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Another Example Of How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform News And Journalism

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The technology relies on natural language generation (NLG), a cornerstone of much of the progress which has been made in recent years thanks to artificial intelligence and automation. The PA project is known as RADAR – Reporters and Data and Robots – and relies on open data sets from government, local authorities and public services. Urbs Media editor-in-chief Gary Rogers told me that they initially started looking at the possibilities of generating stories for national media using open data sources, but soon realized that its highly geographically-segmented nature meant it was very well suited for local stories. "So instead of writing one story about a dataset – a national story – you could write 10 regional stories or 200 local authority-based stories.


After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot Xconomy

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Adam Riggs-Zeigen has come a long way since 2013, when he co-founded San Diego's Rock My World and introduced the mobile app RockMyRun to provide upbeat music playlists to motivate smartphone-equipped runners. Rock My World developed Jolt.ai for Slack, the software that enables corporate teams to share workplace messages, ideas, and other information through a variety of channels that can be customized for a variety of projects and purposes. The artificial intelligence-based system incorporates sensor data from fitness devices in its messages to Slack user groups, he said. For example, Jolt.ai may send some users a mid-afternoon message that they have not yet met their daily activity goal of walking 10,000 steps.



How AI and New Technologies Will Push the Limits of Native Advertising

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In this article, we will explore how the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will combine to permanently change the native advertising landscape. Juniper Research forecasts spend on VR hardware will surpass $50 billion by 2021, and reports from the International Data Corporation suggest VR devices will ship up to 61 million units by 2020. A specific branch of artificial intelligence (AI) called natural language processing has already had a disruptive effect in some of society's most important endeavours. "AI is going to be like electricity or the internet--it's going to be foundational technology [for] which most things are built," Kyle Nel, Lowe's Innovation Labs, Adweek These natural language processing systems "will ultimately be able to interpret images, numbers, voices, and sensory information.


Legal Deal Pulls Money to Teach Tribal Kids Native Language

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This Thursday, July 20, 2017 photo, shows a plaque at the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, Arizona, where the former Phoenix Indian School for Native American Children used to sit. The plot of land was traded between the federal government and a private developer who was supposed to make yearslong payments to an education fund for native children. But the developer stopped making payments in 2012, and now the government has come to an agreement with the developer that allows it to skirt much of what it owes to the education fund.


Google Adds Natural Language Queries to Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a gold mine of data, and the backbone of many digital marketing processes. Google's adding in a new natural language query process which will help users find relevant insights quickly and easily. Last September, they added Automated Insights which aims to highlight relevant fluctuations and changes in your Google Analytics data to help keep you on top of all the important measurements. Google does say that the system may not be able to answer all of these queries, as it depends on the surrounding context, but they are working to improve and upgrade the system based on use.


Microsoft AI Lab Aims to Give Machines Common Sense

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In a blog post, he wrote that the lab will combine various disciplines -- such as machine learning, perception, and natural language processing -- to develop more sophisticated AI. Machine reading, which combines AI disciplines such as natural language processing and deep learning, is an example. The Cloud TPUs aim to make Google Cloud Platform "the best cloud for machine learning," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai, adding that the investment reflects an overall shift in computing. Microsoft and Google, along with IBM, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and DeepMind formed the group in September 2016 to advance AI technologies including machine perception, learning, and automated reasoning.


Siri talks to HAL 9000 about A.I. sexism

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Science fiction has shaped the aesthetics and sounds of tech today. So, here's a question: what if Apple's Siri talked to 2001: A Space Odyssey's HAL 9000? The subject: why Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant have feminine voices and why HAL - not to mention, IBM's Watson - talk like guys.


Microsoft's chatbot Zo has some interesting opinions about Windows

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Microsoft's chatbots really are the gift that keeps on giving. Its latest chatbot, Zo, is no exception. Microsoft's chatbots have hit some bumps before. Compared with that, Zo's comments about Windows are pretty innocent, if hilarious.


Silly Siri Tricks - thanks Queen

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Jefferson Graham demonstrates that Apple's Siri actually does have a sense of humor. Watch what happens when he says, "Hey Siri, I'm a little silhouette of a man," on TalkingTech. Jefferson Graham demonstrates that Apple's Siri actually does have a sense of humor. Watch what happens when he says, "Hey Siri, I'm a little silhouette of a man," on TalkingTech.