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Key trends in the evolution of intelligent assistance

Posted in Online on 29th Apr, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Personal assistants and software bots have enjoyed significant buzz in recent months. New assistants are launched every week.
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Google looks to the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

Posted in Online on 29th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning.
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+27

Alphabet's crazy moonshots are growing revenues faster than losses

Posted in Online on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited the development of machine learning and AI as one of the key factors driving the growth.
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+22

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.
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+35

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service

Posted in Online on 16th Apr, 2016 07:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.
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+27

Google is about to supercharge its Tensorflow open source AI

Posted in Online on 15th Apr, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
TensorFlow was among the 6 open source projects that received the most attention from developers in all of 2015, even though it was only released in November.
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+10

Three trends that are driving the chatbot revolution

Posted in Online on 14th Apr, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Three intersecting trends help us understand why the the chatter around chatbots is everywhere.
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+23

The Rise of the Chat Bots

Posted in Online on 12th Apr, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots communicate with people in natural language. They are becoming popular and the companies that develop the software behind them are attracting serious venture capital.
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+25

The Curtains Will Peel Back on Viv Next Month

Posted in Online on 10th Apr, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Viv expands on the work of Siri with a powerful conversational interface that can be used for much more than finding out the weather forecast, or launching an app.
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+25

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Online on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.
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+53

In Contrast to Tay, Microsoft's Chinese Chatbot, Xiaolce, Is Actually Pleasant

Posted in Online on 28th Mar, 2016 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Trolls turned Tay into a monster in less than a day, but China's Xiaolce is a therapeutic A.I.
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+22

Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Online on 25th Mar, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.
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+21

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

Posted in Online on 24th Mar, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.
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+34

What to expect from virtual reality in 2016

Posted in Online on 20th Mar, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We are past the 'if' phase of VR and on to the 'when.'
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+23

Facebook is donating servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Posted in Online on 14th Mar, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The big tech companies investing in AI research, as studies suggest that the impact of AI over the next decades will be enormous.
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+43

'Moon Shot': Google teams with J.J. Abrams and XPrize for space documentary series

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
"Moonshot" has in recent years become synonymous with any big, ambitious, slightly crazy idea to change the world.
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