Yesterday, whilst attending Exponential Unknown, an event hosted by Wired and Frog Design as part of the London Design festival 2017, I got the chance to speak to Ed Doran, a Microsoft Researcher in artificial intelligence (AI). Ed Doran is the co-founder of Cortana, and leads the strategic planning for the evolution of Cortana, so I grabbed the opportunity to ask, â€œwhat makes a chatbot successful?â€?
Are we training AI to beÂ sexist? By failing to get enough women working on artificial intelligence (AI), we are inadvertently training the technologies of the future to be sexist, only solve menâ€™s issues, and promote the abuse and subordination of women in society, experts are warning. As of 2016, women hold 26% of professional computing occupations in the U.S., and only 20% of Fortune 100 CIO positions, according to research by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
Ask An Expert: How To Get Business Value FromÂ ChatbotsIâ€™ve spent all morning reading articles about conversational artificial intelligence (CAI), AKA chatbots. Iâ€™ve read dos and donâ€™ts, yeahs and mehs, trials and tribulations, consternations, stratifications, explanations, and recommendations. Where do I find myself now? Confused. A chatbot sounds great, sure, but where are my actionable points? How do I implement it? How do I ensure it delivers business value?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".