Every day for the last 20 days, between the hours of 11am and about 10pm, four of the world’s top poker players have been sitting in a Pittsburgh casino playing against a software robot called Libratus.
With only a few hours of the Brains vs Artifical Intelligence competition left, Libratus has won more than $1.5m worth of chips from the humans. It would take a miracle for the human players, Dong Kim, Jason Les, Jimmy Chou and Daniel McCauley – all specialists in no-limit Texas Hold’em, a two-player unlimited bid form of poker – to make a comeback.
Team communication service Slack today announced a new product designed to help its software scale to organizations with tens of thousands of employees. It’s called Slack Enterprise Grid, and it’s essentially a rethinking of the core app. It takes new features, critical design changes, and other alterations that make Slack easier to use and more efficient for corporations that are large and sprawling.
For those familiar with Slack, this new product doesn’t change much about how you use the app to communicate with your co-workers, get work done, and go about your day. For those in administrative roles, however, Slack Enterprise Grid is supposed to tackle how large companies are organized and how a myriad number of smaller teams are able to work together.
Chatbots are in at agencies, so this aspiring copywriter decided to create her own to help her land her dream job.
Elizabeth Nieves, a 26-year-old former account executive and digital producer, recently moved to Chicago and wanted to switch over to copywriting. But launching a career as an ad creative can be hard, and repeating herself over and over again during calls was getting exhausting. So she decided to create “HireEliBot,” a Facebook Messenger bot that essentially serves as her own personal advocate.
“I didn’t have previous copywriting experience or any contacts that could help me get my foot in the door, so I had to get innovative,” said Nieves. “I knew that if I came up with a great idea and executed it well, it would help me get noticed.”
Facebook said last summer that it was running out of places to show users ads in News Feed, its moneymaking machine, meaning it would need to sell ads elsewhere to keep growing. Facebook announced that it has found a new place: Inside Messenger, its standalone messaging app.
Facebook will soon show some users News Feed-style carousel ads inside Messenger as part of a new test. The ad units, which will let users swipe through cards from five different advertisers, will only be live to a small number of users in Australia and Thailand, according to Stan Chudnovsky, head of product for Messenger.