Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Can Alexa Lie?

A recent tabloid piece featuring a video of a woman asking Alexa if it was connected to the CIA. At the time, the Echo Dot she was speaking to did not respond to the...

Prof. Gary Marcus of NYU on today’s limits of artificial intelligence

Interview by Alice Lloyd George, an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a...

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies...

Baidu’s Plan for Artificial Intelligence without Andrew Ng

When Andrew Ng, one of the world’s leading thinkers on artificial intelligence, announced he would be stepping down from his position as chief scientist at Chinese search giant Baidu, the company’s stock dropped nearly...

Voice: The Next Computing Empire

This article is the first in a two-part series aimed at exploring the rapidly developing state of voice computing from the investor's perspective. In Part I, I discuss why it's now increasingly clear that...

English financial tech company builds AI app that creates virtual accountant

A North-East fintech company is using artificial intelligence (AI) and speech recognition software to allow users to discuss their financial accounts with their phone. Darlington-based MyFirmsApp creates custom app platforms for accountants and has recently...

China’s intelligent weaponry getting smarter, challenging U.S.

Robert O. Work, the veteran defense official retained as deputy secretary by President Trump, calls them his “A.I. dudes.” The breezy moniker belies their serious task: The dudes have been a kitchen cabinet of...

How AI is enabling the intelligent enterprise

There has been an unprecedented, and continuing, volume of data growth worldwide. By some estimates, 90 percent of all data on the internet is unstructured text. Enterprises have an enormous opportunity to gain insights from...

Microsoft’s CEO: AI should help people, not replace them

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spoken out on how artificial intelligence should not be seen as a way of replacing humans. The leader made the comments as Microsoft enters new fields of AI research...

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,...

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