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How AI and ML Support Cognitive Collaboration

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are becoming catch-all terms that cover a wide swath of computing capacity and potential, and they are sometimes incorrectly used as labels to describe other technological advances such as graphics processing unit (GPU) power.
  • For the purposes of this piece, I will be applying the terminology and abilities of AI and ML to solve specific collaboration-related scenarios.
  • This is achieved primarily by learning from trained data models that are then used in conjunction with an algorithm to make predictions.
  • Supervised learning generally starts with a large data set from which an algorithm is used to generate a prediction model (often called a trained model).
  • The concept of Cognitive Collaboration brings powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning to your collaborative experience to help foster relationships, enhance customer interactions, and build high-performance teams across boundaries.

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How AI and ML Support Cognitive Collaboration

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are becoming catch-all terms that cover a wide swath of computing capacity and potential, and they are sometimes incorrectly used as labels to describe other technological advances such as graphics processing unit (GPU) power.
  • For the purposes of this piece, I will be applying the terminology and abilities of AI and ML to solve specific collaboration-related scenarios.
  • This is achieved primarily by learning from trained data models that are then used in conjunction with an algorithm to make predictions.
  • Supervised learning generally starts with a large data set from which an algorithm is used to generate a prediction model (often called a trained model).
  • The concept of Cognitive Collaboration brings powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning to your collaborative experience to help foster relationships, enhance customer interactions, and build high-performance teams across boundaries.

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Exclusive: After White House meeting, Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump in Ukraine

  • New York (CNN) - Among the many guests who had their pictures taken with President Donald Trump at the White House's annual Hanukkah party last year were two Soviet-born businessmen from Florida, Lev Parnas and Igor  Fruman.
  • Word of the encounter in the White House last December, which has not been previously reported, is further indication that Trump knew Parnas and Fruman, despite Trump publicly stating that he did not on the day after the two men were arrested at Dulles International Airport last month.
  • The two sources who Parnas confided in about the Hanukkah meeting at the White House tell CNN that they were often with Parnas over the past eighteen months, and that he "worshipped" the President.
  • Last December, the day before the Hannukah meeting at the White House, Giuliani brought Parnas as his guest to the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush.

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Google cancels weekly TGIF meetings

  • Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started TGIFs in 1999 as a forum where employees could regularly express concerns and discuss topics open and freely with management.
  • At that time, the company was small enough to fit in a meeting room, but the all-hands continued to grow as the employee base grew — until recently, that is.
  • In recent months, employees have leaked meeting notes to the media, which have shown growing tension between executives and workers.
  • In his note, Pichai alluded to recent leaks that employees have given to media.
  • Pichai's note also stated that only 25% of Google employees watch TGIF any given week, compared to 80% a decade ago.
  • The note stated that Google's TGIF team will set up "small group discussions" for feedback on the changes.

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Google is scaling back its weekly all-hands meetings after leaks, CEO tells staff

  • He writes that employees “come to TGIF with different expectations,” with some looking to hear about “product launches and business strategies” and others looking for “answers on other topics.” Only about 25 percent of the company watches the meeting each week, Pichai says.
  • While the note doesn’t mention any leaks specifically, the company has been roiled by employee activism in recent years, as workers have protested issues like Google’s work with the Pentagon and plans for a censored Chinese search engine.
  • Last year, the far-right publication Breitbart also published a leaked video of the first TGIF meeting after the 2016 presidential election, showing some Googlers coming to terms with the idea of a Trump presidency.
  • I know this is new information to many of you, and it has affected our ability to use TGIF as a forum for candid conversations on important topics.

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Pointless work meetings 'really a form of therapy'

  • Professor Patrik Hall says they are becoming increasingly frequent - as more managerial and "strategy" jobs generate more meetings.
  • Prof Hall has investigated an apparent contradiction in how people can have a low opinion of work meetings, yet their numbers keep increasing.
  • Many of these people can spend half of their working hours in meetings, he says.
  • Prof Hall says as a result, meetings can become "maligned somewhat unnecessarily".
  • Many regular, internal meetings might seem entirely "pointless" to those taking part, says Prof Hall.
  • But he says the real purpose of such meetings might be to assert the authority of an organisation, so that employees are reminded that they are part of it.
  • Prof Hall suggests booking rooms for shorter periods, as he says meetings will expand to fill whatever time is given to them.

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Hillary Clinton reportedly paid a secret visit to Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage, and she even got to cuddle with baby Archie

  • Hillary Clinton had a secret meeting with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their Frogmore Cottage home on Tuesday, the Mail Online reports.
  • It was the Duchess of Sussex who reached out to the former First Lady and asked her to visit the family in Windsor, according to English.
  • Markle wrote a letter to Clinton when she was just 11 years old asking her to help amend a sexist advertisement for dishwater soap — something that sparked her activism for gender equality.
  • Clinton, meanwhile, praised Markle for "representing the US in the UK" with the release of her charity clothing line earlier this year.
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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings - Business Insider

  • Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate workers less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures, sources told Business Insider.
  • The layoffs impacted workers at Sears' headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, as well as the company's offices in San Francisco.
  • At the company's San Francisco office, about two dozen employees were called into a room on Wednesday, where representatives announced that they would all lose their jobs, according to someone who attended the meeting and requested anonymity.
  • Sears' parent company, Transformco, which also owns Kmart stores, confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Business Insider.
  • The new round of layoffs comes after the company announced last week that it plans to close 96 more Sears and Kmart stores by February.
  • Following that round of closures, the company will have about 180 Sears and Kmart stores remaining in operation.

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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings - Business Insider

  • Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate workers less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures, sources told Business Insider.
  • The layoffs impacted workers at Sears' headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, as well as the company's offices in San Francisco.
  • At the company's San Francisco office, about two dozen employees were called into a room on Wednesday, where representatives announced that they would all lose their jobs, according to someone who attended the meeting and requested anonymity.
  • Sears' parent company, Transformco, which also owns Kmart stores, confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Business Insider.
  • The new round of layoffs comes after the company announced last week that it plans to close 96 more Sears and Kmart stores by February.
  • Following that round of closures, the company will have about 180 Sears and Kmart stores remaining in operation.

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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings

  • Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate workers less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures, sources told Business Insider.
  • The layoffs impacted workers at Sears' headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, as well as the company's offices in San Francisco.
  • At the company's San Francisco office, about two dozen employees were called into a room on Wednesday, where representatives announced that they would all lose their jobs, according to someone who attended the meeting and requested anonymity.
  • Sears' parent company, Transformco, which also owns Kmart stores, confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Business Insider.
  • The new round of layoffs comes after the company announced last week that it plans to close 96 more Sears and Kmart stores by February.
  • Following that round of closures, the company will have about 180 Sears and Kmart stores remaining in operation.

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