artificial intelligence

  • Robot Writers Need Something To Say Crunch Network

    Robot Writers Need Something To Say

    Robot writers are hot. No, that statement is not a call to fix their air conditioners, much less to date them. It’s to acknowledge that pioneers in artificial intelligence (AI) and automated writing have gotten a lot of media attention (partly because it hits close to home; the deployments are public and noticeable and it invokes the perennial concern about job loss due to automation). Read More

  • The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization Crunch Network

    The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization

    Personalization algorithms influence what you’ve chosen yesterday, what you choose today and what you’ll be choosing tomorrow. Simultaneously, there seems to be something wrong with personalization. We are continuously bumping into obtrusive, uninteresting ads. Our digital personal assistant isn’t that personal at all. We’ve lost friends to the algorithmic abyss of the… Read More

  • Former Battlefield Finalist DigitalGenius Scores $3M In First Funding Foray

    Former Battlefield Finalist DigitalGenius Scores $3M In First Funding Foray

    TechCrunch Disrupt New York Battlefield finalist, DigitalGenius announced its first serious funding today with a $3 million investment round. The company was looking for $2 million, but garnered so much interest from investors it ended up landing $3 million, according to DigitalGenius chief strategy officer Mikhail Naumov. The round was led by Metamorphic Ventures. Lerer-Hippeau… Read More

  • Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization Crunch Network

    Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

    The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most prolific search companies. With organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu (a Chinese search engine) buying into this technology, we are starting to see a huge acceleration of… Read More

  • Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Sites like LinkedIn and Monster.com have become online mainstays both for people looking for jobs and also companies looking to find the right people to fill a role. Now a new startup hopes to turn the recruitment process on its head through artificial intelligence and powerful search software that crawls across many sources at once to build up some 300 million online profiles to find the… Read More

  • Polish Startup Filmaster Sells To Samba TV For €1 Million

    Polish Startup Filmaster Sells To Samba TV For €1 Million

    Filmaster, a movie recommendation engine built by a team in Warsaw, Poland, has sold to Samba TV for a little over €1 million. Filmaster was funded by HackFwd and HardGamma Ventures although the founders kept most of the company as it was sold. Described as a service that offers movie recommendations using “its own proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning… Read More

  • DigitalGenius Brings Artificial Intelligence To Customer Service Via SMS

    DigitalGenius Brings Artificial Intelligence To Customer Service Via SMS

    Imagine you’re dreaming of buying a new car. You see a commercial on TV with a phone number where you can text your questions, but the answers aren’t coming from a human. They come from a smart system fueled by artificial intelligence and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). That’s what DigitalGenius, which presented onstage at Disrupt NY, can do. The tool carries on a… Read More

  • A Journey To Intelligent Design Crunch Network

    A Journey To Intelligent Design

    If you’re looking for zeitgeist Biblical metaphors for the tech sector, you can’t do much better than the Tower of Babel. Human civilization a hundred years after the Flood; monolingual and gathered in a city called Babel. They become possessed with the mission of building a tower to the heavens. Which they begin… Read More

  • Stop Fearing Artificial Intelligence Crunch Network

    Stop Fearing Artificial Intelligence

    As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like so many others (Musk, Hawking, Gates), is poisoning the well for fear of something he doesn’t truly understand. Read More

  • Facebook Open-Sources React Native

    Facebook Open-Sources React Native

    At its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its React native framework for building native apps. React Native is Facebook’s version of its React JavaScript framework for building native mobile applications. Read More

  • Anti-Tech Backlash Could Be Coming Soon To A City Near You

    Anti-Tech Backlash Could Be Coming Soon To A City Near You

    While it can be dangerous to take lessons from television shows or science fiction novels, there’s evidence that as technology advances at breakneck speed, there will be those who are afraid of what’s coming and people could choose sides. To some extent, it’s because technology is always a few steps ahead of society, and we have yet to come to grips with much of… Read More

  • Marketers Tricked SXSW Tinder Users With A Chatbot

    Marketers Tricked SXSW Tinder Users With A Chatbot

    There are a few universal truths in online dating: most photos are carefully staged, most profiles are slightly puffed-up, and most people on them (and this is clearly fast-changing) are actually human. Until some unlucky Tinder users spotted Ava. A company promoting the movie Ex Machina created a fake account, Ava, with a photo of the star of the movie. Ava is an AI in the film and… Read More

  • Anki’s Next-Gen ‘Overdrive’ Set Lets You Make Your Own Tracks

    Anki’s Next-Gen ‘Overdrive’ Set Lets You Make Your Own Tracks

    AI-powered remote control car maker Anki today unveiled Anki Overdrive, the next generation of its play sets that will let kids (and the adults who inevitably have to play with them) create their own tracks from various tiles. Read More

  • SoftBank Will Help IBM’s Watson Learn Japanese

    SoftBank Will Help IBM’s Watson Learn Japanese

    Watson, the IBM-developed artificial intelligence computer system, isn’t content with just being a Jeopardy winner, powering healthcare analytics, or making big data easier to understand. Now the overachiever is also studying Japanese. Read More

  • Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval Crunch Network

    Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

    With industry pundits including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others hotly debating the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hollywood priming the public for the release of a slew of new movies — including Terminator 5 — that warn what can happen when software and hardware evolve to the point that they are capable of human feats of intelligence, it’s little wonder… Read More

  • Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More

  • Robotbase Wants To Put An Intelligent Robot In Every House

    Robotbase Wants To Put An Intelligent Robot In Every House

    If it’s up to Robotbase, you’ll soon be coming home and a robot will greet you at the door. While you were away, the Robotbase Personal Robot patrolled your home, made sure the temperature was lowered when you left, maybe locked the door after you were gone and, through its built-in camera, allowed you to check in on your dog, too. Robotbase is launching its Kickstarter campaign… Read More

  • The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts

    The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts

     Yet the news cruised by with analysis focused simply on what Facebook’s new keyword post search does today. Yes, any post by you or any of your friends can now be dug up with a quick search from mobile. But I don’t think people realize how big a deal it is for tomorrow. Facebook just went from data rich to Scrooge-McDuck-swimming-in-a-tower-full-of data rich. The ramifications… Read More

  • What Artificial Intelligence Is Not Crunch Network

    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

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