Monday, September 27, 2021

Google, Baidu and the race speech recognition

Speech recognition technology has been around for more than half a decade, though the early uses of speech recognition — like voice dialing or desktop dictation — certainly don’t seem as sexy as today’s burgeoning virtual agents...

9 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away

As the AI era continues to unfold, the idea of a future driven by artificial intelligence can evoke mixed emotions. Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates referred to AI as the "holy grail"  in computer...

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies...

What will it take to make AI sound human?

Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" may seem like insignificant parts of human conversation, but they're critical to improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence. So argues Alan Black, a professor in the Language...

English financial tech company builds AI app that creates virtual accountant

A North-East fintech company is using artificial intelligence (AI) and speech recognition software to allow users to discuss their financial accounts with their phone. Darlington-based MyFirmsApp creates custom app platforms for accountants and has recently...

AI Influencing Emerging Education Tech Companies

AI technology is being incorporated in solutions offered by some of the 11 startups or newcomers to education chosen from a field of more than 40 companies as “emerging partners” by the State Educational...

Microsoft exec apologizes for Tay chatbot’s racist tweets

Peter Lee, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s research and development wing, today apologized for the behavior of Tay, the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot the company unveiled earlier this week and soon thereafter took offline. “We are...

Natural Language Generation is Humanizing Analytics for the Masses

We are witnessing a fascinating change happening in analytics and across all industries. Novel immersive user experiences are just beginning to emerge that leverage artificial intelligence and human language. Natural Language Generation (NLG) is...

Google’s AI Team Gave Us the Lowdown on Their Machine Learning Research

It’s easy to make the case that Google is at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Their Neural Turing Machine can essentially program itself, and they’ve acquired DeepMind Technologies, a lab that has repeatedly made...

Microsoft: 2016 Will Be The Year Of AI

Microsoft recently asked 16 members of its technology and research organization to predict the big trends of 2016. There are some outliers—a researcher here who is really excited about styluses, a researcher there who likes depth-field...




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