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Monday, September 25, 2017

Microsoft Making AI Boring? Effective?

Looks like lots of focused assistants being proposed here.   Which is exactly how our journey into AI worked.    Be boring and effective.    Choose focused examples.   Where you have the data and can can calculate the value.  Don't oversell.  Pendleton, will be following further here.  Good further links at the piece below.

Microsoft Is Making AI Boring, and That’s Either Great or Scary  In Tech Review.

Machine learning isn’t always overtly tantalizing or controversial: sometimes, it’s just … dull and useful. And that’s exactly what many of the AI announcements made by Microsoft at its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, promise to provide. There is, however, the chance that this is just how the robots end up taking control.

ZDNet reports a new AI-powered tool for data scientists from Microsoft called Pendleton that uses its smarts to “do things like remove errant columns, change formatting in columns, handle missing data.” The Wall Street Journal describes the firm’s new AI customer service assistant, which will “let people describe problems in their own words and respond with suggestions drawn from user manuals, help documents and similar materials.” And PC Mag notes that new AI tools for human resources will tap LinkedIn to “identify qualified candidates and track applicants for positions.”  ... '

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