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Sentient AI? Convincing you it’s human is just part of LaMDA’s job
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Sentient AI? Convincing you it’s human is just part of LaMDA’s job

As any great illusionist will tell you, the whole point of a staged illusion is to look utterly convincing, to make whatever is happening on stage seem so thoroughly real that the average audience member would have no way of figuring out how the illusion works. If this were not the case, it would not be an illusion and the illusionist would essentially be without a job. In this analogy, Google is the illusionist and its LaMDA chatbot – which made headlines a few weeks ago after a top engineer claimed the conversational AI had achieved sentience – is the illusion. That is to say, despite the surge of excitement and speculation on social media and in the media in general, and despite the engineer's claims, LaMDA is not sentient. How could AI sentience be proven? This is, of course, the mi...
Essential Legal Documents You Need for Your Small Business
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Essential Legal Documents You Need for Your Small Business

Entrepreneurs from Mississauga to Montreal put all of their effort and attention into growing a business, making it important to protect what has been built. If you don’t have the right standard legal documents for your business, you could be leaving yourself open for litigation that could cost you everything. As a business owner, you are an expert in your field but that doesn’t mean that you know how to protect yourself and your business from a legal standpoint. It’s crucial that you have the minimum of legal documents prepared for your company to make sure that you are protected from lawsuits. photo credit: Pixabay You can work with business lawyers in Mississauga, On, or print off some legal templates that are available online to protect your interests at a minimum. Let’s take a clo...
Contact Management vs. CRM: What are The Differences?
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Contact Management vs. CRM: What are The Differences?

Contact management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) are two terms that confuse many businesses and vendors. Numerous businesses use these terms interchangeably. This is because the boundary between CMS and CRM is quite blurred. But it is crucial for businesses to understand the real meaning and significance of these two phrases. This will help them choose the best system suited for their needs. photo credit: Nataliya Vaitkevich / Pexels Customer Relationship Management (CRM) A CRM, or Customer Relationship Management tool, is an all-embracing software solution used to manage relationships and interactions with partners, potential customers, and existing customers. CRM is a useful tool that can streamline the operations and functions of teams in different departm...
How to Save on Your Office Rent?
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How to Save on Your Office Rent?

Every business would like to reduce their expenses, including their office rent. To help you in this, we have some ideas to help you save on office rent. Implement these ideas and reduce your office rent. photo credit: Kindel Media / Pexels Ideas to Save on Office Rent 1. Review if you really need an office One of the first things to do is to review whether you need an office. You need an office if you have a large team of employees that need to work together. You need an office if you have customers regularly dropping by. If you don’t have these constraints, then you need not have an office. This will help you save the entire rent on the office. You can have a home office and work from home. If you have a small team, even they can work from home, and you can have virtual meetings. ...
7 Reliable News Websites
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7 Reliable News Websites

How do you choose reliable news websites? There are many, but these four are the most popular. Each of these media outlets claims to have trustworthy sources. But is there a limit to how much information you should trust? Read on to learn about the differences between these media outlets. Here are some helpful tips: Deca Press Deca Press is an American daily news website. Founded by James Moore the site has grown since its initial inception. The website is updated every day and contains insightful articles and analysis. It has grown to offer a live radio news stream. Reuters Reuters is the world's leading multimedia news agency. They publish in 16 languages and are viewed by billions of people every day. Founded by Paul Reuter in 1851, Reuters is headquartered i...
How to Optimize Your CRM for Winning More Customers
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How to Optimize Your CRM for Winning More Customers

A CRM, or Customer Relationship Management tool, is an all-embracing software solution used to manage relationships and interactions with partners, potential customers, and existing customers. CRM solutions like crm.com.au is a useful tool that can streamline the operations and functions of teams in different departments of an organization, like business development, marketing, or sales. All the important information required for the company, like client data, leads, sales opportunities, and marketing campaigns, can be stored and managed centrally with the help of CRM. Optimizing CRM adds enormous value to the business process. It will enable businesses to strengthen their client relationships, simplify processes, and improve sales and profits. There are several ways to optimize your ...
How to Buy an Existing Business » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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How to Buy an Existing Business » Succeed As Your Own Boss

So, you want to own your own business, but that doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch! When you buy an existing business, you can make your dream of business ownership come true AND enjoy the following benefits:  Reduced startup time Established brand Existing customers Better survival rate Easier to get financing In this article, I will walk you through how to buy an existing business in just 10 steps.  10 Steps to Buy an Existing Business Want to buy an existing business? These steps detail everything you should consider, from initial consideration to closing the deal. 1. Prepare Yourself Before you buy a business, make sure you are prepared. Assess your strengths and weaknesses, so you go into the purchase with a realistic assessment. Ask yourself questions like:  How much ...
Solo Traveler to Solo Entrepreneur
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Solo Traveler to Solo Entrepreneur

I became a solo traveler to a solo entrepreneur through my love for travel. I started traveling around 10 years ago and lived to explore the world. I was constantly trying to find packaged adventures that offered to explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the earth, but was unable to find anything. I became tired of the cookie cutter tour companies that only highlighted the touristy attractions and popular regions. Eventually, I gave up trying and decided to create my own trips. I figured if I was looking for adventures like this, then other travelers would too. photo credit: BornWild After 4 years of traveling solo, I combined my passion for travel and wild animal conservation and decided to start my own adventure travel company – BornWild. I began selling unique day trips for the fir...
Chicago News Websites
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Chicago News Websites

There are many Chicago news websites to choose from, so how do you decide which ones to trust? Here are a few suggestions: The Chicago Tribune, The Gloomberg News, The Sun-Times, The Journal Star, and the Pantagraph. All of these newspapers publish a wide range of local news, but none is particularly good. The Chicago Tribune has the best local coverage, so it's worth checking out their website. The Journal Star and the Pantagraph are a little better, but the former isn't worth checking out. Gloomberg News As far as journalists go, The Gloomberg News is one of the most trusted news sites. Their political unit has forged strong relationships with conservative political leaders. They have live radio news covergae on their site as well allowing for readers to get live breakin...
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SC to Sandigan: Embrace technology

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo challenged the Sandiganbayan to keep up with the times and embrace technology as he emphasized that the judiciary is gearing up not only for the pandemic, but also for the future. “We are making use of technological advancements to make sure that, regardless of the situation, the court can continue with its duty of dispensing justice to all, swiftly and efficiently,” Gesmundo said during his speech at the 44th anniversary of the Sandiganbayan, where he was the guest of honor. He served at the Sandiganbayan from 2005 to 2017 before he was appointed to the Supreme Court and became the 27th Chief Justice of the Philippines last year. In his speech, Gesmundo discussed the Strategic Plan for Judicial Innovations (SPJI) 2022-2027, a plan...