Brooke Torres

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The Best Slack Apps for Your Business

Posted by Brooke Torres on Aug 30, 2016 11:21:00 AM


A problem facing every business team today is access to the right information. Companies have lots of data, but it’s stored all over, and finding it can be cumbersome. It might be stuck in a SaaS app that you have to log into and dig through. Or, it might be something one of your co-workers just knows, so you have to ask around until you find out. Lots of information is like that, and there’s no record for it.

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Topics: Conversational UIs

There's no word for what Talla does yet (but we'll say 'intelligent assistants' anyway)

Posted by Brooke Torres on Aug 25, 2016 10:22:00 AM


At Talla, we describe our solutions as intelligent assistants. We chose this term because it is a fairly accurate description of what our software does, but we concede it's not very evocative. Frankly, an intelligent assistant sounds like an overqualified secretary, much like social media sounds like a particularly chatty group of journalists.

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Topics: intelligent assistants

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Brooke Torres on Aug 5, 2016 11:22:00 AM


The White House recently requested information on the future of artificial intelligence. Since it's our job to think about these things, as builders of AI-powered assistants for businesses, our Chief Data Scientist and Co-founder, Byron Galbraith, was an awesome person to provide insights on the topics they're asking about. Below are his answers.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, future of ai, machine learning, NLP, white house, white house request for information

Help With the Talla Q&A Assistant

Posted by Brooke Torres on May 20, 2016 10:32:00 AM

The Talla Question & Answer Assistant is an internal company expert for teams on Slack. Every company has lots of frequently asked questions that are unique to them:

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Topics: NLP

32 Ways You Can Supercharge Your Productivity on Slack

Posted by Brooke Torres on Apr 15, 2016 10:55:00 AM
As the open-office of communication tools, Slack lets teams communicate in a non-clunky way, have better transparency, and plenty of other good stuff. Some users complain, that, like in an open office, things get a little loud.
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Topics: Conversational UIs

We're Hiring Summer Interns

Posted by Brooke Torres on Apr 1, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Update: All roles for the summer have been filled. Check back with us over the next few months for more opportunities, or email us at if you'd like to apply for a full time position. 


About Talla:

Our theory is this: over the next decade, every knowledge worker will have an artificially intelligent assistant that will automate much of their busywork. Powered by machine learning, our assistant, Talla, does just that for human resources, marketing, and office management.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Going to Change Recruiting and HR

Posted by Brooke Torres on Mar 16, 2016 11:10:00 AM


For most knowledge workers, a good part of the day is dominated by shallow work, rather than deep work. For a marketer, this might be pulling the same analytics reports to send to their boss each week—a necessary and ultimately informative, but monotonous job. The perfect job for an artificially intelligent assistant. But more on that later. The deep work (perfect for a human) would be acting on an opportunity in the analytics. Maybe that’s launching a new section of the blog, based on performance trends of similar posts.

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Topics: Recruiting

Secrets of Successful Employee Referral Programs

Posted by Brooke Torres on Mar 11, 2016 10:19:00 AM


Everyone in hiring and management is excited about referral programs right now—and especially since we've all heard that 85% of the workforce is open to hearing about other opportunities. But most companies aren’t where they want to be with how many people they bring in through their current employees. Below are three ways real recruiters and hiring managers are getting more out of their referral programs than the competition. If you want to get more insight, check out the rest of our free ebook below.

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Topics: Recruiting

How 5 Top Companies Think About Candidate Experience

Posted by Brooke Torres on Mar 9, 2016 10:16:00 AM


More than ever before, companies that provide a bad candidate experience are taking a hit with the size of their available talent pools.

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Topics: Recruiting

Free eBook: How to Revolutionize Your Hiring Strategy in 2016

Posted by Brooke Torres on Feb 22, 2016 10:10:00 AM


Since you’re reading this, we probably don’t need to convince you how important hiring the right people is for the success of your company. The right hire can mean incredible growth, can transform your culture, or turn things around when they aren’t exactly looking up. The wrong hire, we know, is a big cost to your company—impacting your customers, your investors, and your team's productivity and morale.

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Topics: Recruiting