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New Personal Cognitive Assistant Gabriel “Whispers” In User’s Ears

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Dave Gershorn reports in Popular Science, “If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive. Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, and funded by the National Science Foundation, is […]

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Artificial Solutions Fuels Intelligent Virtual Assistant for Shell

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Artificial Solutions™, the natural language interaction (NLI) specialist that enables users to have a meaningful, humanlike interaction with technology, announced today that Shell has used the Teneo™ Platform to develop virtual assistants called Emma and Ethan to help and advise customers on the technical […]

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Nokia Said to Be Launching Its Own Personal Digital Assistant

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Softpedia recently wrote, “The battle for the best personal digital assistant is about to get fiercer, as Nokia is said to be working at such a feature for its Z Launcher application included in the N1 tablet. The intelligent virtual assistant for the Z Launcher will be based on Desti’s technology, a […]

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Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is […]

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Kimera Systems Wants to Create a Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired reports, “With his new company, Kimera Systems, [Mounir Shita] wants to help create all sorts of internet-connected devices without help from the Googles and the Amazons, spreading the wealth to electronics makers and broadband providers instead. For consumers, who’s actually taking a cut of all these purchases might […]

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Deep Learning, Virtual Assistants Among the Most Prevalent Tech Trends

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Amy Webb of the Harvard Business Review recently compiled a list of tech trends that will be impossible to ignore in 2015.

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New Yorkers: IO Has Launched a Beta Version of Its AI Assistant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Josh Ong of The Next Web reports, “IO, a virtual assistant that you chat with to get local recommendations, has launched its beta in New York City.”

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Move Over Siri: Make Way for Viv

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Katherine Noyes of Tech News World reports, “The inventors of Apple’s Siri personal assistant have launched an independent effort that could make their first offspring look kind of dumb.”

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Google Acquires Emu, a Messaging & Personal Assistant App

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mark Langshaw of Digital Spy reports, “Google has acquired the company behind Emu, a messaging app that doubles as a personal assistant.”

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USAA Turns to IBM’s Watson for Online Customer Assistance

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Suzanne Kattau of Silicon Angle reports, “IBM and the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a financial services provider for the military community, today announced they have teamed up to offer IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor in a pilot program to assist USAA members.”

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