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The Increasing Role of Chatbots in Financial Services

What Are Chatbots? Chatbots are simply technologies that facilitate communication between companies and consumers. For example, a personal finance chatbot might suggest foregoing coffee purchases for a couple days to catch up on retirement contributions for the month. The goal is to help consumers make better financial decisions by interjecting at opportune moments during everyday life rather than trying to build habits during quarterly or yearly meetings. Most chatbots are focused on Facebook’s
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STRONG AI

Strong AI does not currently exist. Some experts think it may be developed by 2030 or 2045. Others more conservatively predict that it may be developed within the next century or that the development of Strong AI may not be possible at all. Some theorists argue that a machine with Strong AI should be able to go through the same development process as a human, starting with a childlike mind and developing an adult mind through learning. It should be able to interact with the world and learn from
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Chatbots?—?the new way of getting information

Chatbots are probably one of the few truly inspiring technical breakthroughs of the last couple of years. For a while, chatbots were perceived as a fancy throwaway feat of technical thought?—?extremely complex, conceptually progressive waste of time that may or may not pay off in some relatively distant future. As time passed and technology improved, chatbots became more and more sophisticated, verbally flexible and capable of maintaining a coherent conversation. But let’s take a few steps back
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Chatbots?—?The entry into AI

An Introduction to Chatbots, Messaging Channels and the History of Artificial Intelligence and Robots. Chatbots are not a particularly new phenomenon to this world. They are in essence nothing more than a programmed input-output system. In the most basic form, Chatbots, also known as chatterbots, interact with humans on closed domains via written text. The user may ask simple questions or give simple commands like “Give me a news update”, which the Chatbot scans for keywords and possibly matches
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Extensions get more compatible

Browser-extensions have been key add-ons for Chrome, Firefox and Co. for years. What is new in 2018 and what will continue to grow is browser extension compatibility. What does that mean? Browser Extensions are bits of code written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. They modify the functionality of a web browser and can add new features, change appearances or content of websites. Extensions used to be build for a specific browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. This is changing as Firefox is also support
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Web Development Trends You Can Expect in 2018

In web development, the saying “The only constant is change” seems to be industry-defining. Web development is changing every second and 2018 will be no different. User expectations are growing and it is more important than ever to build digital experiences that are engaging, fun, and intuitive. Content needs to be accessible everywhere, in real-time, and, of course, on mobile devices. In order to make that happen, new programming languages and frameworks are on the rise (Hello Vue JS!), extens
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The World's Largest Dedicated Blockchain Event for Business Leaders

Blockchain Summit Singapore is a 1-day conference and exhibition connecting over 700 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit is the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the world. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience. Join the Summit’s keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers. Cutting-edge case studies offer
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How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

ABerkeley computer-science professor and MacArthur fellow, is a fan of cloud computing. She also thinks it needs a major rethink. “The cloud and the internet have fundamentally changed our lives mostly for good,” she says. “But they have serious problems with privacy and security—users and companies lose control of their data.” Outsourcing data storage and processing over the internet has given companies new flexibility and consumers the power to hail rides, find dates, and socialize from a slab
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Mobile App Development Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

Smartphones have become an extension of our very being in recent years. From Steve Jobs saying he'd put an iPod in a phone to what we have now, usage stats prove just how much our reliance on these small devices has soared. We use them for music, alarms, clocks, messaging across multiple platforms such as good old SMS, to Viber, WhatsApp and FB messenger, catching up on news, watching YouTube videos, checking email, corporate apps for time management, project management and many other tasks
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Top 10 Mobile App Development Trends 2018

Mobile apps have been the center of innovation1 for many years. With the ever-growing market and modern technologies coming up it is tough to stay relevant and competitive. With the largest market penetration and flexibility, mobile devices prove to be the best device to be targeted by businesses. While all these statements are true, it should be noted that moving to mobile isn't something new for a company especially in 2018. If you want to get decent engagement from mobile then you’ll nee
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AI can determine your personality through eye movements

A global team of scientists have discovered AI can tell an individual’s personality traits by analysing their eye movements. The scientists used machine learning to discover a link between eye movements and the personality of a person earlier this year. Armed with this information, the researchers deployed AI to analyse the eye movements of 42 students. The results were announced last week. In psychology, there are five basic personality traits: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness, Conscientio
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AI Robots will solve underwater infrastructure damage checks

Robots will be paired with a versatile AI that can quickly adapt to unpredictable conditions when examining underwater infrastructure. Some of a nation’s most vital infrastructure hides beneath the water. The difficulty in accessing most of it, however, makes important damage checks infrequent. Sending humans down requires significant training and can take several weeks to recover due to the often extreme depths. There are far more underwater structures than skilled divers to inspect them. Robot
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