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Alexa voice-activated access to AI in the cloud now boasts 9,000+ skills

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor A design goal for the Alexa voice control system developed by Amazon was to have the device perform...

Amazon Beefs Up AI in Alexa, and Gets Charged by EU With Unfair Practices 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  AI took center stage in recently-announced updates to the Alexa virtual voice assistant, and in the charges this...

How You Speak To Siri & Alexa Matters More Than You Think

"Alexa, what are you wearing?" "Alexa, how much do you weigh?" Alexa — Amazon's freestanding virtual assistant — doesn't wear or own any clothes, she can't...

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...

Top takeaways from AI World, as seen by Appen

A team from Appen, a global leader in speech and search technology services, recently attended the inaugural AI World Conference & Expo in San Francisco, where...

I built a Facebook chatbot, but it was awful at chatting

Check out AI World's Bot Workshop Chatbots are supposed to help businesses stay in touch with customers. But can they help people stay in touch...

Deep Learning Catches On in New Industries, from Fashion to Finance

The machine-learning technique known as deep learning, which has shown impressive results in voice and image recognition, is finding new applications. A machine-learning technique that...

Microsoft’s New Magic Wand Holds Great Promise For The Future Of Functional Conversations: Chattier...

Microsoft has a new magic wand in its pocket, as its latest deal involves the acquisition of Wand Labs. The terms of the deal remain...

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...

Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces

Facebook today acquired Wit.ai, a Y Combinator startup founded 18 months ago to create an API for building voice-activated interfaces. Wit.ai already has 6,000...




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