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3 Major Trends Driving The Bot Revolution

Facebook’s big announcement at its annual F8 Developer conference, was to make Messenger, its 900-million-user messaging app into a full-fledged platform that allows businesses...

Facebook’s move into the enterprise via bots

The battle for our attention has once again shifted to a new technological plane within the mobile space. The industry now is starting to...

Machine learning is a poor fit for most businesses

Machine learning is the new battle cry for the cloud world. Until cloud computing came along, machine learning was out of reach for most...

Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?

Perhaps it's only Apple envy, but it's been evident for a long time that Amazon wished it had its own market-leading consumer device. It's possible...

General Catalyst’s Phil Libin eyes bots with his first investment startup...

Phil Libin has made his first investment since joining General Catalyst in a bot company called Begin that’s co-founded by GDGT co-founder Ryan Block, who left AOL...

Ground delivery robots: Give it 10 years?

“Every failed on demand startup will reappear as a successful robotics driven business in five to 10 years.” So tweeted Jeremy Conrad, founding partner of the...

‘Machine learning’ is a revolution as big as the internet or...

We're in the middle of a historic moment.  It used to be the case that you had to program a computer so that it knew how...

Amazon raids Orbeus, hiring most of the deep learning team

Amazon has hired nearly all of the people who worked at Orbeus, a small startup with technology for identifying items and people in photos and...

What will it take to make AI sound human?

Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" may seem like insignificant parts of human conversation, but they're critical to improving communication between humans and...

Salesforce buys AI specialist MetaMind to avoid being ‘flanked’

Salesforce.com's automation efforts got a boost Monday with the news it has acquired AI startup MetaMind. Salesforce will integrate MetaMind's technology into its own services...