Sunday, September 20, 2020

Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative

By Microsoft's own admission, Conditional Action Programmer is the "worst name ever." Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Kin, and PlaysForSure, you may step down now. The app automation service, which can be reduced to the more appealing abbreviation CAP,...

How Bots Will Replace Apps

check out AI World's Bots Workshop We’re at the cusp of a sharp rise in devices that have no screen but do have conversational voice controls, such as the Amazon Echo. Smart home and Internet-of-things...

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...

Facebook to Scan 10,000 Posts a Second in 20 Languages

While Facebook has lot of noise around using artificial intelligence to better sort photos and videos, text is still a huge part of the Facebook experience. Today, we got a look behind the scenes on how AI...

Facebook’s new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write

If Facebook knows what your status update is about, it can show it to people who care about that topic. If it understands the difference between “I just got out of the taxi” and...

800M Facebook users see automatic language translations each month

Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate across 40 languages in 1,800 directions, like French to...

Google’s new natural language tool: Parsey McParseface

Google has changed the way developers build applications that understand human language -- and in the finest tradition of the Internet, has named the result after Boaty McBoatface. The company announced a new SyntaxNet open-source...

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...

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...

Microsoft’s Bold Vision Of Pervasive Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's keynote for its Build 2016 developer conference contained a new vision for personal computing. Microsoft foresees natural language conversations becoming the primary user interface. To achieve this, Microsoft is putting an unprecedented array of artificial...




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