artificial intelligence

  • What Artificial Intelligence Is Not

    What Artificial Intelligence Is Not

    Artificial Intelligence has been in the media a lot lately. So much so, that it’s only a matter of time before it graduates to meaningless buzz word status like “Big Data” & “Cloud”. Usually I would be a big supporter. Being in the AI space, any attention to our often overlooked industry is welcome. But there seems to be more misinformation out there than… Read More

  • Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford

    Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford

    Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further. It is acqui-hiring the two academic teams of founders, seven people in all, behind Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory, two deep learning startups based in the UK, and… Read More

  • The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

    The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

    We are entering an exciting period for Artificial Intelligence. We’re seeing more consumer impacting developments and breakthroughs in AI technology than ever before. And as Nova Spivack recently argued, it’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft, among others, will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next 5 years. Read More

  • Nara Logics’ Artificial Intelligence Platform Gets A $6M Boost

    Nara Logics’ Artificial Intelligence Platform Gets A $6M Boost

    For a long time, academic computer scientists would snicker when you even uttered the words “artificial intelligence.” That’s been changing quickly over the last few years and now investors are also taking this space more seriously. Nara, an artificial intelligence company that is probably best known for its Nara.me personalization platform, today announced that it has… Read More

  • Qualcomm Quietly Acquires AI-Based Image Recognition Startup Euvision

    Qualcomm Quietly Acquires AI-Based Image Recognition Startup Euvision

    Another acquisition in the area of image recognition technology, and another exit for a European startup to a U.S. giant. Qualcomm has acquired Euvision Technologies, a specialist in image recognition applications powered by artificial intelligence, originally spun out of the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Its first publicly-released app was Impala — an app for iOS and… Read More

  • A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming

    A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming

    You can call it a Virtual Personal Assistant, an Intelligent Agent, an Intelligent Interface or whatever you wish. We call it inevitable. The era of the assistant that began with Siri will eventually dominate the way people interact with mobile devices, computers, cars, wearables, appliances and every other piece of technology that requires complex human-machine interaction. We do not appear… Read More

  • How People Are Filling In When AI Can’t Do The Job

    How People Are Filling In When AI Can’t Do The Job

    Despite the nifty-ness of having your phone tell you to leave work 15 minutes early to make it to your flight or Siri and Cortana cracking the occasional joke, the limitations to these assistants are clear. Siri can set a reminder, but she can’t help you schedule a meeting; Google Now can suggest some restaurants nearby, but it can’t book you a table at your favorite place. Read More

  • Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters

    Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters

    When we humans communicate, we rely on a vast background of unspoken assumptions. Everyone knows that “water is wet,” and “people want to be happy” and we assume everyone we meet shares this knowledge. It forms the basis of how we interact and allows us to communicate quickly, efficiently, and with deep meaning. Read More

  • X.ai Lands $2.1M To Build ‘Amy’, An AI-Powered Personal Assistant For Meetings

    X.ai Lands $2.1M To Build ‘Amy’, An AI-Powered Personal Assistant For Meetings

    From the sometimes disappointing but often great reality of Siri to the complicated potential of Samantha, the idea of virtual personal assistants helping us with our digital-fuelled lives has captured the public imagination. Today, another not-quite real female is entering the fray: Amy, a personal assistant that has been built to help you schedule meetings — summoned not through… Read More