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Robotics

United Kingdom

AI Weapons and Killer Robots? Not If Elon Musk Can Help It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

A recent vote out of the United Nations has intitated formal discussions on AI weapons: Should tanks, drones, and machine guns operate using processes automated through artificial intelligence? Not according to inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, who is among a group of 116…

Trends

Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

Accelerator

Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Gear & Gadgets

How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. I envisioned creating a smart home with WEMO’s simple plug and play system but as I’ve outlined previously, it started…

Autonomous Vehicles

San Francisco

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

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Data

Chicago

15 Ways Founders Use Big Data to Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Data analysis options are constantly growing. Companies, especially those with strong e-commerce components, are developing dizzying amounts of raw data on user preferences, habits and locations. This information, paired with the growing field of artificial intelligence applications, means that companies can get very granular…

Accelerator

Boston

AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.” Among other global resources, TechCode…

Marketing & Social Media

How AI-Assisted Marketing Is Taking Over Customer Service

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 7:15 am

The rate of technological development occurring in the business world and the continued evolution of Artificial Intelligence in its processes makes one wonder what the future holds for entrepreneurs, and big businesses alike. Artificially intelligent robots are in the race against human marketers to…

Facebook

Palo Alto

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Attention to That Creepy Facebook AI Story

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As a tech reporter, sometimes I can lose sight of how little the average person tends to care about tech news. No, nobody wants to hear that another random bitcoin startup just got funded, or how many billions of VC investments we saw this…

Productivity

Seattle

8 Ways to Increase Productivity With Cortana and Alexa

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you think of all that we are able to accomplish in today’s world, it should come as no surprise that many of us have been getting help along the way. Cortana, Alexa, and other AI personal assistants help us shave time off of…

Trends

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Driving Innovation in 2017

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstream science-fiction dream ever since the release of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In 2017, the tech industry has proven that this technology isn’t a fantasy, but a concept that is driving modern innovation. Today, there are four revolutionary changes…

Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Oomi Is Set to Truly Connect Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Samsung Bixby, Watson, these are among the first widely accepted consumer driven artificial intelligence platforms and they each have something in common: Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past five years the world around us has become more connected by…

Health

How Artificial Intelligence Could Make Healthcare More Affordable

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With every politician in DC focused on solving the problem, high healthcare costs remain a thorn in the average American’s side. Everything from an invasive surgery to a regular check-up costs an arm and a leg, which unfortunately also isn’t covered by your healthcare…

Productivity

How Virtual Assistants Are Making Leaders More Productive

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A bit more than two decades ago, company owners or “bosses” used to have a lady as a secretary who answered landline phones all day and neatly wrote messages and appointments in her textbook. Nowadays, we have “traditional” virtual assistants (VA) that are actually…

Coding

Things AI Can Write Now: Pickup Lines, Video Game Titles, Terrible Recipes

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

AI-powered neural networks don’t compare to the processing power of a human brain at all, but they are capable of learning simple tasks. You just need to have a large enough collection of raw data under a single topic, and you can train your…

Business

Why Automation Is the Key to Achieving Drop Shipping Success

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thanks to the development of the world wide web, drop shipping has flourished, becoming a financially sustainable industry that successfully meets consumer needs while maintaining a cost-effective business model. But the nature of drop shipping is such that there are a few things you…