Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Is it or is it not AI?

MIT Technology Review logoIn an industry jam-packed with jargon, few terms get abused and misused more than “AI.” If you’re like me, the use of “AI” in marketing-babble stops you dead in your tracks and causes you to mutter suspiciously, “What exactly is artificially intelligent about this product?” Now, at last, Karen Hao of the MIT Technology Review, has given us a clean, simple way to cut through the buzz words and understand if what we are talking about is truly “artificial intelligence.”

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Alexa Auto SDK – Now Available!

Amazon recently released a new SDK that will make it easier for developers to integrate their virtual assistant, Alexa, into vehicles. In keeping with Amazon’s goal of having Alexa available wherever needed (even outside the house), this latest tool is likely to make their customers happy when they’re able to ask their car to remind them what’s on their grocery list as they’re on the way to the store! Continue reading

Google’s Duplex AI Assistant: The Future is Here!

Google DuplexAt Google’s annual I/O developer conference a few days ago, Google presented their new AI system – Duplex – which can make phone calls and schedule appointments.

What makes this technology groundbreaking is that Duplex is able to have a very human-like conversation without the person it is speaking to suspect that they are talking to a machine. Continue reading

Tech Predictions for 2018

2017 has been a busy year for Technology. Dominating the news cycle since January have been ongoing stories and discussions about hacking (from elections to ad networks), cryptocurrencies, smart speakers, self-driving cars, and of course net neutrality. Here are some predictions of what the top Technology stories in 2018 might turn out to be… Continue reading

Coming Soon – More Open Source AI

The Linux Foundation recently announced a new open source AI project in collaboration with AT&T and Tech Mahindra. The Acumos Project is expected to launch in early 2018 and will “expedite innovation and deployment of AI applications, and make them available to everyone.” according to Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. Continue reading

API.AI rebrands to Dialogflow

A couple of months ago we reported on Google’s acquisition of our favorite natural language processing (NLP) platform – API.AI.

Well since then it seems that API.AI have gone from strength to strength in so many new areas, …so much so in fact that they have decided to rebrand in order to better describe their current more diverse platform which includes an analytics tools and 33 prebuilt agents

Enter ‘Dialogflow’

Full press release here