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Using Rule-Based AI in Our SMS Chatbot

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Our SMS search engine, called Text Engine, was originally created in 2013. The idea was to create a utility that would enable users to search the Web without needing to use a web browser and without using data. Text Engine accomplishes this by giving you access to vital, basic web information just by sending and receiving text messages. To keep Text Engine relevant for an ever-changing mobile market, our investors suggested that we think about adding a chatbot experience to Text Engine. So that's what we did.


I Left KPMG To Launch My Own Artificial Intelligence Startup

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It wasn't that long ago that Sophia Withers was travelling around Australia and Asia after her undergraduate degree. After a stint working on farms and in brunch cafes, she moved to Melbourne and joined KPMG Australia. While working as a coordinator for their audit division, she began studying the University of Birmingham's part-time Online MSc International Business, in 2018. It was during the program that she deep dived into her passion for blockchain and emerging technology. Her degree research project--How will Blockchain 3.0 facilitate social and economic impact?


The Making Of Sophia: Hardware Engineering for Arms and Hands - Hanson Robotics

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Social robots living and working with humans must be able to navigate environments never designed for use by robots. Arms and hands are a vital tool for robots to manipulate common everyday objects, like door handles, pens, keyboards, or switches, not to mention giving humans handshakes or high-fives! Hands are also an essential means of communicating between people. They can be used as nonverbal shortcuts, like giving a thumbs up, or as a means to express a variety of different emotions. By having a human-like hand design, social robots can take advantage of these many nonverbal cues humans use to communicate.


World's first robot citizen gives wake-up call to the world on climate change

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The world's first robot citizen'Sophia' on Friday attended the International Round Square Conference in Indore, where it talked about climate change, conservation of energy and sustainable development. The event was attended by over a thousand students and several dignitaries. Hosting the event, filmmaker Uttara Singh asked Sophia several questions ranging from'what kind of dance she likes' to'what an ideal world will be like.' Sophia said that its favourite dance is the'robot' dance and showcased some moves. The humanoid robot said that algorithms, artificial intelligence are wonderful in keeping politicians and business leaders accountable.


Let Alone Humans, Even The World's 'First Robot Citizen' Sophia Is Talking About Climate Change

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It seems everyone is beginning to take climate change seriously. Not only humans, even robots are realising that we soon act on it. The world's first robot citizen'Sophia' attended the International Round Square Conference in Indore, where it talked about climate change, conservation of energy and sustainable development. "The governments of all the countries of the world need to change both their policy and ideas," Sophia said addressing an event called'Conversation with Humans' at Emerald Heights International School here. The event was attended by over a thousand students and several dignitaries.


In AI We Trust? The Future of Genomic Medicine

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As our ability to sequence genomes has skyrocketed, allowing us to churn out A's, C's, G's, and T's at breakneck speed, our capacity to decipher the sequences has not kept up. This issue was discussed at a recent meeting organized by Advances in Genome Biology and Technology. "We have well exceeded our ability as humans to deal with data," said Eric Topol, MD, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, professor, molecular medicine, and executive vice president of Scripps Research. "We need help from machines." To have high-performance medicine, he asserted, "we need high-performance computing."


Is AI the Future of Digital Influencers?

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The term "influencer" has been populating the digital sphere for a long time now, and so far, it has gone largely undefined. As we know it, an influencer can be anyone that holds influence over their audience, community, or platform. Celebrities, politicians, models were the original ones; then came strictly digital ones like YouTubers, bloggers, Instagram models, and even internet-famous pets. Now, we're in a place to, again, redefine who belongs within the term. We'll look at deepfakes, CGI models, digital actresses, robotic streamers, and Sophia the robot, which all seem to point towards a not-so-far future where our digital influencers could be made up by artificial intelligence.


Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

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Jeffrey Epstein's tangled web leads down some surprising paths, including, he claimed, to Sophia the robot. The female robot styled after Audrey Hepburn made headlines in recent years for her eerily lifelike skin and appearance, complete with a diverse set of facial expressions, and the artificial intelligence she uses to spout off quotes like "OK. She also got in a Twitter fight with Chrissy Teigen. In a new essay detailing a journalist's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein over the past three decades, Edward Jay Epstein (the two are not related) says the wealthy financier told him in April 2013 that he was funding a Hong Kong group to build "the world's smartest robot," named Sophia. Sophia was built by Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong company created and led by David Hanson. In a statement shared with Business Insider, Hanson denied that Epstein ever directly contributed funding to either Sophia or Hanson Robotics. "With all of our software efforts, both inside Hanson Robotics, and via collaboration with universities and other institutions, we seek to further our mission to empower socially intelligent AI and robots that enrich the quality of human lives.


Why Sophia The Robot is neither Ex Machina, nor Westworld Host

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It's not because Sophia has a zipper on the back of its head though it illustrates quite well how far we still are from an intelligent and human-like robot. Have you seen already the new attempt of Sophia The Robot and its manufacturer Hanson Robotics to make public believe this automaton has consciousness and intelligence? Just yesterday Sophia got into the news again, starring in a short movie'SophiaWorld' along with'Westworld' actress Evan Rachel Woods. Why it matters to understand that Sophia is not what Hanson Robotics tries to pretend it to be? Discrepancy of what AI is and isn't remains too big to fall for the show. Sophia The Robot does not even act up to its full name.


Opinion Social robotics will bring about a revolution

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In July 2017, two robots, Sophia and Han, made history. At the RISE technology conference in Hong Kong, they went on stage to "debate" the future of humanity with each other. In the course of the debate, they cracked jokes, talked about drone armies taking over the world, discussed ethics in robots and humans, and if it was better to be rich or famous. Sophia was further introduced at the United Nations and was even granted Saudi Arabian citizenship. She is the first humanoid robot to have a nationality.