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Apple Siri AI VocalIQ Perceptio

Apple’s AI sounds like a dormant giant about to be awakened

May 29th, 2016

Many people criticize Apple’s voice-based assistant since Siri tends to run into problems on the iPhone and other devices. Some even worry that Apple might have a tough time combating Google’s artificial intelligence, and even potentially face a fate similar to BlackBerry in the event that its AI can’t compete. But it turns out that Apple is working on …

Apple iPhone Siri AI

Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

May 25th, 2016

Since 2007, I’ve read countless versions of the “Apple is doomed” argument, most of them related to the iPhone. Apple was doomed because it dared compete in the smartphone business, then it was doomed when Android came along, and then it was doomed every time a product failed to arouse the imagination of some analyst …

Chatbot TA Computer Science

A computer science class didn’t notice one of its TAs was a chatbot

May 13th, 2016

The Turing test has always been an approximate benchmark for good AI. In the test, a human is supposed to converse with a machine over text for five minutes; if the human doesn’t realize that they are talking to a machine, then the computer passes as AI “indistinguishable” from human intelligence. How about a computer …

IBM Watson AI Robot Hilton Hotels

Watson-powered robot mans concierge position at Hilton Hotel

March 11th, 2016

Remember Watson? It’s the artificially intelligent computer from IBM that can beat Jeopardy champions and is used in cancer-related research. Well, it turns out the computer is smart enough to also man the concierge station at a Hilton Hotels, where a tiny robot will give guests directions and make recommendations to improve their stays.