Alibaba to invest $1B on AI integration with smart speaker
May 21, 2020Read More
Chinese e-commerce giant will use the funds to bolster its artificial intelligence and Internet of Things ecosystem that supports Tmall Genie, including linking more content and services from Alibaba’s wider ecosystem that spans entertainment, healthcare, and education.
How 5G Will Unleash AI
May 8, 2020Read More
When it comes to the 5G roll-out, AI will definitely be supercharged.
5 Conversational AI Companies Tackling COVID-19
May 1, 2020Read More
All of the information here are the words that you read on social media, chats, news channels, advertisements, companies’ taglines, and even hear it over calls (thanks to mandatory IVR warnings). Below are five conversational AI companies that are trying to tackle COVID-19 misinformation.
Voice Assistant Usage Seen Growing To 8.4 Billion Devices
Apr 28, 2020Read More
As consumer usage of voice assistants continues to skyrocket, the companies behind those assistants look for business models to monetize all that voice. Consumers will interact with voice assistants on 8.4 billion devices by 2024, according to a new study by Juniper Research.
What early stage investors really care about
Apr 27, 2020Read More
These days, when fundraising has become even more tricky, it is crucial that entrepreneurs get into the investor mindset if they are to increase their chances of success.
How could COVID-19 change AR/VR’s future?
Apr 25, 2020Read More
COVID-19 is impacting the lives of billions. Early-stage technology markets like virtual and augmented reality are trivial by comparison. However, AR/VR companies are dealing with knock-on effects both positive and negative. This analysis explores the potential future for AR/VR in the context of the silent cyclone we’re all going through.
Emotion AI shows promise for IT leaders in the enterprise
Apr 22, 2020Read More
Emotion AI, or affective computing, may be the next big thing in AI. Enterprises are starting to explore emotion analytics technology to improve customer and employee experiences and offer innovative services.
Will lockdown help voice tech show what it's really made of?
Apr 20, 2020Read More
From its potential as a health diagnostic tool, to simply helping with loneliness, voice technology has reached new heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Marek Wrobel wonders if it will change things forever.
AI startups raised $6.9 billion in Q1 2020, a record-setting pace before coronavirus
Apr 15, 2020Read More
AI startups continued to outpace the overall U.S. venture capital market in the first quarter of 2020.
Top 10 Business Functions That Are Ready To Use Artificial Intelligence
Apr 12, 2020Read More
In the grand scheme of things, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in the very early stages of adoption by most organizations. However, most leaders are quite excited to implement AI into the company’s business functions to start realizing its extraordinary benefits. While we have no way of knowing all the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning will ultimately impact business functions, here are 10 business functions that are ready to use artificial intelligence.
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Issue 20 - As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for touchless environments, from frontline workers to everyday commerce, robotics takes center stage.
COVID-19 and the Golden Age of RoboticsRead more
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