Sunday, September 20, 2020

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...

Artificial intelligence and language

The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time. We’re all familiar with HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, C-3PO from Star Wars and, more recently, Samantha from Her. In written fiction, AI characters show...

SugarCRM acquires Contastic: Natural Language-based Predictive Sales Tools

Following its acquisition of Stitch last year, SugarCRM — a CRM and open source competitor to Salesforce — has picked up another startup to enhance the arsenal of intelligent sales tools that it provides to its customers. The...

Deep Feelings On Deep Learning

So I want to build Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI), and I already wrote about a possible application to treat mental health problems. Even the big guns like Apple Inc. are trying to build AEI...

To Make AI More Human, Teach It to Chitchat

The secret to making an artificial intelligence more convincing? Program it to kibbitz. Tom was discussing the film star Tang Wei with a chatbot named XiaoIce, and the bot was excited: “A goddess! She stole my...

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...

Got data? This free tool will generate a story to tell you what it...

Charts and graphs may be some of the most commonly used tools for bringing data sets to life, but Narrative Science wants you to consider another one: stories. The company already helps enterprises put data-driven...

Teaching Robots the Most Powerful Word in the English Language

We're bearing witness to an interesting time in technological development: the rise of robot servants. They'll soon be in our cars (if they haven't been uploaded to your vehicle already) and delivering our Amazon...
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Amazon and Founders’ Co-op back new Seattle startup KITT.AI, born in Paul Allen’s AI2...

A new Seattle-based artificial intelligence startup called KITT.AI, incubated inside Paul Allen’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), has landed funding from Founders’ Co-op and Amazon’s Alexa Fund — preparing to launch a platform that will let developers...

How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy, 1961 When it comes to political speeches, great ones are few and far between. But ordinary...




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