Month: July 2017


MEET EINSTEIN WHY? Not Albert…Salesforce Einstein. Like its namesake, it’s genius. And its “parent company” is honest in defining what it can and cannot do. This report on the website states, “Salesforce Einstein is not a ‘general AI’ offering that attempts human-like perception, thinking and action. Rather, Einstein is an intelligence capability built into the Salesforce platform and focused on delivering smarter customer relationship management (CRM). The features are designed to discover insights, predict outcomes, recommend actions and automate tasks.” Watson and Einstein are even joining forces. Now if we could only get people to collaborate like...

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Andrew Ng

MEET ANDREW NG WHY? Ng founded and led the “Google Brain” project which developed massive-scale deep learning algorithms. His research now involves computer vision and speech (including autonomous driving). His great article from the Harvard Business Review makes us all a little smarter about what AI can (and can’t) currently do. As Ng says in that piece: “As leaders, it is incumbent on all of us to make sure we are building a world in which every individual has an opportunity to thrive. Understanding what AI can do and how it fits into your strategy is the beginning, not the...

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MEET COZMO WHY? Cozmo is the little robot companion you’ve always dreamed of. Small in stature and big in personality, Cozmo is filled with powerful tech that allows him to explore the world around him and play games with you. The more time you spend with him, the more his personality evolves and he even makes decisions based on his mood. Cozmo is the future of tech toys, and his technology will definitely be used in future personal assistant...

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Paul Roetzer

MEET PAUL ROETZER WHY? Paul is one of the leaders of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute (MAII), launched in Fall 2016 to tell the story of AI through the technology leaders building the solutions, and the marketers who are using AI to evolve their businesses and careers. In Paul’s words, “We hope to inspire the next generation of AI tools, purpose-built for use cases identified and championed by the MAII community.”   Learn more about the MAII...

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MEET FIN WHY? Human executive assistants don’t work constantly and can be very expensive. Fin is here to change that. The perfect balance of humans and technology, Fin uses voice recognition and transcription to do almost anything you ask – look things up, call someone, send an email, make purchases…the list goes on and on. You can even copy Fin on emails so it knows to add to your calendar! By understanding you and learning your preferences, Fin is the 24/7 assistant we’ve all been looking...

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