Brooke Torres

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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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Topics: About

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

31 Interesting People Tweeting About Machine Learning and AI

Posted by Brooke Torres on Feb 19, 2016 9:15:00 AM


We’re big believers that artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to revolutionize the future of work. So much so that we’ve built an assistant to do busywork for knowledge workers.

Since it’s our job (and hobby) to be tapped into things happening in the field, we wanted to share with you some of the people we follow whose tweets about machine learning, AI and our industry we enjoy most. From professors, to entrepreneurs, to VCs, these accounts will help you keep on top of some of the coolest news—if we do say so ourselves.

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Topics: AI

How To Beat Your Competition At The Recruiting Game in 2016

Posted by Brooke Torres on Feb 3, 2016 9:11:00 AM


Below are three of our best tips for recruiting in 2016.  They come from an ebook we are releasing next week on 2016 recruiting trends. To create it, we reached out to people who have a very high close rate on the best candidates, and collected their secrets (kidding, they gave them willingly). Then we read every article on the internet to be sure we weren't missing any tips (only half kidding about that one). Today, we're sharing with you a preview of three crucial pieces of advice in there.

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Topics: Recruiting