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Itineraries: A.I. May Book Your Next Trip (With a Human Assist)

9 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Virtual travel assistant services designed to understand conversational language are expected to change the way travel is planned.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Pet A Service Dog

Flynn the dog does a lot to help out his 17-year-old human, Hailey Ashmore: He can open and close doors, fetch her parents and, most importantly, alert her to oncoming seizures. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Humans rescue baby fox from drain while its worried mother watches nearby. It's all just too cute.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

Members of the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service recently rescued a baby fox that had fallen into a drain in Bexhill, England. The cub's mother anxiously watched from afar, probably mortified about everyone judging her parenting skills. Show More Summary

Will Facebook Messenger Chat Bots Replace Humans?

As a natural response to Facebook’s push to get more pages to use Messenger as a platform, brands are developing chat bots to handle customer service. How well is this working?

Christian conservatives want to regulate sex — and deny it to the poor

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sexual intimacy and pleasure are some of humanity’s most cherished experiences. The so-called “best things in life” include natural beauty, fine dining, the arts, thrilling adventures, creative pursuits and community service. But love and orgasms are among the few peak experiences that are equally...

Russia's National Guard Candidates Pass Tests Beyond Human Contrivance

Hundreds of potential National Guard recruits went through a hardcore string of tests to qualify for service in the recently established unit.

IN THE MAIL: From Michael Savage, Teddy and Me: Confessions of a Service Human. Plus, today onl…

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Service dog gets portrait in school yearbook next to his human

Taffy the service dog is for sure the best looking sophomore in America this year. A student at Northern Guilford High School in North Carolina discovered on picture day that he'd be pictured next to his diabetic alert dog, Taffy. SEE...Show More Summary

This Awesome Letter to Customer Service Got American Airlines to Waive a Change Fee

An American Airlines passenger successfully got the airline to waive a change fee when he offered the most human of pleas. The New Zealand man wrote a letter with his "own hand" and mailed it in, rather than sending an email. He included a doctor's note explaining he was advised not to fly to visit his niece in the US. Show More Summary

We Have A Bot For That: How Aldo, Frank + Oak Put The Shopper Experience In Context

In retail, technology-enabled services are humanizing automation by providing shoppers a framework not only of what is in style, but how to wear it. But nailing context also requires a conversation.

On the Brink—Providers Under Pressure

The collapse of New York’s largest nonprofit human services agency is an urgent reminder of the need for funding reform.

Duo is Google's attempt at the most human video chat service ever

Video chat needs to escape its current social limitations, and Duo is the first attempt. The act of communicating in real time through video hasn't really changed in nearly 20 years. Two devices with the same software initiate a connection,...Show More Summary

Dear Mr. President, Human Rights Should Never Be Mere Lip Service

President Obama visited Vietnam this week in hope of firming up his "rebalance to Asia" policy, which had faltered in recent years. It requires being friendly to dictatorial regimes in the region in order to shift their allegiances with...Show More Summary

Havas Chicago Taps GrubHub for New HR Head

Jennifer Marszalek is the new chief talent officer for Havas Worldwide Chicago, joining the agency from GrubHub where she ran human resources at the mobile and online food delivery service. The network's Chicago office has been on a new-business run recently, adding accounts like Moen, Ragu and Bertolli. Show More Summary

New partnership to deliver human services

Woden and Belconnen community services will form a partnership to deliver the remodelled Human Services Gateway from 1 July. The ACT government will provide $4.4 million over three years for the gateway, which links people with the services they need. The project is based at Nature Conservation House in Belconnen. Community services minister Yvette Berry (pictured left) [...]

Meet Pepper, the Robot Who's Coming to America as an In-Store Customer Service Rep

You know how exasperating it feels to call a company and get stuck in an automated voice program instead of being connected to a human being? Soon, you'll be able to experience that same level of irritation at malls across this great land, when Pepper the humanoid robot glides up beside you for a little digital customer service. Kidding, of course. Hopefully. read more

Why has Medicare Fraud Exploded Under Obama?

In the wake of a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General showing an astonishing 12 percent fraud rate for a key Medicare program, House lawmakers are taking a close look at why such fraud has exploded under President Obama. Show More Summary

Michigan Abortions Drop 1.7% as Pro-Life Groups Save Hundreds of Babies From Abortion

Abortions dropped in Michigan for the first time in three years in 2015 saving almost 500 unborn babies’ lives, according to the Right to Life of Michigan blog. This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released its 2015 abortion report, showing a 1.7 percent decrease in the number of abortions. In total, […]

Uber’s self-driving Ford Focus hybrids are cruising around the streets of Pittsburgh

Ride-hailing service Uber has begun testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, according to local media. It's the first step in the company's effort to reduce its reliance on human drivers.

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