AI Today: AI Predictive Sales Management Platform Increases Sales


Using AI To Predict Sales

People AI which is a Menlo Park, Calif.-based predictive sales management platform, raised $7 million in Series A funding.

People don’t quit their jobs, they quit their managers according to People AI. People AI says that “everyone has had a manager that makes them not want to go to work. Everyone has had a manager who regularly forces their team to chase their tail doing meaningless work. Why? Because most managers operate their teams blindly, or based on previous experience. Today’s managers are not hiring, coaching and promoting their reps based on data. Instead, they make decisions based on their gut and what has worked well in the past. That’s because they either lack the data to make better decisions, or the knowledge of how to use it.”

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Apple is next up to strut its artificial intelligence ambitions

Looking at what’s been discussed to this point (and speculating on what Apple will announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference Monday), it’s safe to say that all of these organizations are keenly focused on different types of artificial intelligence, or AI. What this means is that each wants to create unique experiences that leverage both new types of computing components and software algorithms to automatically generate useful information about the world around us. In other words, they want to use real-world data in clever ways to enable cool stuff.

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs

It’s all about what comes next.

Self-driving cars and trucks will cost millions of American jobs, right?

No, poses Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and early web pioneer.

Speaking at the Code Conference at the Terranea Resort in California, Andreessen argued that self-driving cars will not only build productivity and save lives, but will drive many job-creating ancillary industries.

The idea of automation stealing jobs — “It’s a fallacy,” Andreessen said (specifically citing the lump of labor fallacy and the luddite fallacy). “It’s a recurring panic. This happens every 25 or 50 years, people get all amped up about ‘machines are going to take all the jobs’ and it never happens.”

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.

This is my last weekly column for The Verge and Recodethe last weekly column I plan to write anywhere. I’ve been doing these almost every week since 1991, starting at the Wall Street Journal, and during that time, I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know the makers of the tech revolution, and to ruminate — and sometimes to fulminate — about their creations.

Now, as I prepare to retire at the end of that very long and world-changing stretch, it seems appropriate to ponder the sweep of consumer technology in that period, and what we can expect next.

Let me start by revising the oft-quoted first line of my first Personal Technology column in the Journal on October 17, 1991: “Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it isn’t your fault.” It was true then, and for many, many years thereafter. Not only were the interfaces confusing, but most tech products demanded frequent tweaking and fixing of a type that required more technical skill than most people had, or cared to acquire. The whole field was new, and engineers weren’t designing products for normal people who had other talents and interests.

Global Artificial Intelligence Market in Agriculture Industry

AI in Agriculture to Grow at a CAGR of 23% Through 2021:

LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Technavio market research analysts forecast the global artificial intelligence (AI) market in the agriculture industry to grow at a CAGR of close to 23% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

Global artificial intelligence market in the agriculture industry to grow at a CAGR of close to 23% through 2021.

The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global AI market in the agriculture industry for 2017–2021. The report also lists robotics, crop and soil management, and animal husbandryas the three major application segments, of which the robotics segment accounted for more than 42% of the market share in 2016.

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