|So soll Würzburg eine "Smart City" werden Comment Translate Page||Chatbots, Laserscanner und digitale Mülltonnen: Was wie Science-Fiction klingt, soll Würzburg zur smarten Stadt machen. Das Rathaus hat Pläne. Günstig sind sie nicht.|
|Become a ManyChat Expert in 2019 Comment Translate Page|
One of the biggest platforms when it comes to chatbots, the not so new technology that’s sweeping social media marketing, is to become an expert in the platform for ManyChat. While there are other forms of chatbots out there, they don’t offer all of the flexibility that ManyChat offers, which is why it’s become one...
|Comment on How to get your blog visitors to become clients – Part 4 by Donna Merrill Comment Translate Page||Hi Gaurav,
I am a fan of videos, but when I cannot do it all the time chatbots come into play. The little bobble head you see here is one of mine that encourages people to sign in for a free offer. I just put her on and I'm seeing more sign ups.
|Van games naar mainstream Comment Translate Page||Van chatbots via het scrollende schermpje op uw smartphone tot zelfs het hele idee van sociale media: ontwikkelingen in videogames gaven bijzonder vaak een eerste aanzet voor technologische doorbraken die we vandaag als vanzelfsprekend beschouwen.|
|Government technology applications showcased at International ICT Expo (with photos) Comment Translate Page|| The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is showcasing for the first time the smart lamppost and the free electronic identity (eID) at the Smart Government Pavilion at the International ICT Expo which started today (April 13). The public may also have a glimpse of various technology applications that government departments have adopted and will employ to enhance public service and develop Hong Kong into a smarter city.|
The smart lampposts to collect real-time city data will commence service in phases from mid-2019. A prototype of the smart lamppost has been set up at the Pavilion to exhibit the camera and various sensors and smart devices installed. There is also a demonstration on how data collected will facilitate city management with the aid of artificial intelligence technology and provide real-time city information to the public.
Another highlight is the demonstration of eID, which is planned for rollout next year. Visitors can try out the quick and simple online registration and learn about the usage of this single digital identity authentication for performing online transactions with government and commercial entities.
The OGCIO is also using the occasion to introduce the upcoming Smart Government Innovation Lab (Smart Lab) and the city dashboard. The Smart Lab will invite the industry to put forward proposals of innovative information technology applications and product suggestions for addressing challenges in public services while the city dashboard will present some livelihood-related open data such as those on traffic, weather and air quality on interactive charts and maps via data.gov.hk.
"The Government endeavours to adopt innovation and technology in various areas and services. We hope that through the interactive exhibits at the Pavilion, the public will have a better understanding of the convenience these applications can bring to them," the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Victor Lam, said after touring the Pavilion today.
Other exhibits include the virtual reality technology adopted in maintenance training for seaport passenger boarding bridges; the e-Channel pre-fetch kiosk, which allows reading of smart identity card information by means of a contactless chip interface; the Post-dispatch Advice System to provide callers with more comprehensive and appropriate advice; the Single E-Lock Scheme for streamlining customs clearance processes; the Health Signs Monitoring System to help protect the safety of persons in custody; a voice recognition chatbot; and in-vehicle units to facilitate traffic management.
|Meet Wellthy, the digital pill to India’s dreaded disease Comment Translate Page|| Meet Diabetes, a disease that fetched India the ignominy of World's Diabetes capital. The IDF (International Diabetes Federation) claimed that India accounted for 49% of global diabetes burden with a whopping 72 million cases in 2017.|
Diabetes in 2017 became the world's seventh leading cause of death and estimates suggest that by 2025 Diabetes related deaths may only double.
Although numbers narrate a grim tale, research tells Diabetes and especially type-2 diabetes can be treated or controlled by altering diet, reducing usage of tobacco, and maintaining body weight. And, Wellthy therapeutics a medical startup has found its calling in coaxing users towards healthy habits to control Diabetes.
The app-makers reveal that usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning on top of indianized data-sets is a revolutionary practice. This practice has helped reduce blood glucose level among users. The app has also managed to coax users into spending more time on exercise. Dr Rajeev Chawla, President for the Research Society for Diabetes in India explains in a note, "There is a desperate need of innovative solutions capable of delivering personalized health interventions at scale.”
"Wellthy Therapeutics Digital therapeutics suite, designed in collaboration with RSSDI, has the potential to drastically transform the way patient-centric health interventions are delivered across millions of Indians to prevent or delay life threatening health complications arising from mismanagement of diabetes," he adds.
In a quick conversation with Sify.com, Dr Vinod Mattoo, Chief Scientific Officer at Wellthy, explains how the app operates, major findings from their research and the artificial layer behind the app.
Sify: Tell us a bit about how the Wellthy app works?
Dr. Vinod Mattoo: Wellthy is a digital therapeutic coaching app. By having the patients’ attention, the app helps better manage digital health of the user. Basically, it reminds people things that they should do, they should consume, exercise patterns etc. Lifestyle diseases are not easy to overcome, especially Diabetes. In fact India is the Diabetes Capital of the World, and patients would require a lot of commitment and promise to overcome the disease. The coach does the part of digital intervention and nudges patients towards healthy diet, exercise regime, and medicines that their doctor prescribes.
Sify: Does the app prescribe medicines?
Dr. Mattoo: The app does not prescribe, but prompts the user towards the doctor's prescription. Sometimes, these prompts could be related to an injection that the user has skipped, or at times it could be engagement with some conversation related to awareness of diabetes.
This is a life coach that teaches people to control diabetes.
Our approach is patient-centric and we serve as the central point between a patient and doctor. The patient’s report goes directly to a doctor, and in fact one cannot start using the app without the prescription of a doctor.
Sify: What is the layer of artificial intelligence in this app?
Dr. Mattoo: The most interesting aspect is advice and coaching. That is where chatbots come into play. They explain diet, prescription and health related information in a friendly yet effective manner. The Coach can track how many calories are consumed. Sometimes, it also asks users to share photographs of their food and using that information we have managed to maintain a robust database of patient health.
For example, if a person is having chapatti, depending upon portion size and the approximate size in India the app counts the calories consumed. A major problem that we initially faced was determining the exact size of chapatti, and hence we asked users to put a driver’s license or a credit card next to the food to get the perspective and proper measurement.
Collecting this data has helped us understand what could be the exact calorific value of an Indian chapatti. We have recently added the category of fruits and are proud of this ever growing database.
Sify: What other elements have gone into making this app?
Dr. Mattoo: The template as the research factor is based on the American Society of Diabetes Educators. We discussed that with RSSDI (Research Society for Diabetes in India) and have indianized the central data points to a large extent. The database is locally relevant and includes many diet patterns.
Besides that, we have also been tracking patient outcomes and publishing it at several medical conferences. Ever since Abhishek Shah [CEO] started the enterprise in 2015, we have published 16 stacks to publications. This is a strong performance in terms of validation of what this technology provides.
Sify: What does your internal study of your users suggest about the usage of the app?
Dr. Mattoo: In our research of 102 respondents, we found a pattern among usage of our app and a decrease in blood sugar and increase in self-reported physical activity. The findings were presented at a Diabetes Conference held in Berlin.
We found that the most engaged patients reduced their fasting blood sugar readings by 21.4 mg/dL and cumulatively increased their exercise activity by 133 minutes during the study. Both observations were several times greater than the results for the least engaged cohort of patients.
These results are clinically significant and show that improved glycemic control and better patient self-management is possible by patients who engage with a digital therapeutic.
Sify: How unique is this app and do you have plans to launch more such apps?
Dr. Mattoo: There have been several digital intervention related use-cases. The US FDA was one among the first to recognize importance of digital and accordingly implement such an app. Then, there were insulin intervention measures. There has been a similar program in Singapore which later branched across Asia. For the record, Iran has a digital service for treating Alzheimer.
Besides Diabetes, we are also looking at a coach for hypertension, respiratory, cardiac and cardio metabolic related interventions. Besides, we have entered into a strategic partnership with Cipla to aid their offerings in Diabetes. With this, we should be able to combine, demonstrate and improve patient outcomes even further.
|(USA-NJ-Jersey City) Sr Producer, Content Comment Translate Page||As a Senior Writer/Producer on the Education Content team, you’ll be responsible for creating educational content and experiences that help everyday people become better-informed investors. A central requirement of this role is flexibility. As you lead the design, development, evaluation, and alignment of education content offerings, you’ll play a number of roles, including writer, storyteller, researcher, designer, consultant, and strategist. This is your chance to prove your content ambidexterity: you’ll work in various channels and formats, including video (scripted and live-streaming), podcasts, articles, live events, online courses, and webcasts. Success will require deep strategic thinking about the role of content in the client and user experience, stellar writing skills, an understanding of how people think and learn, high attention to detail, the ability to collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs), visual designers, and developers, and a knack for translating complex concepts into layman’s terms.
+ Manage the production of videos explaining investing topics from initial concept to completion, including needs analysis, scripting, identifying effective visuals, SEO, storyboarding with the visual design team, providing feedback on drafts, and securing SME and compliance approval.
+ Own the creation of multimedia online courses from start to finish, including creating and communicating a project timeline, consulting with SMEs to determine learning outcomes and topics, outlining and writing course copy, video scripts, and graphic descriptions, gathering and implementing feedback from stakeholders, and collaborating with visual design and development teams to build the course and ensure it launches on time.
+ Curate content/curricula to meet client and business partner needs.
+ Develop strategies for creating and distributing investing education content on various platforms (e.g., broadcast, streaming video, chatbot, voice assistant, etc.).
+ Serve as an educational and content consultant to business partners, including assessing business needs and recommending an appropriate content strategy or providing feedback on existing content and delivery.
+ Assess and improve content via accepted data-gathering methodologies (analytics, survey results, client feedback channels, etc.).
+ Influence overall content strategy by pitching new formats and platforms, acting as content strategist on UX/CX projects, and writing marketing copy.
+ Conduct needs analysis and user research to identify content marketing opportunities.
+ Four year college degree or equivalent experience
+ Graduate degree in Creative Writing, English, Communications, or Instructional Design preferred
+ An established track record of leading content creation processes from start to finish
+ Demonstrated superior writing skills—the ability to write clear, concise, creative prose for a variety of formats and voices
+ Experience designing and creating a variety of content assets including video, live workshops, webinars, online courses, podcasts, etc.
+ Solid project management skills and experience working successfully with cross-functional teams
+ The ability to translate client needs and mindset into relevant and useful content
+ Familiarity with principles of user experience, user-centered design, learning theory, and cognitive psychology
+ Data-driven decision-making skills and an understanding of how to use analytics to identify content opportunities and evaluate performance
+ Deep familiarity with online content platforms, media, social networks, and online learning (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Khan Academy, Coursera, Twitch, podcasts, etc.)
+ The ability to organize and prioritize activities in order to handle multiple assignments effectively
+ High creativity, flexibility, problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
+ Avid consumption of a wide variety of traditional and emerging media and content
+ Eagerness for feedback and a strong desire to develop skills
+ Experience creating financial content a plus; interest in finance, economics, or investing strongly preferred
+ Experience with broadcast production a plus
Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed.
TD Ameritrade is an equal opportunity employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe that people matter. We value diversity and believe that it transcends race, national origin, age, marital status, gender identity / expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, service in the armed forces, disability, thoughts, ideas and perspectives. Our commitment to building an inclusive culture is aimed at attracting and retaining diverse talent, clients and shareholders to the firm. It's a belief that's core to the success of our organization.|
|Governo criará um portal único para unificar todos os seus sites e serviços Comment Translate Page|
O Governo Federal anunciou nesta quinta-feira (11) o chamado "portal único", que vai unificar todos os canais digitais da administração pública. Isso significa que serviços, notícias e informações institucionais serão publicadas em um único site.
As mudanças deverão ser providenciadas por secretarias, ministérios, autarquias e fundações até dezembro de 2020. A partir da data, órgãos não poderão mais criar os seus próprios sites e aplicativos – as informações serão concentradas sob o domínio "gov.br".
Com o decreto, as páginas deixam de ser independentes e se tornam apenas uma seção dentro do portal único. Em dezembro, os antigos domínios serão abandonados e o tráfego deve ser redirecionado para o novo endereço. Já os conteúdos previamente publicados serão migrados.
Hoje, se quiser entrar no site do Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC), o usuário digita "mctic.gov.br". Com a mudança, ele deverá acessar "gov.br/mctic".
De acordo com o governo, os órgãos deverão começar a utilizar o domínio raiz "gov.br", acrescido de "/" ainda em julho deste ano. Novos sites e aplicativos da administração pública federal só poderão ser criados com autorização da Secretaria de Governo Digital, ligada ao Ministério da Economia.
"A nossa presença digital é confusa", comentou o secretário de governo digital, Luiz Felipe Monteiro, em entrevista ao site Convergência Digital. Segundo ele, o novo decreto pretende melhorar o atendimento do governo ao cidadão.
Atualmente, são mais de 1,3 mil sites dentro da raiz “gov.br”, de acordo com Monteiro. Existem ainda cerca de 100 aplicativos para smartphones, além de uma dezena de chatbots distintos. “Vamos fazer a consolidação de canais tendo como foco a estratégia de um governo único para um cidadão único”.
A Secretaria de Governo Digital adiantou que o decreto deve representar uma economia de R$ 30 milhões ao ano. O governo não explicou se o novo portal resultará em uma reformulação dos sites e aplicativos existentes.
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|Senki nem akar egy duzzogó náci robottal beszélgetni Comment Translate Page||Egy csetbot személyiségét kialakítani elég nehéz, de mégsem ez a mesterséges intelligencia legnagyobb kihívása.|
|Franny, la novedad en aeropuertos Comment Translate Page|
La cabeza robótica sonríe al pasajero y los saluda: “Mi nombre es FRAnny. ¿Cómo puedo ayudarlo?” FRAnny es un experta en el Aeropuerto de Frankfurt y puede responder a una amplia gama de preguntas, incluida la puerta correcta, el camino a un restaurante específico y cómo acceder a la conexión wifi gratuita. Es el conserje robótico, un proyecto cooperativo entre Fraport, el gestor del mayor aeropuerto alemán, y DB Systel, el proveedor de servicios de TI de Deutsche Bahn, la principal empresa ferroviaria de Alemania.
Los pasajeros en los principales hubs de transporte, como aeropuertos y estaciones de tren, suelen requerir de orientación. En estos escenarios, los asistentes digitales y los robots pueden apoyar al personal humano respondiendo preguntas o consultas rutinarias, lo que mejora la oferta de servicio al cliente.
Una prueba de seis semanas en el Aeropuerto de Frankfurt, el mayor hub de aviación de Alemania, ayudará a evaluar a FRAnny en términos de funcionalidad, aceptación del cliente y su utilidad práctica en situaciones cotidianas.
FRAnny se basa en una inteligencia artificial y una interfaz de usuario de voz (VUI) basada en la nube que se puede implementar en una variedad de formas, incluso en los chatbots, asistentes de voz y robots. Este sistema de servicio al cliente digital fue desarrollado por un equipo de expertos de TI de Deutsche Bahn.
Fraport y Deutsche Bahn han estado explorando conjuntamente el potencial de los sistemas de servicio al cliente basados en voz e inteligencia artificial desde 2017.
El primer programa piloto tuvo lugar en el Aeropuerto de Frankfurt, en la primavera de 2018, con el predecesor de FRAnny: la prueba de campo de cuatro semanas fue muy exitosa. Después de aproximadamente 4.400 interacciones, el 75% de los pasajeros calificó su relación positivamente.
Sobre la base de los comentarios recibidos, tanto el componente de inteligencia artificial (AI) como la interfaz de usuario del robot, fueron mejorados aún más. La prueba más reciente subraya el compromiso de ambas compañías con la innovación continua en inteligencia artificial y robótica. Además, pone a prueba las mejoras implementadas en condiciones reales.
En junio, el servicio basado en AI será probado en la estación central de trenes de Berlín, la cual, recibe a aproximadamente 300.000 viajeros al día. Los agentes huemanos de atención al cliente en el centro de información de Deutsche Bahn recibirán un soporte inteligente de la hermana de FRAnny, SEMMI.
|MERQ receives first financing round for its AI product ‘Sally’ Comment Translate Page|
MERQ has received the first post-establishment financing round to develop its products, notably ‘Sally’, the first Chatbot through Facebook’s social networking platform to introduce the Egyptian community to all credit card systems within the country. The first financing round was funded by Ahmed Kamal Selim, a financial investor, with a minority stake in the company …
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|(USA-MI-Detroit) Artificial Intelligence Specialist Comment Translate Page||OVERVIEW As an Artificial Intelligence Specialist at SAS and a member of the SAS AI Center of Excellence (AI CoE), you will delivery state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions to our customers. You will be involved in all aspects of specific engagements, where you will get to scope, define, analyze, model, and deliver AI solutions to real applications. You will be in the SAS RD organization, working closely with customers on billable engagements, and constantly interacting with many parts of SAS (RD, sales, product management, and consulting) to accomplish delivery of our technology that solves highly-visible and valuable business problems. On the client side, you will interact directly with all levels of the organization, from end-users of the technology to executive-level sponsors. Essential Requirements: * PhD in computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or related quantitative field of study. * 2+ years of customer/client-facing experience. * Specialization in applying one or more of the following techniques/technologies: machine learning, predictive analytics, deep learning, cognitive computing, reinforcement learning, expert systems, image processing, natural language processing, chatbot applications, event stream processing, usability and user experience of AI. Preferences: * Demonstrated deployment of AI / ML technology in specific industrial applications to deliver quantifiable business value. * Experience designing, testing, validating complex learning models. * Experience with implementations of AI / ML applications using open source frameworks. * Expert knowledge in using and tuning AI / ML algorithms, deployment, and analytical infrastructures. * Knowledge of domain-specific data frameworks, such as image storage systems. * Domain expertise in a vertical application area / business unit / industry, such as manufacturing, healthcare, banking, retail, etc. * Experience in IoT, cloud computing, hardware interfaces. * Adaptability and flexibility regarding front-room and back-room programming. * Proficient with Data Science processes, tasks, and activities. * Capable of a good degree of hacking and data manipulation. Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Excellent customer service skills demonstrated by accomplishments in collaboration with business users. SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact. Additional Information: To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. SAS is able to consider sponsorship of an employment visa for this particular role. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected|
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|Offer - How Digital Technology Is Changing the Face of Marketing in India - INDIA Comment Translate Page||
It has been rightly said that change
is the law of life and those who only cling to the past are certain to miss the
chance to make their future lives better. Look around, and you’ll experience an
epiphany that everything you’ve had ten years back has significantly changed in
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transformed with the humongous advancements introduced in the field of
These technological changes took
place gradually, systematically and made us believe that it is assuredly for
our personal growth, development, and welfare of society. With Digital India, a
productive campaign launched by the Government of India, we find ourselves
fortunate enough to be a part of a revolution which strongly aims at making
citizens digitally empowered. It has not only improved digital literacy amongst
underprivileged living in rural areas but also increased job opportunities by
leaps and bounds for youngsters.
We bet you won’t be able to find any
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You’ll be extremely proud to know
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Several countries across the globe
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