Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Voice: The Next Computing Empire

This article is the first in a two-part series aimed at exploring the rapidly developing state of voice computing from the investor's perspective. In Part I, I discuss why it's now increasingly clear that...

Woebot is the World’s First Mental Health Chatbot

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across more than 130 countries, Woebot is undoubtedly a busy therapeutic chatbot. The good news is that Woebot recently secured $8 million to gain access to mental...

Retail is Applying AI in Four Main Areas – Data Remains a Challenge

If you’ve been paying attention to the application of artificial intelligence in retail, you may feel like the buzz around the topic has gone from zero to “arrived” in less than a year. In...

Want Siri or Alexa To Tell You A Joke? It’s No Laughing Matter

Learning a new language is a difficult feat. Not only does it require memorizing new words and understanding proper pronunciation, but the student must also deal with all manner of colloquiums, catchphrases, and slang....

Machine Learning is improving business work processes in 8 ways

Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation. Corporate investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to...

Rise of the robowriters: How AI could crush the spreadsheet

While a novel can be a page-turner or a film can keep you on the edge of your seat, a spreadsheet rarely captures attention in the same way. It takes a human to pluck interesting...

API.AI Launches Multi-Messaging Platform

API.AI, the Conversational User Experience Platform™ for bots, apps, services and devices, announced the release of its multi-messaging platform for chatbot services across Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, Twilio, Kik, Line, and Cisco Spark and Tropo. Companies...

Platforms that make your bots language-intelligent

Natural language is a fundamental element of bot technologies. As a result, there has been a direct correlation between the evolution of bot platforms and natural language processing platforms. While the evolution of bot...

What do we really want out of our bots?

The discussion around robots has only increased in the past few years — especially when things like IBM Watson and Siri are well-known topics for everyday conversation. But beyond the physical capabilities of robots, the bigger...

Can Alexa Lie?

A recent tabloid piece featuring a video of a woman asking Alexa if it was connected to the CIA. At the time, the Echo Dot she was speaking to did not respond to the...






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