Building The World’s Top AI Industry Community

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When it comes to artificial intelligence, and technology in general, we as a society are often guilty of thinking of it as separate from humanity. However, AI and humanity are of course intricately entwined, as AI is built by humans. Just as the saying goes, “no man is an island,” the same can be said of what we build.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has now permeated all sectors of business – and for good reason. 

Across multiple industries, difficult or expensive tasks can be automated by AI/ML and, as a result, catapult even failing businesses into success. AI boasts a seemingly infinite list of applications – from improving customer experience to curing sleep disorders. 

However, as the use of artificial intelligence rises, so does the need for cross-industry communication on the topic. 

Ai4 is unique in that it creates a bridge between industries, leaders, and technologists. The company provides a common

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Facebook’s New App E.gg Is Nostalgic for the Old Web

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In that context, E.gg is fun to look at, but it also scans as a rhetorical exercise to prove a point. When I reached out to Facebook to hear more about why E.gg was created, I was directed to a recent report—commissioned by Facebook—showing that “about one-third of [the] top 100 most downloaded apps are new entrants each year.” In other words, that there is no monopoly on human attention, and there is plenty of room for creative upstarts. Ime Archibong, the head of the New Product Experimentation team, reiterated this point in an emailed statement, saying, “Last year, the average person had 93 apps installed on their phone and used 41 per month … All of this choice and competition fuels innovation.”

At the hearing, Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado hounded Zuckerberg over the consolidation of the social-media market, listing Myspace, Friendster, Orkut,

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IEEE Computer Society Publications Achieve Significant Increases in Impact Factors

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS)—the leading publisher of peer-reviewed magazines and journals covering all aspects of computer science, engineering, and technology—announced that its publications earned high 2019 impact factors, as reported by Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Many of the impact factors increased compared to 2018.


IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) earned a high impact factor of 17.861—the second-highest impact factor of all IEEE publications.

“Our publications’ impact factors, on average, have been increasing steadily since 2017,” said Leila De Floriani, 2020 IEEE CS President. “This is a testament to not only the authors’ quality of work, but also the many volunteers who make our journals and magazines stand out in the highly competitive field of computing within the scholarly publishing world—from reviewers to associate editors to editors in chief.”

Impact factor is a measurement of how often a scholarly publication’s articles are cited and therefore is an indicator of that publication’s importance and influence within a

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How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today

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Ahead of the antitrust hearing that’s due to take place later today, the opening statements from the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have been published on the House Judiciary Committee’s website. Ranging in length from four to eight pages, the statements give us our best look yet at how Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg plan to defend their companies from this latest wave of antitrust scrutiny, and accusations that some of their actions harm consumers and stifle competition.

There are a lot of similarities between the four statements which you can read in their entirety here:

For example, they all make appeals to American patriotism (“The rest of the world would love even the tiniest sip of the elixir we have here in the U.S,” Bezos claims), and talk about the benefits their products offer to consumers, as well as small businesses. All four

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D.A. Davidson & Co. Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Cforia Software, Inc. in its Acquisition by Gemspring Capital

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COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 29, 2020–

D . A. Davidson & Co. announced today that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to Cforia Software, Inc., a company that delivers industry-leading order-to-cash (“OTC”) automation software, in its acquisition by Gemspring Capital, a Connecticut-based private equity firm focused on providing flexible capital solutions to lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada.

Founded in 2001 by CEO Chris Caparon and CTO Dave McIntyre, Cforia Software, Inc. has quickly evolved into a global enterprise solutions provider, delivering industry leading working capital and accounts receivable (A/R) automation software to highly-discerning customers including many companies across the Fortune 2000. Over 250 enterprises in 115+ countries are managing $425 billion in A/R turnover with Cforia’s software. Cforia’s heritage of success has been driven by superior technology integrated with proprietary real-time data integration tools across complex and disparate ERP systems. Cforia’s sophisticated solutions

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