Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer. But Cortana … Read More

Apple ‘acqui-hired’ the team from messaging assistant Init.ai to work on Siri

Earlier this week, a small startup called Init.ai announced that it soon would be discontinuing its service — a smart assistant for customer representatives to parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as automate some … Read More

Google Assistant now has a male voice option

[embedded content] Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called “Voice II” which sounds decidedly male (via Engadget). The  second voice option is available … Read More

Google Assistant now has a male voice option

[embedded content] Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called “Voice II” which sounds decidedly male (via Engadget). The  second voice option is available … Read More

Top 3 free online courses for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

There is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence is one of the most sophisticated of all the emerging technologies. Artificial Intelligence deals with the understanding of machines and programming them to do tasks autonomously as well as helping them get smarter. … Read More

AI expert Andrew Ng says AI is the new electricity | Disrupt SF 2017

Devin Coldewey talks to Andrew Ng about what makes an AI-first company, his vision for an AI-powered society, and the transformation of education.

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report … Read More

Does Siri sound different today? Here’s why

Did you notice that Siri sounds a little more sprightly today? Apple’s ubiquitous virtual assistant has had a little virtual work done on her virtual vocal cords, and her newly dulcet-ized tones went live today as part of iOS 11. … Read More

Teaching robots to trust

Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions to complex surgical procedures. But the question of trust has largely been a one-way street. Should we trust robots with our lives? The Human-Robot … Read More

Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of business documents, whiteboards, post-it … Read More