Artificial intelligence has proven that it can exhibit less-than-desirable behaviors that can seem distinctly human: AI cheats, it can show bias, and it could even lie to you. Now, apparently, it’s subject to random bouts of laughter.
TECH COMPANIES ARE rushing to infuse everything with artificial intelligence, driven by big leaps in the power of machine learning software.
The first interactor—a muscular man in his fifties with a shaved head and a black V-neck sweater—walks into a conference room and sits in a low-slung blue armchair before a phalanx of video cameras and studio lights.
Amazon’s Echo and its ever-expanding list of rival smart speakers have brought the consumer electronics industry the sort of growth it has not seen in years — but analysts predict the surge may be short lived.
Talking to a computer can feel liberating — as anyone who received an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device for Christmas can attest — but only until you ask the wrong question and the machine plays dumb.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker could be on sale in the next few weeks, with reports that the first shipments have left factories.
DIGITAL assistants such as Siri and Cortana are increasingly common on phones and computers. Most are designed to give their users the impression that a humanlike intelligence lies behind the program’s friendly voice.
There are few electronic devices with which you cannot order a Domino’s pizza. When the craving hits, you can place an order via Twitter, Slack, Facebook Messenger, SMS, your tablet, your smartwatch, your smart TV, and even your app-enabled Ford.
AMAZON ECHO AND Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years.
BERT BRAUTIGAM IS sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa.
There’s much concern about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on jobs and the economy. And while it’s difficult to know for certain which types of jobs will likely be eliminated by AI, one thing is for sure: the technology will have a profound affect on a range of skills.