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Customer Service and AI – Across Generations

August 16, 2017 by

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A recent post, “The Future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Customer Service,” partially serves as the inspiration for the August 16th #SMChat. The other part stems from a consideration of how the various generations in my family prefer to receive service. My grandmother, who is celebrating her 80th birthday today, (Happy Birthday Grandma! She will […]

AI-driven moderation in social apps

July 4, 2017 by

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What could be better, right? Finally, a fine example of applied AI that doesn’t feel threatening! Instagram recently implemented this and sure, this sounds like a win-win: applying AI within a practical and useful context that aims to mitigate online meanness and negativity within the app’s social ethos. But why does it all sound too […]

Is AI intelligent enough for business?

March 30, 2017 by

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An MIT Review article paints a sobering perspective on the current state of AI development as it pertains to business use. While the Google’s and Microsoft’s of Silicon Valley bask in an accelerated pace of tech development, life “outside its force field enclosed” boundaries is quite another story. One of the top researchers at Microsoft […]

Era of modern robotics

January 31, 2017 by

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The robots are taking over! Right. Well, I guess we need to somehow talk about this take-over without imposing our own crazy ideas about how the world should be run—oh wait .. n’er mind A TechReview post highlights the significance of the game of poker for  the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why a computer […]

Life with autonomous tech

October 28, 2016 by

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.. but experts Reuters talked to are more skeptical of its [Uber’s] move into freight What about you? Do you think Uber-owned Otto has what it takes to offer freight hauling services with autonomous trucks? A recent TechCrunch post offers an intriguing view into how autonomous tech is being incrementally embedded into an industry area like transport. Surely […]

Virtual Reality: If GQ can ask it, why shouldn’t we?

May 31, 2016 by

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So ya. The VR (virtual reality) bandwagon is rolling along steadily, capturing the attention of eyes with a host of strap-on-your-face viewing devices that, at first glance, make you look like deer caught in the headlights. Charming, right? Well, I know you’ve just been itching to talk about this topic because GQ gave me a sign. Now, I know, […]

Musings on AI

March 31, 2016 by

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Indeed, the possibilities and probabilities seem limitless. But what does the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) really mean for the everyday human? AI’s growing presence and staggering implications have been building momentum for a while now. In fact, one would not immediately realize this, but AI has been evolving since the 1950’s (see timeline infographic below – courtesy […]