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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...

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...

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Freaked Us Out In 2016: WaveNet, AlphaGo

If there's anything that can be said about 2016, it's that the year of research and exploration brought a surge of innovations on new technology. One such department that was thoroughly explored this year is...

Most Notable AI Advances in 2016

Soon the year 2016 will officially and finally be over. So before the year ends, let's evaluate what technology has been in the year 2016, especially in terms of AI and machine learning advances....

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...

Microsoft unveils a new chat bot – Zo

Microsoft unveiled a new chat bot in the U.S. on Tuesday, saying it's learned from the Tay experiment earlier this year. Zo is now available on messaging app Kik and on the website Zo.ai. Tay...

Top takeaways from AI World, as seen by Appen

A team from Appen, a global leader in speech and search technology services, recently attended the inaugural AI World Conference & Expo in San Francisco, where over 2,000 attendees from a variety of industries convened to...

Microsoft speech recognition software just as good as a human

It’s a red-letter day at Microsoft Research: a team working on speech recognition has hit a serious symbolic goal with a system that’s as good as you at hearing what people are saying. Specifically, the...

“Its an AI-first world,” says Google, and here’s the future of search

Star Trek got it right: In the future, we'll use computers by talking to them. Google held an event this week and new hardware got most of the attention. Google unveiled a couple of Google-built Pixel phones,...

Google releases neural network translation system

Quoc Le is no stranger to the indignity of translation. Whenever the Google research scientist in Mountain View, California, visits his native Vietnam, he laughs with his parents over mistranslations in the very system...

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