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Project Gutenberg expands access to literature by creating audiobooks with AI
APRIL 16, 2024
Project Gutenberg is the world’s first digital library. For over 50 years, it has been steadfast in its commitment to provide free, unfettered access to digitized literature for everyone. Run entirely by volunteers and driven purely by its mission to share public domain liter...
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AI at scale: Accenture’s journey to empowering 10,000 developers with Copilot
MARCH 27, 2024
After a successful initial rollout of GitHub Copilot that increased developer productivity, Accenture now has given the tool to more than 10,000 developers worldwide — with a burgeoning waitlist of teams eager to deploy other Copilots. 
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How the UAE is closing the education gap with AI tutors
MARCH 11, 2024
What if every student had access to a personal tutor who could help them learn based on customized areas of improvement or subjects of interest? This was the ambitious goal of the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education. To turn this into reality, they connected with Quddus Pativada, the 2...
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AGRIVI puts AI to work on farms worldwide
FEBRUARY 13, 2024
On this episode of Pivotal, we meet Matija Zulj, the founder and CEO of the Croatian software company AGRIVI. Mitija explains how his company’s new AI solution — AGRIVI Ed — is making a large trove of industry and environmental data available and accessible to farmers to help them make better,...
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BeeOdiversity uses AI and Mother Nature to protect the environment
JANUARY 30, 2024
BeeOdiversity’s mission is to help regenerate biodiversity and reduce pesticides and heavy metals in the environment by combining the brilliance of Mother Nature with technology. Their BeeOmonitoring solution uses data obtained from bees to measure pollutants and the state of biodiversity — an...
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How Copilot is transforming customer service at Microsoft
JANUARY 16, 2024
In the world of customer service, being able to understand the customer's needs, resolve issues, and pass along critical information to other service agents are critical factors that companies must get right. Ric Todd, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Customer Service and Supp...
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Taking the car-buying experience to the max with AI​
JANUARY 02, 2024
When somebody is shopping for a car, they need real-world reviews and practical information about each make and model. But for retailers with tens of thousands of cars for sale at any given time, offering the right content for shoppers to make an informed decision is a continual challenge. ​
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Building a responsible AI to partner with humankind
DECEMBER 12, 2023
Since the beginning of Natasha Crampton’s career in law, she’s had an interest in the areas where law intersects with technology and its effects on society at large. And as technology has evolved, so has her focus. ​ ​Today Natasha is Microsoft’s Chief Responsible ...
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USA Surfing brings AI to the waves​
NOVEMBER 28, 2023
When we think of AI, it’s usually in the context of offices, call centers or manufacturing plants — but today USA Surfing is using AI to understand and analyze the performance of athletes in one of the world’s most unpredictable natural environments. ​​On the lates...
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How Nota is using AI to spring an oasis for our news deserts​
NOVEMBER 14, 2023
Local journalism has long been the lynchpin that connects people to their communities and to the nation at large. Those diverse local perspectives are critical for providing a sense of place and including everyone in the national dialogue. But across the U.S., journalism has become imperiled a...
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