Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The secret language of chatbots

Vadim Berman is director of engineering at Aspect Software. He came to Aspect with the acquisition of LinguaSys in 2015. Vadim co-founded LinguaSys...

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving...

The race is on for autonomous vehicle technology, and now a startup out of the U.K. is the latest to throw its hat into the...

Google is hiring AI talent from China even though it’s still blocked in the...

Google’s core search service has been blocked in China for over seven years, but that isn’t stopping the internet giant from snapping up artificial intelligence...

Google parent Alphabet forms holding company, XXVI, to complete 2015 corporate reorganization

The company formerly known as Google — before it rebranded its “collection of companies” to Alphabet, in 2015, turning the main ad revenue business into...

Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China

China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally...

The product design challenges of AR on smartphones

With the launch of ARKit, we are going to see augmented reality apps...

Google’s Transformer solves a tricky problem in machine translation

Machine learning has turned out to be a very useful tool for translation, but it has a few weak spots. The tendency of translation models...

Basis Set Ventures gets real to get to the heart of AI startups

Lan Xuezhao has spent the last few months pulling together $136 million for her new machine intelligence-focused venture capital fund, Basis Set Ventures. I met...

Samsung secures self-driving car testing permit for California roads

Samsung got approval to test autonomous vehicles on state roads in California, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle’s website. The DMV maintains an...

Amazon and Microsoft agree their voice assistants will talk (to each other)

Those betting big on AI making voice the dominant user interface of the future are not betting so big as to believe their respective artificially...