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Working closely with both Machine Intelligence researchers and Gmail engineers, Anjuli Kannan elaborated and experimented with the sequence-to-sequence research ideas. The result is the industrial strength neural network that runs at the core of the Google Smart Reply feature.
Amy isn’t a real person but a software agent that exists somewhere in the cloud & communicates with your contacts and e-mail, helping set up meetings and appointments. The software is being developed by x.ai, which hopes to create something that seems virtually indistinguishable from a real human.
Have you ever doubt that Artificial Intelligence would become truly vital in the near future? As per Tractica, revenues in this domain are expected to grow from $643.7M to $36.8B. This massive growth means that slowly and surely an AI component will integrate each of the product we use.
You’ve probably seen lots of robots here on TechCrunch. You’ve seen Atlas, the robot that can walk just like a human. You’ve seen Small Dog, the quadruped bot that can scale hills and climb stairs. But have you ever seen a robot that just makes you say “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwww”? Meet Mira — an adorable little mini-bot built by Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez with the help of Aaron Nathan
My Driving Partner is a new type of driving aid developed by Renault in collaboration with CloudMade, an innovative start-up offering complete solutions for connected, self-learning vehicles. The technology is designed to learn the individual driving habits and to follow up with customized advice to promote driving that is smoother and more relaxing.
In our last post, we presented semantic classification as a force for organization. By classifying both search keywords and ecommerce products to a shared taxonomy of concepts, businesses can improve the shopping experience by matching searches to results, regardless of ambiguities in word choice on either side of the equation.
Voice recognition technology promises to make our lives easier, letting us control everything from our phones to cars to home appliances. Just talk to our tech, and it works. As the tech becomes more advanced, there's another issue that's not as obvious as a failure to process simple requests: Voice recognition technology doesn't recognize women's voices as well as men's.
Businesses spend a lot of time and resources on creating a strong Knowledge Base and FAQ section in there database. Inbenta incorporates that information into a chatbot, so customers can ask a question in the chat and find the information they need. You don't need to have your developers work for months to make matching tags or write answers to questions. Inbenta does all of that for you.
Ross can understand your questions, and respond with a hypothesis backed by references and citations. It improves on legal research by providing you with only the most highly relevant answers rather than thousands of results you would need to sift through. Additionally, it is constantly monitoring current litigation so that it can notify you about recent court decisions that may affect your case
Mezi, the leading chatbot shopping app empowered by human experts, announced at MobileBeat the launch of the most advanced AI-powered travel bots for its mobile shopping app and SMS users. The Mezi experience goes beyond booking flights and hotels, and instead embodies the role of a full-service concierge that can plan, book, and track all of your reservations from a single messaging interface.
"From the most basic street and traffic signals to robots performing surgeries - artificial intelligence has penetrated almost every aspect of our daily lives. But, AI technology is not designed to replace doctors but to amplify their proficiency, intuition and the knowledge, said Pawan Gupta, co-founder of Curofy.
I still remember the moment when I first unboxed the Echo and started playing around with several of its features; I was totally amazed by the experience. The second day I began looking at the development documents and the more I read the more excited I got, it became clear to me that Alexa, Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) are the future.
Our research at the iVizLab is centred on the development of autonomous, anthropomorphic virtual characters. In other words, 3D representations of humans, that behave autonomously and show behaviour that is plausibly human. On the one hand we develop these characters for the application in computer games, caregiving, training and many other domains where humans interact with each other. On the
About a year ago I left Google to join Slack, and I hit the ground running. The team I joined was really excited about the platform we were planning to launch and things were super hectic. We were working with partners to implement bots, deliberating if developers will understand and buy into the concept of bots, and speaking at events to introduce this notion of the conversational office.
With 60% of families being dual working today, it can be a struggle to spend a satisfying amount of time with your kids. In a time when we’re creating self driving cars, experiencing augmented reality, and pioneering to Mars, parenting - a job most adults will take on at some point in their lives - is still incredibly difficult. We set out to fix that.
Abe is a smart financial chatbot who helps you navigate the challenges of money management. Abe can monitor income, keep track of expenses, and help you achieve your savings goals. Abe works through Slack and SMS messaging. As soon as you sign up, Abe will introduce himself and ask you to connect your financial accounts.
Conventional wisdom says that automation, artificial intelligence, and chatbots may do away with many human-to-human interactions and reduce opportunities for emotional connection to mere transactions. However, there’s a new chatbot that endeavors to help people to open up, get in touch with their emotions, and, if needed, seek the help of mental health professionals.
Flare uses artificial intelligence (AI) in order to bring an additional layer of home security and will send police to a residence on its own without a user’s approval. The Smart Home security system uses a software called AudioIntel that distinguishes normal noise from suspicious sounds, allowing the system to take action on its own.
Siri, Alexa and Cortana are helpful around the house, but can their respective tech follow you around the house like something out of a science fiction movie? Big-I, the personal robot, can do just that.
Dashbot believes this is an area where it can benefit everyone, and today the company is publicly introducing its analytics platform for chatbots on Facebook Messenger and Slack. In addition, it has also debuted a live human feature, giving companies the ability to interject a human being into a conversation when warranted.
Domestic robots are sort of here, with self-driving and speakers that control your smart home, but Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri could be the first real home robot, combining mobility and true interaction with approachable, friendly design.
Pullstring — née ToyTalk — today launched its eponymous product out of private beta and into the hands of creators of conversational interfaces everywhere. Out of the box, creators can make bots for Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram and — using the company’s Web API — pretty much every other platform out there.
Next IT, the intelligent interface company, today announced that the company was awarded a 2016 Technology Award by TMT News Magazine. Next IT earned recognition from TMT for the Best Customer Experience and Workforce Support AI Solutions.
If you ask, Alexa can tell you a joke and Siri will recite a haiku. Jibo will do that, and more: the new home robot can sense when you’re feeling down and try to make you smile. At 11 inches tall and about three pounds, Jibo isn’t much bigger than a vase of flowers. Cynthia Breazeal, a social robotics expert at MIT, designed the $749 bot to exhibit something approaching empathy.
The average person uses 3–5 apps per day and the big app purge is coming… You know the day, you delete all of those apps that you don’t use. In a really big way, apps have failed us and the reason is quite obvious: attention. Simply put, we humans do not have enough bandwidth to consume all of the great content available to us. We can not read all of the great books, watch all of the best movies,
Artificial intelligence is coming to a messaging app near you. Google has been working on a messaging-based chat bot for a year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper described the service as a Google Now-like virtual assistant that you could send messages to and get the answers back as messages.
Discover advances in virtual assistants and artificial intelligence from the world's leading innovators. Learn from industry experts in predictive intelligence, voice recognition and data mining. Explore how VAs will impact business including communications, healthcare & industry.
The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in VAs & their impact on business & society. What impact will predictive intelligence have on business efficiency & personal organization? Learn the latest technological advancements & industry trends from a global line-up of experts.
A unique opportunity to interact with business leaders, influential technologists, data scientists & entrepreneurs creating next-generation virtual assistants. Learn from & connect with 200+ industry innovators sharing best practices to advance the predictive intelligence software.
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21 September 2017, London
The Deep Learning Summit is the next revolution in artificial intelligence. Explore the impact of image & speech recognition as a disruptive trend in business and industry. How can multiple levels of representation and abstraction help to make sense of data such as images, sound, and text. Hear the latest insights and technology advancements from industry leaders, startups and researchers.
21 September 2017, London
The next generation in predictive intelligence. Anticipating user & business needs to alert & advise logical steps to increase efficiency. The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in AI Assistants & their impact on business & society. What impact will predictive intelligence have on business efficiency & personal organization?
21 September 2017, London
Following day 1 of the summit, attendees will come together for an evening of networking, discussions and fine food & wine. Mix with leaders on topics including NLP, speech recognition and image analysis, as well as applications in sectors including manufacturing, transport, healthcare, finance and security.