Artificial Intelligence

How To Tell If Your Android Phone Has Secretly Been Recording You

Saying a very common word aloud has been found to trigger a recording device on the phone.<p>If you've got an Android phone and you've been sharing some …

Speech Recognition

Microsoft's Speech Recognition is Now as Good as a Human Transcriber

Incredible Accuracy<p>Microsoft recently announced that its conversational system for speech recognition has achieved a 5.1 percent error rate, its best …

Speech Recognition

LexisNexis is testing chatbots for lawyers

LexisNexis, one of the largest legal research providers in the United States, is testing chatbots for lawyers, chief product officer Jamie Buckley recently told VentureBeat in a phone interview. The goal, he said, is to give users the option to take more of a conversational approach to LexisNexis …

Chatbots

Amazon Has Developed an AI Fashion Designer - MIT Technology Review

Amazon isn’t synonymous with high fashion yet, but the company may be poised to lead the way when it comes to replacing stylists and designers with …

Machine Learning

The Top 100 Articles On Chatbots Magazine – Chatbots Magazine

1. The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Chatbots<p>2. 11 Examples of Conversational Commerce and Chatbots<p>3. How Bots Will Completely Kill Websites and …

Chatbots

Why won’t everyone listen to Elon Musk about the robot apocalypse?

When Elon Musk is not the billionaire CEO running three companies, he has a side hustle as our greatest living prophet of the upcoming war between …

Singularity

How Apple uses AI to make Siri sound more human

Research papers published by Apple detail the company's machine-learning technology. Also: Apple auditioned hundreds of candidates for Siri's new voice.<p>I remember my roommate, way back in 1986, laboriously stringing together phonemes with Apple's Macintalk software to get his Mac to utter a few …

Technology

Is China really that far ahead in AI? Survey says "No"

LinkedIn has joined the conversation on China’s AI industry—and it isn’t as bullish as other recent reports. Their survey of the global AI talent …

News (China)

Shutterstock defends its photos against Google’s watermark-removal AI

Why it matters to you<p>The response will go some way to reassuring Shutterstock photographers, though we'll have to see if other stock photo sites …

Machine Perception

AI fact vs fiction: AI biz decisions that really work (VB Live)

<b>As AI technologies multiply, how do you sort fact from fiction? Register now for our upcoming VB Live event and find out. We’ll be tackling the AI legends and the AI realities, breaking down the potential that AI has for your bottom line, and giving you a glimpse of the future of AI for …

Computer Science

Why GANs give artificial intelligence wonderful (and scary) capabilties - Orange Silicon Valley

Over the last few years, there has been a worldwide resurgence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the point where it dominates almost all business, …

Deep Learning

How artificial intelligence can help with your finances

Along with autonomous cars, virtual reality, and drones, artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the key areas of tech that is generating huge …

Computer Science

How risky is AI, really?

In recent weeks, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has said artificial intelligence (AI) is riskier than North Korea and he has called on the United …

Intelligence

Artificial intelligence to help detect skin cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software are being used by researchers to help detect the earlier stages of skin cancer.<p>Teams at …

Cancer

Gartner Hype cycle 2017: AI, ML, VR, IoT Platforms and SDS- Impact in 2 to 5 years

According to Gartner Hype Cycle 2017, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, IoT Platforms, Software defined security are the …

Cognitive Computing

AI Wants to Be Your Personal Stylist

Artificial intelligence is helping people find their style on their phones, in stores, and even in their very own closets.<p>PCMag reviews products …

eCommerce

Microsoft announces eleventh cohort of 14 start-ups for its Accelerator programme

Tech giant <b>Microsoft</b> on Wednesday announced its 11th cohort of 14 late-stage start-ups for its 'Accelerator' programme to help boost their enterprise …

Natural Language Processing

Microsoft Is Building Its Own AI Hardware With Project Brainwave

Microsoft outlined on Tuesday the next step in its quest to bring powerful artificial intelligence to market.<p>Tech giants—namely Microsoft and …

Computer Science

The Washington Post brings artificial intelligence to its native ads - Digiday

Publishers are running into a wall with so-called native ads. Once seen as the panacea for declining digital ad rates, these ads that are designed to …

Digital Media

Facepalming won’t save you from AI-enhanced facial recognition

Why it matters to you<p>Teaching computers to better recognize hands promises to make facial recognition technology even better.<p>As evidenced by Apple’s …

Computer Science

Microsoft's voice technology can recognize speech as well as humans can

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Microsoft is making great strides in the field of voice technology. The company has achieved a word error rate of 5.1%, which is on par with human-level accuracy, …

Automation

Terminator 2 in 3D reminds us what we've still to learn about AI and robotics

The classic science fiction action film Terminator 2: Judgment Day has ticked over its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, director James Cameron went …

Computer Science

Your banker bot is always on call

Some banks are experimenting with virtual assistants that, going beyond the routine tasks they perform today, could offer investment advice or make …

Natural Language Processing

Chatbots Are Here, and This Is Just the Beginning

Chatbots are growing rapidly in popularity and adoption, but while more and more organizations are beginning to see the potential, far fewer have …

Chatbots

Inside the Ring: Report: AI threatens humanity

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing warfare and espionage in ways similar to the invention of nuclear arms and ultimately could destroy …

U.S. Navy

Artificial Intelligence penned an entire pop music album—and it’s not actually that bad

For those who criticize the genre for being manufactured and predictable—you’re in for a treat.

Music

Pringles' first chatbot creates personalised music videos

Pringles and DigitasLBi have created a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the brand that generates a personalised music video for fans.<p>To continue …

Chatbots

Apple actually opens up about something – the R&D behind Siri's voices

At an academic speech tech conference today (Thursday), Apple researchers will present some of the classic building blocks behind the voice …

Computer Science

Heathcare startup collaborates with Columbia Asia to provide portable AI-based solutions

<b>Healthcare</b> startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely <b>Artificial Intelligence</b> (AI) …

Computer Science

Facebook Might Be Working on a Virtual Assistant for the Oculus Rift

Facebook could be working on a virtual assistant, along the lines of Siri and Alexa, for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Over the weekend, …

Virtual Reality