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Nestlé CIO, Filippo Catalano, offers top-level AI strategy advice for business leaders (VB Live)

Presented by Hypergiant It’s time to break down siloes and harness AI as a transformative technology. Learn how a horizontal approach can help you squeeze out the promise of AI, how leaders can build a strategic vision around elevating every part of your enterprise, and transform your company, in this VB Live event. Access on […]

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Google’s Teachable Machine 2.0 elucidates the basics of machine learning

Two years ago, Google launched Teachable Machine, a web experiment intended to elucidate machine learning concepts. It let any user with a webcam train an AI model to output specific media — an image, sound, speech, or GIF — corresponding with a hand gesture, object, or activity. Now, Teachable Machine is expanding to incorporate inputs […]

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How your startup can compete in the big tech hiring space (VB Live)

Presented by TriNet Winning the talent war requires more than just offering a competitive salary. Learn how your recruiting process, company culture, HR technology platforms and more can help you attract, scale and become the company of choice in the tech sector when you join this VB Live event. Register for the “Startup Strategies to […]

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IBM: AI will change every job and increase demand for creative skills

Artificial intelligence is likely to change how every job is performed, eliminating work related to repetitive tasks but increasing the need for creative thinkers, according to a new study. Those findings are contained in a report released this week by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab called “The Future of Work: How New Technologies Are Transforming […]

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Hiring platform Fountain raises $23 million to double down on automation

Fountain’s niche is a large one. The company, which just announced a $23 million funding round, provides a job recruiting and onboarding platform for gig, part-time, and hourly workers. Hiring these sorts of workers presents a totally different set of challenges from other job platforms, though, and Fountain taps into automation and machine learning to […]

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How to succeed with AI and machine learning at scale

Presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (BlueData) You’ve heard all the great benefits that AI can provide for enterprises today. From detecting fraud to predicting machine failure to understanding customer behavior — AI has the potential to deliver game-changing business value in a variety of different areas. You may have even dabbled with AI and machine […]

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Fairmarkit raises $11 million to automate procurement with machine learning

Tail spend — the purchases enterprises make outside the large, ongoing expenses — is tricky business. While direct spend is usually well managed, that’s rarely true of indirect spend despite the fact that an estimated 40% of U.S. businesses devote 40% of procurement to it. In fact, a recent survey from Deloitte found that 65% […]

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Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

Signal AI (formerly Signal Media), a New York-based startup leveraging AI to automate business intelligence and media monitoring tasks, today announced that it’s raised $25 million in series C funding led by Redline Capital with participation from existing investors including MMC Ventures, GMG Ventures, and Hearst Ventures. It brings the company’s total raised to date […]

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Why smart search is the cornerstone of digital transformation (VB Live)

Presented by Lucidworks Employees have a full spectrum of content and data, but it’s easy to get lost in unproductive, dead-end hunts. Join this VB Live event to learn how AI-powered smart search boosts efficient data discovery and insights that deliver real-world, high-value solutions for complex problems of every size. Register here for free. Digital […]

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Do you have what it takes to win the talent war? (VB Live)

Sponsored by TriNet It’s a crowded field. Your competitors have deep pockets. And if you can’t compete, your company gets knocked to the sidelines. So how can fast-growing tech companies win the war for top-tier talent? For actionable recruiting strategies that help attract and retain a diverse and digitally skilled talent pool, don’t miss this […]

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UiPath acquires ProcessGold and StepShot to help businesses identify RPA opportunities

Robotic process automation unicorn UiPath today announced the acquisition of StepShot and ProcessGold. Tech and teams from the two companies are being brought onboard in order to give enterprise customers more tools to track and identify workplace workflows. The UiPath RPA platform first got started in 2016. Last fall, UiPath raised $225 million, only to […]

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Xor raises $8.4 million for AI-powered job candidate recruitment and screening

Xor, a San Francisco-based startup developing an AI chatbot platform for recruiters and job seekers, today announced that it has raised $8.4 million in a seed funding round led by SignalFire, with participation from Gurtin Ventures and Twin VC. The capital infusion comes after a year in which Xor tripled sales in the U.S., reaching […]

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Amazon rolls out developer tools to improve Alexa voice apps

Amazon’s adding a trio of new tools to the Alexa Skills Kit, a suite of self-service APIs and resources for conversational app development, designed to improve the quality of experiences developed for Alexa. The first two, which are now generally available — Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool and Utterance Conflict Detection — enhance voice […]

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How AI-powered search is boosting efficiency for the digital workplace (VB Live)

Sponsored by Lucidworks Your employees have a full spectrum of content and data sourced both within and external to the enterprise. And enterprise search technologies need to keep pace and stay robust. Join this VB Live event to learn how machine-learning and search can drive efficiency and Opex savings. Register here for free. The internet, […]

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Do you know the difference between communication and collaboration?

Presented by Brief Communications Communication is easy. It’s the collaboration that’s difficult. It’s a digital-first world now, with employees working remotely and offices spread across the world, or even in companies with flexible schedules and a great work-from-home policy. Most companies have got the communication part down, going all-in on online tools like Slack. Cloud […]

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Pitch launches in private beta and raises $30 million to be the presentation tool for ‘generation Slack’

Pitch, a collaborative presentation software startup founded in stealth last year by the creators of the now Microsoft-owned Wunderlist, has raised $30 million in fresh funding and formally launched its product in private beta. The series B round was led by Thrive Capital, with participation from some notable angel investors, including Instagram founders Kevin Systrom […]

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How to pay salespeople at an early-stage tech company

Recently, my team needed to transition from a “growth team” (a scrappy mix of marketing and sales with fixed salaries) to a dedicated sales team with an incentive structure. While I didn’t have 20 years of tech-sales experience or a playbook to reference to define that structure, I did have the ability to run a […]

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Terminal raises $17 million to help startups build remote engineering teams

Many companies prefer to have all their employees working under the same physical roof, but there has been a growing push away from that model into more of a distributed workforce where physical location is less important. A core benefit to this, of course, is that companies can access a much wider talent pool, one […]

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Glassdoor: 10 of the 25 highest-paying U.S. jobs for 2019 are in tech

Career website Glassdoor today released its 2019 report on the “Highest Paying Jobs in America.” Out of the top 25 U.S. jobs listed, 10 were in tech — three fewer than last year, but as always, more than in any other industry (health care was next in line, with six jobs). Glassdoor’s list is ordered […]

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Seen by Indeed helps tech workers figure out their best job opportunities

Indeed.com is launching a new platform, Seen by Indeed, to help tech workers evaluate their skills and find interesting career opportunities. Tech workers are in demand, but it isn’t easy for job seekers to figure out which jobs are right for them. Tech recruiting is 65% more competitive than other fields, according to recruiters. And […]

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