Monday, June 27, 2022

Microsoft exec apologizes for Tay chatbot’s racist tweets

Peter Lee, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s research and development wing, today apologized for the behavior of Tay, the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot the company unveiled earlier this week and soon thereafter took offline. “We are...

Microsoft’s Bold Vision Of Pervasive Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's keynote for its Build 2016 developer conference contained a new vision for personal computing. Microsoft foresees natural language conversations becoming the primary user interface. To achieve this, Microsoft is putting an unprecedented array of artificial...

AI’s Language Problem

About halfway through a particularly tense game of Go held in Seoul, South Korea, between Lee Sedol, one of the best players of all time, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence created by Google, the...

To Make AI More Human, Teach It to Chitchat

The secret to making an artificial intelligence more convincing? Program it to kibbitz. Tom was discussing the film star Tang Wei with a chatbot named XiaoIce, and the bot was excited: “A goddess! She stole my...

AI Influencing Emerging Education Tech Companies

AI technology is being incorporated in solutions offered by some of the 11 startups or newcomers to education chosen from a field of more than 40 companies as “emerging partners” by the State Educational...

Rise of the robowriters: How AI could crush the spreadsheet

While a novel can be a page-turner or a film can keep you on the edge of your seat, a spreadsheet rarely captures attention in the same way. It takes a human to pluck interesting...

Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative

By Microsoft's own admission, Conditional Action Programmer is the "worst name ever." Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Kin, and PlaysForSure, you may step down now. The app automation service, which can be reduced to the more appealing abbreviation CAP,...

Woebot is the World’s First Mental Health Chatbot

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across more than 130 countries, Woebot is undoubtedly a busy therapeutic chatbot. The good news is that Woebot recently secured $8 million to gain access to mental...

How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy, 1961 When it comes to political speeches, great ones are few and far between. But ordinary...

Talla Start-up Working on HR Bots

The next time you’re hired, you might find yourself getting information about payroll, vacations, and expenses by talking to a chatbot instead of consulting a handbook for new employees or talking to someone in...






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