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7 Chatbot Use Cases That Actually Work

Since Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Kik, Slack, and a growing number of bot-creation platforms came online, developers have been churning out chatbots across industries, with Facebook's most recent bot count at over 33,000. At a CRM technologies conference in 2011, Gartner predicted that 85 percent of customer engagem ... Read More...

An Algorithm that Learns like We Do

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s probably a duck. The complexity of human learning is contained in that adage. But as the development of artificial intelligence has shown, the acts of recognition and learning is easier said than done. [shortcodename_card_list] In fact, one of the field’s bigge ... Read More...

Touch This Hologram, But Be Careful

The original Star Wars film is nearly 40 years old – but the hologram buzz the films inspired has never settled down. In recent years some researches want to bring Dante back in 3D. In October, we wrote about a South Florida businessman whose company lets you give your own eulogy via hologram. In the article, we ... Read More...

Artificial Neuron was Taught to Learn 100s of Patterns

Of all the body’s organs, we understand the brain the least. And yet, it’s this organ whose secrets best hepalp the development of artificial intelligences. One of these secrets includes the labyrinth of biological neural networks – connections within the brain that enable information to be processed, shared, and ... Read More...

An AI Classmate, Not So Farfetched

College competition is getting tough – but who expected to find a competitor in AI? Developed by academic and corporate researchers at Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII), the AI earned higher than average scores on the country’s standard entrance exam which covered subjects like chemistry, trigonometr ... Read More...

How an AI Learns Language from Scratch

We all know what robots sound like. The awkward, choppy, nasally voice is engrained into popular culture. And even though contemporary robots have significantly advanced vocal capabilities, countries like Yamaha continue to represent the AI voice as mechanical and constrained. [shortcodename_card_list] But the real ... Read More...

Is AI the End of Journalism?

As full-scale automation looms over employees, poised to turn the economy on it’s head (for better or worse), many wordsmiths consider themselves safe from the threat of robots and AI. After all, there’s nothing like a human hand in writing. Right? Automation is typically seen as applied to manual labor, jobs in s ... Read More...

Malaysia Bans Love and Sex with Robots

The concept of sex with robots has been considered for years, but it was a particularly hot topic in 2015. Aldebaran’s humanoid worker-bot Pepper featured a clause in it’s user agreement plan that prohibited the robot to be used for any “sexual or indecent behavior”. In September, a group of ethicists launche ... Read More...

Revolutionizing AI, 1000 People at a Time

Artificial intelligence has always been based off an understanding of human intellect – but AI “behavior" is not always programmed to actually simulate human beings. In fact, AI tend to be designed to act without the variable wills and idiosyncrasies we recognize in our fellow Man. [shortcodename_card_list] Thou ... Read More...

Why was Motobot “Created to Surpass Us”?

Two weeks ago Yamaha unveiled a visually impressive but narratively unsettling video to announce the R&D of an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot called Motobot. Yamaha hopes Motobot will one day ride an unmodified motorcycle as capably as – or even better than – the best of us. Speeding at 125mph on ... Read More...