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Why Microsoft wants to help developers build bots

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is pushing developers to create virtual assistants and intelligent chatbots to help users do everything from managing their calendars to booking hotel reservations.

To that end, Microsoft has published a new Bot Framework, which makes it easier to build chatbots using either C# or Node.js. Working with the tools isn’t so easy that anyone could do it, but they can help reduce some of the difficulties of conversing with a computer.

It was one of the main announcements from Nadella’s keynote address at Microsoft’s Build developer conference Wednesday. 

In a session following the keynote, Microsoft Senior Research Development Engineer Dan Driscoll revealed an interesting point in favor of creating intelligent bots as an interface for a service: The bots let developers meet users where they are without having to worry about what platform those people are on.

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14 free online personality tests that’ll help point you in the right direction

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There’s something wonderful about personality tests — the idea that you can put yourself into a category (or categories), just like that, is so relieving and self-satisfying. I’m an introvert and an extrovert! I’m sensitive but strong-minded! This one told me I’m destined to marry rich! (Alright, that’s my horoscope.)

But it really is a cool concept, and while we can understand that these quizzes will not be completely accurate, a lot of them do provide us with some insight into who we are, how we act, what our potential is, and where our ambition might take us. The more you know and understand about yourself, the more likely you are to find a career path you’ll love. Read more…

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GE’s Linda Boff: Content Created to Help Is What Sells

GE's Linda Boff: Content Created to Help Is What Sells

(Ed. note: Just this week, General Electric Co. promoted Linda Boff from executive director of global brand marketing to chief marketing officer. Its goal: to position itself as a digital industrial company. In an interview with CMSWire late last year, Boff said she’s committed to making the GE brand “relevant, contemporary and accessible,” largely by connecting with its customer. “No one remembers product specs and features. But a great story well told hits home,” she said. Learn more about GE’s new CMO in this exclusive interview with Bill Sobel, originally published in December 2014.) Linda Boff is a digital explorer, Mad Men enthusiast and modern art lover. She’s also executive director of global brand marketing at Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric, where she’s responsible for GE’s global advertising and digital marketing along with the company’s brand and design strategy.

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Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine

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Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
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