Imagine a world in which machines interpret the emotional state of humans and adapt their behavior to give appropriate responses to those emotions.Well, artificial emotional intelligence, which is also known as emotion AI or affective computing, is already being used to develop systems and products that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects (with an “a,” not an “e”). In psychology, an “affect” is a term used to describe the experience of feeling or emotion.If you’ve seen “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, then you’ve seen the poster child for artificial emotional intelligence: L3-37.Lando Calrissian’s droid companion and navigator (voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) instigates a slave revolt to escape from Kessel, but is severely damaged during the diversion. Lando (played by Donald Glover) is also injured during the getaway.The “woke robot” demonstrates the ability to simulate empathy by … [Read more...] about What Is Artificial Emotional Intelligence & How Does Emotion AI Work?
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Last week, I reported about a Google update that touched down on Tuesday, February 7th. Well, it seems that update was fairly significant and more and more webmasters and SEOs are taking notice. The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is heavy into it and there are new threads popping up at the Black Hat World forums as well. Many have shared screen shots of their traffic or visibility drops with Google organic search as well. Here are two from Glenn Gabe: Well isn't that interesting? :) Big surge for that site based on the 2/7 update. With many others in that niche seeing big movement too. pic.twitter.com/VE3UsAZRGs— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) February 11, 2017 @basgr Here's another screenshot. Big surge... in a niche I know very well. :) pic.twitter.com/bqW0PZveuG— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) February 11, 2017 He told me has many others to share and will be working up a detailed blog post of his own on his blog in the upcoming days. Here are some more recent remarks in the forums: … [Read more...] about The Google Algorithm Update On February 7th Was Big
The third generation of Google’s “pure” Nexus-series phone goes on sale tomorrow, the Galaxy Nexus. Sporting the latest version of Android, is this the phone you’ve been waiting for? As always, maybe. There are nice things, there are bad things. Here’s my past month living with the phone. First Impressions I’ve had a Galaxy Nexus review unit since the middle of November, and I covered some initial thoughts about the phone in my earlier review, First Impressions: Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 Smartphone. In particular: Finally, a “pure” Android phone comes to Verizon’s awesome 4G network It’s big, but it feels good The camera gets better controls Despite having NFC, there’s no Google Wallet support Android 4.0 takes getting used to after Android 2.2 Button confusion! How do I go back? Where’s the search button? I’ll revisit some of these issues, but not all of them. My focus in this review is on how I’ve … [Read more...] about Real Life With The Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 Smartphone
I swear, it’s like watching the Titanic having run into that iceberg, as Bing and Yahoo try to figure out what to do with their sinking ships of search. Except that the Titanic was big, and Bing and Yahoo are like small — and they haven’t run into an iceberg. They’re being run over by the search supercarrier SS Google. “Did we just bump something,” yells Capt. Larry Page to his Googler crew. “No, full steam ahead!” yells back first mate Eric Schmidt. “There were some senators in the water, but I think I’ve handled them.” As for the wreckage of the SS Bing and SS Yahoo that Google also plowed through , that’s hardly troubling him. Google’s watertight. The Depressing World Of DC OK, enough with the ship metaphors. Later, fairly soon, I’ll do my own recap of how Google’s big day in Washington DC went, in terms of anti-trust challenges. Google does face some challenges there, primarily because the … [Read more...] about Pushing Deck Chairs Around Isn’t A Good Plan
Google now has its own version of the Yahoo “peanut butter” manifesto, where Google staff software engineer Steve Yegge wrote a “family intervention” memo about Google’s failure to build accessible platforms, leaving it vulnerable to the likes of Facebook. There are some harsh words about Google+, but the memo is broader than that. It offers an intriguing look inside Google, including being a place where engineers, as least, can send such strong declarations around the company without fear of retribution. Accidental Release Yegge didn’t intend for his post to be public. That was an accident, as he explains here. It was meant to be shared internally, and given that it does a call out to people like Larry Page and Sergey Brin, it was apparently intended for wide distribution within Google. As best I can tell, he addressed it to everyone in Google (there must be an internal Google+ circle that allows this). Yegge since deleted his post, saying: I … [Read more...] about The “Google Doesn’t Get Platforms” Family Intervention Memo
Enterprise SEO is all about mitigating risk. Slow and steady, fix what is broken, don’t let anyone do anything radical chasing the latest fads, don’t push the envelope into anything black or even grey and keep your IT department from inadvertently destroying your rankings. So what do you say when a large, branded site wants to go about changing a well-established domain? For the last 6 years or more, moving a website from one domain to another has been fairly straightforward and low risk endeavor. Set up a 301 redirect that maps all of your old URLs to your new ones and then sit back and wait 1-2 weeks while the search engines crawl all of your primary URLs and you were good to go. If you wanted to speed things along a little, you could also do a change of address in Webmaster Tools and submit critical pages through Fetch As Googlebot. Sure, Bing and Yahoo would take longer to update and, yes, it might take months for all of the pages in the supplemental index to finally … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Be Nuts To Worry About Changing Your Domain
I’m a big fan of the WWE (formerly WWF), and I’m not afraid to admit it – even though I probably lose all credibility when I admit to occasionally live-tweeting Monday Night Raw or a WWE pay-per-view, such as Summer Slam. The reason I mention the WWE is because awhile back, one of its most colorful characters had a famous quote that seems very analogous to the current state of SEO: “Just when you think you have all the answers, I CHANGE THE QUESTIONS!” – Rowdy Roddy Piper All we had to do was create content, build links, and make sure our site(s) had all the SEO basics implemented, and we got results. Those were the days, and now those days seem like a very distant memory. Google is on a roll this year. It’s almost easier to ask: What hasn’t Google done in 2012? This year, we’ve seen the recent over-optimization/webspam algo update (aka Penguin 1.0 & 1.1), the ongoing Panda updates (3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 & 3.6). On top of … [Read more...] about Just When You Think You Have All The Answers
“He’s dead, Jim.” Say it isn’t so, Bones McCoy! Say it isn’t so! It’s been shouted from the rooftops, from here to Moz and every blog in between, but I guess it isn’t official until the doctor says so: Link building is dead. Depending on how much you agree with that statement, you’re somewhere in the five stages of grief with the impending death of link building. They look something like this: Denial: “No. Those 15,000 one-way, exact-match anchor text links weren’t the cause of my ranking drop. Impossible.” Anger: “YOU JUST CAN’T SIT WITH US, GOOGLE!” Bargaining: “Ok, I’m sorry I yelled. I’ll disavow all the links. Just give me back my rankings, and I swear I won’t do it again. “ Depression: “This is it. My clients are going to kill me. I’m never going to work in SEO again. I’ll have to become an affiliate marketer.” Acceptance: “Fine. … [Read more...] about If Link Building Really Is Dead, What Do We Do Now?
If you’re visiting this article before or after sharing it on a social channel, then may I offer you a warm welcome to an increasingly exclusive club. For you are just one of the 41% of people who not only shared the article but actually read it too. In news that will embolden some, depress others and possibly surprise nobody, a new study by computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute reveals that 59% of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked. As the Washington Post put it this weekend in one of their best headlines ever – 6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says. Back in 2014, it was estimated that social media referral was responsible for 30% of total visits to websites. However according to the research published by HAL (yes, a group of computer scientists publish their research under the name HAL, what of it? Why are you terrified?) and using a dataset amounting to 2.8 … [Read more...] about Just because they’re sharing, it doesn’t mean they’re reading
PageRank. If you do SEO or are involved with Google or search, you’ll come across this topic at some point. You’ll also likely be confused by what exactly PageRank means. To solve that, here’s a guide to PageRank, designed for searchers and site owners alike. Google’s Definition: PageRank As Votes Let’s start with what Google says. In a nutshell, it considers links to be like votes. In addition, it considers that some votes are more important than others. PageRank is Google’s system of counting link votes and determining which pages are most important based on them. These scores are then used along with many other things to determine if a page will rank well in a search. Don’t like me speaking for Google? No worries. When Google talks about PageRank at its site, it often links to the Google Technology The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford … [Read more...] about What Is Google PageRank? A Guide For Searchers & Webmasters