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Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Artificial Intelligence as Auto-Suggest for Your Life

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by Angela Guess Rafe Needleman, the Editorial Director of Yahoo Tech recently wrote, “‘The future of artificial intelligence is autocorrect,’ Ben Medlock, the co-founder at SwiftKey was saying. We were at a dinner during South by Southwest, hosted by SwiftKey and Evernote, and the discussion had turned to the standard nerd debate: When will we…

Artificial Intelligence Could Create a Tsunami in the Retail World

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by Angela Guess Matthew Chapman, writing for Retail Week, recently commented, “Speaking at a panel session at Retail Week Live 2015, Straw, Thomas Cook’s digital advisory board chairman, warned that retailers must start planning for the disruption that will caused by artificial intelligence. He said: ‘The next wave, a tsunami, is artificial intelligence and that…

The Future of Contextual Awareness

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by Angela Guess Oded Lilos of Wired recently wrote, “One of the hallmarks of recent technology is the way it is designed to respond to the people who use it. Easy examples of where we already see that happening are Google Now Cards (or Waze) that follow the user’s travels, notifications of the user’s upcoming…

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Or Shani of Wired recently wrote that Artificial Intelligence “isn’t a new concept; its storytelling roots go as far back as Greek antiquity. However, it was less than a century ago that the technological revolution took off and AI went from fiction to very plausible reality. Alan Turing, British mathematician and WWII…

How and Why Standards for Artificial Intelligence Keep Evolving

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by Angela Guess Kristen V. Brown of SF Gate recently wrote, “John McCarthy, the scientist who coined the term ‘artificial intelligence,’ famously lamented that ‘as soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.’ He felt many of his field’s achievements are underappreciated. Technologies such as Apple’s personal assistant app, Siri, perform many of…

Meet Ross, the Artificially Intelligent Attorney

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by Angela Guess Brian Jackson of IT Business reports, “A group of University of Toronto students are taking Watson, IBM Corp.’s Jeopardy champion computing system, to law school. They’re also giving it a new name – meet Ross, the super intelligent attorney. After taking part in a contest hosted by IBM in New York earlier…

Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

A Closer Look at Artificially Intelligent Super Mario

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by Angela Guess George Dvorsky of io9 reports, “German researchers have created a version of Nintendo’s Super Mario Advance in which the videogame hero can learn and venture through the game according to his ‘feelings.’ It’s an exciting advance, but the claim that Super Mario is now ‘self-aware’ is grossly overstated… More accurately, Super Mario…