How technology-enabled ‘selves-improvement’ will drive the future of personal productivity

Scheduling a meeting with a colleague? Siri can do that. Booking a business trip from New York to San Francisco? Google’s mobile app delivers. Seeking...

At AI bot startups, cool kids rule

You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language...

Microsoft Maluuba teaches management 101 to machines in its first paper since being acquired

In mid-January, the ongoing race for AI put Montreal-based Maluuba on our radar. Microsoft acquired the startup and its team of researchers to build better...

Pair of Google Homes bicker like an old couple on Twitch

It's the battle of the bots. A Twitch stream lets you view a pair of Google Home units chatting and arguing about everything from waffles and Chuck Norris to My...

On bots, language and making technology disappear

There’s a new buzzword in computer design circles every year. This year, the buzzword is without question bots. As with anything we build, we give bots...

Why education should become more like artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our pockets. IBM is teaching Watson to understand, reason and even to learn — helping to translate...

Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy

Nikolas Badminton Crunch Network Contributor Nikolas Badminton is a researcher and futurist based in Vancouver, Canada, and provides opinions about humanity, the future...

Bots that work everywhere

Tom Hadfield Crunch Network Contributor Tom Hadfield is the CEO of Message.io, the bot syndication service backed by Khosla Ventures, Eniac Ventures and...

Gadget Story Time with Spectacles

  Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we take them throught the paces, try them out, talk to people on the...

Telegram names first winners of its ‘fast and useful’ bot competition

Messaging app Telegram has named the first wave of bots to win prizes via a $1 million BotPrize competition it announced back in April. The idea was to incentivize...

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Can't wait no more? Game of Thrones season 7, episode 4...

HBO's network suffered a disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing cyber attack earlier this week. Although 1.5 terabytes of data was reportedly stolen by miscreants,...