Harvard Business Review: When AI Becomes the New Face of Your Brand

When AI Becomes the New Face of Your Brand
Harvard Business Review

Cat Yu for HBR In the world of marketing, brand anthropomorphism can be a powerful mechanism for connecting with consumers. It’s the tactic of giving brand symbols people-like characteristics: Think of Tony the Tiger and the Michelin Man. Today some companies are taking brand anthropomorphism to a whole new level with sophisticated AI technologies. Consider advanced chatbots, like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Thanks to the simplicity of their conversational interfaces, Read the full story

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International Business Times: This Is The History, And Future, Of Artificial Intelligence

This Is The History, And Future, Of Artificial Intelligence
International Business Times

Man always has been haunted, and simultaneously thrilled, by the idea we are not alone. Long before computers were invented, monsters like Frankenstein and Jewish golem folklore normalized the fantasy of artificial intelligence. Today, companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft, along with Chinese tech giants like Baidu, are investing billions of dollars in AI. International Data Corp. estimates AI solutions are now a $12.5 billion industry, expected to rake in $46 billion in annual revenues Read the full story

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Bayside Journal: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Disrupting Financial Services

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Disrupting Financial Services
Bayside Journal

With big data software companies and cloud providers using up a large amount of data, there has been a substantial increase in the practical application of AI. Artificial intelligence is already being applied in a lot of fields to perform a specific task such as medical diagnosis, remote sensing, electronic trading and robot control. Financial… Read the full story

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Investor’s Business Daily: The Birth Of An Industry: Early Investing Hot Spots In Artificial Intelligence

The Birth Of An Industry: Early Investing Hot Spots In Artificial Intelligence
Investor’s Business Daily

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the cutting-edge technologies known as artificial intelligence will transform many U.S. industries. But, it takes a savvy investor to sort through the technology’s early possibilities. Even the biggest tech names have yet to see their AI-related revenue growth take off, and the market is still waiting to see any real pure-play AI stock names. But the rapidly developing technologies are starting to contribute sales to a handful of companies, while Read the full story

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MIT Technology Review: The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa

The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa
MIT Technology Review

When Lois Seed wakes up in the morning, one of the first things she says is “Alexa, what is the weather?” Seed, who is 89 and has low vision because of macular degeneration, finds it convenient to get weather information by speaking to the Alexa voice-activated assistant on her Amazon Echo. She also asks her Echo to tell her the time and to play classical music from her former hometown radio station. “Life is more enjoyable [with Alexa],” she says, proving that the recent Saturday Night Live Read the full story

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