Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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...

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...




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