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Flashback to the forecast: Revisiting our 2017 predictions

It’s late December, so you know what that means: Predictions!But we’re going to do them a little differently this year. Instead of looking forward …

Using technology to streamline and personalise holiday searches

How does a week wine tasting in Bordeaux sound? Or perhaps two weeks skiing in snowy Colorado? Or even a month-long cruise around the …

Ultra Hal 7.0

Ultra Hal is your digital secretary and companion. He (or she depending on your character preference) can help you be more organized, he can help you …

Yamaha explores fusing artificial intelligence and motorcycles

A couple of weeks before the opening of the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha has announced the list of exhibits it will have on display in its booth. A …

59 impressive things artificial intelligence can do today

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

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IBM and Salesforce shake hands on artificial intelligence

IBM is teaming up with Salesforce to make it easier for Salesforce customers to use data from IBM's Watson artificial intelligence platform. As part …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real<p>Artificial intelligence is shaping up as the next industrial revolution, poised to rapidly reinvent business, the global economy and how people work and interact with each other.<p>Andrew …

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Music As A Commodity: Songwriting With Artificial Intelligence

Advancement in computers and technology have been incredibly positive for music creators around the globe. You can learn how to produce music on YouTube, purchase the same sample libraries as your favorite composers and create epic scores from your laptop, anywhere in the world. As a result, there …

'Skynet is here': How Orbital Insight is using satellites and AI to map the entire world

'Moore's Law is going to space' said AJ DeRosa at the IBTimes UK data conference.<p>Space, far from being the final frontier, may turn out to be the key …

The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as having more …

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Facebook leverages artificial intelligence for suicide prevention

As vain and manufactured as our online personas can be, Facebook is still a popular avenue for venting and rambling about our day-to-day struggles. Facebook recognizes this, and is now working on new ways to help troubled users with the use of artificial intelligence and pattern recognition, in …

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Emotional intelligence is the future of artificial intelligence: Fjord

Those injecting human-like emotional capability into artificial intelligence will emerge as the front-runners in 2017 and beyond, according to …

Legal artificial intelligence: Can it stand up in a court of law?

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions what has become known as the “10,000-hour rule”, which states that to become world-class …

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Go Big With These Two Artificial Intelligence Stocks

AI plays a critical role in the future of automobiles. The best way to invest in the AI revolution today is through big companies with scale and a proven capacity to bring lab work to life.<p><b>Nvdia</b> (NVDA) invested $2 billion in a deep-learning AI chip when most of its chip rivals were distracted. Now …

Artificial Intelligence Explained

In five questions or less, an industry expert defines and explains a technology, term or trend – with this installment seeing Heather Richards, CEO …

Vogue’s Facebook chatbot is this season’s must-have accessory

Computer says no.<p>But when it comes to having a conversation, this chatbot felt behind the curve.<p>Getting started is easy. Head to <i>Vogue</i>’s Facebook page …

How to pick a platform for your financial sector chatbot

Building simple chatbots with a cloud platform is easy. But when you need chatbot technology for a company in the financial sector, things get more complex.<p>The first step is to understand the needs and constraints of your users.<p>In my case, I identified two main pain points. First, the privacy of …

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This 14-year-old made the best Facebook Messenger chatbot

Dave Lee<p><b>It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps".</b><p>Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable - the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat …

Nordstrom launches chatbot for holiday shoppers

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Nordstrom launched its first chatbot on the Facebook Messenger and Kik messaging services to help holiday shoppers find gift items, Geek Wire reports.<p>The chatbot helps users …

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IBM Watson Lends Brains to Slack's Chatbot

IBM Watson, Big Blue’s big gamble on machine learning, is preparing to perform brain surgery.<p>IBM (ibm) has partnered with Slack, the fast-growing …

Tiffbot wants to help you decide what movies to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

You know you want to watch various films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, but aren’t sure what movies are going to appeal …

An Ode To Clippy: Why Chatbots Need To Stay In The Early 2000’s Until They Mature

While many of us associate Microsoft AI with Tay, the Twitter bot PR nightmare who turned into a Marijuana-smoking, racist, Nazi in under 24 hours, …

Beyond Siri, The Next-Generation AI Assistants Are Smarter Specialists

SRI wants to produce chatbots with deep knowledge of specific topics like banking and auto repair.<p>After birthing a virtual assistant that knows a little of everything, SRI International is working on ones that know a lot about just one thing.<p>The nonprofit research center is arguably best known in …

The Return of the Chatbots: Experiment, Engage, and Be Genuine

<i>Melina Ex, Managing Director, East Coast, Fetch</i><p>Chatbots are technically not a new invention. Simple forms of intelligent digital assistants have been around for some time now. Remember the Microsoft Office Assistant ‘Clippy’? He was first introduced in November 1996 to help Microsoft users when …

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Mercedes-Benz ME offers Facebook chat bot

Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has launched a Facebook Messenger Chatbot that provides quick and easy access to information through question and …

Why Agency SS+K Made “BFF Trump,” A Facebook Messenger Chatbot With Some Real Bite

For “the most important election ever,” they wanted people to get to interact with the things the GOP nominee had to say in his own words.<p>Ad agencies tend to err on the side of the politically neutral. They might push a campaign that has a social conscience, but when it comes to taking a side in …

Aspect Software Introduces Chatbot – “Virtual Assistant” Technology

SINGAPORE & KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce …