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If you search for a certain topic in Slack, there’s now a feature that’ll help you identify which one of your accessible coworkers seems to know the most about a topic. This can be really helpful for larger organizations where employees may be spread across the globe.

Slack’ll also soon be rolling out some other features that are accessible upon request, like identifying what employees are talking about, and it can even narrow it down by region.

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This AI application in Google Sheets, which now helps you more easily build pivot tables, is all the more interesting in light of the backlash to this Wall Street Journal article: “Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs.” The journalist who wrote that article then published this article in response: “Finance Pros Say You’ll Have to Pry Excel out of Their Cold, Dead Hands.”

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Enterprise companies may want to use AI advances in their business solutions, but government regulations may not let them, and for good cause. Sometimes AI developers have no idea how their creation came up with its conclusion, and so they can’t answer regulators questions of “why.” This AI, however, is working to reverse engineer the black box to understand what it’s doing.

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Some doctors are asking their patients to fill out an Alzheimer’s survey before coming in for care. This helps the doctor come to a faster diagnosis, when merited, and spend more time explaining what those conclusions mean. This group of students is using machine-learning to fine-tune the survey by finding which questions lead to more accurate diagnoses.

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It’s a lot easier to get a response to your cold email when you can find a way to personally connect with the person you’re emailing. Now, with this AI, you won’t have to stray from your page to gather details about the person or companies you’re emailing. Just glance at your sidebar.

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