Articles by Tyler Schulze

AI Voice Assistant 02.26.18

App Uses AI to Create Voice Assistant

One of the reasons why text-based forms of communication are popular is their searchability; it’s easy to use search tools to comb through written words and find specific keywords and phrases. However, when it comes to spoken words, this kind of automated searching was impossible—until now. A new app launched in February makes it easy…

AI Immortality 02.23.18

Immortality May Be Within Reach, Courtesy of AI Robots

Swedish scientists may be on the verge of conquering death—in a fashion. The scientists plan to build robot replicas of deceased people that use AI technology to answer questions, according to Sputnik News. These robots could serve as replacements for dead family members, keeping loved ones close even after they’re gone. The robots represent “fully…

Flu AI 02.2.18

Using Machine-Learning Prediction to Forecast the Flu Season

Just as you depend on your local weatherman to tell you whether you need to bring an umbrella to work, medical professionals rely on influenza forecasts to predict the severity of the flu season and plan accordingly. However, these flu predictions are notoriously inaccurate and vague, making it difficult to effectively prepare, allocate resources and…

Object Recognition 01.30.18

Object-Recognition Technology and Google Street View

Want to learn about the demographics of a particular neighborhood, such as political tendencies, average incomes and buying habits? Then look no further than the cars on the streets, which can serve as effective guides to the identities and behaviors of local residents. What’s more, by using a combination of object-recognition technology and the Street…

01.12.18

Chatbots Learn Words as They Dialogue

Japanese university researchers have devised an artificial intelligence system that can learn new words by interacting with users, potentially enhancing speech-oriented applications like chatbots, according to the Digital Journal. Scientists at Osaka University have developed a technology called “lexical acquisition through implicit confirmation.” This method allows computers to infer the definition of a new, unrecognized…

AI Earthquake Warning 01.4.18

Deep Learning May Issue Earthquake Warnings

When it comes to predicting the next big earthquake to strike California’s San Andreas fault, seismologists say it’s a matter of when—not if. The big problem is knowing exactly when, with current forecasting techniques far from accurate or foolproof. However, a new deep learning prediction technology promises to provide some warning when a quake is…

Chat-bot Challenges AI 01.2.18

Chatbots Present Challenges and Opportunities for Call Centers

With chatbots experiencing widespread adoption in virtually every industry, call centers may appear to be headed the way of the dinosaur. However, by getting on top of the chatbot craze, call centers may be able to survive and even thrive in the artificial intelligence era, according to one software CEO. Call centers can turn over…

Customer Discovery 12.29.17

Natural Language Processing Automates Customer Discovery

Every new company believes it has a better mousetrap to offer the world. However, customers are unlikely to beat a path to a startup’s door on their own, requiring companies to undergo the challenging procedure of identifying customers and gathering their product feedback. To assist with this process—known as customer discovery—startup ScopeAI is offering a…

Nuclear Fusion - Deep Learning 12.29.17

Deep Learning Prediction Technology and Nuclear Fusion

Since research began in the 1940s, fusion reactors have been regarded as the future of energy, potentially providing virtually unlimited quantities of cheap electricity. However, after 75 years of development, the creation of a practical reactor remains tantalizingly elusive, with fusion experiments still consuming more energy than they produce. Today, experts believe they are on…

Stanford ai indexing 12.1.17

Stanford Index Reveals AI Image and Speech Recognition Equaling or Exceeding Human Levels

One of the biggest questions facing the world is exactly when artificial general intelligence (AGI) will achieve the technological singularity, i.e., the point when AI will equal and then surpass human levels. However, new findings from Stanford University indicate that artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) technologies like image and speech recognition are already attaining a technological…