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  • 10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Sales

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Sales teams adopting AI are seeing an increase in leads and appointments of more than 50%, cost reductions of 40%–60%, and call time reductions of 60%–70% according to the Harvard Business Review article Why Salespeople Need to Develop Machine Intelligence.

62% of highest performing salespeople predict guided selling adoption will accelerate based on its ability rank potential opportunities by value and suggest next steps according to Salesforces’ latest State of Sales research study.

  • Habana Enters Machine-Learning Derby with Goya Platform

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Habana Labs has emerged onto the machine-learning (ML) stage with its Goya HL-1000 processor (Fig. 1). The x16 PCI Express Gen 4 board has a 200-W TDP and comes with 16 GB of DDR4 ECC DRAM. It’s aimed at ML inference chores with a forthcoming Gaudi processor targeting ML training. In the meantime, Goya can take advantage of trained deep-neural-network (DNN) models to handle inference.

  • Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence In Business: Year In Review, 2018

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Much has happened in artificial intelligence (AI) this year. From NVIDIA NVDA +4.75%, Intel INTC +5.99% and a host of startups announcing new chips focused on both training and run time inference, to announcements of a wide variety of new algorithms, much of the news has been focused on research and academia. The challenge is to notice what is happening with AI and machine learning (ML) that business can look to for short term adoption to aid in performance.

The technologies and techniques of AI and ML are still so new that the main adopters of the techniques are the large software companies able to hire and to invest in the necessary expertise. Those companies come into focus by looking at two pairs of companies which show the two angles of attack.

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