artificial intelligence

Gmail’s Smart Replies Are Going to Become Optional on Desktop

Gmail’s Smart Replies Are Going to Become Optional on Desktop

Google is going to allow users to ditch 'smart replies' in Gmail—if they'd like.

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button
Why Capital One is turning to chat to improve customer experience (VB Live)

Why Capital One is turning to chat to improve customer experience (VB Live)

VB LIVE: Financial services companies are racing to implement flexible, contextualized conversational technologies, but how much do they really drive digital engagement? Join this VB Live event to
Deezer’s AI can classify songs by mood and intensity

Deezer’s AI can classify songs by mood and intensity

Human ears have no trouble sussing out the sentiment of songs — say, the melancholia in Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” or the passion in Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Machines do, however. In
Gmail smart replies may be creepy, but they're catching on like wildfire

Gmail smart replies may be creepy, but they're catching on like wildfire

This summer, Gmail's billion-plus users received a new chill-but-efficient way to answer emails: Smart Reply. Smart Reply is Gmail's suggested response feature. At the bottom of received emails, Gmail
AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth

AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth

Graph databases have always been useful to help find connections across a vast data set, and it turns out that capability is quite handy in artificial intelligence and machine learning too. Today,
IDrive adds facial recognition to automatically organize your photos

IDrive adds facial recognition to automatically organize your photos

EXCLUSIVE: Organizing digital photo albums isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time — particularly if you’re the type who insists on keeping gigabytes of blurry snapshots around for posterity. Thanks to
Everdays can help you notify friends and family of a loved one’s passing

Everdays can help you notify friends and family of a loved one’s passing

Losing a loved one is hard enough without the added challenge of keeping close friends and family members informed. Phone calls only get you so far — extended networks often find out through social
Kaia Health’s app uses AI to alleviate back pain

Kaia Health’s app uses AI to alleviate back pain

Back pain — which 31 million people in the U.S. experience at any given time — is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It’s also the most common reason for missed work, and the second-most
If VCs Aren't Socially Responsible, the Robots Will Win

If VCs Aren't Socially Responsible, the Robots Will Win

Social impact in the age of AI must take on a new dimension: the creation of large numbers of service jobs for displaced workers.

Jamie Burke to explain why you should still bet on the blockchain at Disrupt Berlin

Now that your cousin doesn’t ask you questions about bitcoin anymore, is it the end of all things blockchain? Maybe it just means that it’s time to think about innovating at the protocol level and
‘Jackrabbot 2’ takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely

‘Jackrabbot 2’ takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely

Autonomous vehicles and robots have to know how to get from A to B without hitting obstacles or pedestrians — but how can they do so politely and without disturbing nearby humans? That's what
Teaching robots to predict the future

Teaching robots to predict the future

Future-predicting robots are all the rage this year in machine learning circles, but today’s deep learning techniques can only take the research so far. That’s why some ambitious AI developers are
New physics AI could be the key to a quantum computing revolution

New physics AI could be the key to a quantum computing revolution

Quantum computing is one of the most exciting technologies there is, but its basis in quantum physics makes it a pain in the ass to understand and even harder to do anything with. A recent
Nuance Prediction Service enables brands to forecast customer behavior

Nuance Prediction Service enables brands to forecast customer behavior

Predictions are artificial intelligence’s (AI) forte, you might say. Some of the most accurate machine learning models draw on hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of data points to surface
Why Smart Cities Are a Golden Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

Why Smart Cities Are a Golden Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

As we design the cities of tomorrow, entrepreneurs should take the lead.
Why Smart Cities Are a Golden Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

Why Smart Cities Are a Golden Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

As we design the cities of tomorrow, entrepreneurs should take the lead.
Strategy Analytics: Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2 2018

Strategy Analytics: Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2 2018

Move over, Amazon: Google has captured the smart speaker crown. According to a report today from Strategy Analytics, Google Home Mini was the best-selling voice-enabled speaker in the second quarter
Researchers paid people to talk to themselves so AI will sound less dumb

Researchers paid people to talk to themselves so AI will sound less dumb

A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh developed a novel method for teaching AI to respond to queries in a more conversational manner: They paid people to talk to themselves. It turns
How AI Can Inspire Consumers and Build Stronger Brand Loyalty

How AI Can Inspire Consumers and Build Stronger Brand Loyalty

For too long, online consumers have been pitched the same kinds of clothes, the same types of opinions and the same sort of songs and over again, thanks to a like, an