Kevin Lewis

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Why I’m Your New Chatbots Reporter

Hello, Computer!<p>When the science-fiction stories of my youth forecast the people of the future using their computers, it was always the same: They …

WTF is conversational banking?

It’s often said that a conversation is the best starting point for a fruitful relationship. But is that the best way to work with your bank? Maybe, …

PayPal launches Slack bot for peer-to-peer payments

PayPal today launched its first bot for users of team messaging app Slack. The bot lets people send peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with the shortcode /paypal and a user’s Slack handle. Watch those keystrokes though: $10,000 can be sent in a single transaction, a PayPal spokesperson told VentureBeat in …

FinTech

8 months in, what Expedia has learned from its Facebook bot

Expedia was among the first to use Facebook Messenger chatbots last spring. It makes sense: The transactional nature of booking a holiday is a good …

How To Make A Chatbot Intelligent?

Chatbots are a dime a dozen these days. On the one hand, every bot claims to be artificially intelligent. On the other hand, everyone seems to have …

Chatbots

Agent.ai raises $2.7 million to build smart copilot for customer service representatives

Agent.ai has raised $2.7 million to give customer service representatives an artificial intelligence copilot to craft responses for customers with complaints.<p>The Sunnyvale, California-based startup recognizes that messaging is growing rapidly as a channel for customer service interactions. While …

Artificial Intelligence

Brands to Consumers: There's a Chatbot For That

Want to chat with your favorite brand? Thanks to brands rushing to invest in Messenger-based chatbots, that’s likely to become common …

Cosabella Goes All-In On Artificial Intelligence

Discerning luxury shoppers can buy bras and undies from Cosabella in many places — Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Amazon. But it also …

Artificial Intelligence

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Is Humiliating Google & Apple In The AI Wars

Amazon’s strategy to make Alexa available <i>absolutely everywhere on every device ever created</i> will give it the advantage it needs in the upcoming AI wars.<p>The news that Amazon is making its AI technology available in the UK to third party developers (it’s been available to US devs since 2015) is …

Smart Homes

IBM launches cognitive computing hardware unit: Enter the Watson, Power 9 stack

Here's the upshot: IBM is looking to speed up training for Watson, neural networks and machine learning. It's going to use its research and hardware …

What’s Still Missing From The AI Revolution

AI is full of promise–and potential dangers. Five key challenges lie ahead, according to IBM Watson’s former general manager.<p>Artificial intelligence is a young field full of nearly unlimited potential that remains largely misunderstood by most people. We’ve come a long way since Watson won Jeopardy …

Machine Learning on Flipboard

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018<p>A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), …

Analyzing my own talk transcript with natural language processing

As a speaker, watching videos of my talks is an essential part of continuously improving (though I’ll admit it’s incredibly painful). But what about …

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

PATIENT NUMBER TWO was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

With ‘Smart Magazines,’ Flipboard uses machine learning to reinvent its app

No small number of people in media think magazines always had something going for them, such as smart stories and beautiful photos for readers and a …

Machine Learning

Microsoft releases new AI tools for developers

Microsoft has made available three new artificial intelligence (AI) tools for developers, in a bid to democratise the advanced technology, the …