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Inside Microsoft's Plan to Bring AI to its HoloLens Goggles

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Microsoft Corp. says it has the answer with a chip design for its HoloLens goggles--an extra AI processor that analyzes what the user sees and hears right there on the device rather than wasting precious microseconds sending the data back to the cloud. "For an autonomous car, you can't afford the time to send it back to the cloud to make the decisions to avoid the crash, to avoid hitting a person. But the rapid development of artificial intelligence has left some traditional chip makers facing real competition for the first time in over a decade. More recently, in an effort to take on Google and Amazon.com Inc. in cloud services, the company used customizable chips known as field programmable gate arrays to unleash its AI prowess on real-world challenges.


Quest for AI Leadership Pushes Microsoft Further Into Chip Development

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Microsoft Corp. says it has the answer with a chip design for its HoloLens goggles--an extra AI processor that analyzes what the user sees and hears right there on the device rather than wasting precious microseconds sending the data back to the cloud. "For an autonomous car, you can't afford the time to send it back to the cloud to make the decisions to avoid the crash, to avoid hitting a person. But the rapid development of artificial intelligence has left some traditional chip makers facing real competition for the first time in over a decade. More recently, in an effort to take on Google and Amazon.com Inc. in cloud services, the company used customizable chips known as field programmable gate arrays to unleash its AI prowess on real-world challenges.


How a man kept his father's memory alive using artificial intelligence

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That is, he talks to the version of his father that lives on through Dadbot, an artificially intelligent chatbot he designed to retain his dad's experiences and personality. Vlahos documented his experience creating the chatbot in Wired magazine's August cover story, "Dadbot." The bot operates through Facebook Messenger, and it carries out conversations using John Vlahos's own stories and words. Before John Vlahos died -- at home in his sleep at the age of 81, surrounded by family on Feb. 17 -- he was able to interact with the bot himself.


AI and Deep Learning, Explained Simply

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AI trained to win at poker games learned to bluff, handling missing and potentially fake, misleading information. Machine learning (ML), a subset of AI, make machines learn from experience, from examples of the real world: the more the data, the more it learns. Each method might make different errors, so averaging their results can win, at times, over single methods. So it should be the "smaller" AI to claim that the human brain as not real intelligence, but only brute force computation.


Do Roku and Apple TV really speak film geek? We put voice search to the test for answers

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After testing the powers of some of the latest in voice search on streaming media devices, I think I have a few answers. What all that adds up to is a somewhat disjointed experience for the heaviest users of these devices: film and television fans. What all that adds up to is a somewhat disjointed experience for the heaviest users of these devices: millions and millions of happily obsessed film and television fans. But until voice search can handle the widest range of tastes that cover any number of weird names and titles (that, I repeat, are actually available in these databases via text search), voice search will be more clever add-on than heavily used anchor that drives up streaming media device usage.


Q&A with Igor Mikhalev: Rethinking Business and UX with AI

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That's why we invited Igor Mikhalev from Firmshift, a data-driven technology development company, to answer a few questions about machine learning and AI. However, talking about short to mid-term, I believe the focus will be on the ownership, sufficiency, and readiness of data, as well as organizational capabilities to nurture the creative process of working with internal and external data in the context of cross-functional business (model) innovation, supported by machine learning technology. Once you've established first results, build awareness and a clear business case to establish data science competency, and work with HR to start nurturing a data-driven culture that underpins its importance and usefulness. Designing AI would entail helping business, science, and engineering teams to think creatively, drive the cross-functional business (model) innovation process, challenge conventional wisdom, and become aware of the differences imposed by each other's thinking realms.


Cognitive Communications On The Rise

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Bots is an area where we see significant growth and opportunity in creating a much more personalized content experience for end users. "Carriers will also have to add new features and services, such as EVS (Enhanced Voices Services), to keep their customer base from switching" Cognitive technology is another area where we see growth and significant developments.


How to create the 'perfect' AI-driven bot - Content Loop

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Our experience creating our travel assistant app, Mezi, illustrates key principles of AI regarding the ongoing role of human involvement and how to draw the dividing line between valued assistance and unwelcome intrusion. Remember, the goal isn't for your AI to be perfect, it's for your AI to be part of a perfect service. Both to surface the full value proposition of your service, and to deepen that sense of trust, it's important for your AI to anticipate a customer's needs and offer useful help without having to be asked. Snehal Shinde is the CTO and cofounder at Mezi, the personal shopping and travel service.


A Guide to the 10 Next Hot Jobs in Digital Marketing, and for Several Years to Come

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Chief experience officer Category: Executive management Fast fact: By 2020, 40 percent of chief digital officers will report to CXOs, according to IDC. Bot developer Category: Cross-enterprise technology Fast fact: Bots or virtual assistants will command 20 percent of user interactions with smartphones by 2019, according to Gartner. Skills needed: Undergraduate degree in computer science; knowledge of linguistics, interactive language arts, programming, design, engineering, natural language processing and ethics. The emerging world of mixed reality (MR) is best served by individuals who are passionate about emerging technologies and curious about mediums beyond virtual or augmented reality, says Di Dang, senior UX designer of mixed reality at digital agency POP.


AI is impacting you more than you realize

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In today's age of flying cars, robots, and Elon Musk, if you haven't heard of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) then you must be avoiding all types of media. Delivering personalized content experiences to today's consumer is incredibly important, especially given the always-on, constantly connected, multi-device life that we all lead. If one specific placement performed poorly for multiple advertisers with similar KPIs, similar advertisers in the future will not waste money testing that placement. The advertising industry has faced major challenges in relevancy for consumers and brand safety for marketers.