From VentureBeat: AI needs a human touch to function at its highest level

GUEST: There is an old saying that speaks to the current state of AI: “To someone holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.â€� As companies, governments, and organizations scramble to be in the vanguard of this new generation of artificial intelligence, they are trying their best to persuade everyone that all of our human shortcomings […]

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From VentureBeat: Amazon’s new smart goggles might make sense, if Alexa is everywhere

I’m not a fan of smart goggles, the awkward device Google tried to pawn off on us a few years ago for a high price tag. Google Glass failed because it didn’t really offer that much functionality, and Google didn’t actually convince anyone it made sense to wear glasses. And yet news about Amazon making smart […]

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From VentureBeat: Building a future of friendship between humans and bots

GUEST: How do you actually become friends with someone? Is it a slow process of getting to know each other or is there a moment when you just hit it off? Do we enjoy staying friends with people who have become part of our lives or does there come a point when we just let them […]

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From Cult of Mac: Bose takes on AirPods and Beats by baking in Google

Apple’s AirPods and Beats headphones are getting some fresh competition from one of the biggest audio companies in the game. And they’re getting a little help from Apple’s rival, Google. Bose unveiled two new products today. One is its first ever foray into the world of truly wireless earbuds. The other is a pair of […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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From VentureBeat: VC data looks at why companies buy AI startups

GUEST: The recent acquisition of Blue River Technology by John Deere is an artificial intelligence deal at its best. It shows the impact AI can have across various industries, as well as the scale of that impact. Leaders of previous technological revolutions are paying hundreds of millions for nimble AI-focused startups. They are competing with major players like […]

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From VentureBeat: Facebook’s M now shares GIFs and movie ticket recommendations in Messenger

Facebook Messenger is now giving intelligent assistant M new ways to respond to messages you receive. Starting today in the U.S., M will suggest things like sharing GIFs, buying movie tickets, and sending quick text responses. M works by skimming the words in your conversations and then making suggestions based on the topics that come […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Facebook’s ‘M’ AI assistant will help you choose a movie

Facebook had grand plans for its in-Messenger AI assistant, M, when it was launched in 2015. While the service hasn’t quite yet lived up to the hype, the company is continually rolling out new features in a bid to make using it a fun experience, and…

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From DZone.com Feed: Anomaly Detection Using the Bag-of-Words Model

I am going to show in detail one use case of unsupervised learning: behavioral-based anomaly detection. Imagine you are collecting daily activity from people. In this example, there are six people (S1-S6). When all the data are sorted and pre-proc…

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From Slashdot: Tesla Is Working With AMD To Develop Its Own AI Chip For Self-Driving Cars

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Tesla is getting closer to having its own chip for handling autonomous driving tasks in its cars. The carmaker has received back samples of the first implementation of its processor and is now running test…

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