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Smart speakers: a buyer's guide

The Guardian

Price: £89.99Amazon's second-generation Echo is a revamped version of the device that invented the whole category of smart speakers in 2014. The new Echo is smaller, better sounding and better looking, in a choice of fabric or wood finishes. What makes the Echo great is Amazon's virtual assistant, ...


A Review of Natural Language APIs For Bots – Conversate – Medium

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Bots are the new black, everyone wants to build one. If you want to do it too, unless you have a Natural Language Processing expert on your team, public APIs are your safest bet. For building an app that has to understand a single command (ex. Siri), current APIs may solve your problem. If you want...


How Kayak stays ahead of the game with AI (VB Live)

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Practical use cases for AI are delivering concrete, powerful business results, from reducing customer service costs to reliably helping deliver what a customer wants, when they want it and where. It's time to get AI-savvy to keep your competitive edge. Join Kayak's chief scientist and others at this...




What happened to Yahoo's $10M alliance with CMU, and how it could help AI restore our humanity

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You know Siri and Alexa. Maybe even Cortana. But have you met Sara? She's pretty amazing. Sure, she can do basic tasks, like help you find a movie that you might like to watch, or match you with someone you should meet at an event. But behind the scenes, she's also watching your expressions, assess...




Our readers are obsessed with these robot vacuums

USATODAY

It's 2018 and robots have officially taken over--or at least they're in charge while they roam around our floors, picking up everything from dirt to pet hair. Like most technology, robot vacuums are there to make our lives a little bit easier with scheduled cleanings at the press of a button--some e...