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North Carolina Innovation Center Deploying Chatbots for IT Staff

Facebook made waves in the tech arena this past April when it announced that chatbots — computer programs that simulate human conversation, or chat, through artificial intelligence —...

Slack’s Master Plan for the Bot Holy Grail

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield has an audacious goal: Turning his messaging and collaboration platform into an uber virtual assistant capable of searching every enterprise...

“Its an AI-first world,” says Google, and here’s the future of...

Star Trek got it right: In the future, we'll use computers by talking to them. Google held an event this week and new hardware got most...

Google Expected to Announce the Assistant to Compete with Echo

Google is set to unveil its answer to Echo, an artificially intelligent home device that vaulted Amazon ahead of Google in a race to...

Microsoft Reorganizes Its AI Research Efforts – NY Times

Microsoft said on Thursday that it was reorganizing part of the company to better position itself as one of the significant players in the emerging...

Google’s Assistant Designed to be the Next Conversational Platform

Google is known for seemingly wild investments like stratospheric Internet balloons and face computers. This week it began a project that is less flashy but bolder: rethinking...

Angel.ai, acqui-hired by Amazon

It looks like Google, which yesterday acquired API.ai, a company that helps developers build conversational interfaces, isn’t the only major tech company hoovering up chat bot...

A Bot that will Remember Stuff for you: Wonder

Quick! What’s your gym locker combination? Your girlfriend’s favorite Starbucks order? The type of ink your printer uses? Can’t remember? Gotta look it up?...

Microsoft acquires AI scheduling bot Genee for Office 365 smarts

Microsoft announced today that it acquired Genee, an AI-powered scheduling assistant bot that specializes in planning meetings for large groups or when organizers don’t...

Emotech Raises $10M, will Build a Personality Adapting Robot Assistant

UK robotics startup and TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Battlefield alum Emotech has closed more than $10 million in Series A funding to continue working on its prototype...