Thursday, February 23, 2017

Learning words from pictures: Automating speech recognition

Speech recognition systems, such as those that convert speech to text on cellphones, are generally the result of machine learning. A computer pores through thousands or even millions of audio files and their transcriptions,...

For teaching voice recognition, Microsoft opens Ms Marco dataset

Microsoft is trying to help create machines that can have conversations by releasing a new set of data for free. The data, called the Microsoft Machine Reading Comprehension dataset (MS MARCO) is a bundle of...

5-Points to Check Before Investing in Artificial Intelligence

There are plenty of headlines about how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming everything from smartphones to our cars, but understanding how exactly to benefit from AI as an investor can be a little harder. AI...

The rise of chatbots – what we learned at the AI World Conference &...

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of business technology. When we say that, we don’t mean that the walking, talking robots you see in the movies will be the future of business tech (well,...

9 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away

As the AI era continues to unfold, the idea of a future driven by artificial intelligence can evoke mixed emotions. Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates referred to AI as the "holy grail"  in computer...

Want Siri or Alexa To Tell You A Joke? It’s No Laughing Matter

Learning a new language is a difficult feat. Not only does it require memorizing new words and understanding proper pronunciation, but the student must also deal with all manner of colloquiums, catchphrases, and slang....

Using AI to Create New Forms of User Interface

Interaction with the world around us should be as easy as walking into your favorite bar and getting your favorite drink in hand before your butt hits the bar stool. The bartender knows you,...

Platforms that make your bots language-intelligent

Natural language is a fundamental element of bot technologies. As a result, there has been a direct correlation between the evolution of bot platforms and natural language processing platforms. While the evolution of bot...

API.AI Launches Multi-Messaging Platform

API.AI, the Conversational User Experience Platform™ for bots, apps, services and devices, announced the release of its multi-messaging platform for chatbot services across Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, Twilio, Kik, Line, and Cisco Spark and Tropo. Companies...

AI’s Language Problem

About halfway through a particularly tense game of Go held in Seoul, South Korea, between Lee Sedol, one of the best players of all time, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence created by Google, the...

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