Google Assistant Can Make Your Phone Calls

Google assistant can now make real phone calls, and the difference between it and real-life human conversation is virtually indistinguishable. The technology was demonstrated last week at Google I/O the tech giant’s annual developer conference. Different from voice-recognition software that one can now hear when calling a customer service helpline, for example, Google Assistant is […]

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Spending on Digital Video Advertising to Skyrocket

Two-thirds of media buyers plan to shift some portion of their budget from TV ad buys to digital video this year, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, an industry group that tracks digital advertising. More than 50% of buyers plan to increase digital and mobile video spending in the next twelve months, according to the […]

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Chinese Artificial Intelligence Only Half as Good as U.S.

A new report by an Oxford University Academic, Jeffrey Ding, finds that despite massive investment by the government of China in Artificial Intelligence, the country’s capabilities are only about half as good as that of the U.S. The study found that China trails the U.S. in every metric used to measure Artificial Intelligence technology except […]

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Scientists Call for Boycott of South Korean University Over “Killer Robots”

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) made headlines last month for announcing a partnership with defense company Hanwha Systems to develop artificial intelligence. There is now growing concern that the partnership will lead to the creation of autonomous weapons. A group of over fifty AI scientists from all over the world has […]

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