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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/07/is-donald-trump-better-speaker-than-hillary-clinton-artificial-intelligence-has-answer.html

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

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Tech Q&A: Decoy Facebook accounts, sharing large files, holiday jobs at Amazon and more

I know that some streaming services give you space in the cloud to store your shows. I would like my own DVR. Can I buy one for my house?

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Apple's iPhone 8: Here's how much it really costs to build

Following Apple’s latest event announcing new iPhones and other products, some have bemoaned the high-cost of the products. A breakdown of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus detail just how much it costs Apple to build the devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/apples-iphone-8-heres-how-much-it-really-costs-to-build.html

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US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/us-navy-to-use-xbox-controllers-on-highly-sophisticated-submarines.html

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84825.html?rss=1

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Oops! Amazon mistakenly sends out baby registry emails following glitch

Amazon mistakenly sent out emails to some of its users telling them a gift from their non-existent baby registry had been purchased.

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Apple iPhone 8 leak may have revealed key details of the hotly-anticipated device

A series of weekend leaks may have sapped some of the surprise of Apple’s big product event Tuesday, including the names of the new iPhones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/11/apple-iphone-8-leak-may-have-revealed-key-details-hotly-anticipated-device.html

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Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

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Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago.

The post Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Mystery code appeared in pirated Mayweather vs McGregor streams, report says

A mysterious code reportedly appeared in some pirated streams of Saturday’s much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, sparking suspicions that someone was trying to find out who was watching the illegal streams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/28/mystery-code-appeared-in-pirated-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-streams-report-says.html

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Google may take on Surface and MacBook laptops with the Chromebook Pixel

Google may have moved over some of its Project Bison plans to a newly rumored Chromebook Pixel laptop. If true, it would mean new competition for the likes of Apple’s MacBooks and Microsoft’s Surface range.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/23/google-may-take-on-surface-and-macbook-laptops-with-chromebook-pixel.html

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