Viv To Demo “New” Virtual Assistant

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Attendees at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference will see the first large public demo of startup Viv Labs’ “Viv” virtual assistant. In gestation for over a decade and in concentrated development since Viv Labs was founded 4 years ago, the new assistant brings an open architecture model to the problem of creating a voice-driven personal service with range and depth.

Created by the team that developed Siri and sold it to Apple, the goal of Viv is literally to replace the current middleman ...

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AI First World for Google

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Google (not to be confused with Alphabet) CEO Sundar Pichai used the company’s (Alphabet’s) annual “founders’ letter” to paint a brief but interesting picture of the company’s commitment to intelligent assistant technologies:

Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the “device” to fade away. Over time, the computer itself—whatever its form factor—will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.

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Beyond the Hype: Cognitive Computing and Your Business, Your Job, Your Life

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The noise level in the press about cognitive computing is rising dramatically—we see can this from Google Trends, which show us that the popularity of searches for “cognitive computing” on Google are up almost exactly 100% from a year ago. This should be good news for those interested in the emergence of our current “third platform of computing” (IDC, Open Group). But a fair question about all this attention is: “Is the hype shedding more light on the issues and ...

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Rob High Suggests Emotional Analysis is Next

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IBM Watson CTO Rob High presented a keynote recently at the NVidia GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, in which he took the 3,500 attendees through the milestones of Watson development since the 2011 Jeopardy win, reviewed the differences between AI and Cognitive Computing, and suggested that a core future development area for Watson will be taking the analysis of sentiment beyond “red light/green light” toward a more textured understanding of personality, emotion, and tone.

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Cautionary Tales for Digital Assistant Apps

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Young human ex-question-answerer Biz Carson offers an insider’s look at human-assisted search apps and what can go wrong when developers leave humans and machines to collaborate to find the “best” answers to users’ questions. While she specifically points to Facebook’s M as a candidate for falling into some of the same negative dynamics that beset her former company (would-be search innovator ChaCha) in 2009, her experience sheds light equally well on any cognitive app being developed to provide more than ...

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Cognitive Computing Consortium Launches, Creating an Independent Resource Hub for Cognitive Computing Professionals

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BOSTON, Mass. – April 5, 2016 – The Cognitive Computing Consortium is officially launching today. As a growing group of private and public organizations as well as individual professionals, the Consortium is focused on advancing innovation in cognitive computing.

The consortium is an interactive forum for researchers, developers and practitioners of cognitive computing and its allied technologies. With roots in a working group of major industry luminaries, the Consortium was co-founded by Sue Feldman, CEO, Synthexis; and Continue Reading →

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Racing to be the Google of the Conversation Age

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Slate’s senior technology writer Will Oremus makes a cover story out of the current state of the experience(s) of engaging with our voice-recognizing consumer digital assistants. Looking at Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s mobile search app, Facebook’s M, and of course Apple’s Siri, Oremus puts together a thorough, critical, textured, and often amusing account of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we may be headed in conversational relationships with cognitive services.

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Futures in Machine Intelligence

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Investor and analytics software entrepreneur David Beyer of Amplify Partners has authored a report that collects ten interviews with practitioners working with a wide range of machine learning tools, approaches, and applications. There has been significant progress in the field over the past months, leading up to (among other things) the recent triumph of Google’s winning Go machine. The intention is to look at the field from the point of view of practitioners who are grappling with the “ideas and ...

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Pragmatic Steps Towards Cognitive Computing – Footprints on the Microsoft Desktop

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By Jeff Fried
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The vision of cognitive computing—a collaboration between people and computers that magnifies human reason and insight—is incredibly exciting. It’s not just hype and vision; there are some remarkable, and real, early applications out there. But this morning, as I was working through my email, I realized I’m already using cognitive ...

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The Guardian and Julius Baer Consider Thinking Machines

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The British-based Guardian newspaper, with support from Swiss bank Julius Baer, gathered a group of 14 business, technology, and academic leaders for a roundtable discussion of “Industry 4.0” — the impact of smart machines on industries, jobs, productivity, and social norms.

The conversation touches on novel developments grounded on AI, from the impacts of self-driving tractors and data-driven agriculture on farming, to the impact of increasingly intelligent robotics on manufacturing employment, to the changes in health care practice being brought about ...

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