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IBM’s conversational AI system, Project Debater made a debut appearance at IBM’s Watson West site in San Francisco, on June 18. In presence of a pack of technology journalists, Project Debater contested against two Israeli debate experts and won the competition straight off. IBM Research team is continuously working on broadening artificial intelligence (AI) relevance across varied disciplines. It has earlier invented “Deep Blue” that squared off against chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. Following this in 2011, IBM Watson ...
Google Inc is placing artificial intelligence at maximum utilization. As announced in April this year, it is initiating a rollout of the AI-powered high-priority notifications setting in Gmail mobile app. The new feature will first land in Gmail iOS app, followed by Android Gmail app very soon, reports VentureBeat. Google released the biggest redesign of Gmail app including a bunch of highly refined features earlier this year. David Thacker, VP Product Management, G-Suite then highlighted that the high-priority notifications will hel...
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has invented a system that can sense human body postures and movements through the other side of the walls. The project is called “RF-Pose” wherein the MIT researchers made use of a neural network to study radio signals that rebound people’s bodies. It can then create a dynamic stick figure that mirrors actions performed by that particular person such as walking, standing, sitting, and moving limbs. The team working on this ‘seeing through walls’ project is led by A...
The season of annual developer conferences has begun with Microsoft Corp. taking the lead with its most-awaited Microsoft Build 2018, a three-day developer conference which commenced on May 7 in Seattle, Washington. Here are all the important Microsoft Build announcements made during two days. Day one was all things - Azure, Artificial Intelligent, and Mixed Reality. Meanwhile, day two emphasized on the vast opportunities on Microsoft 365 platform. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft welcomed developers with a note on the world of comput...
It’s the first day of Think 2018, IBM Research’s flagship annual event and the innovation giant has spoken about everything that the smart world worried about. Today Arvind Krishna, head of IBM Research predicted five most promising technological innovations from IBM laboratories that may see the light in the next five years. Whether it is crypto-anchors, Blockchain, quantum computing, or lattice cryptography, IBM research team is concurrently working on addressing world’s few biggest allies like product fraud, cyber- attacks, and dir...
We live in an age where artificial intelligence acts like a magic potion in terms of progress. Almost every other problem can be partially or fully solved with the help of AI. Up until now, this would happen in the technology sector in particular. But the effects of AI are now visible in the business sector as well. A Harvard Business Review study stated that the companies which use AI have attained a 50 percent increase in sales. It seems that technology has an answer to everything, even boosting your company sales. Here are a few wa...
Statistics show that funding for robotic ventures has increased by more than 10 times in the business arena over the last six years. This rapid growth shows no sign of slowing down in the near future. A majority of this impressive investment focuses on certain usual suspects of technology. These include warehouse automation, logistics, drones, robot arms for manufacturing, healthcare and surgical robots, autonomous cars, as well as agriculture. Looking at the positive scope of the robot industry, Travis Deyle co-founded a robot compan...
A study from Stanford University has developed a computer algorithm would correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 80% of the time, and 74% of women. The study has generated curiosity over the biological origins of sexual orientation. The research was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. Researchers, Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang extracted features from the images using deep neural...
The future has a lot of different potentials. In movies like Ex Machina and Transcendence, what we really see is anthropomorphic interpretations of AI having human qualities. A lot of things need to be clarified first. To start with, what we see in sci-fi movies is simply fiction. Secondly, AI is simply a software. Why would a software have human qualities and emotions? Take for instance IBM’s Watson, it is a type of AIL, but all it does it make surmises and give you answers based on some sort of statistical understanding and machine...
The age of conducting activities manually is long gone. We have even moved on from the phase when we would need to enter instructions in a gadget. Convenience has become so important for us that we are busy creating technology which makes life simpler. This demand resulted in the innovation of voice-activated devices. A majority of the smart gadgets come with the feature of a voice assistant to make things easy for the user. Now you don’t even need to walk to your gadget to make adjustments. All you have to do is say your instructions...