In 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.”
Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence
Samsung has a new NYC AI Center
Samsung Electronics has opened a new artificial intelligence research center in our neighborhood!
According to their press release, their new Chelsea location (located at 123 West 18th St) will specialize in robotics research. Continue reading
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!
At 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
The new Gmail
Google announced a major overhaul of its Gmail application. The new features can be grouped broadly into security, artificial intelligence, new tools and user interface. This is a quick first look.
CES 2018 Redux – Top Five Innovations
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for a rundown of some of the top five innovations spotted at CES 2018. LG and Samsung continued their battle for the living room through new television innovations. Seagate and Razer provided portable productivity with SSDs and ultraportable laptop innovations. 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
Full press release here
New AI Competition!
This past week, Microsoft Ventures announced a new AI Competition for startups in partnership with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel. There will be three regional competitions across the globe and prizes range from Office 365 licenses to $1,000,00 in funding.
Find the official rules and more information at the Microsoft Ventures site here: https://microsoftventures.com/innovateai/