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Natural Language & The New ‘Living’ Room

Wired: “Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are all racing to build systems that recognize and truly understand natural language—how you and I talk. If they can put this technology not only in your living room, but in your pocket and elsewhere, they can become the hub of everything you do online. Google wants to retain its […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Dec 16th, 2016 | , , , , , , ,

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Binge-Watching: A Key to Artificial Intelligence

National Post: “MIT says a computer that binge-watched YouTube videos and TV shows such as The Office, Big Bang Theory and Desperate Housewives learned how to predict whether the actors were about to hug, kiss, shake hands or slap high fives — advances that eventually could help the next generation of artificial intelligence function less […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Jun 30th, 2016 | ,

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Designing Virtual Assistants: Poetry in Automation

The Washington Post: “As tech behemoths and a wave of start-ups double down on virtual assistants that can chat with human beings, writing for AI is becoming a hot job in Silicon Valley. Behind Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are not just software engineers. Increasingly, there are poets, comedians, fiction writers, and other […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | May 3rd, 2016 | , , , , , , ,

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Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot

One night in late July 2014, a journalist from the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly interviewed a 17-year-old Chinese girl named XiaoIce (pronounced Shao-ice). The journalist, Liu Jun, conducted the interview online, through the popular social networking platform Weibo. It was wide-ranging and personal: LJ: So many people make fun of you and insult you, why […] [...]

By Yongdong Wang | Apr 25th, 2016 | , , ,

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TAY the Tyrannical Tweeter

Microsoft had to back-pedal pretty quickly after they uploaded the first artificially intelligent twitter account. The multi-million dollar company wowed the online world when they introduced “TAY” to twitter, intended to be the first ever A.I twitter account that was designed to adapt and develop her language system depending on who she was talking to. […] [...]

By MineTech | Apr 5th, 2016 | , , , ,

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