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AI making headway into business by making salespeople more efficient

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of...

10 Tech Companies Commanding the Spotlight In 2016

Probably more than any other industry, the technology industry is marked by rapid change. This year, the pace of change in IT only accelerated, fueled by the continuing growth of cloud computing along with...

Building a business avatar that can capture your personality: Loom.ai

Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with how...

Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups, unveils investments

Microsoft continues to bet on artificial intelligence technology and on Monday unveiled a new Microsoft Ventures fund that focuses strictly on AI startups. The fund, part of the company’s investment arm that launched in May, will...

UCLA Professors Making Strides in Robot Technology Research

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) computer scientists say recent artificial intelligence (AI) innovations are pushing robotic technology research forward. UCLA professor Song-Chun Zhu produces robots that collect images and other environmental data from digital...

Beware of Technology-Induced Morality : Zeynep Tufekci’s talk on AI

With technology seeming to become more advanced with each day that passes, understanding the roles of ethics and morality is of extreme importance, which is exactly what Zeynep Tufekci's TED talk on artificial intelligence...

Microsoft AI Features In Word, PowerPoint, Office Apps

Microsoft is creating some innovative features for most of its software by adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Office apps like Word and PowerPoint to be “digital assistants.” For example, the feature will automatically suggest image...

AI World Executive Summit recap: How Enterprises Need to Look at AI

Lux Research recently helped co-chair the Artificial Intelligence (AI) World Executive Summit in San Francisco, CA - www.aiworldexpo.com. During the first day alone, we had the opportunity to hear from a diverse set of speakers,...

How AI is Shaping Customer Experience

The consumer experience is transforming, and technology is at the center of it all. One company leading the way is health insurance provider Humana. There are a lot of options to focus on with...

Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT

At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft...