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Speaking for the Masses: Babbel’s Nehal Shah on Effective Language Learning

Whether you’re adventuring through an unfamiliar  country or closing an overseas business deal, there’s no question that in our increasingly globalized world, conversation is key. And while functional multilingual AI transactions are likely on the technological horizon, when it comes to forging meaningful connections across cultures, true personal communication is essential. As Nehal Shah, director of engineering at Babbel, puts it, AI is “growing rapidly, evolving at a tremendous pace, but there’s still no replacement for human interaction or that human element.” Especially when it comes to picking up a new language, humans simply need to connect.

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CHEQ Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Israeli Startup Guards Advertisers Against Digital Disaster

To combat digital advertising nightmares, Israeli cybersecurity startup CHEQ offers practical solutions. The company’s proprietary software blocks unauthorized ads before they can damage an advertiser’s reputation or depress its revenues. CHEQ’s clients include advertising agencies and digital media companies whose lifeblood is advertising. Beyond serving clients’ needs, CHEQ positions its work as a boon to everyone who goes online.

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How Deepen AI Makes Sense of Multi-Dimensional Data Created by Autonomous Tech

For Deepen AI founder Mohammad Musa, working on autonomous tech is more than just being on the cutting edge of development; it’s about family. This dawned on him one morning when his car needed to be taken into the shop, which led him to bringing his daughter to school in an Uber. He traces his interest in autonomy to that extra 15 minutes of uninterrupted time with her.

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Innovation Drivers for PropTech Startups with Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures

PropTech, the convergence of property and technology, is changing the face of the real estate industry and enhancing the property ecosystem with efficient alternatives to traditional practices thanks to technological innovation–but to what extent? Founders and experts from Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures, met at the AWS Loft in NYC to discuss how the application of AI, automation, big data, and other emerging technologies can offer boundless opportunities and benefits for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the market. The panel also discussed predictive analytics, real estate cryptocurrencies, and other nuances in funding for PropTech startups.

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Gong Helps Sales Teams and Buyers Have Better Conversations

Converting a potential buyer into an actual customer isn’t easy. The key to making the sale isn’t having more conversations, it’s having better conversations. Gong is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams improve their interactions with prospective buyers by analyzing these discussions in real time and providing Sales Conversation Intelligence. “We capture all of their sales conversations: phone, video conferencing, emails, telephone systems, bring them into a single platform, and make the whole conversation visible to the organization,” says Eilon Reshef, CTO and co-founder of Gong.

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Carlabs Brings AI-Based Customer Service to the Auto Industry

Founded in 2015, Carlabs.ai offers an artificial intelligence-based customer service platform for the auto industry. Previously, car manufacturers had little contact with the end user. They’d sell the cars to a dealer, who then would do the customer interaction work. Consumers these days all want a direct connection with a brand, and that connection is what Carlabs.ai helps facilitate.

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Using Efficiency and Scalability to Create AI Solutions in Startups

Guest post by Dr. Janet Bastiman, Chief Science Officer at StoryStream Necessity has always been a driver of innovation and efficiency, and this is available in near endless quantities in startup companies harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve unique problems. How do you bring cutting edge unique solutions with small teams when large multinationals with […]

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OakNorth Turns Risk into Opportunity with Tech

By now, it’s commonplace for banks to claim the mantle of “tech company.” But for OakNorth, tech and banking truly go hand-in-hand. Its data and technology platform, OakNorth Analytical Intelligence (ONAI), allows it to do balance sheet lending via OakNorth Bank in the UK, profitably originating over £2 billion without a single default or late payment since its launch in September 2015. Outside the UK, it licences its ONAI platform to banks and other lenders, operating as a PaaS business on the strength of its unique tech.

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Fiverr Relies on SageMaker to Streamline and Simplify Machine Learning Models

When it came time for Fiverr to analyze the data around user behavior on its platform, the freelance services website did what many modern businesses do in terms of recruiting the right tool for the task: they engaged Amazon Web Services’s SageMaker. Amazon SageMaker is an API that enables developers and data scientists to readily build, teach, and position machine learning models to serve any need and at any scale.

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