Bhaskar Vulapalli

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Meet the Cute, Wobbly Robot That Started the AI Revolution

Have you ever relied on your smartphone's maps to get around? Asked Siri, Alexa, or Google Home to find you the best dim sum? Let a Tesla ferry you …

How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution

"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin …

Artificial Intelligence

What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism

<i>This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis.</i><p>When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for …

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet)

The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.<p><b>As automation technologies</b> such as machine learning and …

Manufacturing

Artificial intelligence isn't the scary future. It's the amazing present.

The year 2017 arrives and we humans are still in charge. Whew! The machines haven't taken over yet, but they are gaining on us.<p>Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer program recently beat the world champ at Go, a complex board game, while Japanese researchers plan to build the world's fastest …

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Business in 2017

Every year, the <i>Los Angeles Business Journal</i> gives the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award to a company that is doing possibility-redefining things to further tech. This year it went to LA-based Scorpion Computer Services, Inc. for their groundbreaking artificial intelligence software, ScenGen …

Can Artificial Intelligence Brew Better Beer?

Facebook's recently introduced chat bots have already been utilized to help users order Whoppers and fries — and now, they're even assisting in the beer-brewing process, CNET reports.<p>London-based company IntelligentX is utilizing said chat bots, along with artificial intelligence, to make its beers …

How retailers are using artificial intelligence to offer personalised shopping this Christmas

By Rikke Duus, <i>UCL</i> and Mike Cooray, <i>Hult International Business School</i>British consumers are expected to spend £280 ($479) each on gifts over the weeks …

How Emotion-Detection Technology Will Change Marketing

Learn how the world of emotion detection and recognition technology will be change the face of marketing in the years to come.

Marketing

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds -- within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a …

Singularity

This app knows how you feel -- from the look on your face

Our emotions influence every aspect of our lives -- how we learn, how we communicate, how we make decisions. Yet they're absent from our digital …

Apps

Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all

Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the US quiz show Jeopardy. But in …

Cognitive Computing

Robots with "soul"

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of …

How we're teaching computers to understand pictures

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do …

Artificial Intelligence

When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him

Running a startup had worn him down, and he was prone to periods of melancholy<p>To Kuyda, every suggestion seemed inadequate<p>Kuyda found herself rereading the endless text messages her friend had sent her<p>There had to be a reevaluation of death and sorrow<p>It seemed to Kuyda that people were more honest …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Will Begin Writing News Stories for Minor League Baseball Games

The Associated Press (AP) will now be employing a “robot” reporter—a combination of artificial intelligence, software from Automated Insights, and …

AI Is Not the Future, It's the Present

With all the fascination around artificial intelligence (AI) as an immense part of the future, there is an underestimation of how firmly AI is rooted …

In the Future, Robots Will Write News That's All About You

Here come the robot reporters. This week the AP announced it will use software to automatically generate news stories about college sports that it …

Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?

Machines can do some surprising things. But what you really want to know is this: Will your job be around in the future?<p>We have the "definitive" guide.<p>What job is hardest for a robot to do? Mental health and substance abuse social workers (found under community and social services). This job has a …

Check Out Nike's Crazy New Machine-Designed Track Shoe

The spike plate on Nike’s Zoom Superfly Elite—one of Nike’s new track shoes for this summer’s Olympics—looks surprisingly glam-rock, for a piece of …