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Apple developing AI chips to make iPhone smarter with neural engine

Apple is reportedly developing proprietary chips equipped with artificial intelligence, potentially called the "Apple Neural Engine." If reports prove true, then this chip will be iOS's most significant AI upgrade since the voice assistant...

The coal miner who became a data miner

In her old life, it was not unusual for Annie Evans to find herself standing in the pouring rain outside of a coal mine at three in the morning, staring down a broken piece...

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...

UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intelligence technologies to help consumers ask and...

Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems

Identifying and addressing possible bias in machine learning will be critically important as we increasingly turn to computers for processing the natural language humans use, for instance in doing online text searches, image categorisation...

How You Speak To Siri & Alexa Matters More Than You Think

"Alexa, what are you wearing?" "Alexa, how much do you weigh?" Alexa — Amazon's freestanding virtual assistant — doesn't wear or own any clothes, she can't (physically) feel horny, and she doesn't weigh a single pound....

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...

IBM Breaks Industry Record for Conversational Speech Recognition

Press Release IBM has announced that it broke the industry record for speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes spoken words ever closer to human parity. Last year, IBM announced a major improvement in conversational speech...

Alexa voice-activated access to AI in the cloud now boasts 9,000+ skills

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor A design goal for the Alexa voice control system developed by Amazon was to have the device perform tasks without the user needing to use hands or eyes,...

Ensuring a Diversity of Data in AI-Led Self-Service

“Diversity” is a common theme today, and it often manifests in public and private organizations seeking to bring a wide variety of faces and voices to its problem-solving and management tables. It’s a worthy...

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