AI for Economy, Energy, and Humanity: Can SuperIntelligence Save the Planet?

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Those concerned about the future of humanity often point to renewable energy or space exploration as areas of endeavor that will become increasingly important. The advances that are likely to come from artificial intelligence (AI), however, could help us achieve these goals as well as others yet unknown. We’ve already seen rapid improvements in the operation of computing devices within our own lifetimes, but they pale in comparison to what the future may bring. “Superintelligent” AIs could in fact hold the key to solving some of the greatest problems of our time: climate change, geopolitical strife, and inequality in all forms may be assessed and even eliminated with the assistance of a God-like computer mind. Continue reading

Welcome to Your Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality, long consigned to the category of things that sound cool but are impractical, is actually coming into its own now. Recent developments have made it a viable technology for use in gaming and the entertainment industry. As the devices on the market improve and become cheaper and easier to program for, we’ll start to see VR being used in a diverse range of industries and not purely for entertainment purposes. Continue reading

9 Free Tools To Find and Share The Best Content

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As a social media manager, it is essential to find fresh content on a daily basis in order to boost engagement with your audience. It is also important to be consistent with your posting, a task that becomes challenging when you have to manage multiple social media accounts at the same time. If you’re running around, trying to juggle all your accounts on the go, content discovery and curation tools are the answers to all your problems. They automate a lot of mundane processes, making it easier for you to manage your time and focus on more important tasks. Here are 9 such free tools: Continue reading

7 Must Use Tools For Social Media Managers

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More people are using social media websites as a tool to keep up with recent developments amongst their friends and areas of interest than ever before. Out of the 3 billion people using the internet, 74 percent of the adults have at least one social media account.  Although Facebook remains as the most popular website, 52 percent of internet-using adults have accounts on multiple social media websites.

The staggering growth of platforms like Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest has prompted businesses and brands, even large ones like the LA Kings, to use these services to promote themselves and to connect with a growing user base. Social media managers have the huge responsibility of maintaining and improving the online presence of businesses so that more customers would be able to engage with them.

The following seven tools streamline the process of managing social media accounts by providing many different types of services. Some of them assist in content curation while others help in analysing the response that your social media efforts have generated. Either way, using these tools would definitely help improve the effect of your online marketing strategy, and increase your online visibility.

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Self-Driving Cars: Do Not Pass Go

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The hottest technology in automotive circles today appears to be that of the self-driving vehicle, which – theoretically – will soon be capable of operating on roadways without any human intervention. Touted as the “next big thing” by a range of tech utopians, car industry insiders and software developers, these automobiles have the potential to change the way millions of ordinary people get around on a daily basis as well as increase the mobility of people who currently can’t drive at all. Search giant Google is one of the top names in this rapidly emerging space, but despite the massive hype currently surrounding these cars, there are some serious roadblocks that will most likely push their mainstream adaptation back a decade or more. Continue reading

How to Create Engaging Content for your Social Media Platforms

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For those using social media platforms for their businesses creating engaging content on a regular basis can be quite a challenge. It is not easy to do day after day, but can certainly be made simpler with some planning and a regular analysis of your content marketing efforts. Here are some simple steps to follow to create engaging content for your social media platforms. Continue reading

Kings of Social Media: How the Los Angeles Kings Director of Social Media is Revolutionizing Social Media Engagement

 

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Before the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs began in 2012, the LA Kings had around 70,000 followers. After two rounds, they almost doubled the number. By the end of the playoffs, the Kings had gained 87,358 new followers. While the Kings dominated the field, taking home the Cup for the first time in 45 years, their performance was only half the reason for the sudden 224% increase in Twitter fans.

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