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    1. Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind

      Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind

      Wutthichai Luemuang/123RF Artificial intelligence tools like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa don’t really try and change your mind too much, but maybe they should! That is the idea behind new research being carried out by Dr. Samira Shaikh , an assistant professor in Cognitive Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Computer Science.

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    2. Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind

      Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind

      Microsoft has created a new research lab with a focus on developing general purpose artificial intelligence technology, the company revealed today. The lab will be located at Microsoft's Redmond HQ, and will include a team of over 100 scientists working on AI, from areas including natural language processing, learning and perception systems.

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    3. The future of translation is part human, part machine

      The future of translation is part human, part machine

      Imagine a world where everyone can perfectly understand each other. Language is translated as we speak, and awkward moments of trying to be understood are a thing of the past. This elusive idea is something that developers have been chasing for years. Free tools like Google Translate – which is used to translate over 100 billion words a day – along with other apps and hardware that claim to translate foreign languages as they are spoken are now available, but something is still missing.

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    4. From predicting quakes to supercharging farming, how AI could save the world

      From predicting quakes to supercharging farming, how AI could save the world

      how artificial intelligence could save humanity dry earth More P icture this — It’s the year 2100 and our worst dystopian fears have come true. The Earth is in shambles. Society is rife with poverty and inequality. You can hop across the Pacific on floating patches of plastic. As if that wasn’t bad enough, machines have gained consciousness and superintelligence, and — against our will — they’ve taken over the world.

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    5. Tradeshift Launches New AI Layer on Platform, Creating Simplified Commerce

      Tradeshift Launches New AI Layer on Platform, Creating Simplified Commerce

      More SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- New intelligence layer, Tradeshift Ada, allows for native and third-party development using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for over 1.5 million businesses Tradeshift, the world’s largest business commerce platform, today announced the release of Tradeshift Ada, the world’s first smart interface for B2B commerce that offers new automation capabilities to help users accelerate how they buy, pay and collaborate.

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    6. Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Supercharge your iPhone photos and air pollution ink

      Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Supercharge your iPhone photos and air pollution ink

      awesome tech you cant buy yet tex lock senstone air ink the world s first made out of pollution More At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems.

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    7. Saffron Technology: How Intel's cognitive computing acquisition thrives on chaos

      Saffron Technology: How Intel's cognitive computing acquisition thrives on chaos

      Saffron Technology: How Intel's cognitive computing acquisition thrives on chaos Charles McLellan Pin it Share With artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing -- call it what you will -- all the rage at the moment, Tech Pro Research took a recent opportunity to speak with Gayle Sheppard , CEO of Saffron Technology . This Intel-owned company's brain-inspired Natural Intelligence Platform helps enterprises analyse dynamic multidimensional data in pursuit of valuable insights.

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    8. Alexa, my Americano! Starbucks unveils chatbot for iOS, Amazon devices

      Alexa, my Americano! Starbucks unveils chatbot for iOS, Amazon devices

      Subscribe on YouTube When unlocking your smartphone, launching the Starbucks app, and placing an order’s a little too much to handle, there is an easier way to get your caffeine fix. On Monday, the company s rolled out what it calls “on-command ordering,” a feature that lets anyone with an Amazon Echo speaker or iPhone place an order by using a chatbot or voice “The Starbucks experience is built on the personal connection between our barista and customers, so everything we do in our digital ecosystem must reflect that sensibility,” Gerri Martin-Flickinger, chief technology officer for Starbucks, said in ...

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    9. Mila Jovovich confesses that she’ll miss Alice and the crazy world of Resident Evil

      Subscribe on YouTube Resident Evil fans are having a very good week. On the heels of Capcom’s January 24 release of Resident Evil 7 across all platforms, including PlayStation VR, comes Sony Pictures’ film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on January 27. Milla Jovovich’s sixth time playing the role of Alice, an original character created by director/writer/producer Paul Anderson, will be her final one.

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    10. Intesa Sanpaolo Chooses Expert System's Cogito Platform for Cognitive Banking

      Intesa Sanpaolo Chooses Expert System's Cogito Platform for Cognitive Banking

      ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo has chosen Cogito, Expert System 's cognitive platform, to enhance the digital experience of its customers. A combination of virtual agent and intelligent search system, the solution based on Cogito analyzes the meaning of users' words and phrases to understand their intentions with maximum precision.

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    11. Amazon opens joins tech companies with Pittsburgh office

      Amazon opens joins tech companies with Pittsburgh office

      PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh has welcomed another giant to its burgeoning tech hub. Amazon officially opened a corporate office in the city's South Side Works section on Tuesday. Bill Kaper, general manager of the office, says the space will be dedicated to machine translation and web services. It currently houses 50 employees. Amazon joins a growing number of tech companies who have moved operations to Pittsburgh. Apple, Microsoft, Uber, and Google all have offices in the city.

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    12. From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES

      From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES

      Subscribe on YouTube Bluetooth speakers. Smartwatches. Cars. Home intercoms. Amazon’s Alexa voice service is in just about everything these days, and the onslaught shows no sign of slowing. Nowhere has the trend been more evident than at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, where the number of Alexa-supported devices nearly exceeded our intrepid team’s ability to count them all. But that didn’t stop Digital Trends’s own David Cogen from trying.

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    13. Microsoft buys Maluuba’s AI technology to improve its reading comprehension

      Microsoft buys Maluuba’s AI technology to improve its reading comprehension

      Subscribe on YouTube Microsoft continues to build artificial intelligence into its various products, from the personal AI assistant Cortana to Microsoft Translator to the Azure cloud computing platform. The company has a number of its own internal AI research products, but sometimes that is just not enough. Because it needs AI capabilities that are sometimes very specific, Microsoft is not averse to going out and buying technology to meet particular requirements.

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    14. Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and Antidote Technologies Team Up to Increase Awareness of Clinical Trials

      Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and Antidote Technologies Team Up to Increase Awareness of Clinical Trials

      CHERRY HILL, N.J. and NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the MS community, and Antidote Technologies, a digital health company, today announced a partnership to increase awareness of MS clinical trials and enable people to easily access this important information.

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    15. Need some help with the new addition? The Aristotle smart baby monitor might help

      Need some help with the new addition? The Aristotle smart baby monitor might help

      Maybe parenting doesn’t have to be so hard in 2017. Leveraging technology for the sake of weary (and wary) mothers and fathers everywhere is toymaker Mattel, who has debuted a new device that is meant for baby, but benefits mommy and daddy. It’s called the Aristotle by Nabi, and it’s a $299 version of Alexa meant specifically for your children.

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    16. Lenovo’s Alexa-powered Smart Assistant is like Amazon’s Echo, but better

      Lenovo’s Alexa-powered Smart Assistant is like Amazon’s Echo, but better

      Among the newfound crop of voice-driven smart assistants, Amazon’s Echo speakers stand alone. Some estimates put sales of the cloud-powered speaker at just over 5 million since its launch two years ago. Echo sales spiked 400 percent in December versus last year. And a growing number of Amazon customers place orders via Echo devices. But soon, it’ll have competition.

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    17. 'Revenge Of The Sith' Dubbed With A Chinese Bootleg's Subtitles Is A Vastly Superior Movie

      'Revenge Of The Sith' Dubbed With A Chinese Bootleg's Subtitles Is A Vastly Superior Movie

      'Revenge Of The Sith' Dubbed With A Chinese Bootleg's Subtitles Is A Vastly Superior Movie robopanda Pin it Share Usually when we mention Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge Of The Sith around here (which is not often), it’s in the context of calling it “ barely tolerable ” or “ the worst .” But now we have a reason to celebrate it.

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    18. Celebrity sues Tesla, claims Model X drove itself through a wall and into his house

      Tesla owners love all of the advanced technology the company has managed to pack into its Model S and Model X electric vehicles. While other companies continue to work on similar systems for their cars, Tesla’s remote update mechanism allows the company to deploy huge feature changes far more quickly than any other automotive company.

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    19. Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

      Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

      San Francisco (AFP) - Mark Zuckerberg's artificial intelligence-imbued software "butler" -- named Jarvis -- is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said Monday. Zuckerberg took on the personal project this year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by the "Iron Man" film character Jarvis as a virtual assistant to help manage his household.

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