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ai customer care: Generative AI making customer support conversations more human, leading to wider adoption

Remember the last time an inane bot directed you to “terms and conditions” while you frantically waited for a human voice to request a refund for your online order? Well, artificial intelligence-powered customer care is here to ease that pain according to a slew of conversational AI platforms such as Exotel, Freshworks, Gupshup, Corover.ai and Yellow.ai.While this transformative technology is applicable to multiple channels from websites to apps, social media as well as messaging platforms including Google’s RCS…

Hohm Energy to scale adoption of rooftop solar across South Africa, backed by $8M seed

In the face of South Africa’s worsening energy crisis, marked by increasingly severe power shortages, implementing daily electricity rationing has become imperative to avert the risk of a nationwide grid collapse. According to the state-owned power generator Eskom, the country witnesses a significant power deficit, surpassing 6,000 megawatts on occasion. This situation is similar in most African countries, thereby increasing the demand for solutions provided by clean tech startups across the continent. In the latest…

What the U.S. can learn from Norway when it comes to EV adoption

Norway boasts the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the world. Some 82% of new car sales were EVs in Norway in 2023, according to the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV). In comparison, 7.6% of new car sales were electric in the U.S. last year, according to Kelley Blue Book estimates. In the world's largest auto market, China, 24% of new car sales were EVs in 2023, according to the China Passenger Car Association. "Our goal is that all new cars by 2025 will be zero-emission vehicles," said Ragnhild Syrstad, the state…

ai adoption: Rackspace Technology aims to double revenue growth in India as AI adoption increases

Global cloud computing company, Rackspace Technology, is looking to double its revenue growth in India in the next two years as more local firms adopt artificial intelligence and the demand for private cloud booms in Asia’s third-biggest economy.The Texas-based company will also look to establish a data centre in the country in the next year or two for its private cloud services, its chief executive said, adding to the data centres it operates and manages at 34 locations worldwide.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value…

Married Couple Put Their Baby Up For Adoption Because They’re Not Fit For Parenting

ADVERTISEMENT The decision to have a baby can be loaded with romance but it also comes with a fair amount of uncertainty. On the one hand, there is the possibility of joy and new meaning in your life, but on the other, it requires you to sacrifice freedom and flexibility. This man and his spouse weren’t ready for it. He made a post on the subreddit ‘Parenting,’ describing how detached his wife was from her role of being a mom, and even though at first it sounded like nothing serious, the subsequent updates the man…

Woman Creates A Toy Adoption Company To Save Soft Toys From The Landfill

Ever since their invention, stuffed animals have been the best friends of children and adults all over the world. They offer comfort when the nights get dark and scary, help create imaginary worlds and take a big place in the heart of their owners. Sadly, many of them lay forgotten in dusty attics or worse, end up in a landfill. Charlotte Liebling noticed that many of these beautiful toys could bring joy to new owners with a little love and TLC and founded Loved Before Toy Adoption Agency, saving thousands of unwanted…

Microsoft launches Copilot internally to boost AI adoption by developers – Business Insider

Microsoft is launching Microsoft 365 Copilot tool for employees as it looks to get more developers to use artificial intelligence, Business Insider reported on Wednesday. The company has been running pilot tests to up the usage of AI tools among its community of developers and was planning a wider release of Microsoft 365 to its teams for the first time, the report said, citing an internal message. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The company's investment and partnership with…

Factors Driving AI Adoption by Healthcare Providers

AI Healthcare: A deep dive into the factors driving AI adoption among healthcare providers It is indisputable that artificial intelligence (AI) can completely change the healthcare industry. AI has the power to completely change every aspect of the medical field, from drug development to individualized therapy and illness diagnostics. The adoption of AI in healthcare provider organizations, particularly in hospitals and…

iOS 17 adoption isn’t as fast as iOS 16’s but iPadOS 17 is ahead of iPadOS 16

Apple has published some new adoption rate numbers for its mobile operating systems, and they reveal an interesting situation where the trajectories of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 compared to their predecessors are practically opposite. iOS 17 adoption is trailing iOS 16 adoption around the same time last year. The new version is already on 76% of iPhones introduced in the last four years. That's compared to 81% for iOS 16 at a similar point in time. Sure, the difference isn't huge but it's there - perhaps people don't…

EU’s AI Act passes last big hurdle on the way to adoption

The European Union’s AI Act, a risk-based plan for regulating applications of artificial intelligence, has passed what looks to be the final big hurdle standing in the way of adoption after Member State representatives today voted to confirm the final text of the draft law. The development follows the political agreement reached in December — clinched after marathon ‘final’ three-way talks between EU co-legislators which stretched over several days. After that, the work to turn agreed positions on scrappy negotiation…