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Ikea: What do shoppers want in artificial intelligence?

Ikea recently launched a survey to gauge how consumers feel about artificial intelligence, and what they are looking for in AI and virtual assistant capabilities, a move which may be a precursor to the...

CTO Corner: Artificial Intelligence Use in Financial Services

AI Trends editor note: Published last April, this CTO Corner does a nice job of explorin both the potential for AI to transform the financial services industry and challenges it presents.  Other financial services...

AI Engaged in Battle To Help Identify Fake News

Fake news is fueled in part by advances in technology — from bots that automatically fabricate headlines and entire stories to computer software that synthesizes Donald Trump’s voice and makes him read tweets to a new video editing...

A virtual assistant that sets up meetings so you don’t have to

If one of Jonathan Hall’s students at U of T wants to see him outside class, they can make an appointment with his personal assistant, Amy Ingram. She is unfailingly polite and always responds quickly...

Cisco Systems’ Latest Attempt to Snatch the $17 Billion Analytics Market

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) knows that the hardware technology world is quickly shifting to software and analytics. But it also knows that it can (possibly better than anyone else) sell new server hardware to be paired with superior software...

The New Eyes of Surveillance: AI & Humanizing Technology

Typically when we hear the term “Artificial Intelligence,” images of aliens, spaceships landing on Earth and Will Smith come to mind. While not exactly the extraterrestrial scene we may envision, Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is...

News Discovery App, SmartNews Nabs Another $38M

As large platforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started in Japan has landed a new round of funding to raise its own game. SmartNews — a news aggregation app...

Adobe Harnessing AI to Help Organize Your Photos

Imagine you are the designer for an advertising campaign for a furniture store. That campaign will run on desktops, and in email newsletters, but it will also need to live on tablets and phones....

8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics

Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky,...

Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test

When I asked Alexa earlier this week who was playing in the Super Bowl, she responded, somewhat monotonously, “Super Bowl 49’s winner is New England Patriots.” “Come on, that’s last year’s Super Bowl,” I said....

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