The Strange Bedfellows That Make Sales AI Work


At some point, the discussion about artificial intelligence and sales is going to mature. Too many people still think AI for sales will resemble C-3PO, a bumbling assistant that gets in the way more often than not, or the Hal 9000, subverting the sales process in ways that endanger the very existence of the sales person. As the discussions mature, and as people learn more about the somewhat arcane inner workings of AI, the reality is becoming clearer: how AI will impact sales and sales people is… complicated.

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Is Donald Trump a better speaker than Hillary Clinton? Artificial intelligence has the answer

Which prominent U.S. politician is the most intelligible? Artificial intelligence shows that some, like President Trump, aren’t as easy to understand as others.

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How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

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Researchers using facial recognition tech to find Chinese missile sites

U.S. researchers are using the same sort of deep learning artificial intelligence employed by Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook in their facial recognition technology to identify Chinese surface-to-air missile sites.

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Elon Musk is freaked out by the creepy backflipping robot

Elon Musk has repeatedly sounded the alarm against the rise of artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity. Now, the venerable tech exec has observed that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, which does backflips, is just the start of things to come.

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This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Echo's Eavesdropping and Google's Home Invasion


There’s a lot of excitement about all the new artificial intelligence technology hitting the market — like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home smart speakers, among many other products. However, there’s also growing concern over how these devices may invade our privacy. These AI devices are designed for use throughout our homes — and despite the companies’ assurances to the contrary, some people worry that they could be listening to every word we utter. Granted, they have to listen when we want them to give us answers or carry out tasks.

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Are You Ready for a RoboCEO?


Here’s a disturbing thought: A RoboCEO powered by artificial intelligence — possibly based on IBM’s Watson — could be running some companies within the next decade. Not every company will warm to the idea, to be sure, but it’s conceivable that the practice could begin. Are you ready to work for a RoboCEO? Though it seems farfetched, this idea has started to bubble to the surface, with leaders like Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma apparently taking it seriously. As any technological leap, there’s quite a bit of both good and bad around AI.

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Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence could cause World War III

Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI.It could be the cause of World War 3.

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Drones are using artificial intelligence to protect Australian beachgoers from sharks

Drones are harnessing artificial intelligence to detect sharks approaching Australian beaches.

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Elon Musk joins other experts in call for global ban on killer robots

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and other leading artificial intelligence experts have called on the United Nations for a global ban on the use of killer robots, which includes drones, tanks and machine guns, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is humanity's 'biggest risk'

Elon Musk has sounded warning bells on artificial intelligence for quite some time, as he believes it could be a threat to society. Now, he’s told the government it could be our biggest risk.

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Scientists have developed AI that can read your mind and predict your thoughts

At one point in our history, the most impressive example of artificial intelligence was a computer that was really, really good at chess.

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Russia may launch the brightest 'star' in the sky

Russia is set to launch potentially the brightest artificial object in the night sky, which could outshine everything except for the Moon, starting next month.

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

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Microsoft Buys Hexadite to Toughen Windows Security


Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to buy a Hexadite, which incorporates artificial intelligence in its automated responses to cyberthreats. The acquisition will help bolster the company’s efforts to help commercial Windows 10 customers deal with advanced attacks on their networks, Microsoft said. It currently offers Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to detect zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced threats, and the Hexadite technology will build on that.

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