Google says it has made improvements to Google Assistant that bolster the company’s artificial intelligence assistant’s natural language capabilities, including correctly understanding and pronouncing unique names. Starting over the next few days, users can teach Google Assistant to enunciate and recognize names of contacts the way they pronounce them. Without keeping a record of the […]
Microsoft’s recent announcement that it is acquiring healthcare artificial intelligence and voice recognition company Nuance could signal a new era of voice-enabled technologies in the enterprise. Nuance’s speech recognition technology for medical dictation is currently used in 77% of U.S. hospitals, and Microsoft plans to integrate those technologies with its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare offering […]
The EU has proposed a set of regulations that will regulate artificial intelligence based on each application’s inherent risk in order to avoid the potential problems with AI systems.
Banks are quickly adopting sophisticated surveillance systems and artificial intelligence to better monitor employees and customers.
Microsoft is acquiring conversational AI company Nuance, a company that offers speech recognition software that is used in 77% of U.S. hospitals, in a deal worth $19.7 billion. According to Microsoft’s announcement, the company plans to integrate Nuance’s solutions with its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare offering that was introduced last year. Nuance provides conversational artificial […]
AI and healthcare professionals are warning of concerns over a machine learning algorithm made for diagnosing COVID-19. The idea behind these technologies was to help health professionals tell the difference between coronavirus and other similarly-presenting ailments like pneumonia. But concerned professionals say changes need to be made before the COVID diagnosis machine learning is used […]
It’s easy to program something to give your pets some food or treats. You’ve probably seen these devices for sale online. But AI has made an advancement on that concept: it can now help encourage good behavior by rewarding your pet with a treat if certain conditions are met. A recent VentureBeat report chronicles the computer science […]
AI isn’t this self-possessed thing that many consumers assume it is. If you work in the technology field, you likely are aware of the fact that every artificial intelligence algorithm has a whole slew of human progenitors behind it. Banks of images need to be hand-labelled in order to create an image recognition algorithm, for […]
Amazon’s Alexa-enabled smart speakers have found popularity in the consumer market in recent years, and even in select retail and corporate environments. One of the selling points the company has pushed are the Amazon Alexa skills. But users should probably pay closer attention to those. As a recent post on The Verge pointed out, many […]
According to HubSpot, 87% of businesses indicate social media is important to staying competitive. We don’t often write about social media on this website, but we do know how many privacy, public relations, and other concerns the corporate world has surrounding it. More and more, IT leaders are getting involved in marketing conversations — likewise, […]