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The Weekly Roundup: AI is here to help; translation at the tip of your ears; and Google's ALBERT is receiving top ranks

> The Weekly Roundup: AI is here to help; translation at the tip of your ears; and Google's ALBERT is receiving top ranks Renee Dubé [December 19, 2019]

There’s been a lot going on with AI in particular this week. Read on to get up to date on some of the most interesting things coming out of the world of Artificial Intelligence. There’s also top ranking machine learning systems and earbuds that can translate languages as you’re hearing them.

1. Yes Bank creates ‘Yes Robot’ using Microsoft Cognitive Services

Yes Robot
Yes Robot

A bank in India has created AI assistant, ‘Yes Robot’ to provide 24 hour customer service to its patrons. Chief digital officer at Yes Bank, Ritesh Pai said that “increasing use of Yes Robot has taken a significant load from customer service teams and resulted in improved levels of customer satisfaction.”

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2. Artificial intelligence will lead to creation of 133 million jobs around the world, says report

Many worry about the development in AI and the negative effects it could have on humanity, but the latest report is showing us it’s not at all doom and gloom. AI-influenced jobs are already in demand and the need for these skills are continuing to grow globally.

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3. These wireless earbuds can translate languages as you hear them

Aunu Audio M50 headphones
Aunu Audio M50 headphones

“Parlez-vous anglais?” Gone are the days of wandering around a foreign country looking for someone who speaks your language. These earbuds by Aunu Audio, translate over 30 different languages so that you can understand what people are saying, as they’re saying it.

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4. 10 ways AI and machine learning are improving endpoint security

AI and machine learning for the win! This time in combating against cyber attacks and detecting and stopping malware attacks.

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5. Google AI’s ALBERT claims top spot in multiple NLP performance benchmarks

Google's ALBERT is at the top of its game
Google's ALBERT is at the top of its game

Leave it to Google to create start-of-the-art technology. This time it’s ALBERT, an AI that has ranked first place on NLP leader-boards such as GLUE and SQuAD 2.0. The model achieves results in testing that outperforms human capability.

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