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Hype Outrunning Reality
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Hype Outrunning Reality

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Why the Hype Has Outrun RealityRobots that serve dinner, self-driving cars and drone-taxis could be fun and hugely profitable...

Ads on Voice Devices
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Ads on Voice Devices

Still looking at what it means to have effective ads on voice driven devices.What It Would Mean for Amazon to Bring Ads to AlexaIt's inevitable for the retailer...

Computer Vision Assessing Cardiovascular Risk
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Computer Vision Assessing Cardiovascular Risk

From Google Research, an interesting application.  With considerable detail about the experimental approach.   Instructive.   Note its about risk rather than diagnosis...

More Cashierless Stores Planned: New Shopping Data?
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More Cashierless Stores Planned: New Shopping Data?

Amazon showing some seriousness about the test, with more locations, some word was out there to the contrary.  Now what kind of additional data will this provide...

Competing with Amazon Go
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Competing with Amazon Go

Pointing to other efforts under way, such as Project Kepler.  The tech is there, will it be effectively applied to customers that will use it?Will other Grocers...

Computers Too Human
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Computers Too Human

Saw some of this in our own chatbot testing.     Also famously mentioned in studies of how people react to obviously non-human images in chat interactions, like...

Noise Robust Classifiers
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Noise Robust Classifiers

May also provide better ways to understand how classifiers can be tested in varying environments.  Do not various contexts have likely kinds of adversarial noise...

Google Assistant to go more Multilingual
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Google Assistant to go more Multilingual

Given Google's considerable expertise in the space this could lead to some remarkable capabilities, see suggestions below and at link.   Here more about addingMultilingual...

Microsoft Expands Bot Framework
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Microsoft Expands Bot Framework

Was impressed when I saw a demo of Azure being used to build simple chatbots.  I thought then that it is about what services such systems could work with and their...

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

Below is from the talk mentioned above from our Linked Cognitive Systems Group.  Join us in future talks, many will be mentioned here.Blockchain and ArtificialDr...

Time Inconsistent Planning
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Time Inconsistent Planning

Could such a method be used to plug into process models to include planning functions?Time-Inconsistent Planning: A Computational Problem in Behavioral Economics...

Can We Trust a Robot?
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Can We Trust a Robot?

From Communications of the ACM: How Can We Trust a Robot?" by Benjamin Kuipers, says robots must be designed to understand and follow social norms. Kuipers describes...

Georgia Tech Tests Assistants in Dorms
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Georgia Tech Tests Assistants in Dorms

Like to see not only what is being done, but what skills are seen as being most useful in varying contexts, here in a Georgia Tech dorm, a university known forAmazon...

Augmented Reality Glasses to Transform Vision
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Augmented Reality Glasses to Transform Vision

The emphasis on vision correction in context is interesting. DARPA Awards $4.7 Million Grant to Transform Augmented-Reality Glasses Military Embedded Systems   By...

Protecting Deliveries
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Protecting Deliveries

More details from the world of direct to home delivery.  A Smart Home then needs to consider the and ensure the security of its acquisitions.Are smart homes smart...

Amazon, Whole Foods and Prime
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Amazon, Whole Foods and Prime

Amazon improves connections between their online Prime buying club benefits and their brick and mortar acquisitions.  Whole Food 5% discount with Amazon Rewards...

Malicious Use of AI
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Malicious Use of AI

Non technical, overview look at where we needAI ripe for exploitation, experts warn   By Jane Wakefield in the BBCDrones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating...

Predicting Earthquakes
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Predicting Earthquakes

Had seen a number of research efforts here,  another move ... Today, A.I. helps detect tiny earthquakes. Tomorrow, it might predict the big oneEarthquakes are notoriously...

Thinking deeply about Reinforcement Learning
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Thinking deeply about Reinforcement Learning

Remember reading about reinforcement learning, having designed more mundane neural network deep learning,  and thinking, but how do you design the 'objective function'...

Spotify to Build Own Speakers?
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Spotify to Build Own Speakers?

In CIO: Another competitor in the ranks.  Now from a Music aggregator.  What kind of  other Assistant aspects will it include?  Recall how Spotify was designing...
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