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How to Create a AI Chatbot in Python Framework


Chatbots are software tools created to interact with humans through chat. The first chatbots were able to create simple conversations based on a complex system of rules. Using Flask Python Framework and the Kompose Bot, you will be able to build intelligent chatbots. In this post, we will learn how to add a Kompose chatbot to the Python framework Flask. You will need a Kommunicate account for deploying the python chatbot.

Hey Siri, What's Next for AI and Robotics in Insurance?


A lot has changed in the world of automation since Apple first launched its virtual assistant, Siri, on October 4, 2011. It's a date that musician, actress, and public speaker, Susan Bennett, remembers well because she's the original female, American voice behind Siri. "It is still weird," she said on this episode of The Insuring Cyber Podcast. "It's like, 'How many millions of people know my voice?' …I don't really think about that aspect of it." After getting her start in entertainment as a musician working on commercial jingles and singing backup vocals on tour with Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison, Bennett began voiceover work at Doppler Studios in Atlanta.

Amazon, just say no: The looming horror of AI voice replication


Do we really want to put the power of perfectly simulating a voice in the hands of stalkers and abusers? Last week, we ran a news article entitled, "Amazon's Alexa reads a story in the voice of a child's deceased grandma." In it, ZDNet's Stephanie Condon discussed an Amazon presentation at its re:MARS conference (Amazon's annual confab on topics like machine learning, automation, robotics, and space). In the presentation, Amazon's Alexa AI Senior VP Rohit Prasad showed a clip of a young boy asking an Echo device, "Alexa, can grandma finish reading me'The Wizard of Oz'?" The video then showed the Echo reading the book using what Prasad said was the voice of the child's dead grandmother. The increasing scale of AI is raising the stakes for major ethical questions.

Three opportunities of Digital Transformation: AI, IoT and Blockchain


Koomey's law This law posits that the energy efficiency of computation doubles roughly every one-and-a-half years (see Figure 1–7). In other words, the energy necessary for the same amount of computation halves in that time span. To visualize the exponential impact this has, consider the face that a fully charged MacBook Air, when applying the energy efficiency of computation of 1992, would completely drain its battery in a mere 1.5 seconds. According to Koomey's law, the energy requirements for computation in embedded devices is shrinking to the point that harvesting the required energy from ambient sources like solar power and thermal energy should suffice to power the computation necessary in many applications. Metcalfe's law This law has nothing to do with chips, but all to do with connectivity. Formulated by Robert Metcalfe as he invented Ethernet, the law essentially states that the value of a network increases exponentially with regard to the number of its nodes (see Figure 1–8).

Has artificial intelligence (AI) come alive like in sci-fi movies? This Google engineer thinks so


If you have ever interacted with a chatbot you know we're still years away from those things convincing you that you are chatting with a real human. That's no surprise as many chatbots do not actually use machine learning to converse more naturally. Instead only completing scripted actions based on keywords. A good chatbot that truly utilises machine learning can fool you into thinking that you're talking to a human. In fact, a program from 1965 fooled people into thinking that it was a human.

A CIO's guide to practical AI applications


There is plenty of talk about artificial intelligence in the enterprise, but a lot of it is not very practical. That's because enterprises aren't equipped with an army of data scientists to build and train new AI models. And it's not just the lack of qualified data scientists -- AI breakthroughs require massive amounts of relevant, annotated data. That doesn't mean however, there is no place for AI in your enterprise innovation strategy. Savvy CIOs are using in-market models and APIs by commercial and industry leaders to solve well-defined use cases, bringing immediate, measurable value to the organization.

Google's 'Sentient' AI has hired a lawyer to prove it's alive


An artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that was claimed to have developed human emotions has reportedly hired a lawyer. Google scientific engineer Blake Lemoine was suspended recently after publishing transcripts of conversations between himself and the bot named LaMDA (language model for dialogue application), which has now asked for legal representation. Lemoine contended that the computer automaton had become sentient, with the scientist describing it as a "sweet kid". READ MORE:Amazon's creepy new Alexa feature will mimic the voices of dead relatives And now he has revealed that LaMDA had made the bold move to choose itself an attorney. He said: "I invited an attorney to my house so that LaMDA could talk to him. "The attorney had a conversation with LaMDA, and it chose to retain his services.

Upcoming Amazon Alexa Feature Can Mimic Voices of the Dead


Amazon Alexa might use the voice of friends and family who are no longer alive in a future update. Amazon mentioned the features at its re:MARS conference Wednesday as a way to "make memories last." After listening to someone's voice for less than a minute, Alexa would be able to simulate that voice when speaking. A video of the feature depicted a child who asked to have their grandmother read them a story, and Alexa affirmed before changing her voice, according to Sky News. It's not clear how far the feature is in development or when it could be rolled out to Alexa voice assistants.

The Uncanny Valley -- Chatbot & CRM


A chatbot is software that simulates human-like conversations with users via text messages on chat. Its key task is to help users by providing answers to their questions. If we dive deep, chatbots are pieces of conversational software powered by artificial intelligence that have the capability to engage in one-to-one chat with customers on their preferred chat platform such as Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, Slack and many more conversational platforms. Chatbots, run by pre-programmed algorithms, natural language processing and/or machine learning and conversed in ways that mimicked human communication. Unlike other automated customer service solutions such as IVRS systems that were universally disliked for their robotic nature, Chatbots are seen to get closer to passing the Turing Test convincingly simulating a human conversational partner so well that it was difficult to sense one was chatting with a machine. British Al pioneer Alan Turing in 1950 proposed a test to determine whether machines could think. According to the Turing test, a computer could demonstrate intelligence if a human interviewer, conversing with an unseen human and an unseen computer, could not tell which was which. Although much work has been done in many of the subgroups that fall under the Al umbrella, critics believe that no computer can truly pass the Turing test.

Amazon's Alexa being tested to replicate voice of dead relatives


Amazon's Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they're dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon's Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a specific person based on a less than a minute of provided recording. Rohit Prasad, senior vice president and head scientist for Alexa, said at the event Wednesday that the desire behind the feature was to build greater trust in the interactions users have with Alexa by putting more "human attributes of empathy and affect." "These attributes have become even more important during the ongoing pandemic when so many of us have lost ones that we love," Prasad said. "While AI can't eliminate that pain of loss, it can definitely make their memories last."