeat's...

 
 
 
Halo: Fireteam Raven takes 4-player co-op into arcades

HALO: FIRETEAM RAVEN TAKES 4-PLAYER CO-OP INTO ARCADES

Microsoft revealed a deep look at the making of Halo: Fireteam Raven, an arcade game available in Dave & Buster's arcade restaurants....

AI and automation in the heartland: What it means for talent

AI AND AUTOMATION IN THE HEARTLAND: WHAT IT MEANS FOR TALENT

VB LIVE: Beyond the coasts, fertile business communities offer high-value talent, plus significantly lower overhead - and streams of...

 
 
 
Until Dawn developer launches The Dark Pictures Anthology horror games

UNTIL DAWN DEVELOPER LAUNCHES THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY HORROR GAMES

Supermassive Games has unveiled The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of short horror games that begin with Man of Medan in 2019. Supermassive...

Battlefield V preorders are below expectations, but it isn't going to bomb

BATTLEFIELD V PREORDERS ARE BELOW EXPECTATIONS, BUT IT ISN'T GOING TO BOMB

Some of the hype around Battlefield V is starting to turn sour. In a note to investors , analyst Doug Creutz of investment firm Cowen...

 
 
 
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds leaves Xbox Game Preview on September 4

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS LEAVES XBOX GAME PREVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 4

The PUBG Corporation and publisher Microsoft are launching the 1.0 version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One on September...

Watch Xbox's Gamescom media presentation live right now

WATCH XBOX'S GAMESCOM MEDIA PRESENTATION LIVE RIGHT NOW

Microsoft has showed up in Germany to make some announcements, and you can watch it live right now. The Xbox company brought its Inside...

 
 
 
Forget the Saudis: Apple or Google should acquire Tesla

FORGET THE SAUDIS: APPLE OR GOOGLE SHOULD ACQUIRE TESLA

OPINION: Steve Jobs wanted to build an electric car as far back as 2008. In 2014, Tim Cook reportedly funded the project. To date,...

Adobe is developing AI to predict when to send marketing emails

ADOBE IS DEVELOPING AI TO PREDICT WHEN TO SEND MARKETING EMAILS

Adobe today launched a series of upgrades to its email manager software Connect, including the ability to create custom email templates...

 
 
 
Canvass Analytics raises $5 million for industrial IoT AI, backed by Google's Gradient

CANVASS ANALYTICS RAISES $5 MILLION FOR INDUSTRIAL IOT AI, BACKED BY GOOGLE'S GRADIENT

Canvass Analytics today announced the closure of a $5 million funding round to explore applications of AI in industrial settings. The...

Vervoe launches AI tools that test candidates' on-the-job skills

VERVOE LAUNCHES AI TOOLS THAT TEST CANDIDATES' ON-THE-JOB SKILLS

Omer Molad thinks the job hiring process is broken. Luckily, he's in a position to fix it. Molad is the cofounder and CEO of Vervoe,...

 
 
 
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - how you'll battle mythical creatures and fight massive battles on land and sea

ASSASSIN'S CREED: ODYSSEY - HOW YOU'LL BATTLE MYTHICAL CREATURES AND FIGHT MASSIVE BATTLES ON LAND AND SEA

I played a long preview of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, and it gave me a good feel for what the massive new installment in the Assassin's...

Y Combinator accepts 15,000 startups into its online school after software glitch causes confusion

Y COMBINATOR ACCEPTS 15,000 STARTUPS INTO ITS ONLINE SCHOOL AFTER SOFTWARE GLITCH CAUSES CONFUSION

Presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator has apologized to entrepreneurs who were left scratching their heads when they received...

 
 
 



​Facebook removes hundreds of accounts, pages linked to Russian and Iranian...

​Facebook removes hundreds of accounts, pages linked to Russian and Iranian efforts to disrupt US elections

The social network said it found no links between the activity that originated in Iran and that which it sourced to Russia. Read more ...

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Wife Indicted On Campaign Finance Fraud Charges

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Wife Indicted On Campaign Finance Fraud Charges

The California congressman, up for re-election in November, is accused of misusing $250,000. Read more ...

Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts by jury; judge declares mistrial for...

Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts by jury; judge declares mistrial for 10 other counts

Overall, there were 18 counts. Read more ...

Paul Manafort found guilty of tax fraud

Paul Manafort found guilty of tax fraud

Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight charges - including at least five for tax evasion - Tuesday, reports said. Jurors told the judge they... Read more ...

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly strikes plea deal in fraud case

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly strikes plea deal in fraud case

Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, have reportedly negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors on campaign finance violations, bank fraud... Read more ...

Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe

Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe

But the judge declared a mistrial for the former Trump campaign chairman on the 10 counts jurors could not agree on. Read more ...

Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating competition

Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating competition

She said she was tired of dating apps. Read more ...

Nazi labor camp guard living in New York deported to Germany

Nazi labor camp guard living in New York deported to Germany

Former Nazi concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, who has been living in the United States for decades, has been deported to Germany, Read more ...

College student Mollie Tibbetts found dead

College student Mollie Tibbetts found dead

The Iowa college student who vanished over a month ago has been found dead, according to a report. Two sources told Fox News that Mollie Tibbetts' body has been found. No more... Read more ...

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly strikes plea deal in fraud case

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly strikes plea deal in fraud case

Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, have reportedly negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors on campaign finance violations, bank fraud... Read more ...