artificial intelligence

U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears

U.S. Leaves Door Open to China Talks Amid Trade-War Fears

The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade
Learn all about AI and deep learning with this super on-sale course bundle

Learn all about AI and deep learning with this super on-sale course bundle

Without so much as a warning, Siri suddenly became smarter, Google Translate became more accurate, and Amazon could straightaway predict when you were going to buy a new pack of toilet paper. If

Adobe Systems Seen Bumping Heads With Salesforce.com

As Adobe shifts to helping companies digitally transform their businesses, it is increasingly competing with Salesforce.com. The post Adobe Systems Seen Bumping Heads With Salesforce.com appeared

2001: A Space Odyssey Predicted the Future—50 Years Ago

Stanley Kubrick's iconic film gave us Hal and other sci-fi elements. Here's how they stack up against reality.

Users Can Now Tell Alexa To Donate Some Money To Charity

Amazon has added a new Alexa capability that allows users who are feeling charitable to make donations via voice. In fact, as of this writing, there are no fewer than 48 organizations to which
Zendesk hits $500M run rate, launches enterprise content management platform

Zendesk hits $500M run rate, launches enterprise content management platform

Over the last several years, Zendesk has been making the transition from a company that caters mostly to small businesses to one with larger enterprise customers — and their revenue reflects that. The
Robots would prefer you to be rude

Robots would prefer you to be rude

We have a tendency to beat around the bush when we talk to each other. We use extra words, phrases, and non-literal statements just to be polite. But to most robots this is nothing more than “code

Adobe brings more of its AI smarts to its video tools

Right in time for NAB, Adobe today announced the latest updates to its Premiere CC and After Effects CC video editing and motion graphics tools. The general theme of this release is the introduction
Stopping racist AI is as difficult as stopping racist people

Stopping racist AI is as difficult as stopping racist people

In early 2016, Microsoft launched Tay, an AI chatbot that was supposed to mimic the behavior of a curious teenage girl and engage in smart discussions with Twitter users. The project would display the
Apple Hires Google's Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence

Apple Hires Google's Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence

Apple has snapped up John Giannandrea, who today stepped down from his position as the head of Google's search and artificial intelligence unit, reports The New York Times. According to Apple,
Automation Is Not Tomorrow -- It's Today

Automation Is Not Tomorrow -- It's Today

Automation is accelerating to a point where it will soon threaten our social fabric and way of life. We must find new ways to organize ourselves independent of the values that the marketplace assigns
10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

Take a lot of risks and run with the ones that pan out.
10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

Take a lot of risks and run with the ones that pan out.

Xiaomi Launches Wacky English Ad For Xiao AI Assistant: Video

Xiaomi launched an English-subtitled version of its new video ad meant to promote the launch of the company’s Xiao AI assistant, having opted to showcase the capabilities of its artificial
Trump’s Border Dustup Looms Over Nafta Push: Balance of Power

Trump’s Border Dustup Looms Over Nafta Push: Balance of Power

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Google's talking AI is indistinguishable from humans

Tacotron 2 is Google's new text-to-speech system, and as heard in the samples below, it sounds indistinguishable from humans.From Quartz: The system is Google’s second official generation of the
8 things kids born in 2018 will never experience, thanks to technology

8 things kids born in 2018 will never experience, thanks to technology

The world is changing quickly. Things that you take for granted won't exist for kids born in 2018. Here are our predictions for eight things that the class of 2036 won’t experience. The post 8 things

Google AI and search chief John Giannandrea steps down

It looks like Google is making some changes to its AI team, starting at the top. As The Information first reported, Google’s AI chief John Giannandrea is leaving his post. Last year, Giannandrea
Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft has made some of its artificial intelligence courses available to the public, expanding them beyond their initial employee-only availability. Called the Microsoft Professional Program in AI,
Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft has made some of its artificial intelligence courses available to the public, expanding them beyond their initial employee-only availability. Called the Microsoft Professional Program in AI,