Tam Kozman

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Ottawa is the most bilingual it has ever been, but growth rates have barely budged

Canada and Ottawa both have more bilingual residents than ever before, according to Statistics Canada figures released Wednesday.<p>Good news for Canada …


Google Search Embraces the Feed -- but Don't Call It Social

Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again -- only this …

Mozilla is crowdsourcing a massive speech-recognition system

From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, speech recognition and response are becoming mainstays of how we interact with computers, apps, and internet services. But the technology is owned by giant corporations. Now the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the free Firefox browser, is <b>recruiting volunteers to</b> …

In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

In certain states in southern India, anesthesiologists know to ask anyone undergoing surgery whether they belong to the Vysya, a regional group traditionally associated with traders and businesspeople.<p>Anecdotally, medical workers know that some people with Vysya ancestry — who live primarily in …


Why do human beings speak so many languages?

The thatched roof held back the sun’s rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay. As everyone at the research workshop headed outside for a …

Language Learning

All The Colours, Including Grue: How Languages See Colours Differently

Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

Theories of language and cognition | Processing the Environment | MCAT | Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Linguistic Relativity




3 Minute Philosophy - Linguistic Relativism


Linguistic Relativity


Language influences Thought? - Linguistic Relativity


Arrival's Linguistic Relativity and Time Perception Are Awesome

Does language shape how we think? Linguistic relativity & linguistic determinism -- Linguistics 101


Developing a Chatbot? Learn the Difference between AI, Machine Learning, and NLP

AIis on full rage nowadays. We are seeing how Zuckerberg is making J.A.R.V.I.S out of it for the most complex things, and have also witnessed how a …

Artificial Intelligence

3 UX Rules for Conversational UI Design

You may have heard that “conversational interfaces” are the new hot trend in digital product design. Industry leaders such as Apple, Google, …

UX Design

App to Voice v2.0

‘<i>I need to be in Edinburgh next week, could you sort out my travel, the usual hotel? Make sure I’m there for the Wednesday morning meeting. Oh, and I need to be back on Friday in time to get ready for that dinner</i>’<p>I’m fairly certain you will recognise some variant of this conversation. It is a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Difference Between AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning used to be heard when the topic was Big Data Analytics – and maybe in some sci-fi movies- before; …

A New Age of Intelligent Conversational Interfaces

Two trends are driving massive changes in the technology industry today: First, the rise of conversational mediums such as messaging platforms like …

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen:An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the …

Peter Thiel

Central bank communication strategies

Communication strategies have become a policy instrument used by central banks to control expectations. This column uses a natural language …

Haruhiko Kuroda

Here's how the increasing traction of chatbots and AI is affecting the modern world

In an era where technology has completely revolutionised the way things around us work, one cannot fail to notice that there has been a tremendous …