Sensay, Groundbreaking AI and Chatbot Company Launches Token Sale


Sensay, a Los Angeles-based tech company that specializes in AI, chatbots and conversation analysis has launched a sale of its new Ethereum-based application token, SENSE. Sensay, a Los Angeles-based tech company that specializes in AI, chatbots and conversation analysis has launched a sale of its new Ethereum-based application token, SENSE. Selling the SENSE tokens will enable Sensay to advance product development and to speed the rate of innovation in bridging AI and human conversational data. ABOUT SENSAY Sensay is a Los Angeles-based tech company that specializes in AI, chatbots, conversation analysis and messaging.

Facebook builds natural language processing into Messenger VentureBeat Bots


Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers, like built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and a global beta that makes it easier to switch between automated bots and the humans behind 70 million businesses on Facebook. In a separate post from today, the company announced it will discontinue its Bot Engine for NLP. Also with Messenger Platform 2.1, a new software development kit launches today to enable payments in Messenger webview. Bot discovery was the emphasis for Messenger Platform 2.0, with features like the Discover Tab to allow Messenger staff to pick featured bots; chat extensions to make Messenger bots available in group chats; and M Suggestions to suggest bots based on the words used in a Messenger conversation.

Apple just got deeper into AR with purchase of eye-tracking tech firm


SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple wants to make AR a reality. Three weeks after it unveiled ARKit, a new augmented reality developer kit that would help Apple app developers integrate this technology that overlays digital images on the physical world, and Apple CEO Tim Cook singed its praises, the company has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments, a German developer of eye-tracking movement technology. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," the company said in an email statement. Longtime Apple analyst Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, believes the company could leverage AR for use in the home improvement and real estate industries.

Apple leverages AI


The upcoming updates are focused largely on technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, that make it easier for users to interact with their devices. Apple is making it easier for users to access iMessage apps. Advancements in a bevy of industries are helping intelligent digital voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa become more sophisticated and useful pieces of technology. Jessica Smith, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on the voice assistant landscape that explains what's driving the recent upsurge in adoption of digital voice assistants.

The 6 Biggest Things Apple Announced Today


In iOS 11, iPhone owners will be getting a new Venmo-style option for sending money to friends via Apple Pay, a redesigned control center, a refreshed Apple Music app with more social features, a new Siri with a natural-sounding voice, and an improved Do Not Disturb feature designed to prevent distracted driving, among other additions. Both tablets are also getting a new A10X Fusion processor that the company says makes them 30% faster than older iPads running on the previous A9X chip. Apple's iOS 11 will bring new features that could make iPad Pro tablets function much better as a laptop replacement, such as a new app for managing files, a customizable on-screen dock, faster multitasking, and drag-and-drop capabilities. The Apple Watch will soon be getting an update that brings new watch faces, additional fitness features, and other changes.

Google I/O 2017: Everything important that Google announced today


At Google's 2017 I/O keynote today, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced new products and shared more information about the company's "AI first" future. Examples: Google Search now ranks differently using machine learning, Google Maps Street View automatically recognizes signs, video calling uses machine learning for low-bandwidth situations, etc. Google's latest user numbers: There are now 2 billion active Android devices, 500 million active Google Photos users and 1.2 billion videos and photos uploaded to Google Photos every day. Developers can now build apps or "actions" that run on Google Assistant on Android and iOS.

What to expect at Google I/O 2017


For the second year running, Google's massive I/O developer event will take place at the storied Shoreline Amphitheater, right around the corner from the company's Mountain View headquarters. Last year's conference had a host of major announcements worthy of such a high-profile venue -- it's where Google Home, the Google Assistant and the Daydream VR headset were all introduced. But this year, things seem like they'll be a little quieter, at least in terms of big consumer-facing hardware. It'll probably be a year of refinement, where big initiatives continue to be polished. We'll be there all three days this year, bringing you breaking news, analysis, interviews, videos and more. Without the benefit of a crystal ball, here's what we think we'll be talking about this week. Even though Google started releasing developer previews of Android months ahead of I/O, the event is still where we get into the nitty-gritty of how the company's mobile OS will change this year. We haven't seen many big consumer-facing features in Android O just yet, although the revamped notification system sounds like it could be incredibly useful as more and more apps vie for our attention. Ditto that for the "copyless pasting" system that Google teased a few weeks ago -- we should definitely hear more on that front. Otherwise, we're looking at a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements, but two of them could significantly impact the way people use their phones. Google is yet again promising to have made major advances in power-saving thanks to a new "background limit" feature that'll restrict what apps can do when they aren't front and center.

NVIDIA Reports Strong First Quarter on Record Datacenter Revenue


NVIDIA has reported Q1 revenue of $1.94 billion, buoyed by record datacenter sales of $409 million. Without a doubt, NVIDIA's fastest growing segment is the datacenter business, which includes traditional high performance computing (HPC), deep learning, and data analytics. This quarter's $409 million figure represents 21.1 percent of NVIDIA's revenue over the last three months. To keep that momentum growing, the company plans to train 100,000 additional AI developers this year through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

Nvidia To Train 100,000 Developers In 'Deep Learning' AI To Bolster Healthcare Research


Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer Nvidia has announced it will train 100,000 developers in "deep learning" to bolster health care research and improve treatment in diseases like cancer. In the past, cancer research institutes have looked into using Nvidia's latest advances in AI and deep learning to help pathologists with their overwhelming tasks. This is why Nvidia has revealed that it will train 100,000 developers this year through something it's calling the Deep Learning Institute (DLI); to provides developers, data scientists and researchers with practical training on the use of the latest AI tools and technology. The news comes after Nvidia released its first quarter earnings published on Tuesday, reporting quarterly revenue of $1.94 billion, up 48% year over year, and earning 79 cents per share, up 126% a year ago.

Nvidia announced a plan to go up against Amazon, Google and Microsoft


Nvidia, a company that sells graphics cards for computers and other devices, Wednesday announced the launch of a cloud service for developers to train artificial intelligence models. But the company, whose stock has been on a tear this week, already sells technology to the biggest cloud companies -- Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft -- to do just that. What it means is that Nvidia plans to directly compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft's Azure, and Alphabet's Google Cloud Platform -- who it now sells its graphics processing units (GPUs) to for their cloud services. The move could lead companies that need these services to forgo the biggest cloud companies and go directly to Nvidia.