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How AI will transform cybersecurity

Securing your digital assets is a clear need for any business and individual, whether you are looking to protect your personal photos, your company’s intellectual property, your customers’ sensitive data, or anything else that can harm your reputation or business continuity.

6 Life-Hacking Apps for Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads rely heavily on technology nowadays. Not only to earn a living, but also to stay organized and productive. The easiest and most efficient way they do this is by using apps that help them with their everyday needs while running their businesses on the road. There are tons of apps out there so trying to decide which ones to use can be tough.

Very few applications and devices so far are truly intelligent. However, innovation in the field of machine intelligence is high and accelerating rapidly. We’re approaching a new age in which there actually will be an intelligent assistant for every part of our lives and, accordingly, the future digital landscape will look very different.

Why AI is still very reliant on humans

If pop culture is to be believed, society is quickly heading toward a highly automated future ruled by artificial intelligence. Take Iron Man’s trusty sidekick, J.A.R.V.I.S. Within the Marvel franchise, the artificial intelligence system is able to think, act, and feel like a human. The supporting character is even sarcastic and witty — both trademark human characteristics. In some ways, J.A.R.V.I.S. seems like a better human than most humans.

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in interesting and creative ways. Examples include the Domino’s chatbot, which enables customers to order a pizza through Facebook Messenger; the Burberry chatbot for London Fashion Week, which helps customers order products they see on the runway; and Lowercase Alpha, which helps founders and friends of Chris Sacca’s venture capital firm Lowercase discover some of the best new apps in the world.

Imagine this fairly typical scene of modern life. You are half-heartedly watching a recommended show on Netflix while casually checking sports recaps on your phone when you receive a potential fraud alert from your bank because, while making your routine Amazon purchases, you were tempted to treat yourself to a lavish suggested item. This is hardly the kind of scene that makes for a gripping sci-fi movie. However, in this moment, every aspect of your life is positively bathed in artificial intelligence.

The evolution of chatbots over the past few decades has ingrained them into our daily lives. From virtual assistants on our phones to de facto customer agents online, they have come a long way from their origins. However, if chatbots are going to one day outpace apps, they need to become more naturally integrated into a wider range of technologies.

How A.I. is helping retailers

The retail industry is inundated with buzzwords that describe the best way to engage with consumers — such as omnichannel marketing, customer journey, and a 360-degree view — to provide a more personalized and optimized experience. All of these buzzwords point to a common problem most retail marketers are aching to solve: How can they use customer data to create timely insight into what customers are doing in-store and/or online and convert that into strategies and actions that increase sales?

How A.I. will complement human ingenuity

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning are burning topics within the tech community, and while we are likely decades away from Artificial General Intelligence, deep learning technologies are charting new territories in medicine, education, and ways in which consumers can interact with brands.

The Obama administration said Monday it was considering seeking the power to review and approve technology for self-driving cars before they hit the road and said U.S. states should not set separate rules.