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Category: chatbots

Robotics | IoT

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 25)

ROBOTICS NASA’s Origami Robots Can Squeeze Into Places Rovers Can’t Mariella Moon | Engadget “Imagine a Martian rover that can send small robotic minions to crawl into crevices or climb steep slopes—everywhere a full-sized vehicle can’t go to. That’s the scenario a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hopes to achieve by developing small origami-inspired […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 21)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game Cade Metz | WIRED “For Microsoft, winning the game of conversation means winning an enormous market. Natural language could streamline practically any computer interface. With this in mind, the company is already building an army of chatbots, but so far, the […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 24th)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Chat Bots Aren’t a Fad. They’re a Revolution. Chris Messina | Medium “It’s a rare moment when it becomes clear that a technological revolution is upon us, and I believe we’re in the midst of one such transition right now. Even if you haven’t realized it yet, bots are everywhere… With proper forethought and consideration, bots present a new, unpolluted opportunity to build lasting relationships with people.” ROBOTICS: Do No Harm, Don’t Discriminate: Official Guidance Issued… read more

A Look at IBM’s Watson 5 Years After Its Breathtaking Jeopardy Debut

The year was 2012, and IBM’s AI software Watson was in the midst of its heyday. Watson beat two of Jeopardy’s all-time champions a year earlier in 2011, and the world was stunned. It was the first widespread and successful demonstration of a natural language processing computer of its class. Combined with the popularity of Jeopardy, Watson became an immediate mainstream icon. Later in 2012, IBM announced one of the first major practical partnerships for… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 16th)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots Ellen Huet | Bloomberg “The company [X.ai] advertises Amy as an AI personal assistant who can ‘magically schedule meetings’…But the system isn’t yet ready to take the next step on its own. Multiple former AI trainers said that as recently as a few months ago, trainers looked over parts of almost all incoming e-mails—to evaluate what Amy guessed the user was saying—before Amy generated an auto response…Some people might… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 4th)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: I Let a Robot Take Over My Social Media for 48 Hours Harvey Wilks | Motherboard “Imagine your own personal intern who knows you better than you know yourself, performing all the minutiae you’re loath to do. Importantly, it also reports back to you at the end of each day with an inventory of things ‘you’ have done…How long will it be until programs like this become accessible everywhere? Will we adopt them without even giving them a second thought? And how will it alter the value of our interactions online if we know some of our friends are… read more