Record Black Friday Sales: 14% Growth To $7.2B In Digital Revenue

  • “Thanksgiving sales were up as well, passing $4.4 billion.
  • 2019 Black Friday saw $7.2 billion in digital sales in the U.S. alone. That’s up 14% over last year.
  • Mobile accounted for almost half of all e-commerce on Thanksgiving Day itself, and on Black Friday mobile surpassed the 50% mark.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/11/30/record-black-friday-sales-14-growth-to-72b-in-digital-revenue/#39ae720b6aff

The Differences Between AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning & NLP

  • “Artificial intelligence is a technology or computer system designed to function in a way that simulates how the human brain thinks.
  • Machine learning is a subset of AI which involves ‘training’ machines to ‘learn’ from sets of data, enabling them to draw insights and make predictive decisions. It automates tasks and finds patterns or anomalies, learns from them and creates new rules for next time.
  • Deep learning is currently the most advanced subset of machine learning, and thereby a subset of AI, which intends to bring machines as close as possible to human levels of thinking. According to MIT Technology Review, “The software learns, in a very real sense, to recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, and other data” by creating an artificial neural network.
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an element of deep learning that involves translating text or human ways of speaking so that a computer is able to categorize and make sense of it.”

https://towardsdatascience.com/the-differences-between-ai-deep-learning-machine-learning-nlp-caac2dfafbd

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Top 6 AI Posts of 2019

Here’s a quick summary of our top 6 most impactful posts in 2019.

Udacity launches nontechnical AI product manager nanodegree

Udacity launches nontechnical AI product manager nanodegree


An executive’s guide to AI – McKinsey

An executive’s guide to AI – McKinsey


Become an AI Company in 90 Days

Become an AI Company in 90 Days


“AI For Everyone”: Course Review & Key Takeaways

https://towardsdatascience.com/ai-for-everyone-course-review-key-takeaways-177be96330fe


The 7 steps of machine learning

The 7 steps of machine learning


2019 AI eCommerce Spotlight Awards

2019 AI eCommerce Spotlight Awards