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VentureBeat event: A.I. innovation finding a home on mobile devices

Innovative mobile apps married to increasingly powerful artificial intelligence (A.I.) are rapidly getting smarter -- making them even more helpful for users. These kinds of apps, showcased at VentureBeat's recent two-day MobileBeat conference, are designed...

Get ready for the era when bots converge with cognitive computing

Are you ready to lead a workforce that consists of both humans and bots? You should be. After all, the day is approaching when many of your knowledge workers will be robots. But erase images...

“Faux AI hype” hurts sales, marketing efforts, say AI entrepreneurs

The public is riveted by artificial intelligence, but most people don’t have a clue what “AI” actually is. Media hype and populist stories confuse rather than clarify. How does popular perception impact the vast...

Talla Takes VC Round of $8.3 Million To Build out its ServiceAssistant AI Bot...

Talla, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup offering tools to give businesses the ability to use AI to automate service desk processes, has raised $8.3 million in a Series A initial round of venture capital financing...

Machine Learning is improving business work processes in 8 ways

Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation. Corporate investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to...

Mass adoption in virtual assistants, chatbots seen in 2017

Experimentation with voice-activated assistants and text-triggered chatbots blossomed in 2016, enabling users to order from Taco Bell using Slack’s messaging interface, check the status of UPS packages and order office supplies from Staples. In 2017,...

Bad bots do good: Random artificial intelligence helps people coordinate

Unpredictable artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t sound like a good thing. But a new study shows that computers that behave randomly can push us to better coordinate our actions with others and accomplish tasks more...

Google I/O 2017: Everything important that Google announced

At Google’s 2017 I/O keynote today, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced new products and shared more information about the company’s “AI first” future. Here’s a running list of what happened that matters. Google is rethinking “all”...

Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work. Short for "my assistant," Mya chats with...

Chatty chatbots and the ‘time to frustration’

By Kumar Srivastava, who works in financial services building products that converge big data, analytics, cloud, mobile and digital Chatbots have been getting a lot of attention recently through a combination of trends: advances in...

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