LAS VEGAS—Will pint-sized, gender-neutral robots soon become our next pets?
Amazon just gave a preview on how it's bringing voice-recognition deals to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The next time you need help removing a stain from clothing or are searching for cocktail recipes, don't be surprised if help comes in the form of sponsored voice messages from Tide or Johnnie Walker.
People tend to think the world of data capture—as it pertains to their online activity—is limited to web clicks.
Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers.
Last week, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff touted a vision of the future in which everything and everyone will be connected and driven by machine learning and data. Benioff was launching his company's foray into artificial intelligence last week in front of 170,000 people at its annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was unveiled today by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Indeed, that's quite a name and quite a list of companies. Their chief mission is to promote public understanding of AI while developing standards and best practices for researchers to abide by.
Natural systems have a closed loop. Think about a tree: Its roots gather water and nutrients, enabling the tree to grow limbs and leaves that capture sunlight and provide shelter and food for insects and animals. The leaves fall and return nitrogen to the soil, providing nutrients back to the tree's roots.
We've seen Bob Dylan talking to IBM Watson about love and loss in TV spots for months, and Big Blue now wants us to connect with the same kind of artificial intelligence—but not to discuss humanity's deepest issue
Google kicked off its annual Google I/O conference today at an outdoor amphitheater in sunny California, showcasing for the first time major hardware and software debuts happening throughout the rest of the year.